Holmes Beach, Florida

I have a new outlook on life -- Literally. Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida. We have moved to Florida's Central Gulf Coast. A fresh start after the burden of COVID the last couple of years. I'm excited about this new adventure, which I shared on my updated "About" page. Long-time followers know I love… Continue reading Holmes Beach, Florida

Father's Day Sculpture FEATURED

“Father’s Day” DIY Travel Souvenir

When most people travel, they do so to experience the world and create memories. When I travel, my favorite way to bring these memories home is by creating my own travel souvenirs, like my DIY “Father’s Day” nature sculpture. This simple sculpture, made of driftwood and a white starfish, hangs on our living room wall… Continue reading “Father’s Day” DIY Travel Souvenir


My Kindness & Gratitude Journal

Are you a journaler? I sure am! For the last five years, I have been writing in my "One Line a Day" journal, which you see below, and I actually filled in all 1,825 days! (affiliate link) While most of my one-line journal entries are mundane and reinforces how boring my life can be, it… Continue reading My Kindness & Gratitude Journal

Key Largo Resort

Mrs. Padilly’s on YouTube

And the journey begins... I'd like to invite you to join me on my newest project by subscribing to my NEW YouTube channel to journey along with me as I share my boating, camping, and road trip adventures. From off the beaten path, to popular tourist destinations, I'll share stories and experiences from Florida.… Continue reading Mrs. Padilly’s on YouTube

Mrs Padillys Painted Rocks

A Painted Rock Brightened Her Day

I just ran into a woman jogger, excited about a painted rock she found along a walking path in The Fort Wilderness Campground, WDW. Having placed such rocks myself, I explained the idea behind these random acts of kindness, also known as Kindness Rocks (see The Kindness Rocks Project.") Now that she understood why she found… Continue reading A Painted Rock Brightened Her Day