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Still Moments 4.4.14



To me, there is absolutely nothing like starting my day off with a warm drink.  It’s one of my few daily rituals that I stick to.  I also realized this morning that it’s one of the few Still Moments that I have everyday and it always starts the day off right.  My morning usually starts very early and there is something about making coffee or pouring tea that calms, rejuvenates, and prepares me for the day ahead.  It’s a time where I contemplate the dreams that are still on the edge of my consciousness and turn my thoughts to what’s in store.


We all need morning moments that speak to us whether it’s coffee, prayer or meditation, or maybe lacing up your shoes for a run.  What is yours?  I encourage you to revel in your personal still moment this morning and start today feeling reawakened.

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Still Moments 10.25.13

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Happy Friday blog readers!  Here is another in the “Still Moments” series.  This moment struck me as I was rushing around the house.  The light coming from the window and the dreary mood caught my eye.  The title of this piece is “Return.”  For some reason that word just stuck in my head as I was photographing the image.  What does the word “return” mean for you?  Is it a loved one returning?  Is it returning to a place?  Or is just hitting the return key?  Ponder the word today and let me know your thoughts!

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Bathroom Redo: An Update



It’s time for another Episode of, “The Awesome Grout Renew!”  This past weekend I decided it was time to tackle the shower with the Grout Renew and see how everything turned out.  So Sunday morning I started on the shower with gusto.

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Top 10 Pins

It’s that time again!  Time for another Top 10 Pins!  Here’s what I’ve been oggling, drooling over, and dreaming about over the last couple weeks.  Be amazed, be very amazed…okay well maybe it’s not that great but they are fun things to think about.

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Get Down with the Sickness

Hand Holding TissuesAh the fall season.  A time of cool evenings, leaves falling through the air, and the sound of coughing coming from my lungs that are on fire.  Don’t get me wrong I usually love fall, and I still do love fall…but not at this very moment.  I’ve got the plague, it’s official, my hubby gave it to me.  To his credit, he tried really really hard not to but apparently this one is unavoidable.  In fact, I have now spread the joy to a friend and am desperately trying not to give it to my coworkers.  They shun me.  I’m in my little corner, with my blanket (really seriously I have a blanket) and my bottle of lysol…spraying away.

So until this funk has a little less grasp on my cranium, post may be few and far between.  But never fear!  I have many to catch up on, anniversary photos, birthday, etc etc.  You’ll just have to wait and enjoy the anticipation.  Meanwhile, I’m going to go blow my nose.

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It’s the first day of spring and the flowers in my front beds are blooming.  This week they really just came up out of no where and opened up to the world.  I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.

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Downtowner Fudge Pie

Friday night around midnight, I got in the mood to bake.  This happens more often than you would think.  So the only question was, what was I going to make?  The answer was simple.  My FAVORITE chocolate pie.  My mother had made it at Christmas but due to my bout of cluster headaches I was unable to partake ( chocolate + cluster headaches =  even more pain).  It was terrible, no chocolate a christmas!!  The horror.  So, I made up for it this weekend.  This recipe actually came from my Aunt which I’m sure she also got from somewhere.  It’s one of those recipes that’s just been passed along.  So I’m going to pass it on to you.

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