About the Blog

I was born in the South, where I must have been bottle-fed on my grandmother’s sweet tea because my tolerance for sugar in my beverages is positively unhealthy. After a short stint living on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania, I spent the majority of my childhood in California before heading off to the best journalism school in the country in Missouri. I spent five months after graduation living in New Mexico working for a national adventure-travel magazine, then 10 months traveling the country as a leadership consultant for my sorority before finally settling down with my fiancĂ© in the Bay Area of California, where I now blog about travel, books and other things that make me happy. 

If this is your first visit to my blog, here are some posts to get you started:

Current projects include the Semi-Charmed Winter 2014 Book Challenge:

Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to stay a while!


Tif said...

Congratulations! I'm presenting you with the Liebster Award! You can pick it up here:


Ramblings of a Southern Belle

Unknown said...

I found you through BBN as I was looking for bloggers in NM! I'm from Pennsylvania, live in Montana and will be moving to NM this year for grad school. Glad to know there is at least one other lifestyle blogger in the state ;] My boyfriend lived in Santa Fe for 8 years so we're hoping to both work there. Love the blog, can't wait to follow along!

Bernadette said...

I was in Albuquerque first week in April to spend time with a friend. She is an out and about person so we had a good time. I will send her your blog page and ask her to connect. I went to Taos from there having been to Santa Fe a few years back but now feel I have to go again. Such a wonderful area all of those places. Love your blogs. I am in Toronto Canada.

Unknown said...

So nice to "meet" you!!
I just found your blog!
I am now following. I am looking forward to keeping up and getting to know you through your posts!


Anonymous said...

Love your blog! So I've nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award -> http://caitstruelife.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/one-lovely-blog-award/

Unknown said...

I absolutely love your "about me" page. I moved around A LOT when I was little and might totally steal your US map idea! I didn't know about the Sunday Currently and really like that. I'll have to try it out this next weekend!

Vanessa L. said...

Hi! Found you via Monday Mingling with Southern Sunflowers and Coffee Beans (Instagram Edition).

Love your About Me page! I'm heading over to read a few of your posts right now (especially the one about the Kindle. I was gifted one but can't get myself to open it.) and look around a bit.

Have a great day!

Julie Arthur // alonewithmytea.com said...

Great blog. My husband and I moved to Brazil after living in San Jose for a couple of years. We'd love to go back to the Bay Area, but it's just so expensive there. Thanks for checking out my blog. See you later!

Arr said...

Congratulations on such a great blog. We have a few things in common; Travel Tuesdays and books... :)

Gennie Parkman said...

Love your blog! I'm from Missouri and almost went to medical school at Mizzou. Even though I chose MSU (boo! haha), I will always be a Mizzou tiger! Just moved from MO to Utah. I'm a new follower and love to travel so will link up! If you get a chance to check out my blog, please do! NewHomeNewNameNewAdventure.blogspot.com