Pressure Drop—Lessen the Stress for the Perfect Valentines Day

Everything you see this week—in the papers, on-line, on TV—will not so gently remind you that Friday is Valentines Day. Yes, the pressure is on for so many people, particularly the guys, to get their romantic gestures just right. You gotta get flowers, or maybe it must be chocolates, or both. Or you have toContinue reading “Pressure Drop—Lessen the Stress for the Perfect Valentines Day”

Magical Moment Mondays: Chocolate

With Valentines Day just a few days away on Friday, I have chocolate on my mind. Most people like chocolate. And then there are some people who love, love, love chocolate. You know who you are. They make hints about chocolates to the ones they love around Valentines Day or any holiday for that matter.Continue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Chocolate”

Flower Fridays: Alstroemeria

Last week Andy and I received a lovely surprise from my mom—a flower bouquet delivered to our doorstep! And what a beautiful bouquet it is. There are little tea roses, carnations (perfect given the letters last week between my mom and me—Flower Fridays: Carnation) and the star of the bouquet, alstroemeria. Alstroemeria is great forContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Alstroemeria”

Wedding Anticipation—Make getting there at least half the fun!

Planning a wedding—or planning any large event for that matter—takes a lot of time and energy. The number of long to-do lists can be overwhelming at times. But you might find, like I frequently have with many experiences in my past, that the anticipation of the event is often as wonderful and fulfilling as theContinue reading “Wedding Anticipation—Make getting there at least half the fun!”

Magical Moment Mondays: A Hug

A hug—what’s not to love about the magic of holding another? There is either very little to say about hugs or magnitudes of things to say about hugs. There are so many words for hugs: embrace, cuddle, squeeze, clasp, hold close, and perhaps the best—a bear hug! The simple act of a hug conveys soContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: A Hug”