Grounded With Gratitude

An absolutely lovely day in McMinnville, Oregon where my family and I are celebrating Thanksgiving with some extended family. And on this beautiful day it is simple to "see" and feel the bounty of life. Tasting delicious food and drink from the garden just outside the door and the local area, while looking around the …

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A LOVE(ly) Day Filled With Tulips

So last week was filled with red hearts, dark chocolates and Cupid's mischievous arrow flying about...and Mother Nature was somehow struck along the way, for she showed some sweet love to us here in the Boise valley and the thermometer topped out in the mid-50s for several days in a row! Of course, this change …

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Reflecting and Resting…A Welcome Quiet Period

This is the time of year I am most reflective.  When people ask over the New Year Holidays about my resolutions I answer by saying, "I don't know yet, I'll figure them out in January." Throughout this month I like to reflect on the events and experiences of the previous year while thinking forward about …

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Are You “Fir” Real or “Faux” Fake?

To those that celebrate Christmas, do you still whole-heartedly stand by a "real" Christmas tree, say a Doug, Grand, Frazier or Noble fir?  Or, are you in the camp that faux is where it's at - fake it baby, just don't break it! Or, maybe you are really hard-core - part of the 'live tree …

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