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Thankful Thursday // 05

Well, we were slapped with an awesome break from the heat, hitting in the 50’s at night and 70’s – mid-80’s during the day. Lovely. {Although, it’s very possible that some of my gal pals were less than thrilled with the chilly morning temps. They’re crazy. :)} I wish this weather wouldn’t end so quickly but, alas, it is summer so I guess we will see our sweating temps again soon. This week, I’m sharing things that really captured my...

The Day I Was Called Mom

Mads is a chatterbox. CHATTERBOX. She talks non-stop, something that I lovelovelove and will always treasure. My hopes for her teen years include maintaining her chatterbox tendencies with her rockstar, oh-so-cool parents. I can dream. But that’s light-years away, right parental veterans??? Okay – don’t want to think about it! So, it was a regular morning driving to daycare. She and I have very philosophical and thought-provoking conversations on the way to school. From what Winnie the Pooh will be eating for lunch to...

The Art of the Mason Jar Lunch

First off, I have a problem with glassware. I cannot pass an antique store, a Target, my mom’s pantry, without peaking inside to see if there is a wonderful gem that catches my eye and will become the newest addition to my very much growing collection. A hobby that my husband would love to see diminish, collecting glassware fuels my soul. For one thing, these pieces aren’t just glass containers/vases/cups/jars – they are vessels with the ability to transport you...

Words for the Week + Weekly Wishes #4

Arg. I’m running a bit behind this week. This three day weekend kicked my butt, sir. Big. Time. All the more reason to get these darn goals down and start sharing with the universe. And share the words for the week. I love these guys. Deciding what they will be isn’t always the easiest, but I’m always up for the challenge… for taking chances. Taking chances could be my maiden name… I come from a long line of chance-takers. As...

Freebies! January Desktop Wallpaper Goodness

…these are a few of my favorite things!! Something I love to do is swap out my desktop wallpaper on a regular basis. I seek out a fresh, new design at the beginning of each month. It’s a little recharge that helps me refocus and gear up for the upcoming month. The wallpaper may be an inspirational quote or a fun picture, and what matters most is that it’s something that makes me smile/ponder/remember/strategize. Most importantly, I want it to...

Words for the Week: Why?

Words for the week. I always seem to stick around a similar theme. A tad inspirational, definitely motivational, and always sincere. Main reason: let’s go into the week with fervor and force. Why go into it  thinking, “Oh great, it’s Monday.” Case of the Mondays. Blah, blah, blah. Excuse is played out and OVER. Let’s put on a happy face, shall we? Another reason, on a more personal note, I learned through several life experiences [which seemed to conclude important...

8 Ways to Shake Up the Mundane

If you ever get in a rut and think you’re digging deeper and deeper into a hole of humdrum scheduling, it’s time to read this list. Bookmark it. Keep it around. Let it serve as a reminder that there are 8 ways to reignite that passion for life and to just have fun! {Sorry crafty DIY-ers, I’m going a little to the left.} 1. Go for a stroll in a park Sounds very simple. Probably because it is. Geez. But...

Week in Review: Charming Findings

Good Morning, all! Hope everyone had an amazing week. These past few days seemed to be non-stop, and I’m really excited to be able to relax, take a few moments, and enjoy it with family and friends.  Hope you have similar plans! This week, I’ve been pondering a lot about my blog, eat.sleep.market. It’s still very young and evolving. I feel as if we are going through some growing pains. Too young for an identity crisis because a solid identity...

Words for the Week: Be an Inspiration

I’ve been working on Pinterest a bit this past week, and came across this poster that made me start thinking about those that we inspire and those that have inspired us. The poster’s focus was running. Of course strength in training, running, and any physical effort is a requirement. And if we have someone – a mentor, teacher, friend – to help fuel motivation, that’s amazing. But to provide that type of service to someone else – to be an...