Category Archives: Love

spoonful of sugar


my favorite advice column is up and ready to read!

go read sugar and bask in her wisdom.

Happy Friday Etsy Love: Ring Edition!


I love rings (in fact my favorite is a butterfly/fly ring I got as a gift about a year ago. It’s amber and amazing and I get compliments whenever I wear it).

Here are a couple more rings that I would love to put on my fingers!






Friday etsy love: state fair edition


almost time for my favorite time of year!

state fair time!

Corn Dogs, Mini doughnuts, fortune tellers, people watching…

and home of my favorite quote ever:

Mom to Son: “Stay close or you will be abducted again!”

(don’t worry… we were really confused as well)








i believe…


I saw the following poster at Jimmy John’s the other (yay for #14 with a pickle!) and I absolutely loved these statements that were on a poster on the wall… after a quick google search, turns out I’m not the only one that liked the sentiments.

Thought I would share… do you have any beliefs that YOU can share?

I Believe-
that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe-
that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I Believe-
that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I Believe-
that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by other. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe-
that no matter how bad your heart is broken that the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I Believe-
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe-
that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I Believe-
that you shouldn’t be eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I Believe-
that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I Believe-
that you should always leave loved ones with loving well wishes. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe-
that you can keep going long after you can’t.

I Believe-
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe-
that we don’t have to change friends, if we understand that friends change.

I Believe-
that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe-
that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I Believe-
that you either control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe-
that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, that passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I Believe-
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe-
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe-
that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe-
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down, will be the ones who help you get back up.

I Believe-
that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I Believe-
that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.

I Believe-
that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I Believe-
that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe-
that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.


Happy Monday!

not your average girl (in the video…)


I read this post from Kristin and was inspired!

Maybe it’s the weather and the heat is getting to me but I am ready to make a list of what I like about me!

What do you like about yourself? It’s easy to get bogged down in the negative … to dwell on what isn’t, instead of celebrating WHAT IS

It turns out Ciao Mom had a contest going where you LINK UP to your posts about what you like about yourself…

I’m a day late but I still love the idea…

So.. here we go!


  1.  My freckles… whenever the sun comes out, it’s a constellation of sorts.
  2. My laugh. It’s loud and hearty and I’ve been prone to snort.
  3. My google kung-fu master skills:  Need to know something ASAP? I’m your gal.
  4. How I cry at anything: commercials, movies, a fight, a memory. I am overly sensitive  and while that can be… hard sometimes, I think it makes me  in tune with the feelings of people around me.
  5. How when I love, I love hard.
  6. My hands and feet: They are very tiny and my nails (I have been told) look like baby nails
  7. My tendency to over think: I am a thinker through and through.  Even when I am quiet, I am analyzing.
  8.  My love of new things: I get antsy doing the same thing and I love adventure. I have never not been in school or classes or learning new things.
  9. My smile; slightly crooked and off-kilter, with a tooth the sticks out a little
  10.   My eyes. I have been told those are my best feature…

So now you!

Blog about it or leave a comment: but celebrate you! I know cheesy… but still:

what do you like about you?

Brag a bit!

sometimes it lasts in love


Is there any other song that perfectly describes the heartbreak of losing?

For whatever reason (fear, anger, a cloudy day, confusion, a culmination of events), it isn’t meant to be.

And then what do you do?

One foot in front of the other,  busy work, doing things based on rote memory…

Until the memories become hazy but the feelings never quite leave.

Sometimes a soft whisper, sometimes a sharp pain.

home is wherever I’m with you


I’ll follow you into the park, through the jungle, through the dark

Happy Friday!