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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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summer is gathering up her magic into her arms, the dance of fireflies, the sounds of a beach, the lingering evening light, and the glow of her last full moon. autumn is following close behind her. it is evident from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at sperlygirl
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change is the only constant, ever heard that? i really love it and think of this phrase often. creatively, i have felt a bit stagnant for awhile. for the last few months, i have been trying to really get clear... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at sperlygirl
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5 things i know to be true, at this very moment: 1. i heard or read from this beautiful wise soul and it sunk right in (paraphrasing) - in order to change, you must first physically move forward 2. i... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at sperlygirl
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while grateful to be experiencing a life outside my dreams, living and visiting places i could never imagine i would. there are days i wake up and find my heart deeply missing...watching shrimp boats come back in at sunset, manicured... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at sperlygirl
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i have been adjusting to being back at work and feeling my way though new shedules and looming uncertainties. in the midst of all that, here's a glimpse at what i am a collecting with the august break (some wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at sperlygirl
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this morning as i ran, i found myself reflecting over this past week. we all travel through this experience here carrying both light and shadow, wonder and pain. each of us carry these in our own unique ways, feeling and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at sperlygirl
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one of my most favorite things to do is wander through a new place. i don't particularly care to see the popular sites, but instead prefer to wander through her streets and seek out details to piece together how a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at sperlygirl
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there's nothing like piling into the car and hitting the road to visit nearby places and stumble upon unexpected beauty. i love that feeling of the windows down, music playing loud, and singing along to songs that make you dance,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at sperlygirl
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august break day 1 ~ lunch you can check it out here Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at sperlygirl
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some days life swirls up quite the swell and one of the only ways i can power through (and maintain my sanity) is to grab my shoes and go out for a run. today was like that - and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at sperlygirl
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here here is a woman learning to settle deeper into silence for the gifts this brings here is a woman who hears the poetry whispered to her from the waves and the stars here is a woman who continues to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at sperlygirl
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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 Jul 21, 2014 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 Jul 18, 2014 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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