Death Comes In Threes

At the start of a new year, I always get a little nervous because chances are great that someone I know will pass away. I wish I didn’t feel so apprehensive about this but after experiencing a death of a loved one, it makes me understand that we are not invincible and yes, we will [...]

Elite Coffee Talk

This past weekend, Jax and I had a play date with my friend Anna and her son. It was a beautiful weekend here in the Algarve, and Saturday’s temps were almost in the 70s. Just before our playground play date, we stopped by their house to check out their new Espresso maker. Both Anna and [...]

#MO19

#MO19

If you’ve read my previous blog post or seen any of my social media posts, you know that I recently attended Maison & Objet, which is a tradeshow that boasts itself as the international authority for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture and trends. I think the organization may be right on that claim [...]

Flashback to Africa!

My friends Renee and Stefan are soon off to Tanzania to celebrate Stefan’s 40th birthday, and it reminded me of the time that I went to Africa on behalf of the Bio-Oil business in 2006. I sure am jealous that my friends will soon get to experience a safari! To this day, it is one [...]

Feliz Natal!

It is now 2 days after Christmas and as we finish off the year (and before it is all just a memory), I wanted to share just some of the festive holiday decorations we’ve been able to see here in Portugal this year!Likely because I am seeing it all with a fresh pair of eyes, [...]

A Yoga Day in Boliqueime

Although I have been faithfully practicing yoga for years now, I have never been on a yoga retreat. I don’t like to take several days away from Jax because honestly, Ry cannot handle it. (Different day, different blog post). Regardless, I was so happy that I was able to take a FULL day (left the house [...]