all of the lights

The whole walking in a winter wonderland thing truly is pretty gosh darn wonderful.  A quick way to enhance all that loveliness?  Add a few million lights, Christmas music, and a hand to hold.  You think my reverie sounds kinda like a fairy tale?  Me too, except it actually happened last night. For most of…

cold hands, warm hearts

Clink & wink or taste & play, but make sure NYE 2015 is Grade A.  You like my rhymes?  I’ll take your silence as a YES.  Now I just need someone to provide a beat.  Any takers?  Dum diddle dum. Okay, on a more serious note, Jon and I currently exchanging emails about our NYE…

dumpster diving in paradise

It was an ‘in my size and on sale’ kinda day.  Except, of course, I was at a garden store instead of a boutique, and the sale was actually a pile of trash.  Details details details. My amazing find? Twig stars. My mind got-to-a-whilrin’ when I spotted them, and suddenly Imma thinking I  gotta string…

second shine around

Twenty fifteen sounds like a sophisticated lady with a glittering collection of party gowns.  She takes her coffee black and unwinds with a flute of champagne.  And while she’s sipping the bubbly?  The dame fills her planner with surprises for others and adventures for herself. I designed the graphic above while I sipped (chugged) my morning coffee (doused…

itsy bitsy muscles

1+1=2 if we’re counting, but that’s not the story anyone is interested in hearing.  Rational tales rarely spark our heart or give us something to rally around.  No, the narratives that set our hearts a’thumping tell us how 1+1=3. Forget the math: we coalesce around stories where the individual parts add up to more than the whole. That beautiful explanation for transcendent stories…

getting (un)lucky!

Sometimes things don’t work out, and that’s a car-stuck-in-a-blizzard-on-a-dirt-road for everyone except Jon.   My creative mind joined me in the kitchen yesterday, and she convinced me to make cherry cheesecake cookie bites for a 6pm Christmas party. A good idea in theory (festive colors, delicious treats, etc), but a little too ambitious in theory.  …

the sleeping lion

A thankful e-e-e-oh-mum-oh-weh and pat the belly for a 15% discount.  We’re familiar with pictures being worth a thousand words, but what about a sentence?  Can a sentence hold a dozen memories?  Hopefully, ’cause that’s what I tried to do with the hodpodge of words opening this post. We spent five days celebrating Thanksgiving with…

fill me up

Why not put candles in the pumpkin pie?  Everyone at the table could blow together, and we could each make a wish for someone else.  Or, right before we blow, everyone could say something their thankful for this year. What do you think?  All in favor of letting the pie shimmer and shine before we…

make some merry

Don’t text and drive.  Never mix colors with whites in the laundry.  Don’t leave the house without turning off the lights.  And never, never-ever-ever, agree to deliver 406 Thanksgiving turkeys to the feeding shelter when you’re 5 months pregnant. Some rules are more more well known than others, but all should be well-respected and followed…

surprise!

  Flitter & flutter & flip &  flop & hope this feeling doesn’t stop. My references to flutters have traditionally stood for falling snow or feelings of amore, but things are a changin’ around here.  Ladies & gents: there is a new flutter in town.   Can you guess what it is? The fluttering is my…

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