Gratitude – The Key to Living a Joyful Midlife

Gratitude – The Key to Living a Joyful Midlife

Psalm 136:26

Give thanks to the God of heaven,For His lovingkindness (graciousness, mercy, compassion) endures forever.

November – The season of Thanksgiving and counting our blessings. Do you remember Thanksgiving when you were a little one in school? The little turkeys you traced with the outline of your hands, the pilgrim hats and feasts at school…and then writing down what we were thankful for? Maybe we should take ourselves back to that simpler time. And just be thankful. Continue reading “Gratitude – The Key to Living a Joyful Midlife”

Busy Weekend WrapUp!

Busy Weekend WrapUp!

As I write this it is November 5. November 5! Holy cow it’s November 5!!! Daylight Savings Time has transitioned into winter mode, and the night comes quickly now. But, can you feel the holiday hurricane coming? The busy-ness. The preparations. The events and parties. It’s coming! Buckle up! I had a rather busy weekend. I love doing a wrap up like this, because it shows how much I actually accomplished! Woot! Continue reading “Busy Weekend WrapUp!”

Changing Traditions in the Empty Nest – Five Things You Need to Know

Changing Traditions in the Empty Nest – Five Things You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again. The Holiday Prelude. Not quite the Thanksgiving/Christmas season yet, but definitely the pre-planning stage. You just finished with the Halloween festivities. You’re probably planning your Christmas shopping list, scheduling your Christmas Card photo shoot, Scanning Pinterest for dressing and sweet potato casserole recipes. Before the empty nest, I always made the first pot of chili on Halloween night before the kids went trick or treating or to parties. Thanksgiving and Christmas were ALWAYS at our house, and I decorated every square inch of the house. My brother used to joke that the house “threw up” Christmas. He was right. But the empty nest has kind of changed all of that. And I wasn’t ready. Continue reading “Changing Traditions in the Empty Nest – Five Things You Need to Know”

October Stitch Fix Reveal

October Stitch Fix Reveal

It’s that time of year where we begin the rush towards the holidays. Christmas is just two months away! Yikes! I can feel that freight train already rushing. My October was so busy with work and vacation and baby showers and wedding showers and life! And I have a feeling it’s not going to slow down for awhile. Can you relate? Something I look forward to each month is receiving my Stitch Fix. And it’s time for another reveal! This fix was a mixed bag. Kind of a hit and miss fix. But it’s always been my motto to keep it real, so here goes! Continue reading “October Stitch Fix Reveal”