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a toast to this season

Susan Licht offered the most perfect excerpt on her blog from a John O’Donohue poem and I am, in turn, sharing it here with you also. May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention. … May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. […]

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stains your mouth with morning

Strong Coffee by Anne Higgins Strong coffee smells like a current of warm southerly air in the climate of dawn. Strong coffee gets stronger when poured back through the grounds. Opaque, thick, hot, bitter for waking up, the caffeine pumps through your center, stains your mouth with morning, with going to work, surprises you with […]

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Happy New Year!

Hello January! Can you believe it’s 2015 already? Whenever time really seems to fly by, it’s important to remember that life is short: this year again, I’m going to do my best to make the most of every moment. It was only one year ago that I not only suffered a stroke that paralyzed my right side […]

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Host-Hostess Gift Etiquette

{NOTE: In this particular blog post, the photos included are not my own, with the exception of just one. I have given credit for each of the sources.} It’s the time of year when we begin receiving more invitations to dinner parties, cocktail parties, and open houses. No matter how well we know the person/couple […]

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After Christmas

I hope you all shared a wonderful stress-free Christmas. As busy as we were leading up to Christmas, none of the time was stressful — it was all a “good” busy. The one thing I really miss about not hosting the Christmas dinner is no leftovers! I am wandering around the house today wishing I […]

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Believe in Magic

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ? Roald Dahl “It’s a marshmallow world in the winter When the snow comes to cover the ground It’s the time for […]

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