When I was introducing the theme of I AM/ INIMITABLE last month, I referenced the quote “No one is you, that is your super power” and today I wanted to elaborate on that a bit. I am curious- have you taken the time to think about your unique super powers and how they might contribute to your world- both big picture World and also your everyday sphere of influence? I am often so busy wondering if I am living up to my (sometimes realistic) expectations and standards or to “fix” my weaknesses that I don’t stop to acknowledge my strengths- even those strengths that are occasionally a double edged sword. So today I wanted to share a few of what I consider to be my individual gifts or “superpowers” and I really hope I’ll hear from some of my readers either in the comments or in another way of reaching out about what YOUR superpowers are. Continue reading
How I Read Over 100 Books in a Year
This would usually be the time of year when I share my favorite books from the year before, but since I already did that as my final post of 2020, I thought I would do my first HOW post on how I read so much… Continue reading
GOOD listening: A Week’s Worth of Podcast Recommendations
There are an ASTOUNDING number of podcasts out there. I recently had to go through my phone and resign myself to deleting a bunch in my queue that I know I will just never actually listen to… but in clearing out so many podcasts that aren’t serving me in this season, it gave me a chance to see which podcasts I truly love and will continue to listen to regularly. So I decided to share a few of my favorites with you today.Continue reading
Frugal: My closet
OK, time for a post on where we are trying hard to be super frugal- clothing! There are some ways we are doing this that feel successful, and other areas where I feel we are still struggling and can improve. Continue reading
The Eye Doctor Method of Household Management
I’m not the world’s greatest homemaker. I love organizing and color coding but I am not very cheerful when approaching cleaning tasks and honestly if it’s not on a list there’s a good chance I would not even notice things like baseboards that needs cleaning. Due to this trait, I have tried SO MANY Pinterest approved ideas when it comes to keeping your home clean and clutter free, but I never stick with any of them for long. It has taken me over six months of having the same task on my daily Powersheets goals to figure out a morning routine that works. Continue reading
What I’ve Learned About Gardening and what Gardening has Helped me Learn About Me…
Thank you to everyone who read my guest post over at Perfection Pending last week! I was so grateful for the positive feedback and humbled by the shares.
Today’s post is about what has become one of my favorite hobbies:
It’s been just less than a year since I took the leap and decided to try some gardening in our backyard. In that year we’ve discovered the joy of homegrown flowers, the better flavors of garden fresh veggies, and all sorts of lessons. It’s been strange having friends ask me my thoughts on their starting a backyard garden because I am by no means an expert or even what I would consider an intermediate gardener.
Adventure is out there!
In case you missed it, I revealed the first letter before Christmas- I’ll be focusing on Entertaining in the new year. You can go back and read that post HERE. I’m continuing my reveals for my letter E resolutions for 2018 with this post! Continue reading
A day in the life…
Today’s post is a little different in that it is mostly pictures. The title is also completely accurate but also perhaps a bit misleading in that my days rarely look the same from one day to another. What I did was take one picture every hour I was awake. I’ve put brief descriptions but, mostly, I’m letting the pictures speak for themselves… Continue reading
A letter to my son on his third birthday
I usually write these in scrapbooks or cards, or in our traditional birthday book each year… but I wanted to do something a little different for my not-so-little-anymore guy, especially with all the changes that happened this year so… Continue reading
MORE lessons from my baby (well… babies…)
I posted a while back about three lessons I learned from my son when he was a baby. It was right around Holy Week and as we approach that time of year again, I have a few more lessons to share… Continue reading