Little Moments Like That and a Fun Pillow Idea

Little Moments Like That and a Fun Pillow Idea

 

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Do you remember that song by Brad Paisley….”Little Moments Like That”?

It’s the little imperfections….it’s the sudden change of plans

When she misreads the directions…and we’re lost but holding hands

Yeah……I live for little moments like that….

I live for little moments

When she steals my heart and doesn’t know it

Yeah……I live for little moments like that

Who knew?

Who knew Brad Paisley was such a brilliant philosopher?

Before I was married….when I was younger….I spent afternoons watching Hallmark movies and planning Barbie weddings and drawing endless hearts and doodles…..

.…I thought love was all about big romantic gestures.

Just like in the movies.Continue reading


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The Best Part of Waking Up

The Best Part of Waking Up

 
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Can I be totally corny and a little Hallmark….

….just for a moment.

I can’t help it.

This morning I had a revelation that is really not even much of a revelation….more like totally stating the obvious….but it was something that was so brilliant in its simplicity and even a little life changing….

….that I had to share.Continue reading


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Beach Cottage Style House Tour

Beach Cottage Style House Tour

 

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I love a good house tour with friends.

Seriously.

There’s nothing like it.  All the oohing and ahhing and turning to each other and telling each other….”Girl…..that would look perfect in your guest room.” And, “What do you think of the paint colors and the planked walls.” And discussing between ourselves that we always wanted to paint a floor a brilliant turquoise and that we were never really sure how it would look….but now that we have seen it we are totally inspired….and by the way….

….let’s have some sweet tea and fresh strawberries after the tour.

With extra chocolate for dipping. 

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The Sweetest I Love You

The Sweetest I Love You

 

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A long time ago in a land far away……I stood in a navy dress with brass buttons and shoulder pads wearing bright red lipstick as my Lee Press-On Nails desperately clutched a chain link fence and tears streamed down my face…..

….and I watched as my new husband sailed away.

Silently I sobbed and cried as the ship got smaller and smaller…..frantically running down the fence with eyes blinded by tears to try to catch one more glimpse before the ship turned the corner and headed out of the harbor.

Hundreds and hundreds of sailors lined the decks of the ship that day….standing at attention with their crisp white uniforms gleaming in the sun and their heads held high….as they left to fight the unknown.

Not one of those sailors knew what the future held.

Not one of those sailors knew what the fighting would bring.

Not one of those sailors knew if they would even return home.

And still they sailed on.Continue reading


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A Language All Their Own

A Language All Their Own

 

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When the twins were younger they had their own language.

They only spoke it to each other….along with a lot of hand waving and pointing and giggling.

Sometimes I would hear them in the living room chattering away.  One twin would say “zoobagodago…..zzzzoooobbbaadoooo.”  And then the other twin would nod in agreement….toddle across the room and point and reply “zahbagada.”

As if it made perfect sense.

Which of course it did.Continue reading


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Here Comes the Sunshine:  Tour of a Beach Cottage

Here Comes the Sunshine: Tour of a Beach Cottage

 

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Last Thursday was a wonderful, wonderful day.

The kind of day that makes all the other days worth the living.

It looked a little ordinary….

….but it wasn’t.

Not even a little. Continue reading


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The Smile of a Champion

The Smile of a Champion

 
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There are four wonderful, incredibly brilliant, amazingly creative geniuses that live here at Thistlewood Farm.

Not that I’m partial or anything.

I’m just a mother.

And while I love each one of them with a love that fills up my heart and makes it overflow with absolute joy….

…there is one that truly tugs at my heartstrings.Continue reading


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Seven Lessons Learned From a Photo Shoot

Seven Lessons Learned From a Photo Shoot

 
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I wish you could come over for coffee and fruit and leftover scones this morning.

Because I have so much to tell you.

Seriously.

It was an AMAZING day.

Not just a little amazing….over-the-top amazing.

Like discovering another-planet-in-the-solar-system-and-getting-to-name-it-after-yourself-amazing.

And now….just between us…..I feel a little silly…..

….because I was so scared.Continue reading


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