CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING

This year we decided to start a new Christmas tradition with our tree. We normally have a blue and silver tree and it’s a long story but my husband thought I liked the blue tree and I thought he did. Anyway, we both wanted a red and green tree we just never communicated that because we didn’t want to hurt each other’s feelings. Relationships are weird, y’all. Fast forward a couple months and we’ve got the first Christmas tree that feels incredibly personal to the newly cemented Kibler family.

Let’s have a look, shall we? Continue reading “CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING”

DOG-FRIENDLY TRAILS IN THE SMOKIES

DOG-FRIENDLY TRAILS IN THE SMOKIES

As much as I love going for a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park I can’t bring my fluffy son with me on every trail. I’m not referring to those short legs! There are only two approved trails for dogs in the national park and they are “The Gatlinburg Trail” and “The Oconaluftee River Trail”. My husband and I wanted to take Joe into the park and get to see the gorgeous leaves before all they all end up scattered on the ground. Joe really enjoyed himself and fell asleep as soon as we got back to the car. Continue reading “DOG-FRIENDLY TRAILS IN THE SMOKIES”

TEQUILA TASTING IN TULUM

TEQUILA TASTING IN TULUM

At 26 years old I didn’t think I still needed drinking lessons. I got enough of that in college as a sorority girl. While I’ve grown up a smidgen since then my palette is still more unrefined than I care to admit. Tastings are great way to learn more about your favorite alcoholic drink or to try something completely different than your “usual”. Chris and I learned not only historical tidbits about tequila but also the proper way to drink it. Continue reading “TEQUILA TASTING IN TULUM”

TULUM RUINS

TULUM RUINS

Chris and I wanted to see the ruins in Tulum because we read that they were located right next to a gorgeous beach. The beach will blow you away! I think next time we will stay in Tulum for the entire trip. Tulum means “wall” and our tour guide said the large wall that surrounds the ruins was meant to separate social classes not to keep anyone out like some historians believe. The original name for Tulum was Zama meaning “dawn”. While we were walking through the jungle our guide said we would immediately be able to see why the property was chosen to build a city and given its original name. Continue reading “TULUM RUINS”