Monday, November 3, 2014

An Interesting Blog

Since this blog is one of the top 25 read blogs in the world, you are probably aware of it already, but I have just recently found it,and am enjoying it immensely. It's called zenhabits and can be found here:

I began at the Start Guide - because Leo Babauta, the owner of the blog, is a prolific poster, there are thousands of posts, so he provides a 'start' page to sort of catch up and/or read what's relevant to you.

I found this blog because I was perusing his book (The Power of Less by Leo Babauta) in Blinkist - an app where you can skim all the high points of popular non fiction books. I like this app very much - as it's given me the opportunity to 'read' many books I never would have gotten to, and I've found a few gems that I  either ordered at the library or have put on a list to purchase so that I might delve in further. I can't comment on Leo Batauta's book yet, because I haven't spent the 15 min. that it will take to 'read' it, but it looks promising! All of the books I've 'read' so far on Blinkist have been illuminating.

Back to the blog; I found the following, which I thought was well said...I might even try tackling one of these/month in lieu of a New Years Resolution this coming Jan. 1. Something like this anyway.

the brief guide

less TV, more reading
less shopping, more outdoors
less clutter, more space
less rush, more slowness
less consuming, more creating
less junk, more real food
less busywork, more impact
less driving, more walking
less noise, more solitude
less focus on the future, more on the present
less work, more play
less worry, more smiles

Monday, August 11, 2014

Funny Blog About Crying Children...

This is soooo funny - I'm pretty sure there is a place for Ezra on this website!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pink Carpet

Pretty scene in Jared and Linda's back yard.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sparkling Shower Doors

This is so funny to come back from one of the busiest times of my life, after a beautiful wedding and while planning a second, to post not about these wondrous events (because I need permission for one thing) to talk about.....a cleaning product - but I'm so ecstatic about having ALL the water spots cleaned off my shower doors that I had to blog about what FINALLY worked. I was actually contemplating having the glass doors replaced, because they were so etched with water deposits. This is the magical 'stuff':

I bought it at Barb's Kitchen on 51st Ave. in Edmonton, (where I also buy delicious chocolate chips that don't taste like any other chocolate chips found in grocery stores) - the tub I bought was $30 and came with the white sponge shown. This stuff worked like magic. It's not hype, it's true. My doors are completely clean and clear.

PS Mano used the stuff to remove rust spots from his running boards - he says it worked perfectly. It's totally non-toxic too, safe for use on any smooth surface. Seriously, a great find.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Look Up

Who doesn't love a love story?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jane Eaton, Poetess and Illustrator

Jane illustrated a beautiful book of poems -  written when she was 8/9. It took awhile to put it together, but another is in the works already! I loved hearing her words and thoughts, and am so thankful for her love of nature, and how free and creative she is.  I reread and reread with complete enjoyment.

 I couldn't figure out how to 'share' the link properly - I kept getting an error, so I am linking to Sarra's blog where you will find the book. Enjoy!

Friday, February 14, 2014

How do I Love Thee?

Sonnet 43  How Do I Love Thee? 


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height 
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight 
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. 
I love thee to the level of everyday's 
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. 
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; 
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. 
I love thee with the passion put to use 
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. 
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose 
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath, 
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose, 
I shall but love thee better after death. 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Original Art Sources

Looking for original art? Here are some sources to help you find what you are looking far I have been heavily reliant on Etsy, but there other wonderful places to look for original art outside of local galleries...and you can always make your own art of course!