Malaprops Bookstore: Asheville, NC

I've mentioned before that the main purpose of the Asheville trip was to be a tour of the local bookshops. Then we turned it into a Biltmore trip. And we're very happy with the change. The most unusual and popular bookshop that we did visit was Malaprops. The first thing you notice is a lot... Continue Reading →

The Biltmore Estate: The Oak Sitting Room

This room is my second favorite in the house. It is placed between Mr. & Mrs. Vanderbilt's bedrooms. They did have separate bedrooms, mainly due to Mrs. Vanderbilt changing clothes multiple times a day, and it would not be proper to the Mr. Vanderbilt's valet in the same room. I just learned this on the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Only in India

You may recognize Jill Dobbe from her previous book, Kids, Camels, Cairo. I absolutely loved her book and her writing style. I was thrilled when I found out that she was writing another book. Only In India is Jill and Dan's life experiences in India working as international educators. Every few years, they travel to... Continue Reading →

The Biltmore Estate: The Library

Over this past weekend, my husband and I took a quick get away to the beautiful Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore is America's largest private home. It was built by the Vanderbilts in 1889 and continued to be in the family even to this day. When you enter the estate, you really feel that you have... Continue Reading →

The Biltmore Estate

Can't believe our trip is already over. Whenever we head somewhere, I never want to come back home. The Biltmore is an experience like no other. Brent and I toured the house in 2014 and always wanted to go back. We finally decided to have it as our destination for our birthday trip. * *Instead... Continue Reading →

November Musings

Just a little mini update since I have not had the time to sit down and get caught up on my book reviews. I'm still going strong with IT. I'm now at page 760, and I feel the moment for the book slowing down a bit. But I'm average at least 10 pages a day... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Walk in the Woods

As a family, we've always done hikes whenever we could. If we were driving to Tennessee, we would stop for a hike. When we were in the mountains, we always did a hike. At summer camp, I always went for a hike. It was inevitable. Lately, there's nothing really hiking worthy in my area. I... Continue Reading →

2018 Beach Book Haul

I've spent the better part of two weeks (or more) on a little break. I was in a bad head space, and just needed to step back from what I was currently doing with my life. Plus, my day job has been kicking my butt with crazy hours. If you read my last post, I... Continue Reading →

April Book Haul

At the beginning of April, we went down to Georgia to visit some friends. I always spend so much money when I go down there, but when you live in a remote area that's bound to happen (ie $100 on throw pillows for my couch). My friend and and I couldn't help but stop at... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑