“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. ….
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” ~ Tecumseh Recaps My trip home for Thanksgiving flew by. It felt like I was just barely escaping what ….
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ~ W. Clement Stone Back With Family Despite Thanksgiving being a family holiday, since I was a teenager, I can count on one hand the times I havespent it with my immediate family. It always seemed I was traveling. Or the insanity to travel on the busiest travel days ….
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie Gratitude There is so much in life to be grateful for, though it ….
“One of my favorite things is to have a three-hour conversation over coffee with someone.” ~ Andy Grammer Peppermint White Mochas It has been a hot minute (or month) since I did an If We Were Having Coffee post and it is high time I did an update. I write this from the snowy White Mountains of New Hampshire. I flew ….
“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey Slow and steady wins the race right? Months ago (starting back in the spring maybe? yikes!) I was honored to be nominated for numerous blogging awards by some amazing bloggers. And while it has taken a long, long, LONG while, I am finally getting ….
“Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.” ~ Elizabeth Fishel Dear Sugar, I thought many times how I was going to commemorate this day. Every time I sat down to write, nothing seemed right. Eight years isn’t one of those magical ….
“Honey, I am going to my grave with my eyelashes and my makeup on.” ~ Tammy Faye Bakker Pause I need to pause my San Diego commentary by discussing a life changing event that occurred on my birthday. Guys I owe you a huge heart felt apology because I have failed. I have failed as a beauty blogger. I am ….
“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 About Darn Time For Some Coffee I can not believe that it has taken me so many blogging years (true story, I have been around the blogging ….
“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” ~ Kenneth Branagh Spring Snow Showers With Spring, supposedly, allegedly, theoretically, comes Spring Showers. Except I am beginning to think whoever the heck coined that phrase was drunk, because the majority of showers we have gotten has been snow, not rain. and I ….