Something new for Christmas and I need your help

This has been a rough year. I don't think anyone could have predicted a global pandemic and a shutdown on this scale.  This time last year I was thinking 2020 - a new decade and possibilities. So many things were and could happen. Never was a pandemic one of my possibilities. I have tried (and … Continue reading Something new for Christmas and I need your help

Sharing my Christmas

A few of us over at Sharing Inspiring Promoting Bloggers decided to band together and do a Christmas post.  Something fun.  So we are going to share 12 Christmas things. I'm using the word "things" as it can be anything from traditions, food, ornaments, well you name it.  I’ll link to the other bloggers at … Continue reading Sharing my Christmas

What caught my eye in the past month

Deep breath. Last month of 2020 and holidays are fast approaching.  I know a lot of people that are decorating for Christmas early this year.  We have more time with closures and want to enjoy the lights and decorations longer.  Make the most of what you have and do what brings you joy. The following … Continue reading What caught my eye in the past month

We are creatives and we don’t care what society says

Melissa Gilbert in her book Big Magic said we are all creative and I believe that. She says let go of perfection and create.  I think we have to redefine what we think creative is.  It is not just being a writer, painter, sculptor, potter and/or poet.   I feel it is broader than that.  It … Continue reading We are creatives and we don’t care what society says

Book review – Indistractable

I thought this book deserved a review.  Nir Eyal discusses a lot of what we are currently living through.  A fast pace I want it yesterday distractable world.  He doesn't have us tossing out devices or living like hermits to become indistractable.  He give real live examples of what we can do. Being indistractable means … Continue reading Book review – Indistractable

Grabbing my wins as I can get them

I'm sitting in my local coffee shop as I type this.  It opened during the pandemic. The owner is a young woman who came home from out west and this was her dream - her own shop.  Pandemic?  Well surprise she didn't factor that in.  The shop is on my bus route and an easy … Continue reading Grabbing my wins as I can get them

20 things to do on a rainy/snow day

20 things to do on a rainy day.    I love a sunny day – summer or winter – but realize rain is needed.  I hate looking at brown grass and a fire ban especially during the summer.  My ultimate would be if it poured every day from midnight to six am.  Since that doesn’t happen … Continue reading 20 things to do on a rainy/snow day

What caught my eye in the past month

We had a beautiful September and October. They are my favorite months at home.  We don't have a great spring more a slow coast out of winter into summer.  Fall on the other hand is stunning, with the colors and the warm days and cooler nights.  Usually fall is one of our best tourist seasons … Continue reading What caught my eye in the past month

New shopping experience and community win/win

This is a bit of a rant.  Full-disclosure here.  I have been listening to people talking about the holidays and gifts. Ordering now to make sure things arrive on time. This ordering usually involves Amazon. I just looked up CEO worth and it is over 200 billion. So I figure he has been taken care … Continue reading New shopping experience and community win/win

20 things that have to go

Well maybe not HAVE to go! I'm setting myself a challenge for the rest of month. Before I turn the calendar I want 20 items out of my house. I feel if I set myself a challenge it will be done. Sound a bit ominous. I like to purge and seem to always have a … Continue reading 20 things that have to go