Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I am always on the go and enjoy gardening, baking, and taking pictures. I love a good book and a cup of black coffee, a travel podcast and a glass of wine, or a refreshing glass of lemonade after a swim.

I move often and I submerge myself wherever I am planted- hence unrooted and blooming. I have had an array of jobs: social worker, retail, housesitter, yoga teacher, payroll specialist, writer, dog watcher, ESL teacher, 2nd hand seller…and…and…and. I’ve house hacked-rented out my home furnished, and moved to SE Asia on a whim.

I like to find the beauty in everything around me, from the smell of freshly washed laundry to a perfect chocolate cake, when a friend doesn’t shy away when life gets messy and a colorful weed in an otherwise “perfect” lawn.

Take a look at my gallery, read about my adventures, check out some recipes, and tell me what you’re up to.

  • Know Your Neighbors

    I moved into my current home the week of Christmas and the weather was pretty awful, so it was a couple of weeks before we met our neighbors on either side. Sadly, one neighbor told us that the previous people had lived here for seven years and had only said one sentence to him the […]

  • Picture These Memories

    “Go pack a bag of everything that’s important to you,” Mom said. I was about eight or nine years old and it was the beginning of one of my most vivid childhood memories. I knew that my parents had been watching the news and listening to the radio for days. It was the dog days […]

  • Coastal Roots

    After returning from Asia in late January 2020, we had every intention of tying up some loose ends and moving there permanently. We loved the lifestyle, the weather, the food, and the people. Life happened, and we got locked into living back in the States, working for huge corporations. We had more money than we […]

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