Spiked Mulled Apple Cider

Cheers to Happy Holidays!!! Ingredients: 1 gallon Apple cider 3 Granny Smith apples 1 orange 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries 1 tablespoon allspice berries 7 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup of apple brandy Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients in stockpot or crockpot except for the brandy and bring to boil. 2. Switch from…

New Year, New You: Week 4

We are at Week 4! It feels like it flew by. I am so happy that I have been sticking to every bit of this detox. I am hoping you have been too! Even after this I have decided I will personally plan out my weekly schedule of activites and meals. It has really made…

All-You-Can-Pick Sunflowers

Today was a Saturday well spent. As usual I was reading through my local RVA mags and came across information about an “All-You-Can-Pick Sunflower weekend.” Apparently, there is a such thing as a “Farm Brewery.” Virginia’s farm brewery is known as Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (LCCB). It is located in Goochland, VA which is about 30 minutes…

Self-Care: A Must Have

Self-Care. What does it mean to you? For me self-care is essential to long-term health and balance in my every day life. Self-care are all those intentional actions that we do to care for our mental, emotional, and physical health. The health of your body, mind, and spirit are essential to safeguarding your wellbeing.  Despite, the many…

RVA Sandwich Week

Its funny because time to time I find myself saying things like, “ugh, I want to move” and then RVA does something like “RVA Sandwich Week“where you get $5 meal deals all week long. This reminded me of all that I love about good ol’ Richmond, Virginia. So I was reading my trusty Style Weekly newspaper…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Strawberry Picking with Friends

My friends and I all have children around the same age which makes it fun for us to plan outings. Each summer we do something fun and meaningful with our children. From picking apples (upcoming post) in the fall or picking strawberries in the summer. Normally, I share about places to go in RVA, but…

Breakaway RVA: A Uniquely Richmond Experience

I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged! Months to be honest. The good news is I have done a lot so I have tons of blog post to post! So let me explain. The last topic I was centered on sharing about fun, specifically in the Richmond area, RVA. Well in this case,…

What is Fun? Butterflies? Festivals?

Fun? What does Fun mean to you? Is it going on an adventure, a thrill ride, a quiet outing out, a festival, take out, a good book…what is fun to you? I thought about this post because I realized I have not posted much to my Fun page of this blog lately. However, I was…