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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
Recent Activity
ten years ago, my dearest friend gave me this talisman as i readied myself to relocate overseas to italy and start a brand new life. a small ceramic egg stamped with a powerful little word. i hand carried this talisman... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at sperlygirl
i have been quiet here lately and it's not for a lack of words, but more of finding a right (for me) way to express them amidst this transition. at the moment, we are packing full our last days in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at sperlygirl
time continues, the years tick by, but no matter how many pass - you are never far from my heart. and although there is so much about your presence i will forever miss, i will always be grateful for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at sperlygirl
it seems as if i have been at a loss for words as of late but the words have been here, i just haven't made sense of how to best string them together. in many ways, it feels as if... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at sperlygirl
grazie lisa! i know change brings growth so i am trying to align my focus to this. xx
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the limbo we have been wading through has recently been lifted with the news that our home will soon change to another country and whole other continent. japan. digesting this news has taken some time. any change is challenging, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at sperlygirl
last week we packed it up and headed out for a short adventure to valencia, spain. what a fantastic city! i was enamored with the beautiful street art everywhere and quickly found some favorite artists (@deih.xlf, @julieta_xlf, Afrodita by @rosh333,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at sperlygirl
Sounds lovely...and you have the trees I love! Enjoy!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on benvenuto primavera... at sperlygirl
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wish i could say that i love this season the best here, but it seems that i look forward to all changes that i notice around here as each season passes. but spring is always special as there is an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at sperlygirl
there is a quote of jon kabat-zinn's that i love and at the moment, i find my mind coming back to it again and again these days. "you can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf" ~jon kabat-zinn... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at sperlygirl
presently, i so value heartfelt conversation with good friends, they anchor my heart presently, i love running outside in the chill and alongside the sunshine presently, i dwell in limbo and am trying to see this instead as dwelling in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at sperlygirl
last week, we had to say goodbye to a very special person. my son's teacher lost her battle to cancer and her absence leaves a void for many. in italy, teachers stay with their same class from first through fifth... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at sperlygirl
this installation project and how he believes our memories stay in the marrow of our bones - i love this idea. our memories become us ~ and we become them. powerful stories of how art has helped soldiers to heal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at sperlygirl
it has been a looooong journey to get to finally creating a website. first i thought, no problem i have blogged for 8 years now on various platforms, i have some tech skills - i got this. but wordpress had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at sperlygirl
i love that being a bit more aware of self-care doesn't have to be costly. i find this rosewater at the market here and it is only a couple euro. i use it in the evening before a moisturizer. i... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at sperlygirl
i am grateful for the ways life can show up and present itself to when you are greeted at your mailbox with a box of beautiful handmade treasures that speak straight to your heart. to my sweet friend, kim,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at sperlygirl
swirling... that's about the word for my world at the moment. there's a lot of uncertainty swirling about us and where it will take us is just about anyone's guess. it reminds me a lot of watching seeds being blown... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at sperlygirl
congrats mandy, your name was the one choosen for the passion planner! Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 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
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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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