roots and wings…

my parent’s moved into a home when i was 3 years old.  they still own it.  it holds most of my memories.  when i sit on a certain spot on the couch, i breathe deep and think, “man, i love this house.”  i had a HOME. not everyone does.  i do know that.  and, i am thankful. my roots are there, and for me, roots are important.  because of them, i feel like i belong.  like i have a story that started before me…from people whom i respect and wish i... Read More

thunder and rain…

in case you didn’t already know it CHARLES MARTIN has a new novel out.  it is called THUNDER AND RAIN.  the book is fantastic.  especially if you were raised on cowboy stories and have a soft spot in your heart for texas rangers.  I DO.  this book is about how a man fights for his heart even when he’s learned how to shut it down.  like fort knox shut down.  to be honest, i can’t really do a review of it justice.  i never find the correct words to describe... Read More

language of letting go…

i have a sweet friend who sent me a day from a devotional that she reads. it is from melody beattie’s book called, “the language of letting go.”  i want to share it with y’all because i think it goes pretty perfectly with the posts about how i have been stepping out.  i hope that i am encouraging y’all to do the same.  here is the excerpt… March 30: Experiment Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too... Read More

design sponge and auntie mame…

i love design sponge.  i don’t have as much time to stalk it as i used to.  sad story.  will have to work on that. if you do not know what design sponge is, you are either living under a rock or not a design person.  fix that.  🙂  click here to see their lovely site. anyway…every once in a while, they do a “living in…” post.  this time they NAILED it.  they posted about my favorite movie of ALL TIME. AUNTIE MAME. i wrote a post about this... Read More

breathe…just breathe…

risk. that’s a lot of meaning in one word.  it’s not easy to risk.  even when it’s calculated.  i risked last week.  i thought a bit, after the attempt, about what the process of risking was like for me.  maybe it’s like this for y’all too. remember that scene in “EVER AFTER” (i just lost any male reader i ever had) where drew barrymore shows up at the ball in that amazing gown and wings.  she says to herself… breathe…just... Read More

life is blooming…

y’all have been reading about how life is blooming in my heart lately.  what is precious about that is that life is also blooming around my little cottage home.  thanks to the teaching of my amazing mother, i have a green thumb (i think).  and, i LOVE when my flowers are blooming. so, today, in honor of spring and life, here are the pictures of what is blooming around me.  i hope that you are taking all the time you can to watch the world burst forth with color, textures,... Read More

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