I don’t think Valentine’s Day will ever stop being a really sad time for my family because my father passed away February 14, 2011. I’m not a psychologist so I’m not sure if it’s healthy or a sign that I’m stuck firmly in denial, but I decided to make Valentine’s Day a little more fun [...]
My daughter (Girl About Town) bought me these wonderful face masks for Mother’s Day from Preen Apothecary. I finally had time to [...]
When I have no idea what to get someone, I go to Preen Apothecary – the birth place of all my best gift ideas. The friendly staff are more than willing to offer suggestions – not to mention, gift wrap your final selection for your event.
In this picture, I have the [...]
In elementary school, there was a day when we learned about disabilities. We had to go around to the different disability stations in the classrooms and try to complete tasks with various things making the tasks more difficult. For instance, we had to try to button a shirt with socks on our hands, then practice [...]
A year ago today, my father passed away. It’s been the hardest year of my life and it obviously makes it hard to want to celebrate Valentine’s Day. So I started thinking about gift ideas that would make my dad happy and surprise! it made me happy, too! I’ve been trying to keep up this [...]
No matter how hard I’ve tried to create a happy holiday for my family this year, the glaring omission of my father’s presence keeps undoing all of my hard work. I didn’t know if I’d want to talk about it but I took a decongestant and now I’m as close to high as a good [...]
My family had a birthday party for me last night and the highlight of the evening had to be when I opened a present from my grandma that she bought at the dollar store – a collar and hat for Julia for Christmas! It was tricky getting her to wear something so humiliating but she [...]
I’m a huge fan of Christmas so I prepare my family’s stockings each year and have Christmas morning at my place. This year I have a new house to celebrate in and I noticed that on the mantle, there are metal hooks already in place to hang stockings! Now I can fill them as heavily [...]
A conventional “success” story is one where, with each next, the protagonist has more money, more respect, and more possessions. I’d like to suggest an alternative “success” story – one where, with each next, the protagonist is closer to finding that spot where he’s no longer held back by his heart, and he [...]
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Welcome!I love Dayton, I've lived here for all of my 26 years and don't plan on settling anywhere else. I started this blog as a way to showcase the best of Dayton (as seen through my perspective) and also to share some of the things that occupy space in my mind, namely beauty, home decor, quotes, and various aspects of my life.