Cease striving and discover joy today!

Do you ever have a day that you feel really blessed?  That’s how I feel today!  I’m sitting outside on the deck writing to you from our lovely little Lake House.    Life gets too busy.  Some days I rush from one task to next.  I lose my joy in the frenzy of the urgent. […]

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Are you tired of winter too?

It’s been a rough winter here with lots of storms and heaps and heaps of snow!  I’m done with winter!  How about you?  I try not to complain too much.  I don’t like to displease my Great God.  I’m attempting to see the beauty and keep busy.  But it’s been a long hard winter.  I […]

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Creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Do you need a spark of creativity to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day?    Need some date ideas? Wondering how to include your kids and maybe make some new traditions?  How about ideas to reach out to friends and neighbors?   Are you interested in a few communication/marriage tips from an older woman?  Keep reading […]

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2019 diet free forever

Today I am offering you hope! Make 2019 the year you embrace a healthy lifestyle. You’ve tried lots of diets and sadly they don’t work for long. I know your struggles because they are mine too. By the end of January my diets were done. But there is hope! Instead of a new diet I […]

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Walk with me?

I want to hold onto the shirt tales of summer and beg it not to leave. So I am squeezing in some visits and day trips with friends and family. We will be back to routine in no time! Enjoy this last week of summer my friends.  Talk much, laugh often, summer is on it’s […]

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September routines – make a great start for the New Year !

Happy New Year! I know it’s not January. But September is a time of new beginnings. I guess it’s because school starts and lots of programs start in my Church and community. It’s the time of year that I make decisions about the upcoming year. I have also learned that the routines that I start […]

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10 tips to sneak exercise into everyday!

Want to lose 20 pounds in a year? How? Instead of sitting during commercials get up and move. Walk on the spot, go up and down some stairs, anything that gets your heart rate up and causes you to breath quickly. If you move during every commercial break while watching 2 hours of TV you […]

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Summer smart eating tips!

Do you find the summer a hard time to stay focused on your healthy eating journey? Here are 20 tried and true tips to use this summer. Tips that really work!   I find summer difficult because there is less routine, more bbqs and summer vacations. A big part of my summer vacation with my […]

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Life still crazy? Take the summer challenge!

How’s your crazy life? It’s June and most schools are getting out soon. Church programs are winding down. The weather is warm, the days are longer and the summer is just around the corner! Do you still feel stressed, grumpy and like life is too busy? Me too! I recently read a great blog post […]

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Happy 2nd Anniversary!

My life is crazy! But crazy in a good way! This last weekend we celebrated my daughter Katie’s graduation from University with family and friends. Don and I also celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary! How time really does fly! We spent the whole weekend at the Elliott Lake House! I reviewed the stats. from last […]

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Every little step matters!

Keep taking those little steps! They all make a difference!     TODAY’S little STEP:  Take one more little step! They all make a difference!  

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Authentic love: the priceless gift!

  This Valentine’s Day will be different! Yes, we’ll have a candle light dinner, with chocolate cake for dessert, like always. But the expressions of love this year are intensified because of the recent loss of a well-loved brother. Oh, the people I love are so precious!   When you experience this kind of shocking […]

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