Your Story: What are you doing with it?

The start of a new year is a time many of us spend reflecting back and looking forward. I am reminded of an all-time favorite quote which comes from Annie Dilliard:  “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” These “days” – the yesterdays, this moment, and the tomorrows – compose our story. And this will be the topic of my January blog...
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My all-time favorite blog & how it changed me

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my personal holiday favorites: gifts, easy + FABULOUS recipes, simple yet beautiful decorations {and take a look at last week’s post: 5 ways to make your holidays HAPPY if you haven’t yet!}.  But today, I wanted to share what has brought me great “tidings of comfort and joy”… my all-time favorite blog: ...
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Surround yourself with what you love: STYLE

While style may not make quite as deep of an impact as what we do and who we’re with, don’t underestimate it’s power! It can add sparkle to the ho-hum, day-to-day which can have some pretty awesome affects on everything from your mood to your well-being. {It’s all connected!} When most of us think of style, we think: fashion {and hair, makeup, accessories}.  But style is...
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Surround yourself with what you love: PEOPLE

The Surround Yourself with What You Love blog series started with your car {10 ways to turn your CAR into your HAVEN}.  Now, moving to PEOPLE – arguably both the hardest to change BUT the most significant of our surroundings. The people we are surrounded by {our friends, spouse**, children**, co-workers*, boss*, partner, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, retailers*, Facebook friends,...
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When it’s okay to drink too much (water): 3 ways to get more of it

Sometimes the easiest things to do seem like the hardest.  How difficult is it to drink water? But in spite of the incredible benefits {from better functioning to better skin} and the low cost {THE cheapest beauty product around} getting in those 8 glasses can be quite a challenge – at least for me.  I need all the energy I can get and there’s no doubt I have more when drinking my...
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What to do when you’re in the mood

I’m so in the mood. {Not that kind, unfortunately.  The fuming kind.}  It’s been one of those weeks where things aren’t going particularly great.  As I started feeling the back-to-normal returning {thank you, Leigh for our coffee talk : ) . . . B A M!   Won’t get into the specifics of the incident {nothing terribly major}.  And, I know I should be grateful –...
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