Welcome to the Weekend…The Highs and Lows of Life

How was your week? I hope you enjoyed a leisurely Labor Day weekend. It’s hard to believe how … Continue Reading

Succulent Crush at the OC Mix in Orange County

While visiting in Newport Beach last month my sister, Dorie, whisked me away to a place she knew I … Continue Reading

A ‘Surprise’ Branch of My Family Tree

Rod, Heather and Dorie-the ‘sibs’- I am a surprise branch of my family tree. Last weekend Scott and … Continue Reading

Without Our Dads Where Would We Be?

My Dad, James Curtis Orr             I thought I would be fine…..      … Continue Reading

Visiting My Birth Family (and the gift of adoption)

Scott and I flew to Newport Beach last weekend for some long awaited time with my Newport Beach … Continue Reading

Rest in Peace Dear Dad

This is by far the most difficult (read tear-stained) post I have written. Father’s Day is just around … Continue Reading

A Mix of Emotions for Mother’s Day

via   It happened again this year. Foraging through the greeting card aisle looking for just the right … Continue Reading

Style Guide: Dorie Swanson

  Style Guide Dorie Swanson is a stylish influence on many. She is a fashion designer and a … Continue Reading