Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted to have said… “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived…. Read more »

It’s funny how fast time flies…or is continuing to fly. 100 days ago, yesterday, I posted about the 100 Day Dash – an initiative at my work to get everyone up and moving – stepping, to be more specific. I made a goal to get 15,000 steps per day with a total ending step goal of 1.5 Million steps… It’s funny when you make a goal…and then you’re put on a fairly competitive team who pushes you to do even… Read more »

Courtesy of theSkimm

  Do you ever feel like you’re missing reality? Like you’re missing all the news? A few months ago I realized how much I did not pay attention to what was going on with the world… My other half mentioned something and it was a relatively big deal and I hadn’t even heard about it! I had, had enough! It was time for me to find a way to stay current with the world. But where could I find news… Read more »

Baked Chicken Parm

Hello Friends and long time no foodie Friday! No, my absence doesn’t mean I have been without meals! 😉 Today, I bring you Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls. I can in no way, shape or form claim the recipe as it came to me via the wonderful world of Pinterest! I was scrolling through one day when I came upon a post from Pinch of Yum…after looking through her site, I stumbled upon these, made them almost instantly (after collecting the… Read more »

Bourbon Tasting

Kentucky is the number one seller and producer of bourbon in the world. Hence, in my move to Kentucky, I had to learn more. If you’ve never been to a Bourbon distillery, you simply cannot fathom the process and set standard of ingredients that go into bourbon. I’m serious. I used to look at a bottle of Evan Williams and think, oh, that’s just another form of liquor…cool (thick sarcasm)! But really, bourbon has a really neat history and after… Read more »

America the Beautiful Dress

Part One – America and Me I have a lot of American pride – I’m like the USA’s biggest fan. The days surrounding the nations history – the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, and our recent September 11th are near and dear to my heart. Why? I’m not sure, exactly. I have studied and enjoyed learning American history throughout my life and have – as long as I can remember – gotten a little misty eyed at the sight of… Read more »

La (Best Friend) and I

Is it really the beginning of September ?! Summer has certainly flown by! If you don’t know, I graduated college this past May and honestly am still adjusting to full-time life and living in a new place. And, I can’t help but be a little melancholy that I’m not returning to Michigan State this week for classes. Work is good though, I am curious to see where my work and my career will take me! I’m doing my best to keep up… Read more »