have yourself a mindful little christmas

As our Christmas morning festivities drew to a close sometime around 3:30 PM on December 25th, I felt that familiar sensation of post-yuletide sadness beginning to set in. Many of our extended family celebrations just aren’t what they used to be (or cease to exist), the holiday gifting/decorating inspirations that gave me hope a week…

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the road trip.

There’s nothing like having your car-enthusiast boyfriend tell you what you need to write about on your blog. Like, really? I can appreciate a good paint job (which this car is still awaiting) but I sure as hell don’t speak carburetor. But maybe I need some help – some variety in these posts. All that…

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just fir kicks : crafts of christmas

I really love Christmas decorations. I was remarking just the other day how nice it would be if we left lights strung from our homes and balconies year-round – how much prettier the world around us would appear. But let’s face it; that’s not realistic. If we saw it every day, Christmas just wouldn’t be…

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styling the “artist”

I had a dream the other night, something about how you’re not a true artist, you’re not fully realized in your creative passion, until you’ve completely let go.

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