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Caught my eye this week…

mellow pic

This is Mellow.  We got her Saturday and have been enjoying her company every day since.  And every night.  She’s a great sleeper.   She is still getting used to us, but I think she will like it here.

Some other things that warmed my heart this week on the web:

A great essay on time from someone who usually spends his days traveling and exploring, which is not anything like the way I spend my days.  But things change.  Super good.

Oh, how I love a good house tour.  Julie Blanner discusses decorating after the holidays.  I am ready for quiet after the lights and the greenery and the gingerbread houses.  But her house is already serene and hushed.  Love the brick floors.

Around here I don’t really need a heavy winter coat.  But I love to look at them.  This white coat looks so cuddly it makes want to go somewhere cold.  Almost.  Beautiful pictures.  Gorgeous sweater.

We are planning a big trip this summer so I am so happy to steal some of the resources from Cupcakes and Cashmere.  Lots of good ideas on how to make travel happen!

And finally, I am subbing for some Zumba classes coming up and need some new dances.  This one looks fun.  And I like the new Sia song. This choreography has lots of classic Zumba moves, simple and repetitive, but still a dance and not an aerobics routine.  Would have been just as good with a shirt on, though.  Still, easy to watch.

Enjoy the weekend!  We are making Pinewood Derby cars and playing with our new dog!  Until next week…




Simple has my heart…

The clutter is getting to me.   The trees I love to look at this year are the simplest, greenest, most restful trees.


I think my word for 2017 is going to be lighten.  As in lighten my load, get rid of things, lessen my worries (or at least worry less), lose a few pounds, and not be so serious, lighten up.

Just like these trees.

tree-with-pics corner-tree

And my very favorite.


Here’s to a calm– and bright– holiday with clear channel markers and sturdy docks.




Simple words…

Thank you

Last week was a bit crazy for me.

My little ebook, A Life of Great and Wonderful was created for me and my no so easy, ungraceful, difficult bedtime nights.  It’s been sitting here quietly, while I worked up the courage to tell somebody about it.

Then I told my sister.  She told Facebook.  And everyone was so, so nice.  My cousin’s wife Shelly was the first to buy it.  With real money!  Makes me tear up.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Feeling a little in awe of the power of Facebook (and wishing I was better at navigating social media).  And grateful for such sweet wishes and congratulations and encouragement.

I feel so loved.  Thank you a million times.


Morning with our new camera

New camera-morning There is still so much to learn.  I haven’t even finished watching the DVD that came with the camera.    So many buttons and tabs and nuances to adjust.

Even with my limited knowledge of this camera (or any other, really) we are getting lots of great pictures.  Makes me wish we had a “good” camera during the baby and toddler years when we took so, so many pictures.

And yes, Mack does have on pajama bottoms while eating his pancakes.

Off to learn more and practice more!

Happy photographing!


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