As I write this post, my precious almost-two-year-old granddaughter is sleeping soundly in the room next door. I know without a doubt it's soundly because she fell asleep in my arms while I rocked her, while I carried her upstairs and lay her down, covering her with a soft blanket, and ten minutes later… Continue reading Oh So Grateful!
The past couple of years have brought with it a desire to live fully by minimizing not only my possessions, but other areas of my life as well. With that desire came the discovery of The Minimalists. I've listened to numerous podcasts and read articles galore and always come out on the other side with… Continue reading What is Minimalism–Really?
We had family visiting from Minnesota this past week. With all the snow Minnesota has had this spring, my husband and I thought we would treat them to new sites. And the sites don't get any better--or crazier--than Boulder, Colorado. In fact, Boulder is like it's own little state. Comments like "Only in Boulder," "That's… Continue reading Unique Boulder
February is the month of hearts and love. Anyone living on this planet is aware of Valentine's Day, whether we're fond of it or not. The card, flower, and chocolate industry can attest to how popular Valentine's Day is. We celebrate and honor our "true love." I also celebrate my kids, adults now, but that… Continue reading The Month of Hearts
B-U-S-Y. It's one of my least favorite four-letter words. No matter where you look, people are busy. And the typical answer when asking someone you haven't seen for a while how they've been, is "Busy." People are busy. Work is busy. Life is busy. Everything and everyone is busy. We're busy at work and then… Continue reading My Least Favorite Four-Letter Word
Do your days consist of a job, a career, or a life mission? Or are you one of the lucky ones who have combined all three? The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes "job" as: 1. a: a regular remunerative position b: a specific duty, role, or function c: something that has to be done or an undertaking… Continue reading Job, Career, or Life Mission
Sporadic posting lately is caused by some health issues absorbing my attention. Nothing too serious, however, and I'll be back on track before you know it. These kinds of things keep us on our toes in life. Not to mention make us appreciate good health and to feel grateful for all that we have. The… Continue reading Checking In
Now available! Start 2018 by learning how to maximize the peace and joy in your life with the power of gratitude. Anyone interested/willing to participate in a blog tour, please reply below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alexandra will provide the cover photo and the text. Daily life can take you on a wild… Continue reading Finding Peace Through Gratitude
As the New Year approaches--much too quickly, I must add--I've been preparing for, and contemplating, my one word for 2018. My One Word is an experiment developed by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen to help people get past the disappointment of not being able to keep News Years Resolutions. I used to be one of… Continue reading My One Word
Every chance I get, I tell people of the foundation of faith, family, and love on which my parents built their lives. That, in turn, set such a wonderful example for their children and from there, their grandchildren. I went to stay with them for a couple of weeks a while back as my dad… Continue reading Foundations