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Up-Close and Personal Wishes

A trip my family and I recently made to Disneyland was so special because it was my two sons’ very first time there. My husband and I anticipated for months the looks of awe we would see on their faces …

Houses of the Past

I just came home from a trip to Disneyland with my kids, my husband, and my parents. My mom grew up near Anaheim, CA (she used to ride her bike to Disneyland!), so we spent almost a fully day driving …

Karma

I recently ordered a beautiful, ornate wall decoration that says “Family” and has small picture frames hanging from it with ribbon bows. They were out of this frame at the store, so I placed an order that I would pick …

Chit-Chat and Chicken Nuggets

I was at McDonald’s yesterday with my two sons, doing the mommy thing – you know, juggling two wound up boys overly anxious to open their Happy Meals, filling up drinks at the soda fountain, balancing a tray with the …

Chaotically Organized

 

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My latest house projects have me thinking a lot about something that makes a lot of sense to some people.

Organization.

Novel idea, right? For many, it is. But before I talk about me and my organization tendencies …

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” – Joshua J. Marine

Artful Eye

I have believed from the time I moved out of my parents’ house more than a decade ago that my artful eye was blind. Black and white. Nothing more than an appreciator of other people’s art. Not my own. I …

Persnickety – the last P!!

Alright, I know I’m going out on a limb here using the word “Persnickety” as my last P in my “5 Ps to Getting Published” blog series, but hear me out. By definition, here’s what the word means. 1.) Fussy …

Pie in the Sky

 

pie in the sky

Bear with me here, but I am about to change the meaning of the well-known phrase, “Pie in the Sky.” This phrase has forever referred to dreams or goals that are desirable and good but not likely to happen. …

Persistence (the second in my 5 Ps series) – Get squeaking!!

You’ve heard this phrase a million times: “Squeaky wheel gets the oil.” Literal interpretation of “squeaky” in this case? Annoying? Pushy? Persistent? Answer: All of the above. I have to use one of my best friends in this blog (sorry, …

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