Downgrading the ‘ol bike to…

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As the regular readers of this blog will already know, this is kind of a big week in my imperfect little world. I was scheduled for the pulling of a failed tooth and an upcoming surgery I talked about in THIS post. So while I’ve been fussing and worrying and preparing and trying to forget […]

A bike ride in the snow… and 4 brave things.

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Yesterday was NEARLY thee day… but not quite. I had been patiently waiting for the remaining ice on the road to leave the premises so I could finally hop on my bike and hit the trails. However road shoulders were still inhabited by those annoying little ice glaciers. So I set off on foot instead, […]

A finished story through a photo studio reshuffle

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Right before Christmas I went on a rampage to make my son a gift. Who builds 1 week before Christmas?! Apparently I do. While you were wrapping and baking and shopping, I was tripping over power tools late into the evening in this very room, building, painting, then finally staging said gift. Coming soon. After […]

Getting stuff done with the 20 Second Rule.

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There are certain tasks throughout the day that I stumble over. Yet there are those things that I jump right into without barely a though. Hmmm… why is that?! I originally thought it was because I just enjoy doing some things more than others. Such as, it’s no effort to jump on my bike each evening, […]

For those afraid to start living again after crisis mode.

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Ever hear of the phrase, “It’s always easier giving advice, rather than taking it.”? Well, I needed advice. So I wrote myself a Dear Abby styled letter. And then I answered it with an accumulation of advice I received from a course and therapy. I truly hope it helps anyone that needs it! Here goes… . […]

Ditching stress through the art of doing fun stuff.

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Being that I bike ride nearly every evening, you’d think I’d see the same things each day while on the same trail. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Through a ‘mindful’ course I’ve been taking, it’s really taught me to focus on something specific. And this special trait has me seeing the bike trail in […]

Have faith! The best is yet to come.

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When I use to go camping back in the day, a new batch of books from the thrift store generally came along for the ride. Reading at bedtime or on the beach is a fav thing to do when I’m out in vacay land. The escape is like a holiday within a holiday! Especially if […]

When one simple thing gets published

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It never gets old, friends. I was over the moon DELIGHTED when Somerset Home desired to publish my funky little potting shed sign on the shed. Life sure has a funny way of working itself out. A little behind the scenes mentality… This project started out as a means of introducing some garden themed stencils to […]

The freedom of relinquishing, while purging a past life

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In my ongoing quest to clean up this place, (which I’m now convinced will really NEEEEVER be over… how DO you do it, clean people?!) I gave myself a mantra. I’m going to get rid or sell something once a week. For me, getting rid of something for good is harder than gutting a room, then […]

4 tips on making the right decisions

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If you are anything like me, you struggle daily with unanswered questions. To make matters even more interesting, I’m an over thinker type. If I get overwhelmed with a tricky situation or worse, if given OPTIONS (oh, the death of me!), I tend to walk away from it, rather than make a snap decision. Good […]