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‘My Blog Saved Me.’

March 2, 2012

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“Kind words, kind looks, kind acts and warm handshakes, these are means of grace when men in trouble are fighting their unseen battles” ~ John Hall It’s Friday and it’s March and spring has sprung in my soul.  It’s my 200th post on this blog and almost 1 year to the day that I first […]

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“Let’s Bee Friends!”

March 1, 2012

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I first met the lovely Bruna when I saw her oh so sweet Button on a number of other blogs.  Her blog is called “Bees with Honey” and is a sweetest and most cozy place in this oh so big Blogospehere.  When I got to her blog I felt like I had taken a deep […]

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Shorter Days, Longer Nights, and a Future Worth Living For.

February 28, 2012

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“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for” ~ Anonymous Oh how this is all true and the last part I feel everyday, in moments too many to count. As you all came on “the haircut” journey yesterday, […]

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Traditions, Family and “Famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

February 24, 2012

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“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh quote I love tradition. There is a […]

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“Sweet-heart friends.” Tell us about yours and win a beautiful ‘Sweetheart’ necklace.

February 15, 2012

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I chose this quote, because to me the word sweetheart is universal. It’s about the people that remind of us of A.A. Mine’s famous words forever captured as a quote from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh. Our ‘Sweethearts’ lift us up, rally when we need them to, hold our hands, and sit quietly offering […]

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Love is…Everyday.

February 13, 2012

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“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Theresa For weeks I have wanted to participate in Northwest Mommy’s Monday Listicles, but for whatever reason the timing was never quite right, and then this week, the topic was “LOVE” and […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready, Set, Live.

February 10, 2012

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“We are always getting ready to live, but never living” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Within this smile, is a spirit that is in fact living and ready for anything that comes its way. Little E inspires me everyday to look at things differently, to remind myself and others that you need not do anything monumental […]

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Dear Ellis, a Letter to my Father-in-Law.

January 30, 2012

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Dear Ellis, I always start every post with a quote and for today, in this letter to you, this quote feels right in my heart. “And you, while you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups on my table.”   ~ Tang Dynasty Poem Although we are even further than 1,000 miles away, […]

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A Balancing Act with a “Mayonnaise Jar & 2 Beers”

January 27, 2012

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This post is by no means original, but it’s worth repeating as we all swirl around in our busy lives, prioritizing, juggling and re-prioritizing.  What’s also lovely about this post, is that my friend K, one of the G8 (my Ya-Yas) sent it to me so that I might specifically share it on my blog, […]

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Big and Little.

January 22, 2012

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“As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.” ~John Steinbeck. I have a another post stored up inside of me as you might guess by my recent travels to NYC where I stayed across […]

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