gearing up.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin How was your weekend? Ours was fairly chill. I feel like we spend the bulk of our weekends at various grocery stores and markets ....more

parisian daydreams

Is it possible to grow homesick for a place that was never truly home? My husband and I have spent plenty of time recently reminiscing about last year’s European adventure. We’ve been back almost a year and I feel I am just starting to process the experience as I wade through the memories ....more

blogging dilemma

I miss blogging. I’m trying to make a comeback but like Gloria Estefan said: the words get in the way. She was probably talking about a dude but it applies here ....more

merry christmas

may your day be filled with magic, laughter, rest, and time with those you love. You just finished reading merry christmas! Consider leaving a comment! ...more

Coquito: Holiday Eggnog in the Caribbean Tradition

I’m a tradition fiend. Learning about the traditions that friends and family treasure is something I’ve always enjoyed. The holiday season is a time rich with familial rituals and fond memories ....more

Coquito: Holiday Egg Nog in the Caribbean Tradition

My memories of childhood holidays involve bachata music, the smell of coconuts, and coquito -- Caribbean egg nog. ...more

Hello. Again.

It never occurred to me that I might someday become the not so proud owner of an outdated, stagnant blog. Yet. Here I am ....more

for the love of new beginnings

It’e been an emotional week thus far for the Armstrong family. Preston attended his first day of Pre-K...more

enjoying summer

ah, the occasional blogger’s dilemma. what to say after an extended absence. life is good and so is summer ....more

for the love of summer

Finding time to blog is something I’m struggling with at the moment. I don’t have to do it but I enjoy it. I’ve thought about giving up but I miss it ....more