What Would You Take from a Burning House?

Oh, what a lesson in priorities! I came across the book/blog “The Burning House” and have been completely engrossed with analyzing what people deem the most important stuff. How very intimate, to see into others’ minds this way… So, of

What Would You Take from a Burning House?

Oh, what a lesson in priorities! I came across the book/blog “The Burning House” and have been completely engrossed with analyzing what people deem the most important stuff. How very intimate, to see into others’ minds this way… So, of

May To-Do’s

Happy May! Warm, sunny days have finally become dependable! Yes, this weather conjures up my primal spring-cleaning urge, but along with sprucing up the house, I’ve got a few more fun things planned. 1. Paint my toes in polka dots.

May To-Do’s

Happy May! Warm, sunny days have finally become dependable! Yes, this weather conjures up my primal spring-cleaning urge, but along with sprucing up the house, I’ve got a few more fun things planned. 1. Paint my toes in polka dots.

Whatcha Reading?

So, read any good books lately? Anything life-altering, soul-gripping, sunny, deep, or fun? I’ve been all about growth these past few weeks. Growth in multiple senses of the word. I’m always about growing my internal world, so I’m usually reading

Whatcha Reading?

So, read any good books lately? Anything life-altering, soul-gripping, sunny, deep, or fun? I’ve been all about growth these past few weeks. Growth in multiple senses of the word. I’m always about growing my internal world, so I’m usually reading

3 Rainy Day Garden Projects

So you want to be out in your garden getting some work or play done, but it’s raining cats and dogs. What to do? Now I’m not even going to pretend to be an authority in the realm of soil

3 Rainy Day Garden Projects

So you want to be out in your garden getting some work or play done, but it’s raining cats and dogs. What to do? Now I’m not even going to pretend to be an authority in the realm of soil

Practical Creativity

“For many people words like art and creativity feel lofty and out of reach. But in truth, the foundation of the artist’s work is no different from any human work. It’s simply an intentional ordering ordering of reality.” -Michael Gungor,

Practical Creativity

“For many people words like art and creativity feel lofty and out of reach. But in truth, the foundation of the artist’s work is no different from any human work. It’s simply an intentional ordering ordering of reality.” -Michael Gungor,

The Soldier with Roses

It was an ordinary morning at the grocery store, full of moms juggling toddlers, and veeeeerrrrryyyyyyy slow shoppers shuffling down the center of the aisle. My tendency is to drag race past the canned peaches and BOGO pizza crusts trying

The Soldier with Roses

It was an ordinary morning at the grocery store, full of moms juggling toddlers, and veeeeerrrrryyyyyyy slow shoppers shuffling down the center of the aisle. My tendency is to drag race past the canned peaches and BOGO pizza crusts trying

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Raisin French Toast and Orange-Maple Anglaise (Gluten Free)

Isn’t it funny how you can crave something you’ve never tasted? I’ve been needing to eat this combination of orange and raisin and maple and egginess…so this recipe was conceived! Try it for a leisurely Saturday morning or an out

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Raisin French Toast and Orange-Maple Anglaise (Gluten Free)

Isn’t it funny how you can crave something you’ve never tasted? I’ve been needing to eat this combination of orange and raisin and maple and egginess…so this recipe was conceived! Try it for a leisurely Saturday morning or an out

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Adventures in Chalk Paint: Nightstand

I’d been looking for a cute little bedside table for a year. It needed clean lines but a feminine nature. I wanted it leggy but solid. And it had, had, had to have a drawer for my current read!! I

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Adventures in Chalk Paint: Nightstand

I’d been looking for a cute little bedside table for a year. It needed clean lines but a feminine nature. I wanted it leggy but solid. And it had, had, had to have a drawer for my current read!! I

Outdoorsing

It’s my little spring ritual. Along with unpacking the summer clothes, switching out the quilts for cotton coverlets, and planting some pretty in the yard, I read the book Maryjane’s Outpost. maybe I should say consume instead of read, because

Outdoorsing

It’s my little spring ritual. Along with unpacking the summer clothes, switching out the quilts for cotton coverlets, and planting some pretty in the yard, I read the book Maryjane’s Outpost. maybe I should say consume instead of read, because

A Beautiful Legacy

Peeking out from the wood, the ghosts of a once warm and vibrant home still return every March. Making a yearly upward pilgrimage to honor the glory of what once was, they offer their yellow trumpets as living tribute. They

A Beautiful Legacy

Peeking out from the wood, the ghosts of a once warm and vibrant home still return every March. Making a yearly upward pilgrimage to honor the glory of what once was, they offer their yellow trumpets as living tribute. They

“Visual Influence Theory” Experiment

A Papa John’s Pizza commercial comes on TV…a hand removes one thick, saucy slice from the pie…steaming, gooey mozzarella oozes over the sides in strings….soooo cheesy…..so delectable…..mmmm, let’s get a pizza for dinner! We all seem to have this feature

“Visual Influence Theory” Experiment

A Papa John’s Pizza commercial comes on TV…a hand removes one thick, saucy slice from the pie…steaming, gooey mozzarella oozes over the sides in strings….soooo cheesy…..so delectable…..mmmm, let’s get a pizza for dinner! We all seem to have this feature

Front Porch Sitting

The cows are on the move. Must be their dinner time. The songbirds are ruckus-bringing, the pond frogs loudly adding to the beautiful din that is a Georgia spring evening. The neighbor’s chickens industriously scratch the dust looking for a

Front Porch Sitting

The cows are on the move. Must be their dinner time. The songbirds are ruckus-bringing, the pond frogs loudly adding to the beautiful din that is a Georgia spring evening. The neighbor’s chickens industriously scratch the dust looking for a

5 Healthy Food Swaps!

Eating healthy can seem like a huge deal. Between Paleo, Veganism, Atkin’s, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, low-fat, low-carb…how do you even know where to start? It makes you want to give up before you even begin! The way I started my holistic diet over

5 Healthy Food Swaps!

Eating healthy can seem like a huge deal. Between Paleo, Veganism, Atkin’s, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, low-fat, low-carb…how do you even know where to start? It makes you want to give up before you even begin! The way I started my holistic diet over

Cheap Inspiration, Gotta Love It

Yet another bill gets plopped on the table. Do they ever stop? Though most of the the time I’m a light, joyful person, when those white envelopes start stacking up on my planner (yes, the paper kind of planner), I

Cheap Inspiration, Gotta Love It

Yet another bill gets plopped on the table. Do they ever stop? Though most of the the time I’m a light, joyful person, when those white envelopes start stacking up on my planner (yes, the paper kind of planner), I

Treasure Hunting

Some are stumbled upon; the perfect moon snail shell, a wing chair on a suburban curb, a quaint little corner cafe. Others are hunted for; a four-leaf clover, vintage French linens at an antique store, blue-green eggs in the chicken

Treasure Hunting

Some are stumbled upon; the perfect moon snail shell, a wing chair on a suburban curb, a quaint little corner cafe. Others are hunted for; a four-leaf clover, vintage French linens at an antique store, blue-green eggs in the chicken

Don’t Touch My Island

I’ve been walking her beaches since I was a kid, combing the sand for treasures I didn’t have to pay for or ask Mom and Dad if I could have. My little sister would feed flocks of seagulls, I would

Don’t Touch My Island

I’ve been walking her beaches since I was a kid, combing the sand for treasures I didn’t have to pay for or ask Mom and Dad if I could have. My little sister would feed flocks of seagulls, I would

Confession

Everybody knows one. Maybe a few. You might even be one! Of course there are the wannabes…because who wouldn’t want to be a…(dramatic pause) Cool-Music Person That girl who’s always listening to some obscure Swedish electro-punk band. That guy who knows every classic

Confession

Everybody knows one. Maybe a few. You might even be one! Of course there are the wannabes…because who wouldn’t want to be a…(dramatic pause) Cool-Music Person That girl who’s always listening to some obscure Swedish electro-punk band. That guy who knows every classic

30 Before 30

Birthday. Your average adult is, at best, indifferent to the word. Many people break a sweat at the thought of the day that marks yet another year older. The questions you ask yourself can be panic-inducing…”What have I gotten done?

30 Before 30

Birthday. Your average adult is, at best, indifferent to the word. Many people break a sweat at the thought of the day that marks yet another year older. The questions you ask yourself can be panic-inducing…”What have I gotten done?

Journeys

So it’s all about the journey? It’s not about where you’re going, it’s about the ride? I hear this said often, and I love the sentiment- being happy during the processes of life. But I think I’ve abused the phrase. I

Journeys

So it’s all about the journey? It’s not about where you’re going, it’s about the ride? I hear this said often, and I love the sentiment- being happy during the processes of life. But I think I’ve abused the phrase. I

Photography Myth #1

An excerpt from Better Photo Basics by Jim Miotke “Photography Myth #1- Photography Takes You Away from the Action Some people say they prefer living life instead of taking pictures of it. That’s missing the point. Photography gets you more

Photography Myth #1

An excerpt from Better Photo Basics by Jim Miotke “Photography Myth #1- Photography Takes You Away from the Action Some people say they prefer living life instead of taking pictures of it. That’s missing the point. Photography gets you more