The Coffee Connection

My little town’s new coffee shop has sure been a hit!  It has been so exciting seeing it thrive.  Of course, coffee shops are not a new thing and have been supporting small towns and big cities alike for a long time.  So what’s the draw of these places?  We all know that a $5.00 … [Read more…]

Pink Chair Day!

My 77 year old mother is an amazing woman with many talents but using her cell phone is not one of them.  So, the day that a text came through complete with a photo from her saying that she had spotted a pink chair and wanted to know if I would like her to buy … [Read more…]

Who Is Your Tribe?

The notion of belonging to a tribe intrigues me! It seems like the term ‘tribe’ has become more popular, it’s actually such an old word.  The tribe I am referencing is more aligned to the second definition in Webster’s Dictionary, “a group of persons having common character, occupations or interest. “ My intrigue might possibly … [Read more…]

Choosing Your Destination

I have spent the better part of my adult life searching.  I have searched for serenity, I have searched for love, I have searched for health, wealth and happiness.  What I have found in my search is probably the best treasure I could have imagined, a treasure that only through the journey could I have … [Read more…]

Wintery Gratitude

Snow, pretty snow. Winter, so beautiful. Sipping chocolate in my handmade pottery mug and hot oatmeal with maple sugar to warm me from inside. Fluffy velvet pillows to snuggle and close my eyes on. Snow, pretty snow. Winter, so beautiful. Fireplace burning and a red plaid shirt to warm. My loved ones are napping under … [Read more…]

Fresh and New Pages

For as long as I can remember, I have been enchanted with a new pad of paper, a blank journal or fresh canvas.  I remember my Big Chief writing tablet in grade school or the little diary I got as a Christmas present…oh how the blank sheets of paper made me dream of what I … [Read more…]

‘Tis the Season

“Tis the season! I realized this morning that I have been spending the last few weeks keeping with traditions. Family dinners with the typical holiday food of turkey and pumpkin pie, decorating with holiday sparkles and lights, hosting annual cookie decorating parties, playing Christmas music and touring the lights in my little town at night. … [Read more…]

Reflecting on Motherhood

In 1988, nearly 29 years ago, I became a mommy.  Just 16 months later, I gave birth to my second child and then my third and last was born four years after that.  I have to say that being a mother was something I always knew I would be but I really never thought about … [Read more…]

Deciding to be Happy

Do you remember a little thing called the Star Gazer in the morning newspaper comic section?  If you were growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, there is a good chance you knew about it.  It was a small box with the astrological signs and then a series of numbers after them.  Each day, new … [Read more…]