Semi-professional looking bows

I made semi-professional looking bows with my EZ Bowmaker. To get the nerve up to start making the bows, I found this YouTube video to be very helpful. She’s making a wreath bow. I made tree toppers.


Healthy Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

Several years ago I came across a recipe for Sunny Cranberry Nut Bread in Fitness. With flavors of orange, cranberry and nuts I thought I’d give it a whirl. We both loved it! My husband practically begs me to make a batch every weekend while cranberries are in season. Over the years, I’ve adapted it […]


Scenic cruising through Norway

I wrote a guest post about our two cruises of Norway with Seabourn. As a destination blogger specializing in Hawaii, I don’t normally have the opportunity to write in a narrative style.  So, I had fun writing the guest post. Please check it out.

Generally Speaking

Thinking about maters

With the weather being nice today — 81 degrees, low humidity, light breeze with sunshine for the first day in five — Andy and I decided to step away from our home offices for lunch. So we headed out to one of our favorite outdoor cafes in Raleigh, Zest. I ordered a zestwich with heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, avocado and sprouts. […]