A Sunday play date . . . and thinking out loud.

Hello ¬†B e a u t i f u l s! Yesterday . . . I blew up our oven. I was advised to only self-clean three times a year. I listened. Guessing . . . . . . at 13 years old, the device could only handle one more incineration. ¬†Needless to say, tears…

I’m back, beautifuls! Where do I begin?

I will begin with the finale! It was both exciting and dramatic. ¬† Alexa! ¬†Play “Something Just Like This” by the Chainsmokers and Coldplay for my blog friends! The song begins . . . ¬†. . . You are dancing under the stars, on a stone patio of a beautiful estate with the one you…

Gratitude fuels.

Hello Beautifuls! Heather’s art inspired me to pop onto the virtual 34 to say hey this morning! :: Love.¬†Heather. Bloem. Here & Here. ::   Amazing, gracious, talented and hardworking folks have touched my heart this week. Happiness is alive here on 34. Alexa! Play “Trumpet Tune”! Have a blessed and gifted weekend! Listing to…

Mindful Monday . . .

Beautifuls! How are you doing? I’m “emotional” in the very best way! ¬†( Sending out a full heart hugs within the words I write. I hope you feel them!) I feel at my best when I am under pressure creatively. ¬†( Confirming that endorphins do emerge from creative energy. ) I am attending Edie Wadsworth’s…

It’s time for that seven day . . .

. . . cleanse. Hello beautifuls! I know I didn’t tell you that Mr D and I had one wallop of a flu bug hit us last week. With the wedding just weeks away, I am determined to keep health and glow a priority as I address my list of projects to complete before departing…

Back from Boise!

Hello . . . B e a u t i f u l s ! Happy Tuesday! I am back from Boise! ( When I arrived, it was 30 days until WEDDING DAY!) Jay and his father in law to be had just finished installing a sprinkler system and sod. Since Jay and I crossed…

Do you want to build a tool box?

Rester simple. ‚áĒ Keep. It. Simple. Hello beautifuls! ¬† Our laptop has been back from repair for a little over a week. Sadly, the hard drive needed to be replaced, so Mr D has been working to get it up to speed once again. Fortunately we had purchased it only 6 months ago, so we…

A Once in a Lifetime Weekend Workout . . .

Hello beautifuls . . . Deep breath . . . . . . you know I have been practicing my penmanship. (Sister Agnatus, grade two . . . my best teacher, would be so proud of me. I believe she will feed my courage from above.) . . . a little nervous because I want…

It’s Love Story Kind Of Day!

Hello beautifuls! Happy April! Happy New Month! Gosh! Happy New Week! For the past several days, I have been in a state of reflection, grabbing moments of rest between a¬†back to normal routine and finishing the¬†taxes. ¬†(Whew hooooo!) Exhaling and elated here. Be prepared for a long post. This mama bird’s heart is full. Last…

Just One Pic!

When I began blogging . . . seven years ago . . . I posted a little feature now and then called ” Just One Pic”. I still love to “play it“. About the same time Kevin Systrom, with Mike Krieger . . . a couple of Stanford guys, must have had a similar idea….

Saturday “Shelfie” !

Happy weekend! It’s a THREE DAY for Mr. D and me. Today¬†is the¬†icing on the cake¬†to a week that included my birthday. The kids are bringing me breakfast . . . donuts from Chucks and an egg-bake . . . . . . cannot wait! Part A? Par-tay! Looking at it this way . ….