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Moving is Challenging…Change is Good!

Posted Apr 11, 2014 | 14 comments

Moving is Challenging…Change is Good!

You may remember my post about the power of intention? You’ve heard the saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” That’s crossed my mind a few times over the past few weeks, but despite things getting crazier by the day, it’s all good. Let me back up for a minute… Our house in Philadelphia went on the market Thursday March 13th. Our Realtor was bombarded with appointments, and scheduled them throughout Friday and Saturday. At one point we had so many people overlapping I was tempted to issue numbers and ask them to wait...

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To Spanx… or not to Spanx…That is the ???

Posted Mar 29, 2014 | 31 comments

To Spanx… or not to Spanx…That is the ???

I’m dealing with the first (and hopefully last) head cold of the season. Since I’m under the weather, which is pouring rain at the moment, I thought I would recycle an oldie but a goodie. You can tell it was first posted in the ninety degree heat of August, a few years ago. Personally, I don’t care what the weather is when it comes to spanx, or anything like it. I say that after the worst winter in memory and putting on about five pounds of blubber, which could possibly be disguised by such a product but then I couldn’t...

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You ARE the Architect of Your Life!

Posted Mar 24, 2014 | 22 comments

You ARE the Architect of Your Life!

The Power of Intention is a phrase I’m sure you’ve heard. It probably pops up on my facebook screen at least once a week in some form or other. Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote the book. It’s the principle behind The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay, and E-Squared, by Pam Grout, among others. In the simplest of terms it means, what you focus on will manifest in your life. I believe it’s true and it works in both positive and negative ways. I’ve seen it in my own life many times. It partners well with ‘All I have...

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On the Way to Cape May…

Posted Mar 20, 2014 | 23 comments

It’s been a while since my last post. Things have been quite hectic around here lately. We are selling our house. In fact we are selling both. We are very blessed to have a city house and a shore house. It was always a dream of mine. I still have to pinch myself when I think about it coming true. The thing about life is you never know what surprises, or changes, may be around the corner. Some are better than others, but overall I think change is good. When we bought the city house we had Dave’s dad in mind. He was getting on and we thought...

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Never Underestimate the Power of Blogging and Social Networking.

Posted Mar 11, 2014 | 25 comments

Never Underestimate the Power of Blogging and Social Networking.

Never underestimate the power of blogging and social networking. I’ve been saying this for years. I was hooked on Facebook in 2008. What a fun way to stay in touch with family and friends, I thought. It got better. I discovered friends from years and years ago who had disappeared, likely due to all of our moving around. Then blogging came along in early 2010. Like most bloggers you start with few expectations. For me, it was a catharsis of sorts. I knew a few friends were reading it, but strangers? Over that first summer I joined SITs and...

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The Philadelphia International Flower Show 2014…ArtiCulture!

Posted Mar 5, 2014 | 16 comments

The Philadelphia International Flower Show 2014…ArtiCulture!

Most everyone in the U.S. knows this has been a particularly brutal winter. People are sooo over it, all the way down to the Florida pan handle. If I never hear ‘Polar Vortex’ again, I will be blissfully happy. So, to forget about the cold and snow…I present… The Philadelphia Flower Show 2014   Amid threats, over the weekend, of yet another foot of snow for Monday, we decided it would be the perfect day to go to the Philadelphia Flower Show. It was.     Fortunately the forecasters were a bit off and we only got...

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Support the Arts…Hug An Artist!

Posted Feb 26, 2014 | 20 comments

Support the Arts…Hug An Artist!

Today is the beginning of my fifth year of blogging. Who’d a thunk it? I love writing. I love the relationships that have come about through blogging. It has changed my life in a wonderful way. There is only one regret…I’ve practically abandoned my art. I will intersperse some of my personal favorites throughout this post.   It seems wrong, to me, to find myself giving up paint, pastels, and photography now, after having abandoned them for twenty-five years once before. I firmly believe we are all given certain gifts. It’s our...

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A Tale of Two Eight Year Old Boys

Posted Feb 17, 2014 | 14 comments

A Tale of Two Eight Year Old Boys

We had a very busy weekend. Saturday we prepped and cooked most of the day for our stint as guest chefs at the Ronald McDonald House, along with eight other members of our church. I love to cook, and Dave loves to be my sous chef, but preparing an entrée for ninety people is daunting. Fortunately it all turned out great. More on that in a moment. Sunday we were up early to get to Temple University for our eight year old grandson’s first big gymnastics meet. The university’s gymnasts teach the kids. It’s a win/win! Dylan discovered his...

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Four Years and So Much to Share!

Posted Feb 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Four Years and So Much to Share!

We are in the middle of anniversary month, here on the blog, and I planned to give you random links to some of the posts you may have missed from the archives. Putting the links on the facebook page seems a bit clunky, so I thought we could do it this way…I’ll suggest a few and give you a little synopses, and you can read them at your leisure. Perhaps my only period of normalcy, as a child, was the six months I spent with a lovely older couple when I was five years old. I wrote about them here. It was such a sweet time in my life that...

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Four Years of Blogging and Still Going!

Posted Feb 5, 2014 | 12 comments

At the end of this month I will be entering my fifth year of blogging. Wow. I had no idea when I sat down to write my first post what I would follow it with. And I certainly didn’t expect anyone who didn’t know me would ever read any of it. I can’t thank my dear friends, Michele Cameron Ruta and Lee Romano Sequeira, for their loving encouragement in those early days. It pushed me onward. It was shocking to see a comment from a stranger, and very welcome! By summertime I had gotten familiar with the SITS girls and expanded my blogging...

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