My Sweet Baby

My sweet Cooper passed over the rainbow bridge on December 10, 2017. My family and I are heartbroken. We miss him so much, but are comforted in knowing that he is no longer hurting. He was such a strong and brave boy. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories, baby. […]

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Going For The Bold

This is my new kitchen floor. Every carpet tile has a different pattern and color scheme. It is unique, kind of odd, and totally me at this point in my life. Bold. Not neutral. Not blending in to the point of being almost invisible. Not something that most people would expect to see. Not a […]

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Oops! I’m So Sorry!!!!

I’m sure you’ve received many post updates from me today if you subscribe to my blog. No, my website hasn’t been hijacked. And I haven’t turned into a spammer (by choice). I’m updating my theme and those posts were published without my knowledge when I imported a demo. I am so sorry to clog your […]

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Cold Brew Tea

  It’s October 7, but the temperature has climbed to 80 degrees again. A perfect day for having a big glass of iced tea. I, like probably many of you, grew up drinking sun tea. In the summers when I was a kid there would often be a big glass jar of tea sitting on […]

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About Trust and Space

I was watching the weather forecast on our local news recently. As usual, I was doing other things…working on my computer, chatting with the kids, making dinner. This time, among the temperature forecast and predicted night time lows, something different caught my attention. The weatherman said that you could see the International Space Station passing […]

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Symbolic Jewelry Part 3: Dragonfly Necklace

I have been fascinated with dragonflies for a long time. There is a pond in my backyard where I can often find some of the gorgeous, iridescent insects hanging out. When we owned a cabin up north, I would marvel at the ginormous ones that would hang out on the dock, getting so close that […]

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Symbolic Jewelry Part 2: Spiral Necklace

This is the second necklace I recently made that is filled with symbols and components that are meaningful to me. This bright and cheerful piece started with the metal spiral pendant, which I recently bought at my local new age store when I went there to experience a sound meditation event. The pendant is actually a […]

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Symbolic Jewelry – Part 1: Cicada Necklace

My kids are both back in school – one in college, the other in high school. This time of year always feels like a fresh start that is ripe with the potential of things to come. I bet there are a lot of people, like me, who get a burst of energy and creativity when […]

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Cookbook Review: One Pan & Done

One Pan & Done By Molly Gilbert Published by Potter This cookbook is a continuation of the sheet pan meal concept that Ms. Gilbert wrote about in Sheet Pan Suppers. In One Pan & Done all of the recipes are once again cooked in a single pan, but this time it can be anything from […]

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