BUMPER CROP

The crunch, the welcome crispness, tart and sweet, juice running down your hand…We love our apple tree! There’s nothing like reaping the harvest of something you have planted and tended to. Not only beautiful in stature, but it also gives back. And I am...

FAMILY MUSINGS

Give this a listen. It made me smirk!  “Family is Family” by Kasey Musgraves https://youtu.be/1nQXGOY1wDY I don't know about you, but all kinds of scenarios and “loved ones” popped into my head during that song! Written in jest, this may be more of the...

CULTURE OF UNKINDNESS

“My secret power is that I simply believe in other people to an extraordinary degree. I give them credit. I appreciate them. I strive to be their best cheerleader.  I don’t judge; I empathize and challenge and cheer and sometimes I believe in them more...

SIMPLIFY EVEN MORE

At the start of each new year I sit down and write a word or a phrase that becomes the inspirational umbrella for that year’s dreams and goals. 2019…SIMPLIFY EVEN MORE! Apparently I may have been slightly ahead of the latest tv show inspired cleaning craze. A...

LET THE MUSIC MOVE YOU

What comes to your mind when you think of music? Maybe a specific tune? A genre? An instrument?  A band? A certain time and place?  Music is powerful. Music evokes emotion, memories, and connection.  No question about that! It’s such a broad topic. Volumes...

BEAUTY IS IN YOU

I don't consider myself a writer. At least, not yet.  Not in the professional sense anyway. Someday I want to be able to add that to my resume. Shout it from the mountain tops and say, "I'm a Writer! An Author! It's what I do!" I love the idea of holing up in a cabin,...

A SYMBOL OF STRENGTH

“I love you, Oh Lord, My Strength.” Psalm 18:1 A symbol of strength, a reminder, a tangible something to hold onto… At 16 years old, 6 months after meeting my future husband, I presented him with a gift. It was Christmas. We had met that summer and hadn’t...

THE KIDS WANT THEIR OWN ROOMS

The kids want their own rooms. What?! Come on…can’t you guys just stay little forever and share the little Ikea bunk beds I worked so hard to make cutesy? Sigh. It’s ok. It’s ok. It’s time. Honestly they’ve been talking about this for years. Years. So a...

High Fives and Big Hugs!

High fives and big hugs! I’m so excited to have a creative outlet to share my heart and my thoughts with all of you! An avenue to lift others up and throw around some kindness. So thank you. I appreciate you being here! I hope the words you read will fill...