New Year’s Adventure Back to Bali!

So I went to Bali in October 2016, and I told you all that I fell in love and would be back sooner rather than later. Well, I decided to start 2017 with an adventure back to Bali! It was amazing, even though I did get the infamous “Bali Belly” while I was there. Really …

Moonlit Jungle Clearing Painting from Start to Finish

The Guam Valley of the Latte Adventure Park just held its first annual festival along the Talofofo River, where there is also an ancient latte stone village site. I was one of the artists exhibiting, and this is a moonlit jungle clearing painting that I did for the event. Here are photos of the process …

7 Insights from my 2nd Uplevel Gold Retreat

Only a few hours ago, I made it back to Guam from Asheville, NC, where I attended my 2nd Uplevel Gold retreat hosted by Christine Kane and her Uplevel team. The insights are endless, but there are some that really stand out, lessons relearned on a deeper level. I have been participating in the Uplevel …

The Adventures of Maleficent the Fairy Doll

When I was about ten years old, I got into making little fairies out of wire, embroidery thread, silk flowers & leaves, and beads. I stopped after awhile, but apparently my mom kept all my supplies in containers. I got a hold of it all recently, and eventually busted it out for a friend’s daughters …

Fun in Nature & Creative Musings Through Photos

A photo journal of recent fun in nature, creative musings and other adventures captured on camera… these are the simple things in life that make me smile. These are the things that give me joy and peace. And then there are some random shots that are just snippets of life, like the little snaky snake …

Guam Sunsets are the Best!

On my way home from visiting with a friend, I decided at the last second to pull over to wait and catch the sunset. Found a lovely lone flower on the beach too. Turned out to be a beautiful mini adventure. Glad I followed that spontaneous urge.

Empowering Books I Read or Wish I’d Read When I Was a Teen

There are so many books that I’ve read that really made a difference in my life, and I sometimes think to myself, “If only’ I’d read this when I was a teenager!” It is never too early, or too late, to learn more about yourself and what kind of life you want to create for …

Creative Spotlight: Sailing Away Paintings + Video

Sailing inspiration! At Sea, and Smooth Sailing. Inspired by my dad, requesting a special painting to give to a dear friend as a gift. I caught the ocean bug and I just want to paint water, water, water. Here they are, including a time-lapse video of the process for the 1st “At Sea” piece: “At …

Creative Learning & Exploring: Hiking Talofofo Caves

Earlier this week we spontaneously decided to finally check out the Talofofo caves. I hadn’t been there since I was a kid, and my boys recently expressed an interest in going up there. It was awesome! I forgot just how many caves there are, and what a cool adventure it is to explore. We will …

A Day in the Life: Living, Learning, Raising Guam

This week I started a Facbeook group called Living, Learning, Raising Guam: Resources & Support for families on Guam. It is a place for parents, families, teachers, and anyone who has great ideas and resources for living and learning on Guam. It is a place to share, to ask questions, to seek support, to find ideas …

12-12-12 Birthday Magic & Creation Spotlight: LIVE FREE NOW

Big cup of coffee in hand, it’s quite the day today! Already had my Trevo wellness drink, breakfast, played a bit of badminton and “archery” in the yard with the boys this morning. Wrote an extensively fabulous My Everyday Magic post last night. Doing some fun mundane stuff this morning like laundry and dishes. Opened …