May 25, 2018

Life, Lately

beautiful red umbrella
Aah, it's time for the weekend! Is it just me, or were the last couple of months just so crazy? Crazy busy, crazy full, crazy hectic.
So. I'm really focused on optimizing my images, my environment, and my life (i.e optimizing my mind, my body, and my time). Well, I suppose I'm always optimizing in some way.
two men talking
Here's a handful of photos that have been hanging around on my computer begging me to share them.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend xx

I found this article especially interesting.  The five aspects of optimizing life.

May 18, 2018

Every Woman Becomes Like Their Mother

So I was browsing the Internet the other day and I stumbled upon a rather interesting article.
Oscar Wilde once quipped: "All women become like their mothers. That is...

May 04, 2018

Gelato + Have a Beautiful Weekend

With the weather warming up, there's almost nothing better than a nice big bowl of ice cream, especially gelato to help cool you down. Yum!

Gelato, that Italian dessert staple, is ice cream made in the Italian style. Gelato is simply the Italian word for ice cream, but in English, it has come to mean specifically Italian or Italian-style ice cream. (Wikipedia)
I was introduced to gelato on a vacation trip to Italy (ages ago) and I've loved it ever since!

Here's how to make a delicious homemade gelato (Basic Gelato Recipe).

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

These gelato recipes look so scrumptious!

Why Gelato.

What's the difference between ice cream and gelato.

April 27, 2018

Love Letters From the Archive

I don't usually share about my personal life here on the blog, but I began to realize that it's time for me to open myself up a little more to readers, in an effort to be authentic.
So. I was archiving old photographs and I came across these letters; still, some of the most beautiful gems in...

April 13, 2018

Relationship Enhancement + Have a Loving Weekend

In case many of you do not know, I am big on being a seminar person. As you probably guess, I have attended many seminars and lectures over the years and they have helped develop my life. I particularly love attending seminars on Relationships and Well-being. Good seminars offer the opportunity for me to gain knowledge, learn new ideas and approaches, to form new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

Recently, I just attended a Relationship Seminar and it was a very insightful experience. The seminar was excellent with worthwhile information that I can use in both my professional and personal life. The truth is that relationships of all types affect every part of our lives.So I thought it might be helpful to share with you what I have learned about healthy relationships.

The secrets to a great relationship.

1. Mutual admiration for each other.

2. Mutual respect, mutual appreciation.

3. Shared goals.

4. Effective communication.

5. Shared activities.

These tips are the lifeblood of any healthy relationship; the top 5 secrets behind long lasting couples whose relationships last forever.

Have a loving weekend! xx

(Photo by Burst.)

March 23, 2018

The Sun Is On the Way

It's a dull and dreary morning but the sun is on the I thought I'd share some sunshine photos with you.

After all, it's officially Spring! Tuesday, March 20 this year is the first day of spring - even if it doesn't feel like it. It is the Spring Equinox, which makes the official start of spring in the northern hemisphere, and lasts until Thursday, June 21, 2018 when we move into summer.

Hope you have a great weekend. xx

BELOW I love these cute DIY home spring decor ideas.

(Video by 5-Minute Crafts.)

March 16, 2018

Stephen Hawking: An Inspiration to Everyone

On Wednesday we said goodbye to Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our time.

Nebula Over the Beach.

He once said, "It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love."

“Remember to look up at the stars, and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
¬Stephen Hawking

Hope you have an inspiring weekend. xx

A brief history of Hawking's scientific legacy.

6 Memorable Cultural Moments Inspired by Stephen Hawking.