Saturday, November 24, 2012


As the wind whisks up the lightly fallen snow and the home is beginning to look alot like Christmas, I settle in to a soft chair, a cup of Joy Tea, from Starbucks, of course and the mail

But what should appear before me

Tiffany Co. Christmas Book
Just the joy of its arrival brought back so many memories..
Waiting patiently, as a young girl, for the Sears Wish Book to arrive

Knowing that when the mailman brought it, there would be..
Hours of picking your favorite toy from each page
Laying in front of a fire and making lists
Knowing that maybe, just maybe I would get one thing
from list.

I even picked out things for others.. just so I could keep it longer.

Funny How still today in this tech age..
Ipads, Smart phones and even blogs
It is one of the seasons greatest anticipations.
The Christmas Catalogs
Knowing , that it is not about recieving anything
but it is about the Dream, The wish , the glow in your eyes .
Source: via Yenny on Pinterest

Maybe Just Maybe - You'll find that special gift
that will warm someone else heart.
I hope I never stop believing.. Never stop hearing the chime of the bell
In the rush of the Season
In the bustle of friends and family
Take a moment
Open a catalog
And Dream-

Do you Hear the BELL
Christmas is about so much more
But start by Believing..

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Ever have one of those days where you wake up missing someone that has been in your life.
You reflect on your friendship with them and you smile.
Today is one of those days when I woke up and you were on my mind.

Amazing people have walked into my life and left their footprint.
The fabulous five women whom have laughed, cried,shared
 and cared for each other for the last 15 years.
A sisterhood that distance will never divide.
Source: via Minerva on Pinterest

Friends that were so important to me but life led us in another direction.
First loves and best friends . As I take time to quiet my mind,
to reflect on the shear laughter and bond that we created, it makes my heart smile.
Even after all these years , a warm hug and hours of conversation abound when we meet.
I still get so excited to just see them and know that we began where we left off.
Not as" NEW friends But KNEW "Friends.
Source: via Kim on Pinterest

I cherish that fact that I get the chance to laugh with them.
Share a hug and catch up.
Friends come and go but those who stay are truely
"The wind beneath my wings."


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dream It- Believe It- Magic will happen

Dream It
Do you remember when you were little and you still believed that life was magical and exciting.
When Reindeer could fly, the tooth fairy would come and some how Santa got all those presents delivered.
That was an amazing feeling of the unknown but full of excitement that it could come true.
For more than a decade, I held on to a dream of going to a place called

I would pour through books and magazines.
Thank goodness for Coastal Living..

I imagined what the air would smell like
I envisioned what the sights and sounds
of the cobblestone streets would bring.

It didn't dissappoint.
It was worth every dream.
It was more beautiful than I thought..
It was more breathetaking than I dreamed

I read every book written about Nantucket
 thanks to Elin Hildebrand
So to browse through the charming bookstore
Nantucket Bookworks

To sail the Nantucket Harbor
and to be greeted by the locals as if they cared..
And to share it with my best friend in life,

which is just another dream come true.
Brings a big Nantucket smile to my face.

I may never know why this was my dream
I know that with believing, dreaming and a little magic
Things will come together and be better that you even imagined
That was the best feeling ever-
So It is true- I still Believe.
Can't wait for my next dream to come true...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Our Colorful Cottage By the Sea

As our small plane approached the "Faraway Island" known as Nantucket,
 I was amazed to find the reason it is called the Grey Lady.

50 Shades of Grey is definately alive on Nantucket-
But it is in the beautiful weathered homes that are framed with
 stunning flower boxes and shutters that keep them safe from storms.

With the Odd Nantucket Red Home

But nothing was as colorful as the
Little Cottage By the Sea

Directions on Nantucket are simple
Turn Right Past Millies
Cross the Bridge
Turn left at the mailboxes
Cottage is on the right with Yellow Gate

And there We were. I had found this many years
ago in a magazine. Can you believe we got to stay here.
Doors unlocked, we open to a busrst of Bohemien Color

Ok I have to admit my smile and excitement was bursting
almost as much as the colorful hues .
The quaint cottage made up of vintage fishing shacks
burst with a kalidoscope of hues that you just have to smile
Source: via Kim on Pinteres

But Wait- An Outdoor Shower- 
A warm breeze off the Shore, a Million stars and a warm shower
in Nantucket.. 

This was the perfect place to spend the last few days 
The EelSkin Inn in Madaket

But wait it gets better. Who better to be your Neighbor 
But Mister Rogers- Well he was for 38 years
Living in the Neighborhood
 in the Crooked House

My visit and blog to Nantucket has just begun
The Memories will live forever
Just like the a Burst of Poppy in a field of Grey Green Sea Grass

Saturday, August 25, 2012


"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don't want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you're doing here. Believe in kissing." Eve Ensler

Solitude to me is so different than loneliness,,
It is a chance to reflect
Source: via Logan on Pinterest

A time to gather your thoughts and be thoughtful

Where do you chose to go to be in Solitude
I want to hear the waves crash on the rocks and watch them float away again .
The best part is they always return.

I wonder if time alone is selfish..but to me it is a time to grow
A time to change course

Like the waves-

Time alone is the Ebb and Flow of life
You return but always fresh and new
With renewed thoughts , energy and experiences to share and savor
Take time in Solitude..

It nurtures Passion and Compassion
I am so thankful for those who embrace
my Solitude and respect them for theirs.
Where do you find your Solitude?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Play Misty for Me

As the heat index rises to 110 today in Minneapolis
and the air condition is humming a tired tune
I remind myself of the one pleasure of mine
that would refresh and rejuevenate me.

I share these in hopes that it might bring
a visual and delightful thought on this
July 4th...

Happy 4th of July

I have stood under this very one
Totally Refreshing and invigorating...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

O" Canada

July 1 brings the celebration of Canada Day.
As I reflect, I am nothing but grateful for the years that I lived in Canada
There are many things to share
There are so many firsts..So many moments of Pride
My first years as a true Athletic Supporter..

My first time being a Mom

and stopping, Thank God. after having
4 truly Canadian Kids

First trips to Jasper and Lake Louise
The beauty that is amazingly majestic as you enter the Parks

Family Camping at Pine Bungelows,
Don't go out in the woods alone
Pine Bungalow Cabins
First time meeting Friends that I will have for ever-
All truly Canadian

Source: via Jan on Pinterest

As an American
I grew to love Canada as my own Country
It Mountains became blankets of Love

Its culture became a lifestyle and it became home.
Your Beauty is forever engrained in my heart...

Source: via Kim on Pinterest