Book Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Sylvie and Dan have been together for ten, happy years. They're parents to twin girls and both are satisfied with their lives together. But when their family physician gives them the news that not only are they perfectly healthy but they probably have at least sixty-eight more years together, the happy couple panic. What if... Continue Reading →


There's just something about southern cooking. It's comforting, delicious and hearty. It's hard to get a good plate of red beans and rice outside of New Orleans and the store bought mixes just don't cut it. I've tried making this dish the traditional way - soaking dried beans overnight, cooking on the stove for eight... Continue Reading →

Last weekend I made this easy and tasty bolognese sauce in my crock pot. The original recipe came from Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker cookbook but I changed it just slightly to fit my preferences. It was so good and made enough sauce for four meals! I think I might make some to freeze because after... Continue Reading →

It seems like this always happens - my favorite book I read this year wasn't published in 2017. I try to stick to the current year when making my list of favorite books each December and I'll keep with that tradition, but it's worth mentioning that Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is exceptional and well... Continue Reading →

Vacation in Low Country

Last fall, we'd planned to go to Savannah and Charleston but then Hurricane Matthew foiled that plan. I needed to take another week of vacation time before the end of the year, so my mom and I decided to fly to Orlando, hit up Universal for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If you aren't... Continue Reading →

Favorite Movies of 2017

The movies this year were pretty mediocre. There are still several I haven't seen that possibly could have made this list but life gets busy and it's impossible to make it to the theater every time something is released that I'd like to see. Still, here are nine films I enjoyed this year. Beauty and... Continue Reading →

Favorite Albums of 2017

Hard to believe that 2017 is drawing to a close. Where did the year go?? 2017 brought us some amazing albums from some of my favorite artists and it was kind of tough to rank them in a top 10. What music inspired you, made you dance or brought you to tears this year? Let... Continue Reading →

Discovering Indy’s Wall Murals

I love wall murals. They really make cities colorful and provide perfect backdrops for photos. When traveling some place new, I usually seek out some of the more unique murals, especially if they have the city name in them somewhere. Lately, I've been noticing more and more pop up around Indianapolis and have been doing... Continue Reading →

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