It started as a blog ~ It morphed into an identity.

IMG_3354My life as Mrs. Padilly and Donna Marie intertwine my past and present by combining my worlds of travel, art, design, and storytelling through the pen and lens of Mrs. Padilly.

I’m a creative professional, and from 1995 to 2011, I taught visual communications for a college near Houston, Texas.

I am also a traveler at heart, so in 2012, after an early retirement from my teaching career, I launched MrsPadillys.com and began blogging about Texas Travel under the pen name “Mrs. Padilly.”  

I now reside on central Florida’s Gulf Coast, near well know beaches like Clearwater, Saint Pete, Bean Point, Holmes, Bradenton, Cortez (a favorite), Coquina (another favorite), Lido Key, and Siesta.

If the majority of these beaches are unfamiliar to you, then you are in luck! I will be sharing photos from this area, which I now call my home, and what the locals call “Old Florida.”

Traveling and living creatively is a way of life for me, and MrsPadillys.com is my fun little thread on the web to share my latest travel, art, photography, and writing projects. 

Thank you for stopping by, and I’d be thrilled if you would follow along — it’s always nice to travel with friends.

Happy Trails,
Mrs. Padilly

For more information about Mrs. Padilly and how I started blogging about Texas Travel as Mrs. Padilly, and eventually settled on the west coast of Florida, please visit my page, Becoming a Blogger.

You may also be interested in my glamping/travel blog: MrsPadillysTravels.com.

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(last updated June 7, 2022)

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