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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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wow, here it is 1 october and i feel like i am still lamenting the end of summer! i have felt the seasonal shift in other ways. a creature of routine, getting back into work allows me to structure my... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at sperlygirl
what an amazing collection of talent bundled into one class! i would love he opportunity o experience this! what a gif that would be. Thank you for such an opportunity, Jenny! Grazie, grazie
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Life Book 2015 at Jenny Doh
some days i change my running routes, run it a different direction, or on the other side of the street - just to change it up a bit. today i was doing just that and decided to run on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at sperlygirl
1. there is nothing more precious than your health - and by that i mean all of it mental, emotional, spiritual (however you wish define this) included! 2. life is hard and some days you simply need someone to acknowledge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at sperlygirl
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
august break day 1 ~ lunch you can check it out here Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at sperlygirl
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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