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I Built a Bed for Breakfast in Bed

Sleep. I need. You need.  A bed is not necessarily necessary for sleep, as I can tell you, not having one for the last year.  Make no mistake in the thinking and knowing, a bed is very nice item to have; especially with the hustle and bustle of life and the overstimulating media mind.   2,474 more words

This Summer's Scoop on Outdoor Dining with Style

Summer weather is here. Time to start dining alfresco again. This year, how about stepping up your game? No more flimsy paper plates, sitting on rickety folding chairs or eating the same ol’, same ol’. 466 more words

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My Next Dinner Party

photo credit: Ashley Mayer


As for table decorating, it is hard to beat a simple, large plate whose design and color don’t compete with the food, a simple glass that makes the wine seems to float in air, a great big soft napkin of any color that strikes your fancy, and pots of field flowers (or weeds), or a few poppies. 512 more words

Morning Pages

Sound Wave Art

As I’ve said in previous posts, I love to get creative for Christmas. C and I usually buy gifts for M and D together, and we wanted to do something that’s different from clothing or electronics. 419 more words

Thoughts Of The Day

a look at our nook

Now that we’ve finally settled into our house (after a week of unpacking), I thought I’d share some pictures of our little nook.  The space is small, close, and simple but we absolutely love it. 207 more words

Health & Happiness

Wedding Shower with a TWIST

My youngest sister will getting married in a few short months, and therefore I will be hosting her shower at my home.  I am beyond excited for her and her darling finance, but also to be able to host a shower that moves away from traditional pink and mimosas.   238 more words


Going to the Mall, pt. 2

Yesterday, I went to the mall in search of a couple of books that I’m considering using in a future class.  I rolled snake eyes on that project, so I decided that since I was there, I’d cruise the rest of the place to see if there was anything of interest. 580 more words