Liebster Award!

Lieb-a-what?  A Liebster Award for little old me?!  I’m so honored to find that Firefly Tales has been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award from fellow blogger, Lana, of Monday’s Nugget. So what is a Liebster Award?  Let me tell you! (Straight from Monday’s Nugget:) This award is given to blogs with less than 200 […]

The Nomad Way…a friend and fellow blogger’s story

You know how most people say they are going to ‘travel the world!’ and ‘take an adventure’ before before settling down after marriage?  Well, this wonderful couple is doing just that! And wouldn’t you know it, they are currently in Siem Reap, Cambodia; the place my soul knows is home. After years of traditional desk […]

Wine Glass

Is my wine glass big enough? How about now? Is my funny face funny enough? Don’t answer that. Just having some Christmas fun with my little sister. We’re talking super dorkiness here.  Why did no one tell me my hair was frizzing out?! Thanks for the ginormous wine glass, Timmy!  I’m sure I’ll find some […]

Monkey Bread

I really had every intention of being a superstar employee this week but Aiden came down with a nasty bug late Sunday and I had to put on my Super Mom cape and put work on the back burner Monday morning.  Which means I tend to my sickie but still monitor work emails for emergencies […]

Running Behind (Literally)

The other night I had a dream that had me giggling as I woke up. As the images came back to me, I couldn’t figure out why I was laughing, or why it was so funny when it was actually quite embarrassing! Then, something equally mortifying happened to me as I was running around trying […]

Memorial Day

To the heroic men and women who have given their lives in service of this country, to the brave men and women who serve today, and to the courageous men and women who will serve this country to fight for our freedom: Thank You. You will never be forgotten. We are teaching our boys to […]

Khmer Food

We grew up eating rice (bai) with every meal.  Mom’s fried rice was a treat, and her noodle soup weekends were feasts!  Rice & steak, rice & pork chops, rice & fish (with mangoes and fish sauce), fried rice & pork chops (Dad’s breakfast specialty!), rice soup & Chinese sausages, etc…this list goes on and […]


Dear Friends, Please excuse my long hiatus from the blogging word!  Just returning from vacation and I’m having a hard time readjusting to reality and am still stuck on “Cambodian time” where it’s perfectly acceptable to be running late and a delay in things doesn’t really put anyone else out by much.  Where strangers smile […]

THE Dress

I’m not going to lie here, if it weren’t for the sake and the endless sushi last night, I would have dug up my wedding dress, put that baby on and pranced around the house in it.  It was the Eve of my 5th anniversary and it certainly wouldn’t have been the first time I’ve wandered […]

Then & Now

I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic lately.  It might just be this time of year…Joel and I started dating in December, so when the snow falls and the hustle and bustle of Christmas is upon us, it takes me back to our first year of dating.  Waaaaay back… Wow, we were kids! We had a puppy! […]