Auditioning For Yards Gone Wild in Kentucky

Auditioning For Yards Gone Wild in Kentucky


This Monday on the Today show they published a segment on the happiest people in America.

I’m not really sure how they determined they were the happiest people or where they found them or what even made them happy.

I missed that part because I was brushing my teeth.

But at the end of the segment, I heard something that gave me pause.  Maria Shriver was talking to Hoda and Matt and she told them that all the happiest people in America had one thing in common.

I put down my toothbrush to listen.

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Sharing a Little Joy

Sharing a Little Joy



Yesterday….in the middle of happy and bright and harking herald angels and the hallelujah chorus and the parties and the celebrations and decking the halls….

….something stopped me mid-merry...and gave me pause.

It served as a vivid reminder…..that sometimes….amidst all the laughter and the rosy cheeks and the wonder that surrounds us this time of year….

….so many hearts are grieving.

And full of sadness.

And aching.

And hurting.

And sometimes….even the simplest of reminders….like a song or a smell or even the Christmas aisle at Target….

….can almost overwhelm a tired and weary world.Continue reading

An Amazing Hair Day

An Amazing Hair Day


The other day I put a bobby pin in my hair.

Right at the top….holding back my bangs.

I’m not really sure why I put it there….I’m not really the bobby pin type.  I’m more of a hot roller girl….one who never met a can of aqua net hairspray that wasn’t welcomed with open arms.

But I just saw Jennifer Aniston in a magazine with a bobby pin.

And she looked amazing.

Her bobby pin said “I’m cool and hip and fun and ready to fly to the south of France at a moment’s notice.”

All things I aspire to daily.Continue reading

A Slice of Joy

A Slice of Joy

Upstairs Bathroom Chair

For the last week I have been valiantly fighting a cold. 

And it almost won.

Almost.Continue reading