Happy Thanksgiving to you! As you’re reading this, we are in the midst of traveling to Thailand for the magical Yee Peng lantern ceremony. I wanted to share with you two great truths that I am grateful for. There are two truths that I’ve come to know intimately. These truths are evident in nearly all [...]
Days come and go and most of the time I have no clue if today is Wednesday or Saturday. I definitely know when it’s Sunday because that is the day that my cook doesn’t come to work. Today is Thursday. It doesn’t matter to me. The sun rises and sets and it’s a day. What [...]
I just sold G’s crib. My first baby’s sleeping place. The crib that I spent hours researching, finding the best available product that fit in with the style of our home. It was a contemporary, clean lined style. Solid mahogany wood with a deep stain and no visible hardware. It was beautiful to the eyes. [...]
Today, February 17th is a holiday you may have never heard of: National Random Acts of Kindess Day. This day is celebrated on Feb 17th in the United States and September 1 in New Zealand by doing something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. My random gift of kindness to [...]
Corn, also known as maize, is part of every meal in the Mayan culture. Most americans know corn in a form that is either popped, boiled, steamed, eaten off the cob or shucked and served as a side dish. But to the Mayan culture, corn has a bigger significance than just food.
It’s 2012, the famed year of the Maya when the current Mayan calendar ends. There is a large population of Maya in Belize, so it is appropriate that we would get to visit an authentic Mayan village in 2012. We deliberately did not read about Mayan life, history or much of anything. We wanted to experience [...]
It seems to me people have great intentions when it comes to less materialism and more saving, but once the holiday spirit is upon us, most tend to lose focus. Mountains of presents sit under a Christmas tree making for a pretty picture and ensuring a great holiday, right?
It is a well known fact that all of us have… too much stuff. In fact, we own so much stuff, there are multi-billion dollar industries created to organize and store all our stuff. We have so much stuff it won’t fit into our 3,000 sq ft houses and we have to store it off-site in [...]
Costa Rica is not a country of quality. The things that you buy here will likely break within a few months. The construction, finishing touches and detail work is low quality at best. So, for our last 2 nights in Costa Rica we decided to treat ourselves to a nice hotel – beautiful furnishings, great [...]