Blogging is like a Diary for Adults

DiaryUltimate Blog Challenge Day 21 — I have always loved to write and like most little girls, it was in a pink little diary with a lock that only I had a key for. Little did it matter that my mom probably knew where the key was and would have been able to read anytime she wanted. I don’t know if she did or not, but at the time I felt safe writing down all my secrets, thoughts, dreams, frustrations, excitements, etc.  Continue reading “Blogging is like a Diary for Adults”

Win a Souvenir from Oahu, HI – The Gathering Place

Oahu Beach

UPDATE – THIS RAFFLE HAS ENDED. WINNER IS LISTED BELOW – Keep you eye on my blog, as a new raffle will be starting soon. Mahalo

I am extremely happy to be writing this post as we are leaving two weeks from tomorrow to spent Christmas and New Years in Oahu, Hawaii. We started planning this trip earlier this year, and I can’t believe it is almost time to pack our bags and head to the airport. I am really looking forward to see how they celebrate Christmas Island style. I do know that the local greeting for Christmas is Mele Kalikimaka thanks to Elvis’ Blue Hawaii movie 🙂  Continue reading “Win a Souvenir from Oahu, HI – The Gathering Place”

Forget Stereotypes. Flattery Means Being Accepted.

 I had a little bit of a panic when I saw the Daily Prompt Word for today on Word Press was Flattery. I am not the type of person that is accustomed to flattery . I am not a tall gorgeous, blond  bombshell (almost the exact opposite), but my husband tells me I am beautiful to him, so that is all that matters to me. Thus, it was really hard for me to start my blog as I felt I wouldn’t be good enough, or smart enough, or that I would have enough people even care about what I had to say. It is sad how our outward image can affect how we feel on the inside. However, I have a goal of living a freedom lifestyle, and I wasn’t and won’t let fear stop me. I set up my blog, made a few post and was initially disappointed. I read a lot of blogs and soon realized that blogging is not easy,  and can take years to truly be successful.  Continue reading “Forget Stereotypes. Flattery Means Being Accepted.”

Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary! – Part 3

It’s my 1st year Blogiversary! To celebrate, I have been working on a 3- part series to share a few blogs of my fellow bloggers. These blogs are written by those who have motivated me and inspired me though their comments on my blog posts, sharing my tweets on Twitter, and their messages on my Facebook wall. Again a huge THANK YOU!  Here are the links for Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them. Without further ado, here is today’s group I would like to share. Again, these are in no particular order. Continue reading “Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary! – Part 3”

Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary! – Part 2

It’s my 1 year Blogiversary! To celebrate, I have been working on a 3- part series to share a few blogs of my fellow bloggers. These blogs are written by those who have motivated me and inspired me though their comments on my blog posts, sharing my tweets on Twitter, and their messages on my Facebook wall. Again a huge THANK YOU!  If you missed it, here is a link to my post Blogiversary Part 1. Without further ado, here is today’s group I would like to share. Again, these are in no particular order. Continue reading “Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary! – Part 2”

Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary! – Part 1

I am sitting here working on my blogversary post and still find it hard to believe it’s been a year since I started this crazy experience of blogging. I didn’t know how to get started or even how much it cost, but I jumped in with both feet and here I am a year later. There were a lot of things that I learned along the way that I had wished I had known earlier, but we learn, grow, and move forward. The one thing I didn’t know, or take into consideration, was the amount of time it takes to actually work on posts, sharing posts via social media, and responding to email, Tweets, Facebook posts, etc. However, as many have said to me throughout the year, it is a labor of love and I have enjoyed it very much. Continue reading “Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary! – Part 1”

City of Vancouver Canada Information

VancouverWe are heading to Vancouver a month from tomorrow and I am looking forward to exploring this exciting city. I always like to do a little research on places we are going to try to maximize our time and see as much as we can see while there.   While doing my research, I learned a lot of information about Vancouver.  I decided to share this info and post a short little 10 question quiz to see how much you know.  Enjoy the info and good luck on the quiz! (bottom of this post) 
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Centre Georges Pompidou Museum – Paris, France

Centre Georges PompidouIn a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais, is the Centre Georges Pompidou, It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Continue reading “Centre Georges Pompidou Museum – Paris, France”

Airline Tickets – Best Time to Book a Flight

airplane moneyIf you have read any of my Money Saving Tips for your Big Trip, you may know that we have 3 huge trips coming up this year, including Hawaii. While I am very excited for these awesome trips, the thought of pricing for our airline tickets really scared me.  I have heard a lot of “experts” say to purchase your tickets on Tuesday evening or Sunday. With all of this information running around, I decided to do a little searching myself and see what I found. The amount of information was shocking.  Continue reading “Airline Tickets – Best Time to Book a Flight”

Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

save money

Recently I posted, Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 1,  and Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2 of my 3-part money saving series.  On those posts I shared that we have 3 big trips planned this year and needed to start saving money fast. With that in mind, I did some research and found some of the best ways to cut our expenses, thus helping us save for these precious trips.  After doing all this research I figured this might help others wanting to save and be able to take their family on a summer vacation this year.  I found 18 money saving tips that can help make these trips possible. There is a lot of information, so I decided the break up the list into 3 separate posts. Here are the final 6 suggestions of this series. Hope you find one  or more tips that you can use to save money for a future trip. Continue reading “Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3”