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sperlygirl
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I am a wife, mother, artist, teacher - seeking the extraordinary in the everyday moments.
Interests: my favorite things... travel, yoga, bookstores, red wine, harry potter books, airports, kai's laugh, my grandma's voice, snuggly kitties, limone gelato, conversations with dear friends, aromatic baths, sunrise light, blank canvas, paige's beach house and our times there, my great grandmother's poems written on paper bags, my mom's patience & love, flagstaff az, spicey food, warm sand, firenze, cafe, catching up with long lost friends, the smell of ice-skating rinks (lots of years growing up on one), the beach, fitness, silence, fresh flowers, twilight, savannah ga, j's bad jokes, memories of taking photos with my dad, "morning's house" that we found in hs in marietta, my father's voice, new places, j's friendship, my beautiful boys
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it never ceases to amaze me the lessons traveling teaches - even when you are traveling home. sometimes, home, holds the biggest lessons of all. living overseas for close to 10 years, you grow to understand what feeling like a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at sperlygirl
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re-entry always feels bumpy for a gazillion reasons. there's the physical travel and the stresses that brings - in this case for the trip back to Italy this time - there were many. but there is also the processing of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at sperlygirl
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these last few days we are wishing our friends here well as we prepare and pack to head back to the States for a visit. it's a funny thing to visit home when you have lived far away from it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at sperlygirl
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ciao, i am still here, i promise...i know it's been awhile. life has been a whirlwind lately as things wrap up and then gear right back up. we will be traveling home to catch up with family and friends here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at sperlygirl
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stream of conscious thoughts tonight from my run... as i elbowed my way through a menagerie of excuses attempting to block my way out the door, i thought of something a yoga teacher said in class. something about when you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at sperlygirl
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not sure why it happens, but it seems to every year this time - i find myself completely in the thick of it these last few weeks before summer begins. our schedules are full, obligations seem to pile on, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at sperlygirl
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we are basking in a day bright with sunshine, a sountrack of seagulls overhead, so i thought i'd share a few loves with you...let's pretend we are doing so while sipping lemonade in the garden, okay? this out of the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at sperlygirl
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we happened upon the 1000 miglia this weekend and even caught a glimpse of jay leno as he whizzed by (this isn't jay but another racer...he whizzed by before i could snap the shot!) Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at sperlygirl
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i had intended to post about other things today, but life, as she often does, stepped in and turned things sideways. yesterday, after all the bustle of everyone heading off to work and school, our sweet Halle, passed away. for... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at sperlygirl
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there's not always one specific reason but some weeks feel heavy. lately, my runs have been a great space to remind me of the love that runs underneath it all...the undercurrent. maybe it was the golden glow of the sunlight... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at sperlygirl
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sometimes there can be treasures where we least expect them, true? i meditate - sometimes i listen to guided ones, other times it's only the bird's morning song that guides me. sometimes i finish and wonder, what the heck is... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at sperlygirl
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52 lists - week thirteen list the things you want to make the time and space in my day to listen to my heart a summer garden lasting memories amid dear lifelong friends (and family) this summer homemade household cleaners... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at sperlygirl
I am so glad you will be a stop along the way, Deb. Your self-portraiture is always so inspirational and the vibrancy with which you live your life, love your son, and color your world - has been a joy for me to glimpse at through your lens for the last few years. You are a gift, my friend.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2014 on a blog tour... at sperlygirl
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while spring here seems to vacillate between ready and not quite, an invitation from the lovely mandy of attualmente to join an inspiring blog tour recently found me. her desire to educate and remind others of the gifts found from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at sperlygirl
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52 lists - week twelve - list the things that feel like home my little pirate boys the warmth of family laughter fresh coffee lavender neroli sea water sand a warm bath piles (more like mountains) of legos sunlight at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at sperlygirl
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52 lists - week eleven - list your essentials (yes, yes, always catching up) love family & 'chosen ones' friends good health kindness being "heard" art/creating the sea yoga tolerance & diversity essential oils sunlight laughter water moonlight cameras Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at sperlygirl
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because sometimes getting blasted by a wave can bring you back to reality...with a laugh Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at sperlygirl
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52 lists - week ten... list ways you can cleanse for spring up that veggie in-take skin brushing diffuse more essential oils take my yoga outside breathe-breathe-breathe back up my photos take on the website ice the herbal tea savor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at sperlygirl
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as this week winds down, i wanted to share a couple things that i have found inspiring lately. this planner. i have a thing for planners (thing meaning a constant search for one that 'feels' right with how my brain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at sperlygirl
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this morning i took a long walk along the shore. it is one of my most favorite things to do - especially during the off-season. while walking, i noticed much -- the beach preparations as they ready to open for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at sperlygirl
She is lovely, Mandy. I received my aromatherapy certification with her waaaaay back in the 90s. She is wonderful!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2014 on 52 lists - week nine... at sperlygirl
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52 lists - week nine list the places you want to go moorea hogwarts fiji nola (jazz fest) kauai australia bali new zealand costa rica nyc at christmas norway squam sweden yoga teacher training anywhere to meet up with my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at sperlygirl
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and what a doozy it has been. we are knee deep in a nasty virus that seems to be making the rounds around our house. we have been individually taking days to mend and heal. i wanted to share some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at sperlygirl