DIY: Pom Pom Bag

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It had been a while since I was crafty over here on the blog so I decided to transform an old basket bag that my family carted back from Mexico some time in the 90s by adding some colorful pom poms. To those, who like me have a hankering for hording – I am proud to… read more

Great Business: Seedsheets

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Guess what time of year it is????? It’s veggie garden time of year. Since the blog began, I have been writing about herbs, veggies, fruits and planting. It has become a real passion of mine in recent years. In fact in the last 3 years there have been two summers where our family barely had… read more

Great Business: Zen Bronze

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Since both my parents have been diagnosed with melanoma I have started to think long and hard about the time I spend in the sun and how I choose to protect myself from sun damage. I wear an array of sunscreens (every day on my face!) that range from an spf of 30 all the… read more

Powerful Video: Saying Thanks

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No words for this one. Just needed to share because it’s true that no one makes it through this life alone. x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwKyauE_l-k

PSA: Medical IDs

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I recently had a fascinating conversation with a group of friends about emergency preparedness. We were talking about a scary incident that had happened to someone we knew and questioned whether or not we would be prepared to help someone having an emergency if we were confronted with the nightmare situation of watching some choke,… read more

Good Book: The Elephant Whisperer

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I’m not sure I have fully divulged this before on the blog but I am 100%, whole-heartedly, without a doubt an animal lover. As a child I always wanted to be a veterinarian or a dolphin trainer. Clearly that ship has sailed and I wasn’t on it, but I still do take the chance to… read more

Great Business: Tiecrafters

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My husband wears a suit to work every day so he has acquired quite a collection of ties over the years. One of my favorites is a vintage Hermès with windmills on it (my husband’s father was Dutch) that I bought off of Ebay when we were first dating. Needless to say  – after years… read more

Good Videos: Comfortable

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I’ve been shuffling around the web looking for video inspiration as I work on a few new projects over at Pless Productions. I came across this sweet video called “Comfortable”. It’s made by a group called the Jubilee Project. I think it’s a really good one. The message is spot on. I’ve been thinking a lot… read more

Healthy Breakfast: Egg and Avocado Bowl

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – morning time is pure chaos over at our place. I’m lucky if I grab a protein bar on the way out the door for our 8am school drop off. Recently I’ve been doing the school run on an empty stomach and then coming home to… read more