Christmas Treasure

Christmas Blur

Are you listening to the sounds of December? The clinking of spoons in hot chocolate mugs, the rustle of cats in the Christmas tree, the tinking of bells on shop doors, familiar carols, and audible shivers as friends tighten their scarves… Are you smelling the smells of December? Baking cookies, pine needles, cold winter air […]

Memorial Day 2014 ~ and a Movie Suggestion

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Some of us, the brave ones, put aside selfish desires to afford others the right to be free. I hope that all of us are remembering the sacrifices – of life and limb – that all our ancestors and relatives and friends have given so that we can enjoy our BBQ and time with family […]

March IG Challenge, Desktop Wallpaper, Holidays, and Cooking Tips

Hey you! Yeah, you the one that’s wrapped in a fleece blanket with your heater cranked up and the news on (to see if your husband will be able to get to work tomorrow after the freeze). There’s hope that spring will eventually thaw this icy planet. I’ve got a few minor reminders and a […]

All You Need is Love

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“I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you – every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water – you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.” ― A.J. […]

When You Simply Must Eat Frogs

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My OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) tends to force me into one thing at a time, in a row, alphabetical and color coordinated like the rainbow (read: perfectionism). Red comes before orange, planning before doing (sometimes so much planning that there’s no time left for doing). Same goes for my New Year resolutions. I always start […]

Galveston Christmas and Cold Season Adventures

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We set out for Galveston in mid-December after getting over a nasty cold – without Daddy, who had to work overtime. Moody Gardens had invited me to attend their Festival of Lights and come take a few fun guided educational tours and participate in all the Christmas attractions they had to offer. It was going […]