Some Friday inspiration for your commute. #beinspired

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Friday’s Favorite Finds #15

Before the real post, I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all the people who are reading my blog. Your in-person comments and Facebook messages are encouraging and I love knowing you are out there. Thank you for reading! What would really help out is if you did four quick things to let me know you are following along… Like my Facebook page. You can click on the Facebook icon at the ... READ MORE

Finn, hydrangeas and Peter…with real connections we are more bloomy & less thorny.

  Two stories collided for me this week. Hang with me as I weave them together.  My mind mostly feels like a hamster running through a maze but hopefully, I can bring you to the piece of cereal at the end. I oddly bounced to this metaphor because we have Finn living with us now. His little cage in the den, he is a part of the family. Maggie trained Finn, a Syrian hamster bred ... READ MORE

5 steps for getting up and finding your brave when you’ve been hit by one of life’s waves.

  My little sister Mariah was in high school on one of our family vacations. She was in the ocean riding waves and had on one of those tiny little bikinis that I folded in my drawer for the last time years ago. I was on the shore building a sandcastle with my first toddler, Morgan, who is now 28. This story still comes up in my head time and time again, even after all these years, ... READ MORE

Friday’s Favorite Finds #14

It's Friday! Here are the favorite finds this week. Let me know what you think. If you have any amazing finds you would like to share, let me know and I will share them. I hope you enjoy these...   C25K APP       This C25K App (Couch to 5K) is an easy to use free app.  In a previous Friday's Favorite Finds, I shared a different app with this same ... READ MORE

in the end only three things matter

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It isn’t what I envisioned but light comes through the cracks

Today was one of those days when I just couldn’t fix it.  Life hasn’t turned out the way I envisioned. This weekend, in little bitty Clinton, South Carolina, we celebrated Maggie’s college graduation. The weather cooperated, the trees and grass were green and all seemed right with the world. But it wasn’t. When I married Maggie’s dad way back when I was woefully young and unprepared, I ... READ MORE

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Friday’s Favorite Finds #13

It's Friday! Here are the favorite finds this week. Let me know what you think. If you have any amazing finds you would like to share, let me know and we will get them out. I hope you enjoy these...   Lucky Vitamin This on-line store has so much to offer!  Everything from vitamins & nutritional supplements and personal care & beauty to food & snacks and ... READ MORE