Our New Puppy!

Now, first things first: If you’re reading this, you should know that I am a sucker for baby-blues. So, it should come as no surprise that the moment I saw her, my heart melted completely! But, let’s rewind a little. On Wednesday night, Dude, (our 8-month-German-Shepherd-puppy) was involved in a hit-and-run. He got loose from…

Potato Chip Rock!

Our first couple’s hike/double date! Were we excited? Ooh-Yeah! But, were we ready? Uhh-mmh… probably not — at least not as ready as we thought we were in the beginning. Keep reading, and let me explain: Oh, Lake Poway. This is the bottom of the trail. Pretty, no? Wrong! You HAD to be there. The…

My First Valentine

…was initially my father. Near or far, every February 14th I would have a Hallmark or e-card filled with colors of pink, red, white and animated hearts. I looked forward to opening my email or checking the mailbox for a colorful card signed to me from him. Since his passing the year before, on Valentine’s…

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Make!

I wasn’t really — what most people would label as — ‘popular,’ in high school. Outside of the last high school I attended being my third new school in less than two years, in a new state, everyone and everything was pretty foreign to me. However friendly I was, I was still shy and quiet…

Sausage I Swear By!

When I lived in Chicago last year, one thing I learned to do — pretty well, if I do say so myself, was cook. Since I worked and lived around people who followed what is called the Paleo Diet, my ability to cook, broil, fry, etc. meats became a skill I quickly picked up. And…

Today I Believe…

… that love has a lot to do with recognizing the light of another person, and the admiration of that light. …that Claude Debussy’s 2 Arabesques: No.1 in E Major, is one of the world’s most beautiful songs. … that all the little things eventually add up — be them terrible or wonderful. … that…

Wintertime Weather

“We currently have the best weather in the country,” the weather man exclaimed from my television screen. “With a high of 73 degrees — yes I did say 73 degrees,” he continued, “it looks like today is definitely a day to be outside!” A smile gently formed across my lips as I continued getting dressed that…

A-Tee-ELL – Atlanta, Georgia

It’s been a long time coming, but something in the back of my mind told me that I’d be paying the state of Georgia another visit soon. And so, here am I — or am about to go. 2015 is a goal oriented year of travel, for me. I plan on going everywhere that I…

Accepting Yourself

“Self-love, self-respect, self-worth…there is a reason they all start with “self”. You cannot find them in anyone else.” Recently, via one of my blogs, I was anonymously asked if I could “share some tips on self acceptance.” Self-acceptance is a very controversial topic in our generation. Personally, I’d never had an issue with self acceptance…

A Universal Day of Fun!

By now, if you’ve been following my blog and post, you’d know that I, Alexandria, have met the man of my dreams just a few months ago, and since then have been spending some time beginning to understand and embrace just what God and the universe has in store for us. On Friday, January 2nd,…

We Met on A Sunday…

On a sunny morning at a Starbucks up the street. I’d brought my laptop and a small pile of work — when I noticed him walk in. If I remember correctly, he was dressed in jeans with a gray hoodie and a dark blue hat. When our eyes met, he smiled at me.. and the…