an empty nest lifestyle blog

the latest from the blog

Your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Getaway Guide: Romance and Adventure

Your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Getaway Guide: Romance and Adventure

Being an East Coast girl, I had spent my fair share of time in the resorts of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. There’s nothing quite like the crystal clear blue water of Cancun and Cozumel and the festive party lifestyle. But I was ready to explore a […]

New Orleans: Where to stay, what to do

New Orleans: Where to stay, what to do

New Orleans is one of those iconic U.S. cities that I forget to put on my to do list. I’ve only been a handful of times but there’s always something new to discover in this city of classic cocktails and cajun cuisine. On my last […]

Celebrate the Holidays in Phoenix at the Hermosa Inn with Hot Toddies & S’mores

Celebrate the Holidays in Phoenix at the Hermosa Inn with Hot Toddies & S’mores

Celebrating the holiday season is a magical time of year at The Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale, and for guests who want an authentic Arizona experience during the holidays, this AAA Four Diamond boutique property is offering its Hermosa Holidays Getaway with rates beginning at just $199.* […]

My search for the perfect meal delivery service for my mother

My search for the perfect meal delivery service for my mother

Everything I know about cooking, I learned from my mom. (Okay, I am a bit of a Pinterest nerd too.) My fondest childhood memories are our times in the kitchen. But as my mom has gotten older, standing and cooking for long periods of time […]

Saving Bella: Part 2 – Homemade dog food

Saving Bella: Part 2 – Homemade dog food

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post called Saving Bella when my beloved dog was diagnosed with cancer, canine osteosarcoma – a cancer the vet said would take her life in just three short months. Fast forward 2 1/2 years, and she’s still […]

Fall Getaways Phoenix: The Hermosa Inn Palette to Palate Art Retreat

Fall Getaways Phoenix: The Hermosa Inn Palette to Palate Art Retreat

Built originally as Lon Megargee’s home and art studio, The Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale continues its artistic legacy with the introduction of a Fall getaways Phoenix, Palette to Palate, a three-day art retreat created to awaken the senses, soothe the spirit and create picture perfect memories […]


Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial