Enchanted Fairylands in Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden

I can’t believe it’s September already! Spring and summer seemed to fly by, and I’ve been meaning to catch up on posting about some of the magical places I went to these past months. In April I took a trip up to Vancouver and spent some time at the VanDusen Botanical Garden. What a special […]

A Real Fairy Tale Cottage in Vancouver, B.C.

Fairy Tale Cottage House

Oh, the magical things you find when traveling. I took a trip up to Vancouver, B.C. last week and was absolutely delighted to find the city’s historic “Hobbit House”! How adorable is this little fairy tale cottage? I absolutely love the roof, which is made of golden, curved shingles to resemble thatch. Builder Brenton T. […]

Purple Moleskines, Vignettes, and Vancouver Travels

Purple Moleskines

I spent a much-needed getaway in Vancouver, B.C. these past five days. The break came right after finishing the first revision edits on the ghost story novel I’m working on. The trip was the perfect way to recharge. During the holiday I did my fair share of relaxing, but I decided to buy some mini […]

Magical Tulip Fields in Washington (Pictures)


Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday weekend. On Saturday I got to venture out to the Mount Vernon area in Washington to see the famous tulip fields in bloom for the first time. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival consists of flower fields dispersed throughout the Skagit Valley and was inaugurated in 1984. What a […]

99¢ Early Spring Fairytale & Historical EBook Sale


Spring is just around the corner, and it’s a great time to curl up with a book in a field of daffodils and tulips. 😉 When you find said field, you should then head over to Amazon, as today I’m having a worldwide ebook sale on both of my books for .99. If you are […]

A Magical Look Inside Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, Orlando


I got to take a fantastic trip to Florida during the holidays, and I’m finally getting the pictures up from visiting Universal Studios, Orlando. It’s hard to put into words just how magical of an experience Diagon Alley was. I probably could’ve stayed there for at least a week photographing all the enchanting details. If I’m […]

New Ghost Story Novel Project Announcement: ‘Winterbay Abbey’

John Bladek Davonna Juroe Winterbay Abbey

Very excited to officially announce that I’ve teamed up with Spokane-based author/historian John Bladek to write a ghost story novel entitled  Winterbay Abbey. The book is about a young Seattle architect who travels to the coast of Maine where he becomes entangled in the terrifying past of a ghost haunting an abandoned convent he is restoring. […]

A Photo Journey Through Washington Park Arboretum

Washington Park Arboretum

New Year’s Day turned out to be quite chilly. Not cool enough to keep me from grabbing my camera and meandering through one of the local parks though. 😉 It was my first time venturing around the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle and what a treat it was. The lighting was interesting that day, harsh […]

The White-sand Beaches of Western Florida


Continuing on the Florida vacation photo tour, the next stop is an in-depth look at some of the white-sand beaches around the St. Pete Beach area. Such amazing scenery down there! There truly is something so enchanting about beaches. For me, the sea reminds me of countless stories and paintings of mermaids — which I’ve […]

Easy, Whimsy Christmas Centerpiece

Orange Christmas Table Centerpiece

Orange is a fun hue and makes a lovely accent color in the home. I love how it brightens up any space. When I was thinking about a Christmas centerpiece this year, I wanted to stray from the typical red and green and incorporate this warm color. After remembering that oranges were traditionally given as […]