Inspirational quotes
Inspirational quotes

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Some kids want to be doctors and firemen, and then there are mine...
Some kids want to be doctors and firemen, and then there are mine...

Some kids want to be doctors or firemen, and then there are mine…outer space may never be the same!

When I was young, I dreamed of sailing on a Windjammer Barefoot Cruise, those tall sailing ships that cruised around the Caribbean in the 1980’s. My parents were not the sailing or even boating type, so it wasn’t an inherited gene. I’m not sure whether it was because I always wanted to be a pirate and it was at the time, the modern equivalent to a pirate ship, or because the idea of hanging out on ropes, not wearing shoes and letting the wind carry me to places exotic and unknown sounded like the ultimate dream adventure.

Live your dreams.
Life is way too short. Live your dreams.

Today’s post is a quick bit of powerful inspiration courtesy fashion designer and world icon Coco Chanel. A dose of daily inspiration for our stormy Wednesday…

Recipe for iced mocha coffee
Get your caffeine fix- at home!

Java. Coffee. Kaffe, Café. It doesn’t matter what you call that deliciously addictive morning brew that us mothers rely upon to help us wake up and give us the energy to keep up with our kids, as long as we have a mug of it somewhere within reach. I became Starbucks obsessive as a new mom. The coffee I knew in Greece was a tiny ceramic cup of thick sludge, bitter or overly sweet when loaded with sugar…

My birthday Zip Lining Adventure on our Last Day of Summer
My birthday Zip Lining Adventure on our Last Day of Summer

I shot out through the trees, the buzz of metal on metal ringing in my ear, when all of a sudden the ground beneath gave way and I found myself flying across a water- fulled canyon. “WOOHOO!” My shout reverberated against sheer grey limestone rock walls. This was amazing! Best birthday ever!

Top 10 Florida
Even if you live here, there are 10 things you must do in Florida (at least once!)

The past few years have seen Florida as the only state not touched by snow, so while the rest of the country hunkered down to stay warm, we went fishing. Florida is different. And we like it that way. Here are the top 10 things you should do if you decide to visit our state- and they are not what you think!

Today’s post is somewhat different. The sky is dark and cloudy, matching some gloomy memories that were brought to light this morning. I very rarely address personal issues, aside from my mom’s recent death. I don’t mind relaying some attempt at adventure fails like that gator chasing me, but today someone kicked a can and a bad memory fell out…

Top Ten Family Friendly Destinations in the Southeast
Top Ten Family Friendly Destinations in the Southeast

Summer vacay is looming to a close, but there still is time for a last minute escape. Instead of driving here and there, how about a destination city, where there are many family activities to choose from in a close vicinity. Here’s a list of the best family friendly destinations of the Southeast for that last minute break: