This weekend I pulled out my little tote with my Spring/Easter decorations. Growing up my family loved the holidays. From October to April my sister, Cindy, and I eagerly looked forward to each change of season and decorating for the holiday at hand . This love of decorating for the holidays was inspired by my mom. She knew how to capture the magic of … Continue reading Thoughts On Decorations, Gifts, and Cultivating Memories.
This weekend was absolutely beautiful in Colorado. Winter may have been beating down the east coast, but here on the Front Range of the Rockies it was near 70 degrees. If I was suffering from the winter blues the past few weeks, this weekend it was full out spring fever. Everywhere I looked people like me were basking in the golden rays of the sun. … Continue reading Spring Cleaning My Mind
For the past couple of years I have had a goal: A life in balance. An essential part of this balance has been the ongoing challenge to reclaim my weekends and learning how to relax. This past week I found myself reminiscing about my weekends as a child. Our family weekend routine began Friday evenings when my mom got off work. My sister, Cindy, and … Continue reading Taking Time to Relax and Finding Balance in Life.
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Thursday was my 52nd birthday. Yep, I am another year wiser, healthier, and happier. I am also very excited to embark on another year of my life’s journey. I was looking back at my 51st year and it made me smile. I had three major changes last year. I officially became Laura Kelly just days … Continue reading Birthday Reflections: Bring On A New Year!
Happy Monday, everyone! Mondays can be a time of dread for many people. Most of us are headed back to work after a relaxing weekend. Work can mean pressure, deadlines, difficult people, and stressful situations for many of us. Even those of us who enjoy our career may find ourselves longing for just one more day to relax and play or feeling a little frazzled … Continue reading Making Each Day Special
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the final days of 2014. I know I am getting excited to say “goodbye” to the old year and welcome 2015. I think I have found a recurring theme among some of the blogs I like to follow. There has been a lot of buzz about Diane Von Furstenberg the past couple of weeks and her quote … Continue reading Who Do You Want To Be In 2015?
Hi everyone! With Christmas Eve right around the corner, Solstice passing, and Chanukah winding down I wanted to wish everyone happy celebrations this week. I am looking forward to several days with my sister and her family celebrating Christmas. Church, time with loved ones, lots of food, and some old Christmas movies such as A Christmas Carol and White Christmas are on my list of things … Continue reading Season’s Greetings
Happy Thursday, everyone and a special happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow US followers. No matter what the year has brought each us with the ups and downs of life, we all have so much to be thankful for both in our personal lives and as a nation. As I was reading one of my fellow bloggers posts this week at Outstanding Bachelor, I was … Continue reading Single Living: Single For The Holidays, Creating A Loving Season
Happy Monday, everyone! Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the US. Despite the deluge of pre-Black Friday ads making their way into every conceivable form of media, I believe that a growing number of people in the states are looking for a return to simpler times and values. More and more people are taking a stand on blogs and social media saying that a … Continue reading Minimalist Monday: Creating A Meaningful Thanksgivng
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. 🙂 I did want to give you a quick update on my cards and letters project. I do have all my cards and letters sorted into groups based on who sent them to me. So they are now organized in a way I can begin to tackle which cards and letters I … Continue reading Minimalist Monday: Progress On Decluttering Cards And Finding Joy When Faced With A Possible Loss