Blogathon Weekend!

Blogathon Weekend!

This weekend I am participating in the Biannual Blogathon Bash! For the next three days, I will be putting in extra hours working on not only Detours in Life but my other blog FamilyVacay.net and preparing to launch two additional blogs in the coming weeks including...
Going on Vacation? What about your Dog?

Going on Vacation? What about your Dog?

This post may include affiliate links that when clicked might generate a commission for this website. This keeps the content free. For more information, see my Disclosure policy.  When my daughter was a newborn, I attended my first consignment sale. In the bag of...
Unplanned Vacation

Unplanned Vacation

Sometimes, you just have to go for it! You have to turn off common sense, forget doing what you should, and just go for it. That was my idea when in mid February I was just checking out the Disney Cruise Line website to see how high the prices had gotten. Spring break...
Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

Growing up, I was always a stickler for routine and traditions. I didn’t like change much. My Mom tells me that when I was at a very young age, I got very upset when she changed the placement of Christmas decorations. I liked them where they always were! I have...
Five Minute Friday – Tree

Five Minute Friday – Tree

Last week, I stumbled upon this idea that was started by Lisa-Jo Baker. It is called “5 Minute Friday”. The concept is simple: each week she decides on a topic or word and you write for 5 minutes with no editing, no proof-reading, nothing. Five minutes of...

It Could Happen to Any of Us

In August of 2012, I was off work for the day and I got a phone call from my husband in the late afternoon. I heard the words from him that literally made my heart sink, “I don’t have a job anymore and I’m on the way home”. I was in a panic....