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Showing The Love

This February I have heard a couple of reoccurring themes over and over again. One is “Make you a priority, do what makes you happy” and “I don’t get caught up in the commercialism of Valentine’s Day.” Well, honestly both of these ideas or comments really bother me. It makes me wonder what this world […]

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How To Decorate With What You Have

With the month of January I acquire buyer’s remorse at how much I spent on Christmas and then I subsequently acquire a case of “the wants!” It is very confusing to my soul. The minute I start tearing down and storing Christmas decorations for another eleven (seems like it’s becoming ten) months, I look around […]

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Happy New Year!

As the sun sets on 2015, I can’t help but wonder what 2016 will hold for me and my family. Each New Year, my husband, Lee and I always say, “Let’s not do anything big this year, let’s just rest in where we are at.” Well, that doesn’t usually happen when you are both dreamers, […]

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Merry Christmas and Thank You

The stockings are hung, the Christmas cards have been returned to Shutterfly and forgotten about, the cookies are baked, and taking up residency on my thighs, and our family is happy to be back on the Cape for Christmas. Hopefully your Christmas to do list is also coming to a close. I think that we […]

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Take A Deep Breath

I wish I could wire this blog with sound because I would let you hear a big sigh. I am not sure if it’s a sigh of relief or a sigh of exasperation, but none the less you would hear the exhale of my breath coming from deep within. As you well know, time is […]

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A Humble Thanksgiving

This week, our family had the privilege  to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to families in need. They are families from a school that I volunteer at in one of the poorest communities in Fort Worth. It was such a humbling experience when our family doesn’t even question that we will have everything we want to eat […]

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Holiday Decorating

When I was growing up, I could tell you prior to pulling the decorations out of the attic where the manger was going to go, the carolers, and the sleigh candy dish. I can picture my childhood home now and exactly how it looked each Christmas season.  However, I can’t recall where I put my […]

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Vacation In Two Parts

  If you follow me on some form of social media you know that recently I was on the Cape for my annual fall visit. Cape Cod in the fall is something to see. The light is crisper, the chill is in the air (this time it was snow for about an hour), and the […]

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Christmas Is When?

Yep that’s right, Christmas is six weeks away! It is so hard to fathom when you live in Texas. Summer comes to a close around Halloween and just when you are feeling in the fall mood,  the Christmas commercials start playing after the nightly news. I am blessed however that in October each year I […]

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A Halloween Legacy

  Halloween is an emotional holiday for me. It evokes such strong memories of my Mother, who I lost 8 years ago to cancer. Sometimes I relish those memories, and sometimes I’d rather store them away. This year it brought me joy to unpack and to relish in those memories. My mother was a holiday […]

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