The Out-of-Towner

Welcome to Hollywood, Y’all!

My honeymoon was fabulous. I recently returned from an amazing trip to Palm Springs with my husband. It was a much-needed break from reality. However, while traipsing through the land ...Read More

7 Valentine’s Day Tips

I remember the good, the bad, and the ugly Valentine’s Days of my youth. One year, my sister and I were both single, so we decided to visit the local ...Read More

10 Things I Learned on My Wedding Day

Have fun! This is one of those memorable milestones in life. Don’t sweat it if the ring bearer will only walk down the aisle on two conditions: his pacifier and his ...Read More

Christmas for a Child of the 80s & 90s

There was no Elf on the Shelf. No Tickle Me Elmo or Zhu Zhu Pets. We had Slap Bracelets, not Silly Bandz. We had Nintendo, not Playstation or Xbox. Those ...Read More

What I’ve Learned About Lancaster Over the Past Year

I’ve been living in Lancaster County for a little over 14 months now, and what I’ve learned is … It’s not pronounced Laancaaaster. I was warned way before I moved here ...Read More

I Can Do That!

Do you ever watch a movie or television show and think, “I could do that?” My husband, Justin, and I love watching competitive reality television shows like “American Ninja Warrior,” “America’s ...Read More

Dealing with Life as a Child vs. Dealing with Life as an Adult

Do you ever wish you could time travel? Maybe go back about 10, 20, or 30 years ago? I see the “sass” attitudes that my soon-to-be step daughter and my niece ...Read More


I don’t know why, but I recently noticed that I have an uncanny knack for knowing useless facts about musical artists and celebrities. I also find it funny that I ...Read More

Happy Father’s Day to the Heroes!

Policeman, Spiderman, teacher, doctor, soldier … These individuals and more have at least one common bond: They are all considered heroes. Growing up in rural Alabama, there were slim pickings when ...Read More

I Want to be 3 Again!

Everyone could agree that the perspective of a 32-year-old woman differs from that of a 3-year-old girl. But, what some don’t understand is that the 3 year old’s behavior is ...Read More

May: So Much To Do!

It’s that glorious time of the year! The weather is perfect, gardens are in bloom with spring flowers, rhubarb and

Arbor Day: April 26, 2024

I’d always heard about a huge sycamore tree that grows just off Centerville Road in East Hempfield Township. However, curiosity

GR Mitchell: A Company on the Grow

It’s always heartening to see a company with deep roots in Lancaster County continue to thrive and grow. Having weathered

Butt, Who Knew!

This year I saw two of the movies that were up for a fair share of Oscars. Those were Maestro

Get Composting with Lancaster Compost Co-Ops!

And you thought composting was just for people who have large yards and/or expansive gardens. Think again! Composting is for

The U.S. Women’s Open is Returning to Lancaster!

May 28-June 2 at Lancaster Country Club Golf fans, the ladies are making a return trip to Lancaster and the

No Foolin’, April Has Arrived

Spring has sprung! It’s time to get out and enjoy all that the season has to offer. Best Kept Secrets

So Many Choices … So Little Time: Lancaster

It was apropos that the preview of Lancaster City Restaurant Week was held at a restaurant named Decades. The annual