My 2016 In Review…

As the new year approaches, it is common to pause and review the previous year. So, let’s review a few of the best posts on this blog during 2016…

Feng Shui:

Let Feng Shui Make Your Wedding Lucky

yin yang symbol

Weekly Photo Challenge:

Philadelphia in Half-Light

Love Comes in all Shapes & Sizes


How to Have Fun With Miniatures


Life Situations:

Big Decisions Can Be Scary

Giving Our Kitchen a Makeover

Clutter-Where Did it All Come From?

Selling Your House is Like Picking Your Nose in Public

Different is Good

My 4 Favorite All Time Scary Movies

What Do The Mountains Say to You?



Paws Up For Happy Cat Month


Thanks for all the Likes, comments and follows throughout the year.

And I wish everyone a Happy & Successful New Year!

Happy New Year

Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is anticipation. Since 2016 saw us moving from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, I am definitely anticipating a few things for 2017.

A new rescue kitty (or two):


A new house with a sun room/screened-in porch and 2 car garage for my husband to tinker on his cars.

screened in porch

And finally, a book contract for my second novel: 2 Cats, a Bodyguard & an Heiress


Hope everyone gets what they are anticipating!

Click  to read Photo Challenge: How Do You Relax? 


10 Of My Favorite Christmas Movies

Here are my ten favorite Christmas movies in no particular order:

Christmas gold & silver

  1. Christmas with the Kranks
  2. A Christmas Carol (classic version)
  3. The Polar Express
  4. Miracle on 34th Street
  5. The Santa Clause
  6. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original version)
  7. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  8. It’s a Wonderful Life
  9. The Sound of Music (maybe not a Christmas themed movie but they always play it around Christmas time)
  10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


There are hundreds of movies with a Christmas theme, but I enjoy wholesome, family type movies for such a spiritual holiday. Some of the older movies I enjoy because they bring back wonderful memories from my childhood Christmases.

What do you think? Do you like any of the movies listed above? What are some of your favorites?

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Spread the goodwill around to everyone, friend or stranger.

Christmas tree

Click to read My 12 Romantic Days of Christmas

Photo Challenge: How Do You Relax?

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is about relaxing. Everyone has to find their own way to relax from the stress of everyday life. Below are a few of the ways I relax 🙂

  • I love to go hiking through the woods and climb on rocks. Fresh air, sunshine, nature…what’s not to like.

woods and rocks


  • I took lessons from our Aggie Girl, who was an expert on relaxation. (She has recently passed away)  cat on bookshelf


  • I enjoy doing yoga to stretch my body and quiet my mind. I even had a yoga buddy.  cat on yoga mat


  • Reading relaxes me. I like to escape into the story.  reading on the beach

What are some of your ways to relax?