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Hotrods, Cowgirls & Surviving Cancer: “MyNewFavoriteWeek’ly Inspiration

July 17, 2012

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“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” ~ Bo Bennett   Sometimes we don’t need to look for inspiration, it will find us.  As a matter of fact, sometimes you only must open your mind and heart and that inspiration will come, knock on your door and say “Howdy friend.”  This […]

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Humility, Advocacy and “The Greatest Love.”

March 26, 2012

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This post is a combination of emotions today. I am humbled to put myself in front of you.  I am advocating for a cause I believe in so strongly because I have lived it and I am sharing a piece of writing I submitted for a contest that captures both of these things and all […]

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When one door closes a new door to happiness opens.

February 27, 2012

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller There is a wet film pooling in my eyes, I am not crying, and the tears will not form to flow […]

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Stories of Friendship bring ‘anewfavoriteday.’

February 20, 2012

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In deciding to honor all our friends and family with ‘sweet hearts’ on Thursday of last week, I was truly excited to read the stories people would share, and secretly feared that noone would share. How can you celebrate the people in our lives who teach, discover, love, support, shield and embrace us, if noone […]

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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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Her take is Simple and Refreshing. “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration.

February 14, 2012

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci Lately I find myself craving simplicity. Perhaps it’s doing too many things at once all the time, or the new year pushing me towards organization, but I have been attempting to simplify my life in some ways. I am unsubscribing from email lists, making calendars to […]

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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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Can you be burned out and still be inspired?

February 1, 2012

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This is what I am asking myself right now?  Recently, I have been pushing hard, burning the candle at both ends and in the middle and I am tired.  Or maybe it’s burned out.  As I headed  around the blogosphere the past few days to visit other bloggers who I enjoy reading, many of their […]

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“The Shining,” Presents and the Leopards. Rules for Dressing Twins.

January 31, 2012

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“There are two to kiss, and two to hug and two to love with all my heart.” ~ Unknown People always ask me if the minis have a special twin connection and the answer is yes.  Today though, we will keep it light and lovely and I will focus on just one thing that’s fun […]

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