Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, N.C. The Port City

My name is Donna George and I’m glad you’re here, hope you’ll stay a while with me. Please click below to join me on social media/ Facebook. Find me on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter.

A few things about me


Ferry Ride

I grew up motivated, happy and dedicated to experience life to the fullest in whatever direction it unfolded.

I attended the University Of North Carolina At Wilmington – Major, Communications

I live by the sea, love seagulls and get lost in books. My husband and I have 2 sons – Chase & Dakota.

My friends refer to me as “Mermaid” – (no idea why)  it’s totally normal to me to stay in the ocean most of your life. Its the creatures lurking the beach that makes me a little jittery.

I’m a lefty, hopeful, whimsical in nature, and positive by intent.

Follower of Jesus Christ and yes, don’t hate me, a conservative – who still believes integrity and morals still matter in this world.

I use a Nikon 5200 camera for photos. Love photography!

Finding my camara spot

Finding my camera spot

Reading blogs is my fetish, clothing my addiction and magazines are everywhere in my house, and in my jeep. My best days are hot, sunny with a great playlist and front row seats on the beach.

My bucket list is still full, I would love to live in Ireland for 1 year to dig around my heritage,  skydive from a plane (rained out my last 2 attempts) and complete my true purpose in life. Discovering a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow would be a wonderful blessing too, while in Ireland. I was thinking about a cottage in a small seaside town not far from the city.

All-time favorite movie is still “City Of Angels” and TV series is “The OC”.

I enjoy putting together 1000 Piece Puzzles. See my post on how to turn a 1000 piece puzzle into a masterpiece. I’ve shared many of my puzzles on the blog.

Bright, colorful Dice Puzzle

Bright, colorful Dice Puzzle

I can’t live without the sounds of the Eagles, Bee Gee’s and Stevie Nicks. They have brought me many hours of joy.

Oh, and did I say the beach….

Wrightsville Beach NC

Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

big blue sea

Big blue sea

I spent the last 30 years working as a VP, traveling from Philadelphia to Alabama, for a retail brand.  My career enabled me to learn much about leadership and human behaviors. From time to time, I may share some travel stories. I could write an entire book on chicken soup for frequent fliers. Of course – those blogs would be laced with EXTRAORDINARY happenings and hilarious situations.

Times Square, NYC

Times Square, NYC

Conference calls can't wait, NYC

Conference calls can’t wait, NYC

Now, I write, take photographs, puzzle, jog and sleep until 10 am, at least, have breakfast with friends when I want and lunch when I’m hungry. I am enjoying this creative freedom, I hope that you make time for yourself.

Sunlight peeks through the woods

Sunlight peeks through the woods and treetops



I have always wanted to write and share stories. Glad you’re here reading this, hope you will return soon. Leave me any comments, feedback, or inspiration that might spark your interest. I will be happy to read it and share my insights.

Some more photos, I will start with my view from the deck of our Boone house nestled in the blue ridge mountains, They are majestic, big and outrageously beautiful. Boone is a small town with three ski resorts and the highest peak elevation in the east.




My Sons

My Sons


Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC


Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach

DSC_0358River Walk, Downtown Wilmington



I hope you will hang out a while, get cozy, and journey with me. Be sure to sign up, so you don’t miss any extraordinary things! Join me on social media, I am very interested in your opinions and comments.

Thanks for dropping by :))

Be safe and happy trails

Donna George

Blog photos

Heart of the Matter Fashion Show

Cape Fear Volunteer “Heart of the Matter” Fashion Show

Heart of the Matter Fashion Show

Heart of the Matter Fashion Show, Cape Fear Volunteer Center, Thalian Hall Wilmington, NC


Thank you for stopping by!

The Versatile Blogger Award

69 thoughts on “About

  1. It sounds like you live a very full and amazing life; your charisma really shines through your words!

    Oh, and your sons are babes! 🙂


  2. I enjoyed reading your blog and hope to read more in the future. It sounds like you have a busy active life. Interesting, but your picture of the Blue Ridge mountains taken from your back deck reminds me so much of the view from my deck. The snow also looks familiar.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Dona;
    It is wonderful experience to visit your blog; in fact, I came to visit to read your recent post; which you posted on “The Commons” blogging you, but one post lead me to read another post and another post compel me to read the “brilliant yet beautiful brain” behind this blog.
    So, instead of commenting on your recent post; I am commenting here.
    This is the line of your write-up simply touched me.
    “Follower of Jesus Christ and yes, don’t hate me, a conservative – who still believes integrity and morals still matter in this world”.
    I think, both of us shares many common passion;especially above.
    Don’t you think; we should become friends?
    Your visit along with comment on my blog will be the first step of that long journey…..
    Wishing you all the best……..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you very much! I am glad you favored my Christ mention. I sometimes get negativity because of it, but I am not shaken – my faith is strong, like yours.

    I am looking forward to learning from you, tips, suggestions please feel free to leave your feedback.
    Looking forward to reading your post.
    Happy trails

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  5. You are not first one who shaken on this path, most of us.
    Don’t you think it is a GOD’s way to test our faith?
    Don’t you think; it is his way to make us better human being?


  6. Dear Good Woman
    I am grateful for your nomination! It’s been a long time since I got a blogging nomination. I’m excited! I have to get busy with that big list :)).
    Btw – loved your acceptance post, 😊
    Thanks again, Donna


  7. Congratulations on your nomination for the Versatile Bloggers Award. Your blog is very interesting and I look forward to reading and seeing more. Thank you for stopping by and liking my posts. I appreciate the support. Kindest Regards Cheryle


  8. I am working on the post for the award now, making sure I got my homework complete. You are one of the blogs I wanted to nominate – would you be okay with this? I was sending a note later today but since you are here…

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  9. Hello
    Congrats on the Lieberman Award! I have a question for you – how do I send my post for accepting your nomination but keep it private to the 101 blogging community and not public on my blog? Do you know?
    Thank you

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  10. Donna;
    Thank God at last you replied the comment!!!!!!!!!
    In the response of your comment “Thank you so much:) I accept your nomination happily”.
    “As you sow so shall you reap”‘
    Is a proverb which means that actions or deeds of a person repay him/her in kind. Origin of the proverb is traced to the Bible, Galations VI (King James Version): Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he/she also reap.
    You are doing good to others, so, simply others are doing good to you………
    I wish, due to grace of God life must be going well…………….


  11. Sorry for the delay. We are on a retreat at our mountain home and the trip is almost 6 hours – been busy up here organizing and catching up on projects since last month. And I’ve been working on the Versatile blogger award post. Finishing it up now. Thanks for checking in on me:).

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  12. It’s okay; because, my prime concern was to inform you; because, as you know, I have added one NEW PAGE on by blog about “VERY inspiring Bloggers award”; so, your blog will remain there for ever; looking to the importance of situation, your confirmation was more than needed; so, once again thanks for answering on time.
    Wishing you all the best…………………..


  13. Donna;
    Frankly speaking my knowledge about all these technical aspect is very poor, so, regarding inserting Icon; I don’t have any idea; because, I never have any idea; but inserting the link is very easy process; first of all you have to select the name of the blogger; than on upper bar you will “Insert/Edit” link button, press on it, one more box will open; then paste the URL of blog; while pasting the URL; keep it in mind, there is by default ” http//” so, when you paste the URL there will be two htpp// so, remove one of them; and do not forget the mark the button, open the link in new tab.
    I wish this must be useful for you or else I suggest you to go to the forum


  14. Thank you for your trouble. I did all that so I checked with engineer and apparently I have a something malfunctioned because my (link) icon is light gray not dark gray and it won’t allow me to press it. We are working on it 👍. Hopefully they will repair soon. Thank you so much – appreciate your help!


  15. Isn’t it my duty to help my “best friend”?
    Please feel free for any assistance or any help because as you know both of us are mad and crazy about GOD, so, slowly and steadily GOD is giving us opportunity to connect with each other…….
    Wishing you all the best……………….


  16. Good Saturday Morning Donna. Our south is warming back up today YAHOO!
    Stopped by to see what you were up to. What a great article on NightOwling! So many of the positives you listed resonated with me.
    I do a regular feature, this week it is called Roaming Around: Sunday Blog visits. I included your site as a place people should show up at. I think many bloggers will benefit from your positive permission granted to being up at night!
    All my best.


  17. Love reading your blog! An Eagles fan? ME TOO!! What’s your favorite song? Have you ever seen them in concert? They’ve come to my hometown a few times, but the tickets are always sold out! 😦

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  18. Hi there
    Thank you Bethie! Have not seen the Eagles yet, almost but tickets were outrageous. On my bucket list lol. However, I am seeing Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks 3/17 and I’m Excited! I love them. My Eagles song is 7 Bridges.& After the thrill is gone. Yours? Like them all though. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  19. Hi Donna:
    I have been challenged to the 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge. The challenge is to post a black and white photo for 5 days and to nominate another blogger for the challenge each day.

    I hope you don’t mind but I have nominated you on the 1st day of my 5. I enjoy your photography and thought you might enjoy the challenge. My day one post is here: https://lightwalker1.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/day-1-5-day-black-white-photo-challenge/ There is no pressure if you are unable to accept. It is all for fun.

    Thank you for being such a wonderful blogging buddy. I appreciate your likes, comments and your supportive words. In love and light Cheryle


  20. Donna;
    As far as I know in past you had your own fashion and style blog and it was hacked by some hackers, it was your years of efforts, hard work and later on you started this blog, can you relate this story with my this recent post……………
    I wish, you will not disappoint me.
    Wishing you all the best………………………….


  21. Ha ha, wonderful introduction. You wonder why your friends call you a ‘mermaid’? Well ’cause if someone tossed you in the water, hoping you would drown, you immediately grow fins and start enjoying the experience, that’s why (metaphorical reference, intended!) 🙂

    Godspeed my friend

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  22. Hey Donna,
    So glad to find you. You are super inspiring & I love all of your photographs. I love how this blog world enables us to meet & greet wonderful people from around the world. I sure am new here but catching up. Would love to follow you along in this journey. Keep sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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