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Friday Favorites: April 2019

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt April Already? Oy vey! How are we in April already? Time is flying by guys! I know, I know I sound like a painful static-filled broken record, but ….

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

“In the midst of hate, I found there was in me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was within me, an invincible calm. I realized that throughout it all, that…In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how ….

Big, Huge, Life Decisions

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” ~ Carol Burnett Hey Y’all!  It has been a looonnnggg hot second since I have been on here. I didn’t intend to take a break, but as the saying goes “sometimes the best laid plans go awry,” or something like that. I can not even believe it ….

You Can’t Skip a Chapter

“The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us.” ~ Gabrielle Bernstein New Year Resolutions  We are almost half way through January… Wait. Pause. Not to sound like a broken record, but how the HECK has time flown by so darn quickly? 2019 SLOW down! Okay now that I have said my ….

If We Were Having Coffee: Happy 2019

“Nothing can replace sleep, but coffee can do it best. I love coffee.” ~ Kelley O’Hara If We Were Having Coffee… Happy New Years everyone! I hope the year is treating you all four days into 2019. I can not believe that we are in January having started another year. Where the heck did time go? It is cray-cray or ….

A Little December Update

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” ~ Alexander Smith Plans Gone Awry  Totally digressing first sentence in, but I have to say how much I love the word awry. I mean it basically means things going wrong, and who loves that? But at least it makes all the wrong things sound cool and hip. It makes it ….

Merry Christmas 2018

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” ~ Dale Evans ‘Tis The Season Merry Christmas everyone! For those who celebrate, I hope it is a day of joy, celebration and love. And for those who don’t, may you still have an amazing and joyful day filled with love. While I ….

Christmas Cards: A Collab with Glueckgeist

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~ Calvin Coolidge Christmas Cards Call me old fashioned, but I LOVE snail mail. There is nothing better then sending or receiving a handwritten note to or from someone. ….

My Grown-Up Tree

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~ Washington Irving Christmas Happy If you have followed me on social media or even this blog you know I am Christmas happy. I get so giddy around this time of year. Even my nephews were rolling their eyes ….