Simplify :: Lift It Up, Lay It Down, Carry On

I like things to come in threes. It probably comes from my training as a floral designer. Always, blossoms placed in threes, never one, two or four. It’s all about balance, said my instructor. During Advent, in the midst of crazy and beautiful and busy, I tried to simplify the season with these three phrases: …

Motivate :: Like a Chipmunk, Hunkering Down for the Cold, Dark Days of Winter

This is the view outside my window today. What does it look like outside yours? I’ve latched onto my #oneword2018 and set up my bullet journal for the year. I updated the wall calendar and made plans for meet-ups with friends and family in January. Sounds like I’m motivated, doesn’t it? Not really. What I’d …

Celebrating the Holidays in Traditional British Style

Our family has just a few Christmas traditions. One of them is sharing a bowl of English Trifle some time over the holidays. This year, as one of my sons helped prepare this traditional British dessert, I couldn’t help but think of my long-time friend and pen pal, Valerie. Here’s a post from three years …