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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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congrats mandy, your name was the one choosen for the passion planner! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at sperlygirl
i am a bit of a recovering planner addict. the funny thing is, i would try different ones over the years and ditch them a month or so in because i just could not make it work for me. my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at sperlygirl
i came across this quote today, "all life instructs"~ralph waldo emerson. it rang true for a million little reasons - and in perfect harmony with what my 5 yr old little teacher illuminated for me. today was gray and rainy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at sperlygirl
agree, thats THE BEST feeling! easy on the earth and easy on the body. good stuff
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2015 on nourish... at sperlygirl
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over the last year, i have tried to make room for better self-care. for me, this means taking small and simple steps. i thought i might share here and there on my blog some of the more successful ways in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at sperlygirl
although there was a small group of words rolling around in my head for consideration, she grabbed my arm, whispered in my ear, and it all made perfect sense. she merely sparkled a little brighter and it was the perspective... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at sperlygirl
may this new year lift your heart, you spirits, and your creativity, my friend!
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2014 on scheming for a new year... at sperlygirl
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in these in between days, i have several priorities i work towards and one of those is to complete susannah's unraveling for the new year. i have done this since 2010 and it is a beautiful way to acknowledge all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at sperlygirl
today's prompt from susannah's december reflections had me wander back a bit in memory. today is day 15: your favorite camera. my favorite camera will always be my dad's beat up old Minolta because that's what he used and what... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at sperlygirl
1. the scent of a real pine tree in my home 2. hot cocoa 3. the anticipation of the holidays through the eyes of two excited little people 4. twinkling lights 5. winding down a year and reflecting upon all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at sperlygirl
it is soooo good to hear from you! thank you for your kind words, jenn. i hope you and your beautiful family are well. love to you all, friend. thank you for stopping by here.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2014 on on my easel... at sperlygirl
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grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun "the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness." This is how we define gratitude, it is the box we create around it to give it its place in our vocabulary. But... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at sperlygirl
she has been beckoning me for weeks, reminding me that she is not quite finished. so finally, i flipped her over and read the words that i had written before i began. the words that are buried into the first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at sperlygirl
oh thanks mandy...and i always love your floral fauna photos there too!!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on presently... at sperlygirl
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i am loving changing my perspective by adding headstands into my practice (it's been a lot of work to get here, and although i am still near a wall, i so love being upside down!) i am realizing the true... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at sperlygirl
how my afternoon unfolded...this cranked in my ears as my brush danced across repurposed chocolate wrappers, adding to my collection for the 100faces challenge. it's grey, wet, rainy, and all around blah feeling outside, but it's ok. this morning there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at sperlygirl
ok, so calling it a "studio" is a bit of a stretch since it's really only the hall space between most of our rooms. (i.e. lots of foot traffic always passing through) but it's what i got! and seems most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at sperlygirl
I will be thinking of you and sending love light!
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2014 on challenge... at sperlygirl
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i just finished a yin yoga class and went head to head with my biggest challenge...getting still. at the moment, my plates are all spinning at wild rates and while i resist that speed, it was clear tonight i resist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at sperlygirl
my friend, kim, uses this phrase be love. i was thinking of that phrase today as i read the my heart broke for families in seattle and others all over the world. may we all be love today -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at sperlygirl
i am trying to find the harmony in it all without dropping the spinning plates (so not graceful!). i am worn down but find escape with my yoga mat, my paints, and my pirate crew. i feel disappointed by a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at sperlygirl
it is feeling difficult to find fall around here. we have fleeting glimpses but she has yet to open the door trailing her beautiful colors inside. it feels more like an extended summer...but not quite. in spite of it all,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at sperlygirl
this afternoon, i flowed through a beautiful asana practice which filled me with gratitude. as i moved into pose after pose, i reminded myself to simply remain present so that i may fully take in the golden sunlight cascading through... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at sperlygirl
this beauty called to me from the sand the other day. she spoke straight to my heart for numerous reasons, even if she was only a part of a shell. i was captivated by her spiral. there is a special... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at sperlygirl