Weekend Wander: Forestiere Underground Gardens

Looking for a unique spot to check out this summer? The Forestiere Underground Gardens may be just the place for you. Located in Fresno, California, the gardens were created and designed starting in the early 1900's by a man named Baldassare Forestiere. Forestiere was an eager and hard-working immigrant from Sicily who had purchased 80 … Continue reading Weekend Wander: Forestiere Underground Gardens

Weekend Wander: Solvang, California

The little village of Solvang is a true delight. Nicknamed "Little Denmark, USA" and "The Danish Capital of America," Solvang was founded by three Danish immigrants in 1911 and is located in sunny Santa Ynez Valley in sunny Santa Barbara County. In fact, the Danish word solvang translates to "sunny field," which my mom and … Continue reading Weekend Wander: Solvang, California


It's that time of year again: summer time! Time for barbecues, hammocks, lots of wonderful fresh fruit, traveling, ice cream, and lounging by the pool. Many people go camping during the summer or find other ways to explore the great outdoors. It seems to be an American tradition. With that being said, summer and camping … Continue reading S’mores


I think we can all agree that there's nothing quite like the laughter of children. The joyous sound brings so much genuine warmth, and lightens one's heart. The laughter might also be contagious, and suddenly you find yourself giggling right along with them. It's a wonderful phenomenon! There's also nothing quite like hearing your child … Continue reading Reading


It's interesting, and oftentimes curious, just how significant something small and unassuming can become in our every day life merely by its unexpected presence. The same can be said about something such as a splinter, but this post is about something much more beautiful, elegant, and delightful: a hummingbird. Symbolism doesn't play a huge part … Continue reading Hummingbird

Flashback Friday: Motherhood, 2011

Today's Flashback Friday is dear to my heart. It's one of the original reasons for this whole blog. I became a mom in 2011 with the birth of my daughter. It's been the best, most challenging, loving, tiring, uncertain, and amazing adventure I'll ever have. I'm forever grateful to God for blessing me with motherhood. … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Motherhood, 2011

Flashback Friday: College Graduation, 2004

This Flashback Friday features one of my best achievements as an adult: college graduation. The light blue tassel represents the Education department. I changed my major 3 or 4 times, so it took me a few more years than my friends to finally graduate. I went from a university, to a city college, then back … Continue reading Flashback Friday: College Graduation, 2004