10 Bucket List Trips for Families

Bucket list. When I was younger I never really understood what this meant. I later learned it came from the term “kicked the bucket.” This is also known as, died. Bucket list essentially became a list of the things to do before you well, die.  I am very careful about what I put out in…

Shop, Eat, Live, … Local.  

Today was a Sunday well spent. My daughters and I got up early and ventured out to Carytown. Carytown is an urban retail district lining Cary Street at the southern end of the Museum District here in Richmond, Virginia. The area that surrounds Carytown is called The Fan District, the district is very popular and is…

RVA’s New Bike-Sharing Sytem 

Today I picked up a copy of one of my favorite local publications, Style Weekly. I was excited to see that a bike-sharing system is about to come to Richmond. This will be a new transportation option for many Richmonders and visitors. The city is hoping that this will all launch in the fall. This is…

Virginia Safari Park

Lets talk family fun. I am consistently researching and discoverying places to go, people to see, and new things to eat. My hubby and children are ofcourse my main reason. I try to ensure that we are not just sitting in the house and instead that we are actually living, exploring, experiencing, etc. Since I am…

Asian Inspired Ladies Night

When my friends and I get together its typically a night filled with chitter  chatter, giggles, wine, and food! Instead of going out to restaurants we enjoy creating more of a “themed night” in which we decide what are the foodies of choice and what it might be inspired by. This particular night we decided…

Benefits of Bicycling

For the past month,  I have been up by 5:00 or 5:30 in the morning road cycling before starting my day. In my other post Being Blown By the Wind, Mall Walkers & Bikers: Easy Does it, and Breakaway RVA: A Uniquely Richmond Experience, I share about my startum to cycling, the bike group I help found, and…

Richmond Mural Project: Mural Mapping 1

I love art! I am so intrigued by public art in public places. We are all used to art galleries, exhibits, and showings but to pass by everyday in your car or walk by on your daily stroll is really cool. Not graffiti, but real art. I am not from RVA, but I have lived here long enough…

Blueberry Pancakes: Enjoying the Fruits of our Labor

My post yesterday, Blueberry Picking: A Handful of Health, shared my experience with gathering fresh blueberries right from the field. Today my daughters and I got to enjoy the fruits of our labor! Since yesterday, my daughter was very certain about making blueberry pancakes for breakfast this morning and so we did. It was quite simple….

Blueberry Picking: A Handful of Health

Today was a great day. My daughters and I awoke early and headed to Swift Creek Berry Farm to pick fresh blueberries. It was a lot of fun. They have rows and rows of blueberry bushes with blueberries growing in all stages. It was not hard at all to find full colored, plump, ripe blueberries to…

Mindfulness: Reasons I Practice

My focus in life has in more recent years been to vibrate higher with a Purpose to Serve and not just a Life to Live. As I learn more and more about who I am and the world in which we live, I now believe that a purpose to serve and lifestyle to live must go…

Eclecticism 

I’ve been told, “your very eclectic!” Nothing I’ve strived to be, but naturally this is the person I’ve become. Based on the definition of eclectic, I can honestly say yes; I am a person who embraces ideas, styles, and taste from a diverse range of sources. When I reflect on my life I think there…

Mattaponi Pow Wow & Why I was in Attendance 

This year, June 18th, 2016 to be exact, my family and I attended the Mattaponi Indian Reservation 21st Annual Pow Wow. In September of 2015, we attended the Chickahominy Pow Wow/Fall Festival. Throughout the year tribes host pow wow events. Pow Wows are the Native American people’s way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing,…