The Present Year

Birthdays in my family have always been a monthly affair. From the moment birthday month rolls around, we commence celebration. To us, birthdays are something that properly deserves a cake(s), dinner(s), picnics in the woods and presents.  Lots of presents… Whether we travel, have a stay-cation, or visit our local towns, there is always a plan […]

The Big Kid

When you are little, you look up to those older for advice. You turn to parents, or other adults for guidance. You see them as gate keepers to all knowledge. I remember asking my parents questions about everything, expecting the perfect and simplified answer in return. I would ask everything from “how was the sun […]

The Sky High Pink Ponytails

Before the walking age, you roll around happily content in the loving arms of those who carry you. There is no need to think about how you get from room to room – tall Giants do that for you. Your life is as simple as the nap filled days you enjoy. As the age of […]

Every Thread Holds a Memory

What if clothes held memories of the time you wore them?  What if the dress you wore to your senior prom or the skirt you wore on the first day of school held on to those moments like a scrapbook? Held in place. Each time you see that dress, the one that made you feel […]

Falling for Christmas

At this time of year, the Spirit of Christmas descends like a warm blanket offering comfort and warmth for the bone chilling nights. When life throws you snowflakes and the bitter winds blow your way, nothing warms the soul like a warm cup of spiked hot coco and the cheer of good company. Giving into the […]

A Memory Flash

Some objects have the power to link us to our past. Whether it is the blanket you slept with as an infant, the boots that led you to new heights, or that stuffed animal that helped you fight the monsters under your bed. For me… That was Fetch. Fetch was a soft and well-cuddled TY […]

All of Three Seconds

It only takes three seconds for someone to judge you. When you walk into a first date, interview, or meeting, by the time you’ve said your first and last name, a person has already made up their mind about you. If you are like me, then changing your mind once it has been made is […]

The Grimm Reality

I think it’s safe to say that Disney has raised us to believe that we are all princesses and Prince Charming is only a frog away. Sometimes I jam my foot into a too small stiletto to make the Louboutin glass slipper fit. Hoping for a fairy godmother to come and sweep me away from my problems […]

Turning Rain into Rainbows

Little things throughout the day make me happy. When I see a puppy (or rather a dog-puppy), I am happy. When I see something in a store window that I have been coveting, and it isn’t expensive, I am happy. Each day counting the little things that make me happy, makes my day all that […]

Moving Spaces

Moving spaces is like opening a blank journal with pages yet to be written. The blank canvas waiting for a masterpiece. The design waiting to be created. Life is a series of blank pages waiting for the right words. Like sheet music waiting for the lyrics with the melody already in mind. Moving spaces is […]