2017 project life : january – june

Early in the year, I decided that I’d do a digital version of Project Life and have a photo book printed at the end. I downloaded a template from Nettio Designs..and that’s about where my planning ended. Today, thanks to a cold & Dr. Dan’s orders to take it easy…I set up Smart Albums in iPhoto, and put together the…

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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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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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creative projects in 2017

At the start of every year, I start thinking about which creative projects I'm going to commit to. And in the past few years, that's been about the extent of it…I commit, but don't actually complete. Will this year be different? Time will tell! Here's what's on my creative mind… Scrapbooking – I am a lapsed scrapbooker, and I am…

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dominican republic : january 2017

Hello Punta Cana! Yes, we spent almost 10 days in December enjoying the Caribbean. Yes, we went back last week…'cause, y'know, why not?? Actually, it just so happened that Dan's company incentive trip was scheduled for January. SO MUCH FUN! We went zip-lining! Totally out of our comfort zone, and I am so glad that we did it. We couldn't…

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celebrating forty-six.

I turned forty-six yesterday! It was a wonderful day, full of celebration, friendship, & laughter. In honor of both my birthday and my OLW, here are 10 (b/c 4 + 6) people, experiences, and things that I plan to celebrate this year… Dan. Sometimes I'm sad that I missed out on so many years with him…and then I remember that…

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2017 One Little Word® : celebrate

So…I wasn't sure that I was going to choose a word for 2017.  I pretty much abandoned my word in 2016. I realized the other day that I never even blogged about it! My word was and…meant to honor all the parts & pieces of my life, to encourage inclusion, and to replace "but" in decision making. Anyone who has…

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saying so long to 2016…

This year was a whirlwind…travel, moving, changes, more travel, Landmark, little kids, big kids, many (many) bottles of wine, laughter, a few medical pauses, friends, family, and so much love. There were parts of 2016 that were, well…not so lovely (ahem)…but all in all? It was a pretty awesome year.  January : hola Mexico! February : we got engaged! (that's Mackie's "oh,…

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old san juan : december 2016

Our December adventure started with a couple of days in Old San Juan… We loved the colorful buildings & interesting architecture – and learned that the colors are assigned by applying for a painting permit. How fun is that?? We took a walking tour of Old San Juan – our tour guide, David, was terrific…and funny. "Come here. Look at…

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a marvelous mother’s day weekend

FRIDAY – Yes, we pretty much celebrated an entire weekend around here…and it was marvelous. We kicked it off with a May Day Celebration at McCartney's preschool on Friday. It was spectacularly sunny, and the smiles on the kids' faces made the event even brighter.  SATURDAY – I enjoyed coffee on the deck. Our view of the lake is definitely…

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2016 project life : february & march

That's right…I'm skipping January for now. It was a big month with my birthday & our Mexico trip, so I want to take a little more time sorting out what to do with it. "Catching up" on February & March was relatively simple. I ensured that photos were downloaded from my camera & my phone, I scrolled through Facebook as…

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2016 project life : cover page

Project Life and I were on a break last year. I'm super happy that we've found our way back to each other. I put this cover page together pretty quickly (except some frustrating printer mishaps) on Sunday…reminding myself to keep it simple.  This quote pretty much sums up life right now. I think it's fair to say that 45 is…

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may love prevail.

I spent most of last week in San Francisco – one of my most favorite cities. I ate delicious food. I drank fabulous coffee (the Gibraltar is my new favorite thing). I walked soooo much (20K steps on Thursday!). I met with clients who are also friends. I spent time with a friend who I've known since high school. It…

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2014 Project Life : weeks 40-42

I will finish this project. I will finish this project. I will finish this project. I will…. Week 40. Austin turned 18 (what??). I didn't include any journaling for these weeks, which feels okay right now.  Week 41. Funny how calm the color scheme ended up in this one. (This is how we roll is a Kelly Purkey digital stamp that…

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celebrating the Solstice…

It's the official start of winter – the shortest day & the longest night – but from this day forward, we're headed toward the light. We celebrated with an impromptu (homemade) pizza dinner, a bottle of wine, and logs in the fireplace. After dinner, we both wrote down a list of things/emotions/reactions that we're releasing…and then tossed the papers into…

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glad tidings. comfort. joy.

It seems that after 20 years in New England, I've become conditioned to think of December as cold & snowy…so I'm a bit disoriented (happily so) to be in Florida during the holiday season. It has been the perfect way to hit pause on busy-ness and chaos. Great company, delicious food, sunshine, and laughter…that's what comfort & joy look like…

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