There is a popular television commercial where people with mounting issues press an "Easy Button" and all their problems just vanish. There are so many days in my life I wish a big red button named Easy would show up to provide relief....more

Who Are You Trying to Impress?

Mike Robbins...more

Reverse Snobbery: Too Pretty To Relate?

Oh...she's gorgeous. My heart sank a little as I saw Ann Voskamp's words, so inspiring and life-changing on the pages of her book, come to life in her small group study DVD. Her book, One Thousand Gifts, has been life changing for me.But her voice, decidedly sultry, didn't match the one I heard in my head as I'd turned those pages late at night. Her hair, a beautiful chestnut color, sat atop her head perfectly coiffed, not a strand out of place. And I'm ashamed to admit, I grew a bit jealous....more
I totally get this! Thank you for saying it outloud!more


Recently on a certain photograph-sharing app, someone posted the logo of a website. Curious, I decided to check it out. It’s called The Gratitude Jar. The world’s people go here to record the things for which they are thankful. This way of sharing is inspiring beyond measure. It’s simple and so genius at the same time.With so many things capable of bringing us down (news, traffic, math) sometimes it is necessary that we remind ourselves of life’s pleasantries....more

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday!If you have been a reader of my blog for long, or if you follow on Facebook, then you know I love Thankful Thursday posts.  There is just something about looking at the positives from the week instead of all the negatives. This week I am extremely thankful that my husband agreed to my wish to share the magic of Disney World with our kids this summer....more

Making Peace

Originally posted on January 3, 2013 at Two Martini Lunch....more

I'll Skip the Resolutions, Thanks

 I used to envy people who made New Year’s resolutions, but I’ve come to accept that’s simply not me. Linking personal improvement to changing calendars no more insures I’ll stick to the plan than a false deadline would (think fiscal cliff). My best chances for follow-through come when motivation is strong. Case in point: it’s the first weekend in January and my plans to begin a blog on New Year’s Day are now underway. Had it been a resolution, I’d already be falling behind....more

Friday's Letters {1.4.13}

Originally posted on January 4, 2013 at Two Martini Lunch.Dear 2013, I thank you in advance for being exceptionally amazing to my friends and family....more

Today's Gratitude List

It's good to stop, sometimes, and take a quick inventory of the things in your life for which you're grateful at that moment in time. In no particular order, here is my own gratitude list for this moment in time. Catching up with a good friend over a delicious dinner and lingering for hours over coffee. My family, who sent us an enormous and very generous parcel of Christmas goodies to be unwrapped and enjoyed on the 25th. Anticipation! ...more