Bastille Days Festival In Milwaukee And A Suprise From A Friend

Sometimes the best weekends come on the spur of the moment. Having no concrete plans for the weekend I spent my Saturday morning doing a couple of my favorite summer things. Strolling around the farmers market in Sheboygan and hitting some consignment shops. First I made my rounds buying some veggies for the week. I don’t know what it is, but everything looks so yummy when you see it laid out on tables. Maybe it’s because someone else is doing all the hard work! The colors, smells, and the fact everything is locally grown is appealing…

Budgeting For Travel Is Possible-Even You Can Make It Happen

How many times has fear held you back from doing something you really want to do? Are you over 40 and realize that you want to take a vacation in a far off land (or maybe just the next state) and you don’t know how to go about it?    Fear can paralyze us into not living our dream lives.  Of course not everyone can act on every little whim we have, like quitting a less than fulfilling job when we have a family to support, but with careful planning we can take steps to make our dreams into…

Rising Up From Losing A Job

It was a little over a month ago when 62 of my fellow employees gathered and were told that starting immediately our facility was going to cease operations. NOTHING prepares you for this. Fifty-two of us left that day in total shock and although we will get paid until the end of July and will receive a  generous severance, the emotional toll of getting news like that is overwhelming. I worked for my company for 32 years, worked my way up from the bottom until I became a manager, which was my position for the last two years. Five…

Get A FREE Travel E-Book!! How To Enrich Your Life Through Travel

Hey everybody! Do I have a deal for you!  I am giving away a FREE copy of the E-book How To Enrich Your Life Through Travel when you subscribe to my newsletter!  That’s right…FREE! This cute little book is all about finding your groove and living life to the fullest through travel.  Even though the book suggests faraway places, there is no need to travel that far to find yourself. I’m always looking for books for inspiration and enlightenment and this one fits the bill!  So check it out by subscribing to my…

Wisconsin Destinations-Meeme Poll House

Update April 2017-Sesslers Meeme House has finally been transported to it’s new home.   Sometimes the most interesting places are right around the corner.  We tend to overlook  places when we live right by them, but on a Thursday afternoon I was helping the hubby install an underground fence for a property next to this cute little building. Curiosity got the best of me and I asked the property owner about this place.  It turns out there is quite the history behind this little building which is on it’s way along with the former Sesslers…

Paris In Pictures

I am so excited for my trip back to Paris in September. I intend to take a ton of pictures and look for interesting places to write about and share with everyone! This time I will be staying in an apartment through Paris For Rent in the 6th. Follow along on all my social media channels to see Paris through my eyes! These were all taken on my last trip…

Learning To Let Go-Transitioning To An Empty Nest

Learning to let go of your children is not an easy task as I am finding out. Last week we had college orientation.  I’ve never had that experience either as a parent or as a student.  After I graduated from High School I attended Technical College while living at home with my parents, so I never had the “college experience”.   It was a somewhat silent 2 hour drive to campus.  Each one of us had our own thoughts.  I was lost in thought about how the day would affect me emotionally.  I wanted to keep a…

Nighttime View From The Top Of The Eiffel Tower

  If you can go to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night do it!  I know some people say that the view from the second level is the best, but this just took my breath away!  In September I will be back to see you La Tour Eiffel…

Wisconsin Getaways-Cedarburg

Welcome to my summer series highlighting Wisconsin getaways.  In this series I will highlight some of my favorite places around Wisconsin that I love to visit.  Being a life long resident of this state, sometimes I need a gentle reminder that there is an abundance of things to do practically right in my backyard.  Summer is the perfect time to research and find things to do that are within a couple of hours drive of your home.  Even if you don’t live in Wisconsin, consider making this state a destination.  Wisconsin offers an abundance of things to do…

Book Review-Meet Me In Paris by Juliette Sobanet

Since I can never get enough of reading about my favorite city either in fiction or non-fiction form, I decided to dig into Juliette Sobanet’s telling memoir Meet Me In Paris.  I have read a few of her books before-including Sleeping With Paris, Honeymoon In Paris, and Kissed In Paris and loved all of them.  Juliette typically writes romance novels most set in the city of light which is why I have picked them up.  You can just tell from reading them she loves that city like I do.  It certainly shows in her writing which…

My Dream U2 Weekend In Chicago

This was a post I wrote last June after I had the best weekend of my life while seeing my favorite band U2 in  Chicago…   Did you ever think about how you would react if you ever came face to face with the person or persons you have admired for so long? This first U2 concert I went to was during  the Zoo TV tour. I was transformed that night by the spectacle of this multi media show. I really liked the music before, but seeing Bono work the audience that night was mind blowing. Think what you…

Book Review-I Loved You In Paris by Juliette Sobanet

  A few days ago I finished reading Meet Me In Paris by Juliette Sobanet and was blown away at this candid memoir from this romance writer about her divorce and her all consuming affair with a married man. You can read my review of that book here.  In that book she shared a handful of poems she wrote to describe the feelings and thoughts she had during this painful period of her life. I Loved You In Paris is her companion book that contains a collection of more of those poems she wrote during this time.  The raw emotion…

More Books With Paris As The Setting

There are a ton of books out that there that choose Paris as the setting of their stories. I try to read as many of them as I can. I think for every one that I’ve read, there are probably ten more out there. My mission is to read each and every one!I hope I live to be 105 cause that’s how long it will take me!! So from time to time I will share some of my favorites with you. Here’s a few more that I’d like to pass along…

Surviving Your Child’s Graduation

My one and only child just graduated from High School on Sunday. I actually got through it using only one Kleenex. This was quite the feat considering I was scared that since I am an emotional person I thought I would be that sobbing Mom that totally embarrasses her daughter. Yes I did shed some tears when the school principal got up and talked about how proud he was of this class and how this class was the one to earn the highest ACT scores in the area. Yes I did shed some tears when my daughter marched into the…

Dr. Seuss Captured The Meaning Of Graduation

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your Mountain is waiting, so…..get on your way!” This line from the famous Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You”ll Go sums up graduation in a nutshell.  The end of those 13 plus years of school.  The end of one phase of life and the beginning of adulthood.  As a parent, you are hoping that you have given your child the tools to continue on with their life and make the right decisions for themselves. Searching Pinterest for graduation party ideas awhile ago…

Book Review- Queen Of Your Own Life

If you are in the second half of your life and are looking for a book that is an instant pick-me-up with some great advice, peppered with a little humor, Queen Of Your Own Life is THE book for you! This little book was recommended to me from a fellow queen, who happens to be a great friend and I am so glad she filled me in!  This book may be pint sized at 168 pages,  but it is full of ways to find your happiness.  Society fills our heads with the notion that youth is the time…

Grandma’s Sewing Machine Finds A New Home

Sometimes a person is taken aback when an unexpected thing happens. Such is the case with this beautiful early 1900’s sewing machine.  One Saturday my Dad had surprised me with a phone call and a request to stop over at my parents house. I did later that day. He took me down to the basement saying he had something to show me. What I saw was an old foot pedal sewing machine that need a little tender loving care. He told me the actual machine is in great shape and asked me if he refinished and fixed…

Time To Yourself Is A Good Thing

What would you do if you had 2 days to yourself? The  hubby and daughter left early Saturday morning for an overnight trip to the western part of Wisconsin where they have a hunting shack on land they lease from a farmer. What does this mean for me? Time to myself at home with absolutely no plans to go anywhere (on purpose) except to run and buy supplies for my weekend project and take the dog for a couple long walks. Now, I love my family with all my heart, but I thoroughly enjoy having time to myself too.  There…

Walking For Organ Donation

Are you a registered organ donor?  I never really thought about the impact that orange dot can have on others lives until I heard my friend Erin’s story. My friend Erin had a liver transplant almost 26 years ago.  Being that she was a local news celebrity, I remember vaguely watching her story unfold in a public way as she lived out her health issues and her resulting transplant on the local news. It wasn’t until years later when I actually met Erin as she hosted the Paris trip I was on and heard her talking…

Can It Please Be Spring Already?

Even Zoe can’t believe that it’s is snowing out….again! I’m usually a glass half full kinda girl, but today I AM SICK OF WINTER!!! I know that I live in Wisconsin, but seriously I should not have to wear a winter jacket anymore. For goodness sakes it is April 8th. It should be 50 degrees out. Instead it is like the 20th day in a row of snow mixed with sleet, mixed with freezing rain. Ok, I may or may not be exaggerating on that! I don’t think there is…

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