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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.

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 ….

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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 ….

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 ….