lake life.

In between raindrops, we’re spending as much time near the water as possible this summer. We’re fortunate to have beach access in our neighborhood, and Littles who are always ready to head to the water. Wilder has been in charge of photography while we are out on the lake. He’s getting pretty good at composition! And he’s already embraced the…

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summer vibes.

Photo by Michał Grosicki on Unsplash It seems like we waited forever for the weather to warm up this year…and now we are frequently waiting for it to stop raining. But. We are making the most of our summer, even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. I shared our Summer Bucket List on Instagram a few weeks ago. We’ve been steadily working through it,…

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commitments : july 2017

Kristopher Roller And….I’m back! Took a longer-than-planned break to get my blog moved from Typepad to WordPress (b/c it’s 2017, y’all). I’ll fill y’all in on what’s been happening, but first…commitments! Completing Our Landmark Money Seminar – not my favorite so far. Translation has been sketchy, and the distinctions haven’t resonated. So, ready to complete & move on. The “biz…

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our weekend in b&w

Really digging b&w lately, and the way that it soothes the chaos of life… We kicked off the weekend with Friday night bingo at the kids’ school. After many, many rounds, we finally won…twice! Saturday mornings start on the reading rug. We’ve also been reading & practicing Peaceful Piggy Meditation. Our new kitchen island is a fave breakfast spot these days.…

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commitments : may 2017

It’s MAY!!! Such an exciting month around here!! Let’s kick it off with some commitments… Completing 2016 Project Life is DONE!! Woooo hoooo! The process of making scrapbooks on every damn month (ROFLMAO) is still one of my most favorite things. I’ll post the results, and thoughts on the catch-up process, soon. And YES, I’m doing Project Life for 2017…but going…

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this pedestrian life.

“But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, for that adventure, that movie-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables,…

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our wild man is four!!

I’ve had a little twinge of regret that I’m not playing along with Ali’s A Week in the Life this week…and I also know that I simply could not have added that into my week. The Littles have been with us for their Spring Break, and Dan’s Mom came up to spend Passover/Easter/Wilder’s birthday/Spring Break with us. All awesome stuff that…

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the D&K limitless list

Oh happy day…it's warm & sunny!! And, I saw blue water on my drive through the marina this morning. Seeing water, rather than ice, is always a happy thing.  Dan & I had a fun little weekend adventure – a short trip out of town for a Landmark Wisdom Community Sunday, with some shopping & fun restaurants along the way. Over…

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commitments : april 2017

We kicked off the month with weekend guests & Littles, so I'm a few days behind in my commitments… Completing  Financial goals. Making bold requests, and taking action. It's so rewarding to see results!! Winter…I hope. Feb & March are super tough months for me in terms of weather. Need. Sun. Now. Wedding details: photographer hired, marriage license application completed,…

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spring at #thepalace…

I am determined to believe that SPRING is arriving in the Northeast any damn minute now. I've been pondering plants, deliberating about bookshelf styling, and contemplating some art refreshing. Note that I don't spring clean…I spring style. Things that I have my eye on… A split-leaf philodendron. My fiddle leaf has done EXTREMELY well. My dwarf myer lemon tree died…

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a weekend of ease.

If I were to choose a word to describe our weekend, I think that I'd go with…ease. With wine being a very close second choice. Dan & I have both been feeling a little over-scheduled lately, so we intentionally dialed back the pace… *Kicked off the weekend by catching up with one of my besties over Thai food.  *I took…

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weekend snapshots (the b&w edition)

Our weekends go by in a flash (yours too, huh?). We pack in a lot of activity over the course of 2+ days. This weekend, I decided to do a spin of Ali’s  The Weekend Lens, mixed with Lindsay’s Our Weekend in Black & White as we went about our life. My plan is to put all of the photos (just…

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in the arena.

Also Brene… "if you aren't in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I'm not interested in your feedback." and a long-time favorite…"don't try to win over the haters. you are not the jackass whisperer."

commitments : march 2017

A wee bit late with posting my commitments this month (if you commit to something, but don't post about it on social media, does it count?).  I jotted down some notes on a flight last week, but hadn't taken the time to really sit with them. This month, I'm… Completing Absent-minded eating habits. February is a free-for-all when it comes…

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five on friday : february 24

I wish that I could say that this week flew by…but honestly? It crawled. It creaked. It creeped. And now, it's feeling like it's time to exhale. I was going to put together a "five on friday" list of interesting links/reads, but I think I'll go with a gratitude list instead. As this loooong week comes to a close, five…

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exploring the world of essential oils…

I mentioned in my February Intentions post that I'm diving into Essential Oils with Young Living™ this year! My story with essential oils goes way back…mostly b/c of the business that I am in (no, I am still not a chemist). The naturals industry has used Essential Oils for y'know, a really long time, and so I've been involved in many…

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start here : The Premium Starter Kit

Hands down, the BEST way to get started with Young Living® is to purchase the Premium Starter Kit. Are there other starter kits? Yep? And IMHO, this one is the way to go… You’re getting a $300 value for $160 (plus tax & shipping). The Premium Starter Kit comes with a fabulous diffuser (either the Home or DewDrop), 11 Essential…

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my brother challenged me to read 100 books…

At the end of last October, I got a text from my little brother, offering up the challenge that we should both read 100 books in a year's time. By the end of December, we each had read approximately 1.5 books, so we considered those two months a head start. I can't say that 2017 is on pace to meet the…

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commitments : february 2017

It's February!! I've really come to enjoy this month. There's more & more light, which makes the bitter cold slightly more tolerable. There's Valetine's Day, which I get to celebrate with my crazy handsome fiance. And…there's a lot of chocolate and wine b/c it's bitterly cold and it's Valentine's Day! Woo hoo!  I'm going to greet each month this year…

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thoughts on completing & creating…

Dan & I attended a Special Evening About the Landmark Forum last night in Montreal, mostly b/c it was led by our forum leader, Barry Grieder, who we were eager to see again. There's something undeniably special about all Forum Leaders, and there's something super-special about the connection with the person who leads your Forum. Listening to Barry speak was…

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