Oprah Winfrey named godmother of Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam

All blog post opinions are my own. #OMAGONHAL #OMAGINSIDERS #AD A sold-out three day cruise with best friends Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King and 2600 of their closest friends aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam. Here’s a look back at this epic girls trip! A toast to smooth sailing – With Gayle King, Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner, […]

The girl that lived: Meet Liz – 9 of 52 Phenomenal Women

*** Please follow along on instagram as well and learn more about Liz. This year for my birthday , I am embarking on a weekly photo essay project highlighting 52 Phenomenal Women. This is week 9 of 52. Participants in this project will be supporting the efforts of Dress for Success Worldwide – Central. We are all stronger together and it is my sincere hope that we will be inspired by each other’s stories. Now is the time to celebrate as well as encourage one another. Tell your story!***

One mile at a time; this dedicated walker is one to remember: Meet Dani – 4 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Dani: We met years ago through our local parish. Both of us were volunteering and supporting our church/community at large. I’ve always been drawn to Dani’s welcoming and supportive nature. She has a smile and an energy level that is contagious. Dani retired from her position as Mergers/Acquisitions Clearance Director at the law firm, […]

Outdoor family travel Episode #5 – Even the hangry tantrums will become fond memories after a while.

Ah, school has been out for what feels like centuries and the day you’ve been planning for has finally arrived.  Time to hit the road for some family time! Let’s continue to be honest with each other.  This is no time for sugar coating the truth.  With expectations sky high, there are bound to be […]

Outdoor family travel Episode #3 –  The right stuff

     We’re not talking about that movie from the 80’s about the Mercury astronauts.  Or the insulating spray foam in a can.  That’s Great Stuff, though it could come in handy the next time your kayak springs a leak.  No, I’m not actually recommending taking household repair products on your next outdoor adventure.  Though […]