Archive for the 'Inspiration' Category

Candy Cane Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale I LOVE the smell of gingerbread cookies baking at Christmas time! I also love rolling out the dough and cutting out with a cookie cutter! Another thing I love about the holidays is watching all the baking shows/competitions! Recently I saw
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All things Barefoot Contessa

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein Wishing you a day full of peaceful moments! I love all things Barefoot Contessa / Ina Garten!  I have been following her shows for a while and I love her recipes! She recently came out with a new cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey and this is
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Chicken Meal Preparation

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Alexander Graham Bell Ahh the joys of being prepared! I always find life more in order and calm when I am prepared. There are so many ways, so many things we can prepare for and meals are one of them! I try to take the time to prepare the vegetables I
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SOCK FUN

Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! Psalm 32:11 Wishing you a Wednesday full of fun and joy! I am sharing a monthly box with you today! It has brought my daughter and me a lot of silly joy! My daughter LOVES socks, what girl doesn’t! If you are having
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Christmas Connections

What I know now is that we’re all interconnected and that’s a really beautiful thing. We have links to everyone else in our lives and in the world. Different people have different journeys for different reasons. You can’t judge, but you can celebrate that there are connections everywhere. Jane Seymour Each year I entertain at the holidays starting with a
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Thankful Place Setting

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. — Sarah Ban Breathnach I think most of us practice gratitude daily. November seems to be the month when it is talked about most of all. I am making an effort to sit down
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To Brighten Your Day

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 We all experience those days when we
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Relaxation through Art

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62: 1-2 Coloring Books! They seem to be the new way to relax through art for adults. When my children were young, we colored all the time! It was always a
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Empty Nest / Phase Two

Sending bright, encouraging thoughts your way today! My daughter recently finished her first year of college. I would say we both did well in our journeys! She adjusted well to college life and I adjusted well to being an empty nester. Now for phase two! The coming home! It is very different to watch your child grow into their independence.
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Stop and Smell the Flowers

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” –  Lady Bird Johnson I do my grocery shopping at Wegmans. I am there each week and each time I go first to the produce section and then I walk through the floral section. I love and adore flowers! No matter what kind of day you are having, flowers can make you smile! Flowers
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