Monthly Archives: December 2017

Happy New Year 2018

  ‘There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that’s your own self’’~Aldous Huxley   Hello! With 2018 just around the corner…     Images of 2017 have been floating through my thoughts. (so many wonderful moments from the past year have already slipped from my conscious memory; it’s comforting to call them back for a brief moment)         I’ve come to understand that there aren’t beginnings     that everything is somehow interconnected.     (and I’ve never liked endings)      With that being said I do enjoy seeking meaning in the unknown     and the feeling of exhilaration by my own ever-deepening journey…     of self discovery.     This might explain why I look forward  to each coming new year.     I reflect on what has already come to pass…     with the hope to acquire new … Continue reading

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Merriest Christmas 2017

    “Happy, Happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days, that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home.” ~Charles Dickens         Well…ready or not     Christmas is here! almost     (baking done, cards sent, gifts wrapped) Santa’s on his way…     so… before Christmas present becomes the Christmas past…      let me share a special treat…. the dazzling annual Shore Acres Holiday Lights     It’s been a while since I brought you here. Christmas at Shore Acres 2015     This annual festive event display debuts on Thanksgiving Day     lighting up it’s beautiful 7 acre botanical garden (and lily pond) with over 325,000 lights.                 … Continue reading

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A Cottage Christmas Cocoa Bar🧚‍♀️

    🧚‍♀️“Christmas is too sparkly…said no one ever”🧚‍♀️ 🎄 Hello sweet friends🎄   I hope you’re doing well.🧚‍♀️         Recently as I was driving through the countryside I pondered as to why I LOVE the 🎅🏻“Ho!Ho!Ho!” part of the holiday season.🤶🏻 (any chance one of these might be Rudolph?)🧚‍♀️     You know that childlike joy that longs to be expressed.🧚‍♀️     🧚‍♀️twinkling lights…reindeer flying through the sky with Santa’s gifts… and yummy cookies🍪     Ok….I must admit🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️     🧚‍♀️I do believe…🧚‍♂️ I have social butterfly tendencies 😉 Spirit of Christmas     One month a year just doesn’t seem long enough…🧚‍♂️     🧚‍♀️to sprinkle a little joy & light in the world.🧚‍♂️     fairy dust everywhere 🧚‍♂️         🧚‍♀️This past week Joe and I finished putting up the Christmas lights🧚‍♂️     🧚‍♀️attended a Christmas Play, and…🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️     I finally finished … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tea 2017

    “If you find you have some time, how wonderful it would be, if we could have a little chat and share a cup of Christmas tea.” “A Cup Of Christmas Tea” Tom Hegg      Hello sweet friends. Please join me for an old fashioned holiday party… A Christmas Tea         I’ve been waiting a whole year to invite you!  Christmas Tea 2016     And made sure to schedule it so that my holiday decorations would be up.     For as long as I can remember during the first week of December over 20 years I’ve hosted a Christmas Tea.     This year I invited a few ladies from the church I attend.             I’ve learned that a Christmas Tea is very special.     It’s a perfect time to share the message of Hope, Peace, and  Love, with … Continue reading

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