May the Fourth be With You

I’ve been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember thanks to growing up with my brothers, dad and uncles watching it. I remember wearing my hair in Princess Leia buns to see one of the movies in theater for a field trip in middle school. Princess Leia was always my favorite. But then Rey came along. She’s so cool – intelligent, … Continue reading May the Fourth be With You

Quarantine Thoughts During a Global Pandemic

Now is the time I wish I had the words – the magic words that would make everyone’s fear, anxiety and worry go away. But unfortunately that’s not how it works. I keep thinking of hope. A word, feeling and emotion that I’ve clung to heavily since high school. When all seems lost, hope is the thing that keeps us going. Hope is there for … Continue reading Quarantine Thoughts During a Global Pandemic

Christmas is a Feeling

Christmas is more than just a season – it’s a feeling. Sure, we call Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day “the holiday season,” and there are a lot of expectations society has made us feel we have to live up to during these months. But Christmas is more than that. It’s pulling Nana’s special recipes out of the cookbook and baking yummy goodies. It’s dancing around … Continue reading Christmas is a Feeling

Filled with Gratitude and Joy

At what age do you stop crying when you leave your parents? Asking for a friend, of course. Time doesn’t make the distance any easier, and spending 15 hours in a car each way doesn’t get anymore enjoyable, but spending Thanksgiving with my parents was well worth the long drive, the traffic, a cracked windshield and stiff legs. My mama and I started Turkey Day … Continue reading Filled with Gratitude and Joy

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Does anyone else have a dad who makes the corniest jokes? Mine is the king of dad jokes, and sometimes you can’t help but laugh! My daddy is a pretty cool guy. He’s a beach loving, bike riding, basketball playing, Michelob Ultra drinking, car selling man who just happens to be a champ at laying on the couch watching all the sports on TV while … Continue reading How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You