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A new love 💘

 

I have a confession to make. I fell in love several months ago. Keeping it to myself until just recently when I shared it with my husband was difficult to do. He has been understanding and very accepting of my new love. He’s definitely my best friend and understands.

You see until recently, I enjoyed travel as long as it was recreational, short lived and I knew we were coming back home soon enough.  But lately, so many things have changed in our lives. All the kids are “grown” or at least they think they are. They have all moved away from home now and declared their independence.  We are now Empty-Nesters and have grown into a new class of people. One that I always assumed would never affect me much because I just knew that all the boys would still be around. I assumed that they would be around regularly and that the house they would always come home to- the house they grew up in, the house they matured in and had so many developmental memories and such- would somehow mean the world to them. Why I thought this way, I’ll never know.

I moved away from home at 18 and struck off on a life of my own too. I never looked back or even considered going back home. Actually, I saw going back home as a failure in life. If I couldn’t make it on my own, I would have been devastated!  There was one point when I went back though, in 2001 for about a year and half when both my parents were in a terrible car accident. Mom begged me to come help her and I did. That was short lived as God gave her Grace and she was walking again when I left. Alas, I digress…. so back to my new love…

So delusional thoughts aside, reality is often not was we expect it to be. In an adventurous ever changing world that we cannot control, we are but passengers on this  ride through life. A passenger doesn’t control the direction – and in my life God is the driver. So in recent years, I have just sat back and watched he scenery as I’ve been passing through. God is still my greatest love of all, number 1 in my life…my husband is number 2. But as for this new love I referred to, well it surprises me just as much as it has surprised my husband.

I love to travel! Not just leisure travel, but packing up and moving away travel. This travel is one that I had always denied before, absolutely refusing to leave East Tennessee.  Now, I’m excited by the thought and look forward to many new adventures along the way!

 

Calling all Adventurers

Hello everyone and happy Friday!

I have something new and exciting to share with you. Over the last week or so, I found a new website called shoestringseeker.com and fell in love ❤ with it. It’s a completely brand new website that’s just getting started and you can join in on the ground floor level.

It’s completely free to join, use, and share. It’s a place where adventurers, thrill-seekers, sightseers and so much more can share their experiences and wisdom about places that they have knowledge about. The format of this new website is very easy to use and very simplistic. You can create a profile either by using your email or by connecting Facebook to make things easier. There are travel Adventures on this site from all around the world.

I highly encourage all of my adventure-seeking friends (and friends who just simply travel) to log on, create an account, and share your personal wisdom with the world. The format is very easy to use on a desktop or mobile.

I think this website would be a wonderful thing for people who wish they could travel but can’t as well. It allows you to experience other’s adventures from the comfort of your own home or mobile device.

Personally I’m just getting started adding my wisdom posts. You can find my profile here:  https://shoestringseeker.com/profile/62

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 I know that there are thousands of you who are my friends and/or followers that have a lot of wisdom to share about your travels. I highly encourage you to log on, create a profile and share your wisdom. Here’s the standard link: http://www.shoestringseeker.com 

 

I hope to see you there!

Love,

Chrissy

 

*This is a sponsored post. I received compensation in exchange for writing this review.  Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are unbiased, honest & my own.

Let’s Pin each other – Update for 9/30/2015

Hello all you wonderful pinning peeps! I have sadly been absent from Pinterest for too long. I logged in today and realized there are over 2000+ request to be added to the 2 Let’s Pin Each Other boards.  So here is what I will ask for TODAY ONLY (9/24/2015):

If you have previously asked to be added to either board and have not been added yet, send another request today. I will add you when I get the notification.

My problem adding people has been that Pinterest only shows me 2 names and then says “and 79 others” have asked to be added…so let’s try this again folks (because the 79 others are being left out!

Update for 9/30/2015: I am still only receiving notifications lumped together on Pinterest so help me out. Let’s do this:

Follow me and the board(s) Let’s Pin Each Other and/or Let’s Pin Each Other 2 and also leave me a comment below with your user name and I will do my best to add everyone as swiftly as possible!

I’m in an adding mood, so let’s do this.    And….go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love y’all,

Chrissy

Item #46 Bucket List

In July 2014 I was blessed to cross another item off my bucket list. With the help of my husband and his right arm best friend, I was able to overcome my fear of lake water…on a boat.

Item #46 on my bucket list was to ride on a boat. I was tickled pink and we were out on the boat all day on the lovely Douglas Lake in Dandridge. Here are a few pictures of that awesome day!

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New Beginnings

January has been a time of new  beginnings, new acceptance, and has begun a new era in our lives. On January 9th, 2013 Nick and I were married in Gatlinburg, TN. We agreed to spend our lives together against everything life may throw at us & stand by each other solidly. We agreed before God and man to be best friends till the end (thus crossing #53 off my bucket list for good.  #53 was listed as: This one is private, but has been accomplished. No other description offered. Now, I reveal this item to you 🙂 I was searching for new best friend for life and I have him now!

We had a fabulous few days away from the kids & discovered some cool new local places. We agreed on our honeymoon, we would only shop & eat at mom&pop type businesses. So we totally avoided all chains & known labels. This is the first post of many about our honeymoon experiences in Gatlinburg.

We stayed in a small cabin in Gatlinburg, TN owned & operated by Ski Mountain Chalets & Cabin Rentals. It was very cute, on the edge of the town of Gatlinburg going up the mountain, fully furnished, beautiful scenery, clean, private and pleasant atmosphere 🙂

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The front porch of cabin was small and faced a paved driveway, so no worries of snow or mud.

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The front entrance introduces you to the livingroom or common area equipped with a couch, coffee table, TV, and gas fireplace (no need to buy firewood).
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The kitchen was completely furnished! All we bought was coffee & drinks for the fridge 🙂

The second room was furnished with a king size bed & whirlpool tub & full seperate bathroom.
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The back porch was my favorite spot!
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The hot tub was awesome 🙂
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The creek behind the cabin.
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