I had one of those days today. Let me tell you about it.Continue reading “Kind Strangers, Weeping, and Morning Surprises”
This is a guest post by Deanna from the “No Body But Yours” blog.
Continue reading “Kondo-ing My Soul”
Even a clean and unoccupied room gathers dust; return after a week and you will see that it needs dusting again!Padre Pio on Confession
This is a guest post by Maggie o’the Valley.
Remember that episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The one that changed pop culture and contemporary vernacular forever when Willow used the word “Google” as a verb for the very first time ever?Continue reading “KonMarie Your Soul, Step 1:”
I’ve Always Been a Maker
I have always loved creating. I have always loved writing, drawing, painting, decorating, making outfits, working with clay, projects, PowerPoint slideshows, scrap-booking. My favorite things to do are writing and drawing, however. When I was a little girl I drew pictures of girls with arms coming out of their head. When I was a preteen I drew… cholas. (Hey, I lived in South San Jose in the 90’s, what can I say?) When I was a teenager, I drew fantasy characters and anime. I would draw all the time. I drew more than 500 pictures in one summer (and yes, I took the time to count.) So yeah, as you see I enjoy creating.Continue reading “Creativity With Constraints”
My Moms Rock
I am so blessed to have an amazing mom and 2 wonderful mother-in-laws. Let me tell you about them:
My momma. She is so beautiful. A lady of great poise. Growing up, she made our house a home and sacrificed so much for us. She plays heavenly music on the piano, and she can comfort me like no one else in the world. She always understands. She sews precious little purses, pillow cases, and other projects. She helps run multiple people’s homes. She never complains. Though she doesn’t always consider herself the most prayerful or spiritual person – in my eyes she lives like a saint. A true example of the works of mercy.Continue reading “Celebrate ALL of the Moms in Your Life”
“It takes a village to raise a child,” they say. And they are right. But where is it? And are villages only for parents and children?Continue reading “Redefining and Expanding the Village”
I just finished reading “Entre Nous” by Debra Olivier. It’s described as “A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl” As you may have noticed, I am a total Francophile. (I even took French in college!) There is much I admire about French culture. Their lifestyle of walking everywhere, the food, the appreciation for style and leisure and routine. Extra-marital affairs? Not so much. You take what you like, leave what you don’t, non? One thing is certain, the French know how to enjoy the small pleasures life.Continue reading “The Importance of Leisure”
My husband graduated from Grad school. I am so incredibly proud!
I was reflecting on this and I realized that he had been back in school for 6 years…6 YEARS! Wow! In the midst of getting his Master’s, he:Continue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life”