How many times have we heard these words? I mean when someone wasn’t being sarcastic or snarky. How many times have we said them? And meant them? The answer to all of those questions is probably “not too often.” It is probably less often if you’re married. 😉 Why? Why don’t we hear them? Maybe … More You’re right.
I came across this gem not too long ago. I wrote this 7 years ago after a family reunion of my mother’s side of my family. Just a few days ago, on Christmas day, I was reminded of it because my brothers and I learned more in a few hours about a cousin than we … More Family = Friends = Entertainment
Dream Bigger turns 1! I just logged on and saw the notification that I started this account 1 year ago today! I cannot believe it has been a whole year of blogging (intermittently). I have enjoyed it and want to do more… This blogging thing has not been as regular as I anticipated/planned/expected. But LIFE … More Happy Everything!
Dream big! I have heard this phrase a lot in the past few weeks. The people I have heard it from don’t know (or at least didn’t at the time) about this blog. They didn’t know that I am in the habit of dreaming bigger because I know that my dreams will come true. … More Unexpected Encouragement and Sisterhood
Why do we invite certain people to some parties and not others? Why do we even invite the people that we do invite? Obligation? Kindness? Do you even know why you keep inviting that crazy uncle that you have the vodka from? There are simple answers. For example… When having a child’s birthday party – … More Invitations: Obligations or Reminders of Love
“I love it when a plan comes together” – John “Hannibal” Smith, A-Team (TV show) I am a planner. But when things ‘just happen’, I have witnessed wonderful things happen! In the past few months there have been a few days that have gone completely not as planned. I count those days as some of the … More We don’t need no stinking plans!
Sometimes I wait to feel moved before I write. Other times it just feels like the ‘write’ thing to do. (I couldn’t resist that one.) This one is a little bit of both. I passed one of our VPs the other day in the hall and he said, “Look at you. You’re always smiling.” My … More Find Inspiration. Choose happy.
I wanted to write this and post it a couple of days ago but the week has been filled with fun and laughter and tasks to get ready for a birthday party. It has been an amazing week! Dear Bambino, 8 years and 2 days ago, I gave birth to an amazing little human. You! … More Happy Birthday, Bambino! or What I Have Learned From You, My Son
We are animals. We can’t help it, that’s how we were created. And it’s not a bad thing. Personally I think that when we remember we are animals we are also reminded that sometimes instinct takes over and keeps us safe. Instinct keeps our loved ones out of harm’s way. Instinct can be powerful and … More We will be victorious
We were invited to a food event which celebrated the delicious and wild ramp. When we were first invited it felt like a fun get-together. Everyone was going to bring something with ramps or that went with the ramps. There were going to be 50 or so people, including kids. Well, I was a bit … More Rustic Elegance and Homage