M of Hope

imageI know it has been awhile since I have posted about crafts, events, traveling, books and guest blogger posts, but exciting opportunities have come up that have caused a slight pause here.

As you mayhave heard, I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an exciting new project. With one week left in the campaign, I am reaching out to you for your support. However you choose to back this project- with a pledge, a share on Facebook, sharing this post, or sharing the Kickstarter link with friends and anyone you know- it will be thanks to your support that M of Hope reaches its campaign goal and opens its doors… oh, but I’ve gotten ahead of myself! Here is the full story: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/682887529/m-of-hope

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A Trip to Cologne, Germany

Both PassportsIf you had the opportunity to go anywhere in the world, where would you go? A bit of a cliché question, however when presented with it, so many thoughts come to mind. You could pack your bags and head to Paris. Or what about flying away to Italy or Greece? For me, the answer is so simple: I would head to Germany. Cologne, German to be specific.

So grab your suitcase (my new favorite is the Delsey Luggage Helium Aero), and pack for an adventure of a lifetime, as I am taking you on my dream vacation and the things I have to see.   Continue reading

The 28 ‘Things’ I Learned While Being 28

bdayIt has been so long since my last post, and trust me when I say how much this bothers me. With oodles to catch up on (so many posts will be coming your way soon), I decided to do something a little different today. While today is just like any other day, at the same token, I was born today. Monday, August 19th, 1985 at 9:17 p.m. to be exact. And ever since I can remember, on my birthday and exactly at 9:17 p.m., my mom would call me to wish me a ‘Happy Birthday’ or, if I were in town we would celebrate with an ice cream cake (my absolute favorite).

Last year my mom was undergoing chemotherapy treatment and for the first time ever, she was too tired and weak to call me at 9:17 p.m. It’s funny how something I was so used to and, to be honest, took for granted, struck me when it didn’t happen. I remember have a mix of feelings that came rushing out in a collage of silence when the clock switched over and I turned 28. The first lesson I received when I turned 28 was to never take anything for granted. Continue reading

A Tiny Treasure

Four ItemsThe final wrap up to this week in beauty and travel tips brings us to our feet. Yes… our feet. It’s that time of year for weddings, galas and events, which can lead to blisters and all things not fun for your feet. I found just the item you will need for your purse, beauty bag or travel tote (of any size, too). Continue reading