spring and mothers

SPRING AND MOTHERS

Yesterday I spent most of the day raking leaves in our yard. The yard did not really need raking, but it was the first day warm enough to be outside and enjoy it, and I wanted the exercise. Iowa The birds are back! We regularly see chickadees, crows, and wrens but they have recently been …

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Sunflower Field

CHOICES

Today is sunny and bright, spring is in the air, and I feel excited! What a difference sunshine makes in my outlook! How about you? What makes you feel happy and content? Maybe it is a good run, the smell of coffee, walking on the beach, a good glass of wine, skiing down a mountain, …

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Love is in the Air

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

As February begins, I am feeling very loved and very loving. Every store I enter I see reminders to share the love I feel with my family, partner, and friends through thoughtful cards, gifts, or shared memories. Don’t you wish this feeling of love would last the whole year? I do! I feel very loved …

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How to Dress a Naked Portfolio

BUY MY BOOK AT YOUR LOCAL STORE

Exciting news! My book is available at three local and independently owned stores. I take any chance I get to browse and shop at these creative stores. Supporting local businesses is so important right now – they really are the fabric of our communities. If you are able to, please visit them and even better, …

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THE JOY OF LIVING

THE JOY OF LIVING AND LIVING IN JOY

Thoughts become things… choose the good ones!®   ©www.tut.com  When you read, “thoughts become things”, what comes to mind? Let’s picture it. When you awakened this morning, what was your first thought? Was it positive? Maybe it was thanks for another day or a wish that you would make good decisions or maybe it was thoughts …

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Gift Giving

GIFTS – ‘TIS THE SEASON!

The holidays are upon us and, if you are like my family, we are excited but also overwhelmed with everything that must be done. Don’t get me wrong. I love every minute of it! I love decorating the house, shopping for gifts and then wrapping them, connecting with friends and family, planning and hosting parties …

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Twin Towers

MUSINGS ON 9-11

As the 20th anniversary of one of the worst days for our country passes, I feel the need to talk about love and caring for each other. Those of you who were babies or in early grade school, will not remember the day. Some of you may not have been born yet. On the other …

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