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I’m Nicole & and I'm so glad you've stopped in. You’ll find highlights from my family’s adventures as we navigate what I lovingly refer to as our “quasi-nomadic” life, which has brought us from Italy to Virginia at present. My husband is an active duty member of our armed services and together we’re raising three kind souls. I’m a writer, and avid reader. I enjoy taking pictures and getting crafty. This blog is about celebrating motherhood each day and appreciate all that it brings. read more

The Lately

The Kitchen Is Closed + I stretch those poetic muscles…

The other night, I said something my mother used to say all the time when I was growing up. "The kitchen is closed!" It was out of my mouth before I even realized I was saying it.  The kitchen is always such a big part of a home, isn't it? It's where you gather around to share a meal. It's ... READ the POST

The kitchen is where little fires are put out, and big ones can happen. It's where our lives get lived. Where little bits of our mothers get absorbed into ourselves when we're too busy to notice.

Out For a Walk in Colonial Williamsburg

One of my family's favorite things to do on a nice weekend, is go to Colonial Williamsburg, for a nice long walk. On days like this, we don't buy tickets to any of the museums. We simply go to walk, people watch, stop at the sweet shop, Barnes & Noble, and just enjoy the day. We recently did ... READ the POST

Best Sites for Free E-Books

Oh, how I do love to read and e-books are just wonderful. As you can see behind me I'm just as big a fan of traditional paper books, but sometimes an e-book is much more convenient, especially if you like to read anywhere or at anytime. I frequently get asked where I find my books. If I'm buying an ... READ the POST

Little Lovely Things – Book Feature

Today I'm here to share this lovely little book called, Little Lovely Things   This novel is a quick, at times edge-of-your-seat read. If you're looking for something to read this summer that isn't your typical romance or mystery this is the book for you. Summary: A mother's ... READ the POST

Best Websites to Buy Books Online

If you know me, you know I'm a voracious reader and collector of books, which means I read and buy a lot of books. These are my favorite websites to buy books online: newly released, second-hand books, collectible, or unique books. I prefer to read a physical copy, though I don't mind reading on my ... READ the POST

The Hugo Spritz – Recipe

I remember the first time I ever savored a Hugo Spritz. It was on a warm summer afternoon while at a lavender festival in Venzone, Italy. I had run into a friend at a local bar. Saw she was drinking something which clearly involved mint and lime. Mojitos are my absolute favorite cocktail so I had to ... READ the POST