A diamond in your mind
I was sitting at my desk slumped over my keyboard.
I had recently announced to 50,000 customers that ...
09 Oct 2019
A New Season of Hope
When I get an idea that captures my heart, you won’t find any grass growing under my feet.
I do not ...
07 Oct 2019
My Soul Caught Fire
Friday night just before eleven, I placed chocolates and a note on the bed ready to greet my very fi ...
A Somber Realization
Just a few days after the bright blue back porch makeover, I picked up the phone and called my paren ...
01 Oct 2019
The Gift of Color
After such a noticeable change in my surroundings when I splashed a little color on my backyard, I s ...
27 Sep 2019
A Midlife Makeover
I’ve spent the summer renovating my life.
It needed it. After two long years of being suffocated by ...
25 Sep 2019
12 Things I hope my boys remember . . .
1- Life is like taking a vacation. Some people spend great lengths of time meticulously planning out ...
19 Mar 2019
This is a picture of desperation.
For over two years I have felt lame. No energy. Brain fog. Pins an ...
08 Mar 2019
The AND Principle
“Yah, I used to think that, too.”
The thoughtless words flew out of my mouth like daggers and landed ...
22 Feb 2019
What KIND of people are these?
I did my best not to leave my house yesterday.
It’s cold and rainy and much more pleasant to watch w ...
19 Feb 2019
Not long ago, as we rounded the corner to the high school, my teenage son announced that he felt sor ...
14 Feb 2019
A True Love Story
I woke up with a song in my heart.
Today the world celebrates the romantic, happily ever after love ...
12 Feb 2019
Looking Left . . .
I’ve lived in Newberg, Oregon for the last 8 years. It’s nestled in the heart of wine country and is ...
11 Jan 2019
Build Your Village
“Wow! We need to live in a place like this.”
We were on our way from Idaho to the coast, and my boys ...
A New Year's Wish
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s my 2019 wish for you:
May you enter this new year unhurried.
May you have a q ...
01 Jan 2019
2018 Not My Favorite
2018 wasn’t my favorite year. If I had to pick one picture that summed up the feelings of this year, ...
31 Dec 2018
Stubby Pringle Christmas
Fifteen minutes flies by when I’m shooting the breeze with a friend OR doing the pre-company clean h ...
23 Dec 2018
A Christmas Memory
As the holiday season drew near, dread filled my heart. I had three young children and a husband wor ...
21 Dec 2018
Turning Life into Art
If I were to invite you over to my house for an hour, pour you a cup of tea, sink into a comfy chair ...
07 Dec 2018
We owe it to ourselves to go on adventures
“We owe it to ourselves to go on adventures.”
The words popped off the page of O Magazine and ...
28 Nov 2018