Wednesday, October 1, 2014

a friend's tattoo

A Wednesday ritual. 
A single photo capturing a simple moment.  
A reminder to slow down our always busy lives and to savor this moment. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Faves

* Song of the Week: Love by Matt White

* To Make You Think: Put Down the Phone

* Image of the Week: Wanderlust by Kristine May

* Just For Fun: play Hangman

* To Make You Laugh: Letters From Camp

* BLOGspiration: Dreamy Whites

  * In Case You Missed It: 37 Years

* Some Things I Love:  Birthdays!!  Mine was wonderful.  Jeffrey and Sloane have made it last more than a week.  And, my friends have been so good to me.

Happy weekend, friends.  What adventures do you have planned?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


A Wednesday ritual. 
A single photo capturing a simple moment.  
A reminder to slow down our always busy lives and to savor this moment. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Faves

This sweet-faced girl is one of my second graders this year. 

* Because I'm a Word Nerd: A Response to Grammar Nazis by Steven Fry

* Something to Buy: I adore my new life planner.  If you are interested, let me know and I will send you a coupon.

* Song of the Week: Coming Home from Country Strong

* Something to Read: "You Should Date a Girl Who Reads" by Rosemarie Urquio

* Great Moment This Week: Finding out that my photos will be on the back cover and all through Linda Dorn's newest book.   

* PINspiration: In the Stacks, curated by Evergreen

  * In Case You Missed It: Barn Living

* Some Things I Love: the yearly tie-dye party I throw for my class, charm bracelets, articles with iPhone tips, original art, weekend get-aways, crystal, a view of the moon through trees, the smell of books, the way my kids keep wearing out Bark, George!, Rodin sculptures

Happy weekend, friends.  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Faves

* Quote of the Week: "My mother had a great deal of trouble with me but I think she enjoyed it."  ~ Mark Twain

* Several Songs: The Water is Wide by Eva Cassidy

* Images of the Week: Dreamer by Lissy Laricchia

* To Make You Laugh: Snorts & Giggles

* Anticipating: autumn

* PINspiration: sailing ships, curated by Kimberly Sherrod

  * In Case You Missed It: She Makes Me Laugh

* Some Things I Love: being back here, the first cool weather of the season, that my birthday and the first day of fall are the same day, this shop, anything black and white, mercury glass, time at a book store, spheres, white candles, burlap, foot massages, laughing, my students, chandeliers, silver glitter, old playgrounds, cemeteries, donkeys, gift cards as presents, handmade art

Happy weekend, friends.  

Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Break 16

beautiful Sloane on the first day of Jr. High
Today's prompt: love

The last day of August is here already.  I love that our last prompt is love.  I love blogging.  I love my camera.  I love capturing little bits of life here in this space with both my camera and my words.  But, most of all, I love my life, my Jeffrey, and my Sloane.  God has been so very good to me.  Here's a picture I love of Sloane.  Oh, how I cherish that sweet, smart, funny, kind girl!  Happy September, friends.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Faves and August Break 15

 Oh, I do love spider webs!
Today's prompt: nature

* Quote of the Week: "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."  ~ Cesar Chavez

* I Can Relate: bookish thoughts
* To Make You Think: "Is Your Lifestyle Detracting From Your Lifestyle?" by Joshua Becker

* To Make You Laugh: click here

* Anticipating: Jeffrey's knee surgery is next Thursday, and I am eager for him to begin to heal and feel good again. 
  * In Case You Missed It: I Remember
* Some Things I Love: talking about teaching, mint chocolate chip ice cream bars, working hard and getting caught up at work and at home, family time, take out Chinese, when Sloane asks me to take her shopping, the way Sloane always writes a message on my white board for my class, a big pile of books and a long weekend ahead

Happy weekend, friends.  What do you have planned?

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