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getting back to it...

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i have been away for a long time but even before that i had lost the original purpose of this blog. as a family we are trying hard to reduce our footprint. often times i am asked how i do this. i chose to start this blog to share some of the tricks that i have learned and share the journey of so much more that i plan to learn. we have been more focused lately on reducing and i am trying to get back to finding more ways to repurpose and recycle. so much has changed this year in...

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grandma, i can't believe it's been a year already...we miss you so.

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i've started this blog so many times. the last of which was in may when my grandmother would have been 90! it was one year ago today that she passed away. she has been an inspiration for me since the beginning...for as long as i can remember. i tried to write a post for her when she died but we were all so busy getting ready for the celebration of her life. i did write a few words for her funeral. i have wanted to share this but i really want it to be just right! rather than never get...

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{this moment} summer has officially begun!!!

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{this moment} a photo~an extraordinary moment~no words~pause~savor~remember... another thoughtful idea from soulemama

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this year at squam...book 1

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it's so challenging to know where to begin....well if you don't know about squam art workshop (saw) then please go and discover. it is held at the rockywold-deephaven camp-rdc in holderness, new hampshire. amazing!!!i found this dreamy retreat last year when soulemama was blogging about speaking there. i was so fortunate to go and i know it sounds ridiculous but i really had a life changing experience. thank you elizabeth for your vision, persistence and the amazing teachers that you invited. it was so lovely to see my dear, dear friends that i met last year. i've been so looking...

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the newest meaning in my life-1st reflections from squam

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well this isn't how i thought i was going to begin my blog post about squam!i'm just now overwhelmed with the desire to share what i just a few moments ago while chatting with my husband discovered about myself.i have some strong beliefs about happiness. the most primal to me is that you choose to create your own! i've met many people along the way and have learned this to be so. we can be slung so much negativity, but we can really choose how we respond to it.what i learned about myself just now is that i feel the...

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