Christmas isn’t over yet!

I had an early morning flight. I was so exhausted from the night before because I was up doing a little bit of work. I didn't really mind, since I got to spend the entire day with my family. I knew it was a bad idea to get my usual, quad espresso over ice no…

Family White Elephant

If things came easy, it surely wouldn't be worth it. I am the biggest gift giver, but I will make you work for it. Our annual family white elephant game rules are simple: bring a $20 gift to play. I did a little planning to make things a little fun before I headed to my…

Adventures of the Traveling Gio (yaw?)

My family has always been synonymous in living the humble lifestyle. My brother and I grew up in a stable family, but my parents did an amazing job raising us to understand the true meaning of a dollar (more so, the true meaning of every penny earned). They reiterated the importance of giving and taking…

Merry Christmas Babies

Merry little Christmas to my two little babies, Maggie and Buster. They stuck by my side through all these years. Words can't express how much they mean to me. They love me unconditionally and I can't imagine my life without them. They have been with me throughout my long adventurous journey across the US. The…