friends · Hurricane · storms · thankful · Uncategorized

Hurricane Nate

Woke up this morning to our front oak being uprooted.  So very thankful that it didn’t come toward the house or on the cars.  Julie (bestie, and neighbor across the street) took this picture from her house. We will have to wait until the storm is done before we can do anything about it.  Thankful as… Continue reading Hurricane Nate

Anxiety · college · Quotes · storms · Uncategorized


“Climb the mountains and get their glad tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow to you as the sunshine flows into the trees.  The winds blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares drop away from you like the leaves of autumn.” – John Muir Hurricane Nate is supposed to hit tonight,… Continue reading Climb

Carmen · Carmen's Thoughts · kids · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized

Carmen’s Thoughts – Decisions

Life was so much easier when people made my decisions for me. Except nowadays when people try to tell me what to do, I get upset and don’t want to do what they tell me to do. Is this adulthood? I have always been a people-pleaser. When I was a kid, I was a teacher’s… Continue reading Carmen’s Thoughts – Decisions

fall · pumpkin · Recipes · Uncategorized

Time for Pumpkin

Pumpkin muffins that is… Okay – it is officially Fall.  I turned down the AC, and decided it was time to bake.  I found this recipe for pumpkin muffin tops at and decided to give a whirl. We followed the instructions, or so we thought, and it was runny.  Really too wet, like we didn’t… Continue reading Time for Pumpkin

Bucket List · Date Night · Emeril · Uncategorized

Emeril’s Coastal Italian

I love Emeril.  Always have.  We loved dinning at Emeril’s Delmonico in Las Vegas.  He now has a restaurant in Miramar Beach – Emeril’s Coastal Italian. David and I were out in Destin on Saturday, and decided to take a chance and have an early dinner/late lunch. We had a wonderful time.  Robin and Lindsey… Continue reading Emeril’s Coastal Italian

Anxiety · blog · Blogging · Posts · Uncategorized

500 Posts

“If you don’t scale the mountain, you can’t see the view.” – unknown This is my 500th post.  As of this writing I have 90 followers (in January I had 7) -so wow!!  And I am over 300 followers on Twitter.  This is crazy. I made a commitment to blog everyday this year, and so… Continue reading 500 Posts

beach · beaches · blessings · fall · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Sunday Thought

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. I miss Fall in Northwest Arkansas.  Fall in Florida, well, it was 92 degrees yesterday.  David and I went to the beach.  It was beautiful, and I am very grateful to be able to live here.… Continue reading Sunday Thought

guidance · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized


“Past experience should be a guidepost, not a hitching post.” – unknown “You cannot help others permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” – unknown Two things that are on my mind and heart today.  Praying for clarity, and guidance for my words and actions. Blessings.