I wrote this post in 2013. I re-read it recently and realized one third of the things I was grateful for at the time no longer apply. Like walking with my good friend Cindy (she moved), my 10-bucks-a-month gym membership (I changed gyms), relatively well parents (now just partially well), my favorite restaurant (this has […]
New (and old) Year’s Resolutions
Thinking about New Year resolutions…I stumbled across this post from 2010. Shockingly, I could have written it yesterday. On the big stuff, I’m so in the same place. Do we ever really change? My updated comments are in blue. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ […]
DIY Candy Dish!
I saw the cutest thing in my dentist’s office last year. I took of picture of it, then came home and made one for myself. It’s easy and inexpensive. I made this one for Valentine’s Day, but this craft can be themed to fit any season. This Christmas, I made three for friends. This candy […]
A Simple Advent Wreath! If You’re Five or 90, This is For You!
Six years ago, I woke up at 3 a.m. with a vision of an Advent wreath I had to make. This has happened a few times in my life, where an idea comes to mind that is crystal clear and urgent. We all know that phrase, “it dawned on me.” Our daughter says that’s how […]
Talking Turkey (and other treats)
Thanksgiving, Christmas, cooler weather! Turkey, and more turkey! They come every time this year, but it still surprises me. I live in Florida, so I’m a shorts/flip-flop girl year round. I hung clothes out in the sunshine just yesterday. And scarfed down two fat, juicy navel oranges. Snow shovels and mittens just aren’t on my […]