These are the Mental Health Benefits of Travel

The word stagnation almost always has negative connotations and for good reason. Staying in the same place, whether it is professionally, personally, or literally, is rarely a positive thing. Let’s take it literally, for a moment. Going to and from work, eating at the same rotation of restaurants, and generallyRead More…

Sunny Italian Stew Recipe – Vegan

  After spending many summers as a child on Lake Garda, I am in love with anything related to Italy. Italian cuisine is no different, so I decided to create a stew inspired by these childhood memories. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. You will needRead More…

Book Review: Girl Gone London – An American Girl’s Guide To Studying Abroad In London

(Disclaimer: A copy of this book was given to me by the Author free of charge, in return for an honest review. Opinions and experiences are completely my own) Title: Girl Gone London – An American Girl’s Guide To Studying Abroad In London Author: Girl Gone London Publishing Date: available nowRead More…

Weekly Gratitude Post – Burned Truck Edition

What do I mean “Burned Truck Edition”? Well, my husband was transporting a load of hay this week, and it caught the truck on fire – the entire truck – and I am not talking about a pickup truck, but a Semi. There is nothing left of that darn thing,Read More…

Colors, Shapes And Design – A Weekend Coffee Share Post

Glad you came over for a cup of coffee. Sorry, that I did not have time to bake, but I brought my favorite cookies to share. They have chocolate in the middle. I hope you like them. How was your week? Mine was busy, filled with working on designs, emergingRead More…

Travel – A Haiku

Desert Road in Black and White Travel – A Haiku Lost in a daydream motor rumbling beneath me endless empty road Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015 In June and July, we spend a lot of time traveling throughout the United States. Even though we saw some interesting places and peopleRead More…

Trip Of A Lifetime – A Five Sentence Flash

“I don’t think I have ever been so sick in my life!” “But it was worth it, wasn’t it?” “Tons bugs, hugs spiders, and snakes, and that was just around the hotel room, so what do you think?” “I would have love to have gone in your place, this tripRead More…