A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope ~ Epictetus

I am back from a long break.  No reason for the interuption- I just took a little time off!

Friday Find:

I am loving anchors right now……


Oh I really like all those options….but I want to wear an anchor.

Resisting the severe temptation to get an anchor related tattoo I opted for a less permanent option and treated myself to this necklace:

A cabled anchor wax seal necklace, sitting above the French word “esperance” which translates to “hope”, surrounded in beautiful scalloping.

In heraldry, the anchor is a symbol of well grounded hope, salvation and steadfastness.

Made from a wonderful wax seal necklace by hand stamping a fabulous French Victorian (1837 – 1901) antique watch key seal into fine silver (99.99% pure silver).  Then oxidized to highlight the details.

I love buying from Etsy and this seller is the reason why!

Check out  Sue Gray Jewelery


Her work is simply creative and beautifully subtle.

A bit masculine but still girly.

Love that combo!

Now- just for fun check out this tattoo option:

 Oh I want it.

Today I am grateful evermore for:


I don’t need anymore ink!

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I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso

I found this at Mind Body Green-

a perfect mindset to start the week with.

goals | do it now

today I am grateful evermore for:


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The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.- Audrey Hepburn

Friday Find:

Coconut Oil as a body moisturizer. 

Simply A-MA-ZING.

I have been using it for a new nights now and WOW I am hooked.

Read about is here….on on my new favorite blogs- she explains it better than I could….


today I am grateful evermore for:

natural and easy beauty tips!

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In so many and such important ways, then, do the planets bear witness to the earth’s mobility. – Copernicus

Are you catching the show that Venus and Jupiter are putting on in the sky these March evenings?


Hop on over to Earth Sky for some info about the event…..


and this evening hop out into the world and take a look.

I told my niece and nephews about the plants last night and they viewed them from MI.

This is the email I got this morning from my 8-year-old nephew:

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

I saw the planets.

They were awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The !’s point say it all.

Today I am grateful evermore for:

the sun, and the stars, and the moon and everything.

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet

Happy March!

Ribbit Ribbit!

I have March birthdays in my world……here is wishing all of the Pisces and Gemini’s in that world a happy year! 

The calendar above was a gift from my sister- I love it.  It resides on my kitchen counter and makes me smile each time I look at it.  Can you guess what I am going to make?  Oh yes- guacamole!

today I am grateful evermore (and always and forever to the end of time) for:

Jake- my nephew who turns 11 this month! 

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Travel and a change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca

I have a tiny case of Wanderlust…………so I am headed to South Tamworth NH tomorrow for a few days.

I am so excited to spend some time with Jim.  We will be skiing at Cranmore Mountain on Friday (I haven’t skiied since last year in Stowe VT) and mixing it up with good dinners- nice wine and great conversation. 

I couldn’t be more excited! 

Below are a few photos from a trip I took to Tamworth last Spring-these appeared in my very first post on this blog!  I will get some Winter photos of the same spots this trip!

Today plan a trip for yourself- do it. 

You don’t have to get on a plane to invigorate your mind- just get out of your own four walls and explore!

Today I am grateful evermore for:


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I don’t know what I did in this life to deserve all of this. I’m just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream.- Hillary Swank

The 83rd Annual Oscar Award Show takes place this weekend- are you going to watch?

Here are a few of my favorite Oscar night speeches:

Jamie Foxx- Best Actor Ray


Ray Poster

Tom Hanks- Best Actor Philadelphia


Philadelphia Poster


Colin Firth- Best The Kings Speech


The King's Speech Poster

Sir Laurence Olivier- Life Time Acheveiment Award


Louise Fletcher- Best Actress- One Flew Over the Cooko’s Nest


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Poster

Click here for all things Oscar!


today I am grateful evermore for:

the Oscar’s Red Carpet pre Show!!!!

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Each day provides its own gifts- Marcus Aurelius

Friday Find

It’s Friday already? 


What’s on deck for the weekend?

For me?

A yoga class- cooking a few delicious recipes-a walk in the woods and a hot stone message.  Ah.

Next Friday I will be in beautiful South Tamworth NH visiting my dearest friend Jim- I can’t wait!!!! 

So my Friday Find this week is something I covet. 

Really truly want. 

And it is going to be my birthday present to myself. 

A set of Mala Beads from Tiny Devotions


There are so many choices but this is my go to piece

The Sand and Ocean 

Made from Sandalwood and Turquoise.

The site states Sandalwood is a very sacred wood that is extremely difficult to source. Most of the sandalwood out there is not true sandalwood but rather common wood scented after the fact.

This sandalwood mala is made with guaranteed authentic sandalwood sourced from India through a very special friend of ours.
The meditative scent and the smooth feel of the sandalwood beads is nothing short of bliss – walking on the sand and dipping into the ocean.

Turquoise represents communication, healing and balance.

Today I am grateful evermore for:

weekend plans and gifts on deck!

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It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.-Vladimir Nabokov

People- I have an annoucnement……..I fell in love today…..

with this home:

Head over heals crazy in love. 
 There isn’t ANYTHING that I don’t love about this home.  Well there is one thing I don’t love- it’s not mine.
Go check it out at Country Living.com
Side note- Vladimir Nabokov was born on my birthday- just found that out today when I was searching for quotes!!!!  Funny- I hoard quotes for posts but most times I just goolge a topic and read tons and tons of quotes until one hits me.  My search of love at first site brought me to today’s quote and it was the only one I looked at beacuse I really liked it.  I continued on to read about Vladimir Nabokov and wala- he was born on 4/23 too!
today I am grateful evermore for:
astounding inspiration!!!!!
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