What a thoughtful gift to drop off – a nice surprise. As y’all know, I happen to LOVE flowers of all kinds, and orchids are so special. Most require minimum care (at least in my experience) and will bloom again in time (have patience!) – A stunning combo of colors between the leaves and the flowers. This is a small orchid, so I’m giving it ice chips…Continue reading “S i m p l y E l e g a n t”
We were out on a walk, phone in my pocket and as we walked by this Yew, the berries hanging over the fence in a multitude of colors was fascinating to me. I don’t recall seeing all these different colored berries in the past. Sometimes it’s the little things that really stand out. #beautifulContinue reading “Who Knew? So many pretty berries on a Yew!”
This is a snippet of the (original) living room that was previously the dining room… last week we moved the rooms around again – changed the furniture – and it’s like new! This is now the living room again. It’s so refreshing to walk into a space that has been completely transformed. This shot mainly showcases the view of the gorgeous trees and oh! The shadow on the wall from the sunlight on the sheepskin – Love it! Nothing like shopping your own home to find treasures and furniture, paintings etc. to change your views!Continue reading “Furniture moving can make your space brand new!”
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, substance abuse, or suicide crisis – please reach out to people who can help you.
988 OR 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
(Yes, 988 – only 3 digits, this is new as of July!) OR you can call the original phone number for the Suicide Prevention Hotline, it will still be good as well.
If you feel more comfortable chatting with someone who can help: click HERE for the link that takes you directly to the chat.
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By now, too many of us know someone who was such a force of nature, loved by all – and then they were gone. Perhaps if we can all pass this information along, more lives can be saved. If you’re having any kind of mental struggle, addiction or thoughts of suicide – please STOP what you are doing and make this call. Sometimes you just need to speak to someone, and it may help to speak to someone you don’t know. WHAT IF, this person you speak to understands what you’re going through and made it through to the other side? It’s worth a try, right?
The world is difficult right now, but there ARE good people out there who do want to help, regardless of your situation. They aren’t here to judge you, they’re here to listen and guide you.
You are worth it. You are valuable – no matter what’s going on, these trained people can help lead you to a better life. Please. Do it. #makethatcall
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What’s the hurry, right? I think we can all take cues from nature and slow down and enjoy this life that is zipping by so unbelievably fast. It feels as if the leaves were just falling (our southern spring) and then the hot days of summer were upon us. Now it’s the end of July (well, tomorrow!) and school supplies are on sale…Continue reading “What’s the hurry?”
Rockport is a quintessential, 4th of July, all-American, town in Maine. It’s American as apple pie (at least to me, a visitor). Just look at this idyllic setting. What’s not to adore? Of course, this photo was taken (many years ago) during the nicest time of year (September). Not too many people, which is nice – and perfect weather (thankful).Continue reading “Rockport, Maine!”
Who doesn’t love the California coast? The views are stunning – so different from the east coast, equally beautiful, just a different kind of beauty. It’s amazing how our country has some major differences in scenery – how fortunate we are…Continue reading “Taken on a visit to San Fran!”
Pumpkin is a powerhouse food not only for adults but also for dogs. This “treat” is so easy to make, and perfect for summer (although our dog eats them all year long). You can make them fancy, plain or just however they end up. The health benefits are plentiful… and the taste – is LOVED! 🎃Continue reading “Pumpkin: A powerhouse food for your dog!”
Well, hello! Happy Saturday – hope you have wonderful plans (which can mean no plans, hehe) for the weekend. I love these colorful frogs – they always seem so happy jumping around. It seems like Fred is always saving frogs from the pool. Scoop them out and they jump right back in 🙄.Continue reading “Mozz/Tomato/Basil Salad on the Menu – Happy Weekend!”
I bet many of you have wonderful plans for today. Woohoo! Seems like a good day for a visit with friends, something delightful thrown on the grill, a nice fruit salad, a fun dessert – tunes playing in the background and a lot of smiles. With that being said…Continue reading “Happy 4th of July!”
I took this photo at Crosby’s Fish & Shrimp (back in January!) – I love this place. Fresh fish and when they have the food truck open it’s fabulous! They also have dock parties – which is cool – keep an eye on their social media for updates!Continue reading “Crosby’s Fish & Shrimp Co. near Folly Beach, SC…”
We’re all in this together, right? Well, most of us…Continue reading “Despite the darkness, I am thankful…”
After news broke on Friday, regarding the Supreme Court – I want to give you a real life scenario regarding the implications of the SCOTUS decision. #roe I felt it was time to share my story, like so many others – whose lives could be affected.Continue reading “I think it’s time to share my story…”
Everywhere I go, I find myself snapping a few photos. I loved the color of these bright and happy flowers (I believe I was at Lowes for something, but always wander past the flowers and sneak a few photos). Something to give you a cheerful start to your day. After all, it is Saturday, woohoo!Continue reading “Everywhere I go…”
Good morning! What a wonderful wake up call this is, right? When I see this image, HELLO SUNSHINE is what pops in my head. So bright and cheerful. The perfect wake-me-up vibe to start the day. Who doesn’t need that, right? A little coffee, a little color and some sunshine. Perfect!Continue reading “Hello, Sunshine!”