My husband and I desperately needed a getaway so a few weeks ago, I went looking for somewhere warm where I could relax, swim and enjoy the sea. We settled on Montego Bay, Jamaica. We had been there before for a work function and stayed in the Secrets St. James, which was very nice. But … Continue reading Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica
It’s technically still the first week of the month, so I am taking a momentary snapshot. Some call it “taking stock”. If you could take a snapshot of my life at this moment, here is what it would look like: Reading: just finished “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan, getting ready to … Continue reading Momentary Snapshot – March
note: all photos are mine and are copyright, Kara Cox. Please also me for permission to duplicate. The article below was written by me about my personal trip and I received no promotional consideration or gifts. It is simply my opinion and my experience, yours may differ. My husband and I took a trip to Biltmore … Continue reading Biltmore House and Gardens – Asheville, North Carolina
It’s #nationalselfieday, which seems like the perfect time to introduce myself. My name is Kara. I am 51, which used to sound old to me but now that I’m here, it doesn’t really feel old. I have a wonderful husband and two grown children. I have the sweetest dog ever. She is a miniature goldendoodle … Continue reading My selfie. Myself.
I love hydrangea season. And it’s here! The first of my hydrangeas bloomed this week. We’ve had a ton of rain here in the mid-Atlantic so I am hoping that this year they will flourish. I have three kinds in my garden: a miniature variety called Bobo, a hot pink one called City Lights, and … Continue reading Can one ever have too many hydrangeas? Answer: no. Here’s how to get more.
Years ago, I had postpartum depression. It was bad. I loved my baby so much but I felt so incredibly inadequate as a mother. I had no idea what I was doing. I could not get organized, which is a big thing for me. I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t know who I was anymore. And … Continue reading Thank you, Kate Spade. I wish I could have returned the favor.
It has been awhile. A long while. I started this blog in 2014 as "The Heart Shaped Life". I had a matching Instagram and a lot of ideas. But putting yourself out there in intimidating, and life got so busy, and then I let my domain expire and someone snapped it up. And my Instagram, … Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new