Going to the Mountains

Oh how I love the mountains!  My ideal winter vacation is to disappear to a secluded cabin somewhere on the Georgia or Tennessee Mountains (or any other mountain with a glorious view of green everywhere!).  I love the idea of wrapping myself under a thick fuzzy blanket, drinking hot tea (or coffee) with my feet spread on the coffee table, while staring …

Trinidad

Here’s my official shout-outs to all my Trini friends back in the island and those spread around the hemisphere! It was the summer of 2003 when my husband and I took a team of about 23 people on a missions trip to Trinidad in the Caribbean sea. Our group consisted on mostly college age students and a handful of older …

Beautiful Austria!

“The hills are alive with the sound of music…la,la,la,la,la…”  Yes, that’s the one! If you’ve ever seen the movie, The Sound of Music,  I have to say that as beautiful as Austria is depicted in the movie, it just doesn’t do it justice.  It is absolutely breathtaking!  Now, if you have never seen the movie, shame on you!  Go immediately and …

Interlocken, Switzerland

On my latest trip to Germany during the winter of 2009, we had done some ministry at a youth conference for an entire week.  Then, we ministered in a few churches and held a service at a theological seminary.  The following week, we were ready for a little break and so, we headed to Interlaken, Switzerland to experience even more cold and snow, …

A First Time Visit To Deutschland

I am in love with Germany!  It is one of the most beautiful and historical countries in the world.  I first learned about Germany from my husband, Brian who was born in Frankfurt, Germany as a military baby and whose grandparents were German natives.  My husband spend the first  5-6 years of his life there in Europe but once in the states, his …

4th of July Picnic

When we have family gatherings or when friends come over for a get-together type of event,  if it is a pot luck style, I sometimes cook the meal, and then I ask other people to bring dessert.  I don’t usually bake, in all honesty, it is not my forté.  But once in a while I get the itch to try something new.  Sometimes I use a …

Hottest Hair Products

Professional Hairstylist Kendra Pierce has put together a list of her favorite hair products in the market right now: Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment– This product is dry, non-greasy and absorbs instantly into the hair.Excellent for preventing breakage and color fade. It is great for all hair types from thick and coarse to fine and frail, it will not weigh …

Sam

We have a beautiful, pure-bred boxer named Sam.  We actually named her Samantha K. Schlottmann, but we call her Sam and sometimes Sammy for short.  She is the most amazing pet I’ve ever owned!  My husband got her for me when I lost my job a few years back.  He thought it would cheer me up having a puppy to care …

Working Moms Get a Bad Wrap!

About 2 ½ years ago, I lost my job and went into seclusion.  At the time,  unemployment was beginning to rise and I found myself utterly confused about the future. I believe I was becoming depressed because there were days I didn’t want to get up. At the  time, my sweet husband was the happiest man alive, because he enjoys me being at home …

A Short Vacation to Puerto Rico

I just returned from a short visit to my native island of Puerto Rico.  I was accompanying my husband who was there conducting  a number of meetings and I was going to help by being his interpreter (of course, that wasn’t the only reason I tagged along)  My parents sold my sisters and my, childhood home three years ago and moved to Washington D.C. with my oldest sister.  Recently, they …