Slice of Life

Repurposed Paper Scraps: A Greener Alternative to Easter Grass

By |April 4th, 2014|

Oh, plastic Easter grass, although you are a sweet reminder of my own childhood, I really have no place in my home for you. You’re messy. You’re clingy. You’re plastic-y. You’re earth-unfriendly. I see you for […]

How to Be Happy

By |March 26th, 2014|

As you may remember, in 2013 I selected “happy” as my focal point word for the year. It was an interesting choice, especially when you consider where I came from. See, at one point in my […]

How to Fit Spring Cleaning Into Your Busy Schedule

By |March 20th, 2014|

I have a confession to make. Want to know what it is…?

I. Don’t. Like. Cleaning.

There. I said it. (And it definitely feels better to get that out in the open!) If you think that around here […]

The Sounds of Spring

By |February 20th, 2014|

This morning I woke up to a wonderful sound.

It was I sound I haven’t heard in many, many months.

It was a sound that sometimes wakes me up in the middle of the night…startled and afraid.

But this […]

Make Time for Who You Love

By |February 3rd, 2014|

“Plan the date of the month.” That’s what my calendar pops up to tell me at the beginning of each month. Do you date your mate? I remember when our kids were babies and a wonderful, […]

Lessons Learned from Setting 13 Goals in One Year

By |January 1st, 2014|

Whew, it’s hard to believe that 2013 is now just a memory. The year flew by for me. Perhaps not in the beginning, but somewhere around mid-summer, the year went on turbo-charge. I know when it […]

The Power of a Plan

By |October 29th, 2013|

Ten months ago I set a goal to run a half marathon. At the time, I had absolutely no idea how I was going to do it. Back then, the farthest I had ever run was […]

When Things Don’t Go as Planned

By |June 3rd, 2013|

What’s the point of planning, when things don’t go as planned? 

Have you ever wondered that? I know that I have. As someone who likes to be organized and in control, I used to think that if […]

Looking back. Looking forward.

By |January 2nd, 2013|

I’ve been so wrapped up in this website change that I haven’t even wished you a Happy New Year yet. So here it is officially—happy New Year! I hope your year is off to a great […]

Lessons Learned from Subscriber 100

By |December 24th, 2012|

My dad taught me many things over the years, from riding a bike without training wheels to skipping rocks across a still lake. But some of his biggest lessons were ones he didn’t teach me directly, […]

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