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Category: Things I Love

Priceless Quotes To Reclaim Joy When Life Gets Tough

I love the way a good quote can make you stop for a moment and think, “Hey! That’s right!” Or how a a special collection of words can comfort, redirect or bring profound insight and clarity when things are really crazy.  “I’m thankful…

Superheroes in the Garage

I live with Superheroes. A lot of them. They live in the room that used to be my husband’s garage. Oh, there are still cars in there, just not in the traditional sense. They are parked on gorgeous dark grey slate tiles, each placed carefully by his hands…

Welcome to Joy Reclaimed

If you are a guest today of Joy Reclaimed from That Mommy Blog, I’m thrilled to welcome you.  It’s an honor to be a guest blogger and share one of my favorite pieces, “Sock Treasures” with a new audience.  If you came to check…

Decorating With Cats

Thinking about sprucing up your home?  I’m going to tell you why it’s a good idea to seriously consider adding a cat or two to your interior design. Few people can argue with the feelings of peace and comfort that seeing a kitty curled up on…

The Joy of the Perfect Bag

My one goal for summer break was to find a new bag to carry when school starts again.  I wanted something that was large enough to hold my computer and the plastic file where I keep my important papers; plus my wallet and personal stuff. It had to be comfortable…

Surprised By Joy

I came from a great family.  Looking back, my mom clearly was the barometer. Nothing seemed to rattle her.  She was my best friend.  I could tell her anything.  She was also the one who kept my father in check.   With a heart of gold, he could literally give someone…

Small Treasures

I started collecting hash oki (chopstick rests) when we lived in Japan and tried to find a new one for my collection in every new place we visited. Even now, I sometimes discover a new find–like the pretty cherry blossom rest I picked up at Epcot last month…