Travel Tuesday(a day late): Hotel Xcaret

Happy Travel Tuesday! We spent our Thanksgiving break (five nights) at Hotel Xcaret in Mexico and I’ve got lots to share with you all. Before I get into the nitty gritty, I need to emphasize that this is one of the most beautiful resorts I’ve ever visited. Hotel Xcaret We had a lovely trip and […]

Travel Tuesday: Hotel Esencia Xpu-Ha Mexico

Hubs and I spent a few glorious days at Hotel Esencia earlier this month. I read reviews and did my due diligence, but I was still gobsmacked when we arrived. Hotel Esencia is located outside Tulum, so we flew through Atlanta into Cancun. Our travel agent arranged for a private transfer to pick us up […]

Galentine’s Favorite Things

Last weekend some dear friends hosted a Galentine’s Favorite Things party. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed delicious snacks and drinks while participating in a white elephant type exchange ($50 price limit). Everyone brought their A game, that’s for sure! I left the party wanting to buy […]

Easter Basket Gift Guide (Teens and Tweens)

Happy April! Easter is so late this year, and yet it’s quickly sneaking up on me. If you’re trying to fill baskets for loved ones, I’ve got a few standbys and suggestions to help you out. I tend to treat Easter baskets much like I do a Christmas stocking in that I try to fill […]

Travel Tuesday: Steamboat

Husband had the bright idea to begin our annual ski trip to Steamboat Springs, CO, on Christmas Day, which resulted in a 4:00 AM wake up call. Thankfully, Santa was punctual in delivering gifts to our house. Our 6:30 AM flight didn’t give us a lot of time to open gifts, but we got it […]

Travel Tuesday: Grand Haven, MI

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  I gotta say, I really didn’t think I’d be writing a Travel Tuesday post anytime soon, but we bit the bullet last week and headed up to hubby’s home town of Grand Haven, Michigan, to visit family and get a break from the Greenville heat.  Boy, am I glad we […]