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Live In The Nautical

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Category: Pen and Caffeinated Ponderings

The Elocutions, ponderings, caffeinated addictions, of my mind. In other words, all things writing, coffee, thoughts and opinions.

An Autumn Update 2019

“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen Finally An Update  I officially sound like a broken record, but I have been slacking hardcore. I thought I would be able to get two blog posts up in a week, but since it took me two weeks into October to even post I ….

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A Scarred Heart: Nine Years

“Cause, here’s the thing: To know how it ends And still begin to sing it again As if it might turn out this time I learned that from a friend of mine” ~ Hadestown  A hole in your heart Grief fucking sucks. It is depressing and messy and eternal, or at least lasts as long as you breathe on this ….

Three Things I Do Every Morning

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Early Mornings Good morning! Technically it is now late afternoon, but why quibble over a technicality? Besides depending on where you are in the world, it just might be YOUR morning. ….

Kate’s Coffee Order

“Coffee has always been a significant part of my life. For me, it’s a chance to start my day and gather my thoughts – it’s fuel for my creative process.” ~ Connor Franta Coffeeholic Kate It is no secret that I am a proud coffeeholic. Awhile ago, I had gotten requests for my coffee order which led to me creating ….

Friday Favorites: August 2019 Edition

“One trend I always go for is nautical: stripes, navy, rope knot belts, gold buckles.” ~ Poppy Delevingne Still Embracing Summer  I can not believe we are half way through August already! WHERE did summer go? Signs of fall are already springing up and it seems like Pumpkin Spice will be out in no time, but I am in no ….

The Sunshine Blogger Award

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll The Sweetest Blogger  One of the sweetest, and most authentic bloggers I know, nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger award ….

The Bachelorette and My Own Personal Story With A Toxic Relationship

“Relationships can be very traumatic. But being in a healthy relationship can be very empowering.” ~ Kangana Ranaut              Trigger Warning: This post talks about abusive and toxic relationships. The Bachelorette I am interrupting my (scattered) regular blog post scheduling for a topic brought to light thanks to The Bachelorette. Yes, you read that correctly. Even ….

Friday Favorites: July 2019 Edition

“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.” ~ Regina Brett Happy Fri-Yay Happy Fri-yay everyone! I can not believe we are already approaching the first weekend of July and for those ….

Summer Lovin’

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” ~ Ada Louise Huxtable Summer It is no secret I love summer. I am my happiest ….

I am Woman. I can do it

“We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.” ~ Lauren Hutton Aging  I have always considered birthdays more of a milestone then the changing of the year. Yes, a new year begins with people making all of ….