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AP Inspired
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -- Mary Oliver
Interests: What I LOVE: simplicity, smart writing, good music, funny people, PANTONE colors, Coco Chanel, clean lines, early mornings, cloudy days, freshly cut grass, Peppermint Bark ice cream, amazing photography...and waking up to a new day that holds so much to learn.
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it's here. it is finally here. moving day. you will find me over here now! hope to see you there! xo Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at AP Inspired
the challenge came last week. a classmate dared my lovely to a jump rope contest. in all fairness, there was a heart association fundraiser at the school and all the kids were participating in the activity. however. this boy thought... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at AP Inspired
today's post is dedicated to the synchronicity that graciously bowed itself to this dream come true for the lovelies. . . their very first comic con and the delightful pleasure of meeting a few of their favorite characters ever. and,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at AP Inspired
i am grateful for. . . being halfway through my feng shui course. ahhh. . . everyone who graciously agreed to have me shui their space for my final project. some heart full trees on our chalkboard. the only thing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at AP Inspired
i am not sure where january went. . .but hello, february! and to each of you, an apology for my ebb and flow of posts. back in october, you might recall, i made some twenty-thirteen resolutions. and then the craziest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at AP Inspired
i am grateful for. . . a 38th birthday. an equal measurement of awe and gratitude for the last few decades, and my tremendously bright outlook for many more. . . the snow falling quietly this morning. as though the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at AP Inspired
while the new moon of last week still lingers ever so, take a moment and make a wish. a wish for something this year that would make you delightfully and enormously happy. got it? i tend to think if you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at AP Inspired
here's some truth. last week had a dismal ending as we received disheartening news. hoping maybe something was off in its interpretation, we girded up our best selves and leaned in. well, it seems the interpretation is correct. so. here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at AP Inspired
i had an inspired idea last year. and then promptly snarled myself into a debate of whether it was overly gratuitous. as in, is this too heavy on the how swell my life is chatter? so, i compromised. i kept... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at AP Inspired
when life gets in her face, one of my lovelies steps right up. eyeballs it up and down. and narrates it into a story with a better ending. given this began when she was a wee three, the girl's got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at AP Inspired
i love toasting in a sparkly, bubbly new year. and slumbering into the dawn of its raging possibilities. there is potent energy everywhere. with oodles of suggestions on juicing the most out of ourselves in twenty-thirteen. i read somewhere to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at AP Inspired
a balmy day was setting her sun over our town. the wild grace of wind blew in through open car windows. and my little women were laughing, filling the space with exuberance that balms the soul. the speakers blared it's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at AP Inspired
when the lovelies were little and would not sleep, i cringed. complained. cried. sleep was such a precious and rare commodity, i fought, resisted, and detested losing it. i was rarely gracious about it. ever. there were also moments during... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at AP Inspired
the agony is too big for words. so i look for some. usually from books. that speak to the quicksand of sadness. when i heard of the community fractured today by a loss that blurs everything, i remembered a sentence... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at AP Inspired
1. after following me home from an afternoon january run, churchill was a most delightful guest in our house until his family retrieved him a few days later. 2. my birthday celebration included the jean paul gaultier exhibit. which was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at AP Inspired
i felt this nudge at the beginning of the year to keep note of uncomplicated moments and illuminating experiences. a feast of our finest and most wondrous memories from twenty-twelve. i began the list simply as "2012" on my iPhone.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at AP Inspired
it's been a few weeks since one of these posts so. . . 1. fireworks in december. 2. an amber glowing moon. 3. a joyful space on my desk. the intoxicating candle. a kaleidoscope of color within reach. and some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at AP Inspired
there is a story about a little tree. {i know, i know. what's up with my tree theme. . .} a fake little tree, rather, we bought nearly a decade ago in place of the traditionally big tree. as there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at AP Inspired
inspiration expands our capacity for emapthy, especially when it comes through a story. and good stories linger in our cells. . . reminding us to stay in the flow of perspective. enjoy. xox A professor stood before his philosophy class... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at AP Inspired
it was never my intention for this to happen. but i'm going with it. i'm talking trees again. {sheesh!} over the summer, i ordered a lemon tree. i wanted a tree that blossoms. so why shouldn't it be blossoming meyer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at AP Inspired
a few weeks ago, a large brown box arrived on my doorstep. inside was a very tall and rather bare naked fig tree. i had been whittling delight for weeks anticipating its shipment. so when i pulled out the almost... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at AP Inspired
i stumbled onto some serious magic making, i think. at the beginning of october, i felt the presence of my muse. beckoning me to make some declarations about twenty-thirteen. in less than a minute, fifteen goals were articulated on paper.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at AP Inspired
during dinner last night, a lovely wanted to read us something. she was delighted by the first few chapters of a new book. that she was in love with a story after only a few pages? well, it was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at AP Inspired
feng shui is usually seen as environmental metaphor -- a unique language for good design. feng shui is as much about our breath and body and spirit. it seems today there is a flourish of worry on the loose. sometimes,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at AP Inspired
did you vote? i did. after 2-ish hours in line. but with every step toward the booth, i thought about. . . people who live under a government that refuses them the dignity of a differing opinion. the thousands of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at AP Inspired