50 things everyone must do in a lifetime · Uncategorized


Anna Ruby Falls Georgia


#3 of my 50 Things to do in a lifetime was climb a mountain. I know, I know this technically is not a mountain but I had to climb a large hill does that count? I understand that the card most likely was referring to larger, more popular mountains but let’s be honest I am not going to be summiting Mount Everest, EVER.

I have however climbed parts of Pikes Peak


Diamond Head Hawaii

diamond head

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Not to mention that I have climbed our local mountain Stone Mountain numerous times. Does running up it give me extra credit?

stone mtn

Yeah, I am thinking, Nailed it!


50 things everyone must do in a lifetime · Uncategorized

Toddler Life

kid throwing tantrum


recognize this face? If you’re a parent most likely you know this face. This face, ohh that a few seconds earlier was the most precious face you ever saw. The exact same face, you waited anxiously for months to see and when you finally did you knew love.

Then as if something unforeseeable, unrecognizable by your adult eyes snapped and the world was turned upside down unbeknownst to you. Yep, I know that face.

This post however is not about a face, not really, it’s about me tackling another “thing” off of my 50 things to do in a lifetime list and this Tuesday was number 2.


Okay, so the first things is I do not live anywhere near the ocean. Unless, I want to travel for hours just to try to spot some wild dolphins and even if I wanted to travel for hours to do this, spontaneity is difficult with a little human. Trust me.

Secondly, I am not a fan of the ocean. I like to visit it and dip my toes in it but I am not a fan of actually submerging my body into it. I’ve tried believe me.

Thirdly, I have been snorkeling while on vacation in the Cayman Islands and that was beautiful albeit terrifying enough  so yeah, scuba… I might have to work my way up to that.

I instead opted for the local aquarium that amazingly enough had animals you interact with and swim with. I chose the whales and I paid a whooping 200 bucks per person for 2 hours of interaction and water works.

Tuesday came and we were pumped, at least I was. My toddler was a little fussy at first but nothing out of the ordinary for him. We eagerly told him we were headed to see sharks and turtles and dolphins oh my! We were greeted with laughter and shrills from his sweet expression. We naively took that as acceptance and started out the door on our journey.


We arrived with snacks, juice, bag with essentials, Granny & stroller in tow to complete our journey to the aquarium. We were immediately flanked with obstacles. Lines, people patiently standing in front of the glass, people taking pictures, people minding their own business, you know the usual stuff that sets a little human off. I mean c’mon people?! Sheesh! (Sarcasm)

What came next was a Godzilla size tantrum complete with ear numbing screams,  throwing oneself in the floor, throwing food and jujitsu style kicking.  Until I had completed every way that I knew of to calm him down and when nothing worked I left. Throwing my day and over $500 dollars away.  All because I forgot that toddlers sometimes are unpredictable, moody, walking, talking middle fingers. (Insert Smile)

Until next time ;D








A note to my other…

faded girl

Here is a note to my other, a farewell of sorts and a conclusion to a chapter for my growth too another. I have no ill will, I do not harbor bad feelings or discontent. I remember and I smile, my thoughts are of gratitude and appreciation. I learned so much and needed to learn from someone other than the formers. You allowed my  world to be viewed through another lens. Your place, although brief perhaps, made an impact for a lifetime and I thank you for allowing me the fortitude to embrace the changes.  May you find everything you are looking for.


faded girl 2

Recipes & Cooking

Blue Apron Cooking

I love to cook, I love to experiment with different flavors and ingredients in my meals to increase the nutrients and make our favorite foods healthier.  I am not a fan of fast food and I am currently happier eating my meals at home as opposed to eating out. Ok, so maybe I’m a bit boring, but I never know what is being done to my food? Or what perhaps is in my food?? Just think of Waiting with Ryan Reynolds…enough said.

I am already a member of a weekly recipe group  (Eat at Home) that issues weekly meals in 3 categories. Whole Foods, which is the option I typically take, Traditional Meals like lasagna and spaghetti and finally Crock Pot  meals which I am also a big fan of as well.  I am happy with Eat at Home and enjoy the recipes and options.

However, I received a coupon for Blue Apron and if you are anything like me you have a hard time passing up on a good coupon. So, here is my experience with Blue Apron cooking.


I received my box on a Friday with all my delicious goodies inside.


Everything inside was healthy, in good condition and from organic farms. The produce looked like produce I would have picked from a garden. There were a few imperfections on the skin but they looked yummy and tasty. The more important thing is they looked fresh like they were just pulled from the Earth and placed in my box. The Counting Crows say it best in “Big Yellow Taxi”  “Hey farmer farmer/
Put away the DDT/  I don’t care about spots on my apples Leave me the birds and the bees/ Please!”


In the end this was my creation. Looks kind of fancy right? I thought it turned out beautiful like something from an elegant restaurant. It was delicious and luckily my very picky husband thought it was tasty as well.  We even ordered another box. This is not something we will do every week but our experience with Blue Apron was one of satisfaction and pleasure.  Have any of you guys used Blue Apron or perhaps another company? Let me know!

Until next time guys 😀




50 things everyone must do in a lifetime

Task 1 of my 50 things to do


So on my journey to doing the 50 things in a lifetime. I hit a few snags funny enough. My first challenge was to buy stranger(s) a meal or drinks on me. Crazy enough, my anxiety kicked into overdrive and I had trouble trying to talk people into letting me buy their meal.  Or maybe it was my stinginess that I was mistaking for anxiety. 😀

I went to a few locations to achieve my task and funny enough there were limited people in the restaurants or they looked at me blankly and turned down my offer. Perhaps my approach was wrong?? Or perhaps they thought I was crazy and needed some meds. Whichever it was I finally decided to do the Chick-fil-A thing, pay for the person behind me and move on to the next task.

I had a few good meals though on my way to Chick-fil-A.


Until next time 😀



50 things everyone must do at least once in a lifetime

I was digging through my closet this weekend trying to get rid of a few things I didn’t need anymore, a tough thing for me at times, and I came across these cards that peaked my interest.  50 things everyone must do (at least) once in a lifetime I shuffled through them to see what lagoon games considered memorable. Some were cute like hold a lamb. Others will test my anxiety and a few seem almost impossible.   I considered it for a minute, counted the cards and  amazinly enough I had all 50! (A small feat when you share your space with a toddler.) I took a pause and finally decided to take the challenge and complete all 50 things.

This might take me some time because a few are things like see the pyramids at night. I don’t really plan on hoping the next flight to Egypt to check them out although, they would be spectacular. However, I will have to get creative on a few things and challenge myself on a few others. Oh what the heck better start while I still can. Right? This is on my journey to a fab life which is one of my objectives. I can’t wait to start besides we are never promised tomorrow.

Until next time. 😀