When Life Goes Awry I had begun painting a large wall mural using wide strokes and vibrant colors – jewel tones with hints of pale pink sunrises over deep blue oceans. It was only painted in my imagination, but it was my plans and dreams for what my life would look like after my children […]

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Adoption, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Mid-Life, Quotes, Travel, Vision

What Do You Do When Your Hopes and Dreams Disappear?

I’m sitting at my gate at the airport in Texas, waiting for my flight home to Virginia, feeling very happy and content.  I’m on my way home after a weekend visit to Waco, Texas, which far exceeded all of my expectations and I’ve got the pictures to prove it!  My niece lives in Waco and […]

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Baked Goods, Creating, Design, Food, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Redecorating, Travel, Vision

Two Valuable Lessons I Learned From Chip and Joanna Gaines

The Great Adventures of Annie My website should probably be called, “The Great Adventures of Annie and Her Mom” instead of Libby & Me, because this little gal is the reason my blog is in existence today. But that’s a story for another day. The dream of being Annie’s mom started one hot summer afternoon […]

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Blog, Inspiration, Travel

Why Loving Annie is My Greatest Adventure

It took us two full days of driving from Virginia to Florida, but we’re here!  Yay! And although we’ve only been here for 2 days  I’m pretty sure I’ve already gained 5 pounds and had at least that many arguments with my husband over small stuff and big stuff.  Hmmmmm…. aren’t vacations supposed to be […]

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Blog, Travel

8 Surprisingly Easy Tips to Make Family Travel More Fun

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