A Church Hill Experience

Parish and I love to try new things. Give us a small town, a unique store, or a restaurant that serves food we’ve never tasted, and we are in our zone. As a couple, the experiences have brought years of fond memories, and individually, we’ve satisfied our love for adventure. How do you define adventure?…

Tarrant’s Cafe

What to do on a rainy day with your love?  My husband and I desired to “get away” for just a short day trip to Smithfield, Virginia, which is a quaint town, but the rain and late start made us re-think.  If you want to escape, but can’t leave the Richmond area, go to Tarrant’s…

Cottage on Hill, Manteo, NC

Our family vacationed this year at Cottage on Hill in Manteo, NC.  This is our take on the place!  The owners Mr. and Mrs. Bell were friendly and responsive to our needs not only in deciding to rent from them almost seven months ago but also the week we were there.  They live near the…

Jelly Toast

I grew up in an older home from infancy until about sixth grade.  My years there were filled with warm summer nights with box fans in the windows, crickets serenading me to sleep, and a pretty pink canopy bed, with pink shag carpet. My yard had large oak trees, and one tree was well suited for…

Dar Luz–The Light Has Come

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And, God saw that the light was…

Grace Home Ministries

If you read my previous post, you’ll remember my joy at finding my old Bible–Blueprint for Living.  The following paragraph was written at that time by Bill Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade For Christ International, in the section called, “An Invitation to Abundant Living” Christ engages in the hearts of His people.  He revolutionizes…

Kenn Tico

Someone recommended this Cuban restaurant.  After a long week of preparing for my capstone client presentation, we desired to reconnect as a family.  We love visiting unique places and experiencing different cultures.  Kenn Tico sounded like a great place for lunch before we would go to All Fired Up and do a little shopping.  …

The Chesapeake Inn

The Chesapeake Inn is a charming and quiet place to get away in the winter months. A typical summer spot, we enjoy our stay in the winter months, too. Located at 250 Virginia Street in Urbanna, VA, the location is just right for a couple’s retreat.  My husband and I went last year for our…

Natalie’s Cakes and More

I love the verses in Romans 5 that reminds us of our source of strength during sufferings and what sufferings produce …..because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,…

Philosophìa Krateìto Photôn

Phi Kappa Phi’s name is from the initial letters of the Greek words forming its adopted motto: Philosophìa Krateìto Photôn, “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” I was mesmerized by a guest speaker, and honored guest, Dr. Alison Baski, Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Physics College of Humanities and Sciences. Her life story…

Beauregard’s Thai Room

Beauregard’s is located on 103 East Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia. The historical building was originally the Munford Home, circa 1870.  This authentic and beautiful Thai cuisine restaurant has an upstairs that seats 150 for lunch and dinner.  What we love most is the outdoor seating that is romantically decorated with street lights, flowers, and…

Shallowbag Bay Marina in Manteo, NC: A great place to vacation!

Our family went to Manteo, North Carolina for vacation this year.  We stayed at Shallowbag Bay Marina. Shallowbag Bay Marina (SBM) is a 75-slip marina located just off the inter-coastal waterway in North Carolina’s wonderful Outer Banks. The Outer Banks recreational area is one of the fastest growing coastal areas in the United States. The…