The secret to successful public speaking

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When I wake up each morning, these sweet, beautiful eyes greet me. Everything about this little face speaks the comforts of home… Safe. Calm. Unconditional love. Acceptance. The first sunbeam of the day casts a welcoming glow against my safely tucked in feet, still buried underneath the covers. Not one mistake has been made yet, for the […]

Zonked out from all that cat popularity

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These two are getting more attention than my own ramblings and projects lately. So much so, they needed a nap from all the virtual autographs today.  Fame will do that to you… 🙂 I love that you love them! So while I raced around making more mess than projects today, they were busy sunning themselves. […]

How I shop outdoors for Christmas decor

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‘Tis the season to bust outdoors to find all Christmas decor’s finest! It was a really chilly day. With temps near or on zero, I bundled up good, grabbed my gloves, and head out to a strip of road known for the best fallen tree finds. We’d had a recent wind storm so I knew […]

Shutter priority where cats are concerned

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Every so often, my furry friends stay still long enough to capture on film. But that isn’t generally the case. They still love to happily dart from one side of the house to the other. So I was practising with shutter priority on the camera on this day. I’ll admit I’m not very good at […]

6 & 7 – Know your limitations, and know how to chill

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Did anyone notice I skipped out on posting yesterday?  I was rolling out a huge, wordy one. But when I clicked publish, I lost half of it. A corrupt cut and paste. Not good. And at 1:30 AM, I wasn’t about to pound keys for another hour to fill it back up. Limitation #1 – no more […]

2. Treat bags for one sweet cat sitter

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I knew this would happen. The hard part of leaving on a trip is leaving my cats.   They are fine. I know they will be great! I knew travel would be on the horizon so that’s why I have two instead of one.  Still… But all is ok. I have a great house sitter […]

When cats photobomb

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Just a few short months ago, I opened up my heart to two sweet little tuxedo kittens. Oh how they charmed me! Some tears were still shed with the loss of my beloved Teddy, but gradually, missing turned to fond remembrance. Each day got a little better. These two purred. They played. And they loved […]

Junk Santa and cat elves in full swing

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We’ve had a little change of plans this Christmas.  Plan A was all about escaping to the tropics! It’s so hard to get away without my son missing out on school, so we either had Christmas, spring break, or summer to choose from.  Well, I waited too long for the Christmas time slot. I started […]

Playing with fall hydrangeas and a (very) blue chair

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 One of the reasons I love fall so much is because it’s time to harvest hydrangeas once again. We have two fairly big bushes, so we’re never at a loss for new stock. Except if you leave them on the bush a little too long after they get crispy… whoops! I lost one good batch […]