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"Every day, be full of awareness of the beauty around you. Be full of gratitude for friends and family, for the goodness you find in others, for your health and all you're capable of. Be full of acceptance of yourself and others - without conditions or judging - knowing that differences and changes make... Continue »
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With the summer days blazing away at lightning speed, there is still time to treat yourself to a cool couple of hours at the theater. Not only will you enjoy the AC, you'll enjoy many a funny moments in the hot, hot, hot, buddy comedy, The Heat. The unlikely, but perfectly matched, female leads... Continue »
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Recently, I was about to leave a meeting at a colleague's office when I noticed this Post-It note hanging on the side of her printer. While I have heard this sentiment in the past, it had been a while and it reminded me just how important time is to the people in your life.... Continue »
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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles M. Schulz Continue »
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In a few hours, we will be sprung from the winter blues into the sunshine of spring time. Take a ride with me as we regenerate and reevaluate for the upcoming season. Last weekend, I attended the Liberty States Fiction Writers first conference, after which I drove home in the worst rain storm I've... Continue »
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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson We have all heard the lesson, "Patience is a virtue." This may be true, but practicing patience is not always the easiest thing. If you think of life as experiences occurring in moment to moment increments, the need to rush something... Continue »
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Listen to Chick Flick Chat, the movie review and discussion show, featuring The Descendants. "My family feels like an archipelago... All part of the same whole but drifting slowly apart." ~ Matt King; George Clooney's character in The Descendants This film takes you on a trip! While it's not the Hawaiian vacation of your... Continue »
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No matter what it is you want, time is of the essence. Ask yourself, "Who, what, where, when, why, and how?" Answer these questions once and for all, and remember... You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the... Continue »
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CLICK HERE to LISTEN to the Here We Are talk show featuring Ivy Larson: Clean Cuisine - It's Much More Than Recipes. We are all searching for ways to eat better and get fit, so we can feel and look great. You've heard that it's about the food choices you make... But how do... Continue »
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As you may know, one of my many hats is that of a decor consultant. Currently, I am working on a flip house, as well as prepping for several new projects (it's been hectic!). The success of a renovation is measured by the details of the finished project (just ask Jeff Lewis, star of... Continue »
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If you are feeling a bit like everything you do these days takes extra time and effort, you are not alone. Perhaps it's the change of seasons, too many to-do's on your list, or the wild energy after the crazy weather patterns of late... Whatever the reason, the ABC's to living life more fully... Continue »
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A quick, but important reminder... The previous minute as well as the next one are not as important as the present moment. ~ Gregory Zeorlin, Artist If you don't know Gregory and his artwork, you will. Allow me to introduce you to his talent, poetry, and imaginative work. Gregory Zeorlin is an artist who... Continue »
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Things often happen in 3's... You bump into the same person three times in one week, you lose three things in a day, three invitations show up for the same weekend, etc. This theory can be applied in so many instances; often it manifests in a simple incident that has no significance until the... Continue »
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Are you interested in trying out a new design for your blog? Do the weekend project posts intrigue you? Perhaps you've thought about tackling a design project but are worried that tinkering with the look... Continue »
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CLICK HERE to listen to the Chick Flick Chat episode of the film, "Midnight In Paris." This is the movie of the summer! Whether you are a world traveler or prefer a "staycation," seeing Midnight In Paris will make you feel like you've taken a fabulous trip in the City of Light. This CinderFella... Continue »
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If you garden, you know that this season has been a struggle due to excessive heat, rain, combined with recurring dry spells. Creating and maintaining the beautiful blooms you envisioned in early spring has probably been a challenge. Here is an early tip for next year, don't plant petunias at eye-level. Who's eye-level you... Continue »
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Part 11 of the HWA Series: Live Your Life Out Loud Several summers ago, I was in a book store with a friend. At the check out counter, there stood a ring tree adorned with large, costume, cocktail rings...Or, as I call them, Baubles. They were shiny, sparkly, colorful, and very eye-catching. Besides thinking... Continue »
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WHO: Elisa Blaha BLOG: enJOY it: A Personal & Craft Blog by Elise Blaha Cripe TYPEPAD MEMBER SINCE: 2005 WHY WE THINK ENJOY IT ROCKS: enJOY it is the personal blog of Elise Blaha Cripe, a crafter, dreamer, and adventurer extraordinaire. Here, she shares her projects, thoughts & aforementioned adventures,... Continue »