Finding Balance is a Gift

The windows are open, at least for a couple hours on this warm January afternoon. The backyard fountain is running, reminding me of summertime when it flows nonstop. Our new deck is finished and, with the sliding door open, I'm thinking about the next seasonĀ and using this space that has been too unsound for us … Continue reading Finding Balance is a Gift

Toasting the Everyday

This week, I celebrated my birthday - I am now in my mid-thirties. (I guess. When is that "cutoff"?) It's funny how birthdays can take on a theme. For Bea's first birthday, somehow she ended up with almost all giraffe-themed gifts from growth charts to tricycles. This year, my theme was champagne. I got some … Continue reading Toasting the Everyday

Taking Time to Party

Yesterday at our first MOPS meeting, our "creative director," Carolyn had us make a party kit. In a ziplock, we put everything we need to have an instant celebration - streamers, a card, balloons... The idea is to take time to celebrate small, everyday moments. A goal achieved, a good day, a string of bad … Continue reading Taking Time to Party

What I’m Into 1:14

I always like reading what people are "into" over at Leigh Kramer's, so I thought I'd link up this month. January is one of my favorite months. Not only is it a new year, but it's my birthday month. Lots of champagne and goal setting over here! It's also the last month before tax season, … Continue reading What I’m Into 1:14