Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Mason Jar TRAPPED THOUGHTS

You know those swirling thoughts, anxieties, fears, that stay on repeat in your mind? I suppose I needed a physical representation and action to stop the mental cycle.

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Skinnamarink

I pull this happy song out with my music students every year for Valentine's Day. It's a favorite of mine from childhood, as my mom always sang it with us in the car. "I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening 'neath the silvery moon..." It occurred… Continue reading Skinnamarink

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Kyla

Ever been so low that you just couldn't put one foot in front of the other? Hopeless doesn't even begin to describe how you feel? As I sat on the steps of my townhouse 5 years ago, staring at my wrist, I was there. Heartbreak upon heartbreak, I couldn't see through the tears. A thought… Continue reading Kyla

In the Kitchen

Perfect Pound Cake…

...so entitled because I've made so many cake flops before that I can now share some fool proof tips. I remember the first cake I made. It was a chocolate cake for my then-boyfriend's 16th birthday party. Embarrassed, I presented a platter full of crumbled cake-pieces and stuck candles in it. Baking cakes is a… Continue reading Perfect Pound Cake…

In the Kitchen

Fantasy Fudge

Nope, not my recipe. In fact, it's straight from the marshmallow Jet-Puff jar. But, in honor of Dad's birthday today, I'm sharing because of all the "fantastic" times he surprised us with fudge!

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

LIVING with Asthma

I do not mind that it's raining. I am thankful to be walking in the rain. I am thankful to be walking! As the school year ended and summer vacation approached, I had one goal. Spend time with my daughter and dogs, and hopefully to do that through lots of walks and jogs together. The… Continue reading LIVING with Asthma

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

I can’t sing for you…

I don't have your voice. I don't have the special abilities that belong solely to YOU. We tell kids what to do, what not to do, lead their lines and give them assignments and chores. How often, though, do we trust them to shine in their own talent?     I heard a choir director… Continue reading I can’t sing for you…

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“It Doesn’t Matter” – the lie we tell ourselves

I love looking at life through the perspective of a child, simply because there's always wisdom to be gained. A little girl was recently telling me about her friend that had found new friends. She ended her story with a shrug and said, "it doesn't matter", but her eyes held distress. Shop girls' Christmas dresses!… Continue reading “It Doesn’t Matter” – the lie we tell ourselves

In the Garden

Mason Jar Houseplants

This blog site may contain affiliate links .  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I am all about houseplants that help purify the air, but I am not in love with dirt in the house.  Sooo, I've taken the expedient… Continue reading Mason Jar Houseplants

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Pour Love

God doesn't pour negativity into us. He gives love, peace, joy. He gives unique talents and abilities to each of us for the good of all...

In the Kitchen

Fresh Peach Cobbler

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! Fresh GEORGIA peaches...does it get any sweeter? Only in a cobbler, or maybe homemade peach ice cream! While traveling… Continue reading Fresh Peach Cobbler

In the Garden, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Just a Pretty Flower Arrangement?

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites. If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! I picked these flowers from my garden this morning. It might look like a simple flower arrangement stuck in… Continue reading Just a Pretty Flower Arrangement?

In the Garden

Therapy

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites. If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! Recently, I had an epiphany:  God gave us flowers and nature as therapy.  Spend some time with some pretty… Continue reading Therapy