Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 lessons....

closing up 2010...........what have i learned?.....

  • i still have TONS of patience to learn, even though i THOUGHT i was getting way better at this
  • there is always more growing up to do.........WAY more.
  • sometimes....just's best to let go of some "dreams" or ideas of what you think you should have by now........just move on from them, let them go, and maybe they will come around at a later can't force something
  • i am WAY happier with less stuff.  
  • life is so so so unbelievably's almost frightening how short life is.
  • i NEED desperately sunshine and warmth to be my best self, and to be really hopeful and happy.
  • oh, i discovered just how much i love cooking.......slow cooking especially.  major passion here.

sooooo many more things...this just touches on some of the major aspects of 2010.

i am looking forward to 2011....somewhat scary with some of the plans i have going on, but still hopeful of great change.    i sense freedom in a variety of ways for this coming year.

what have you learned this year?

Friday, December 24, 2010

season of giving....

it's been a busy month.  i've been taking some time to not only work (holiday season gets BUSY!)...but also just enjoy the season.  I hope you are as well.  
A lot is in the works for 2011......preparing for an amazing year ahead! yay!  Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

quote of the day...

Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands alone. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. ~Pablo Neruda

Saturday, December 4, 2010

beauty secrets...

country girl earrings, originally uploaded by My Soul Can Dance.

want to make yourself more attractive? here are the secrets:

hug more.

smile more.

laugh more.

make silly faces at yourself in the mirror.

tada, there you have it!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

unlock joy....

practice gratitude.........for even the simplest of things. it's where you will find peace, joy, the secret to life....

ode to the things that give me joy....

340/365: Coffee Chaos, originally uploaded by [ embr ].

coffee coffee coffee...................yes. that first sip.....ahhhh....bliss. new fun project is discovering more about the things that give me joy. i can't wait for summer because this list will become endless! :)

fun facts:

Drinking a single cup of coffee that has been brewing for 20 minutes provides the body with 300 phytochemicals which act as antioxidants and stay in the body for up to a month.

A coffee tree lives for between 60 and 70 years.

Caffeine, which is found in coffee, increases the effect of some painkillers, especially aspirin and paracetamol.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

veggies galore!

Stone Vegetable Soup, originally uploaded by bBeachy.

i am obsessed with making soups and stews lately...can't get enough....slow cooking, massive amounts, every color i can get in there....

more veggies, less or no meat.

it seems the more i slice and dice vegetables the happier i am. simple joy.

what are your simple joys?