With all the stress in my life, I have been trying to incorporate some mindfulness techniques into my life. I have tried meditation but my mind wanders so badly that I can never seem to get 'grounded' as they say. In fact, I can't even describe what 'grounding' feels like. If I try to think... Continue Reading →

Texas Chili

My recent trip to Dallas was a short turn around. Doesn't leave much time for exploring but you know I found some time to find a few 'beautiful things'. For example, the Blue Buffalo mascot came for a visit. You just never know who you are going to meet along the way. Oh The People... Continue Reading →


Spring Has Sprung Every family has their own traditions, ours happens to be, the tree goes up right after Thanksgiving, and down with the New Year. I have to admit, I've missed the wooden deer in my front yard, especially since we shine a spotlight on them. I think I miss the light most, but,... Continue Reading →

Snow Days

Normally by this time of year we have already lived through our first snowstorm (all 1/2" of it) but so far no snow, and frankly I am disappointed. I was looking forward to letting Scruffy experience his first ever snow, and secretly hoping to build snow trolls. What are snow trolls you say? Well, I... Continue Reading →

Meet Scruffy,

Meet scruffy! The newest member of our family. We rescued him from a shelter, but the truth is, he rescued us. Admittedly, I've been putting this post off. The fact is Scruffy has some big shoes to fill, but so far he is doing a pretty good job. Born in July of 2018 we don't... Continue Reading →

Ringing in 2019

2018 has been a year of reflection, personal growth and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. When I look back on the year I realize how much progress I have made. Finding beauty wherever I can has really helped me not to dwell on the negative things in life. Life is meant to be... Continue Reading →

12 Days of Cookies

December is always such a hustle and bustle; black Friday shopping (this should be recognized as a full contact sport), cyber Monday, charity fundraisers, toy drives, you name it, everyone seems to be trying to cash in on the spirit of Christmas. For me, the best part of the season is the spirit of giving,... Continue Reading →

‘Tis The Season

Wow, has it really been three weeks since I have written a blog post? So much has been going on. 'Tis the season right? Check out what I've been up to by visiting my Facebook page here. Don't forget to 'Like' the page so it will show up in your news feed, follow me on... Continue Reading →

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