Hello, adventurers! As the sun sets on 2017, I wish you a 2018 full of happy, memorable adventures. ♡ Happy Trails! Petiteloulou Pinterest Twitter Facebook Instagram
Hello, adventurers! Recently, I spent an hour or two scouring the Internet for a cheap cell phone with a QWERTY keyboard to replace my current smartphone. I’m on a Net10 plan now, and I feel much freer. I don’t surf the net on my phone much anyway, so I think this is a good fit. The… Read More Sunday Short: Time for a cool change…Or time to save some change???
Hello, adventurers! I hope your day is going swimmingly. ☺ Recently, I was pondering The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a novella I read in a college Latina Literature class. I particularly enjoyed the following passage: As a 25-year-old single college student at the time, I was comforted that a successful author had… Read More A house of my own: Reflecting upon Sandra Cisneros’ writings
Hello adventurers! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Mom and I just returned from a lengthy road trip from Indiana to the Olympic Peninsula. Sequim, Washington, was a fun and unique place. I can’t wait to share my stories and photos with you! **SPOILER** Sequim (pronounced “skwim”) has lots and lots of lavender.… Read More Sunday Short: Home sweet home ☺
Hello adventurers! Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet lately. This past week, I had the opportunity to explore Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the latter’s islands. So much fun! The photo above was taken on the beach in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Once I have all my stuff unpacked and laundry finished, I will share my stories with… Read More Sunday Short: Islands of New England
Hello, adventurers! I hope you are having a fantastic Sunday. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! ❤ My mom is so much more than my travel buddy, but this is one of my favorite photos of us. We took a family road trip across the USA three summers ago and had a… Read More Happy Mother’s Day!
Hello, adventurers! I hope you’ve had a peaceful Sunday. The words of Shirley Murray’s hymn, “Come and Find the Quiet Center” resonated with me today, so I thought I’d share the lyrics with you. ☺ Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead, find the room for hope to enter, find… Read More Sunday Short: Quiet Center
Hello, adventurers! Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, but it is still chilly in Indiana. Today also happens to be Palm Sunday. Two words from today’s sermon stood out to me: passion and patience. Patiently waiting for change or stability is more feasible if we cling to our passion, whether your passion is writing,… Read More Sunday short: Palms, passion, and patience
Hello, adventurers! Hope you’re having a wonderful day. My 52-mile one-way commute from work becomes monotonous at times, but there are gems along the way. Sunrises, horses and cows, barn quilts, and covered bridges are scattered around Southern Indiana’s landscape. These everyday treasures make the hiatus between longterm travels more than bearable. Daily life can… Read More Sunday Short: Life’s bridges
Superbowl Sunday is here. Fortunately, the Hallmark Channel and Animal Planet offer adorable alternatives: The Kitten Bowl and The Puppy Bowl, respectively. As an animal lover, this annual tradition thrills my heart. So my question is, what is your Super Bowl Sunday tradition? Petiteloulou ☺