Wearing o’ the Green-Happy St Patrick’s Day

The color green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1640s, when the green harp flag was used by the  Irish Catholic Confederation. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St Patrick’s Day since at least the 1680s.  Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the color green and its association with St Patrick’s Day grew.  While not a legal holiday in the …

An Invitation to join us in reading The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis

THE NECKLACE by Cheryl Jarvis is a compelling read as per our friend Kathleen.  Even in the best of times, time is of the essence!  You may agree that conversation, simple and unhurried is often what we seek to find contentment. With good intentions we  search out a reason to schedule our priorities but in reality we find ourselves only prioritizing our schedule, once again.  While we certainly do not need permission,  perhaps a …

All You Need Is Love – Happy Valentine’s Day

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~ Charles M. Schulz   Love is the greatest emotion of all.  Whether it’s in the air or in bloom it makes us warm all over!  Falling in love wreaks havoc on you body, your heart races, your stomach is tied in knots, you’re on an emotional roller coaster!  Contrary, standing in love is …

We all need to take time to Relax

  In a vintage 70’s commercial for Calgon bath and beauty products a woman wearing a fluffy pink robe is seen in a chaotic home scenario. As the phone is ringing, children are fighting and the dog is barking, she utters the slogan “Calgon take me away”….The next scene shows her relaxing in a bath in a quiet solitude. She recognized her limit. Some stress …

Hygge – Coziness In The Heart of Winter

  In the  Danish language, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) cannot be translated into English using a single word. Though there are many ways to describe hygge, most define it simply as the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness. The definition of Hygge gave us three English words , friends, family and graciousness – combined under the heading of  simple pleasures. While I …

Happy Birthday December Sisters

As the holiday sneaks up on us, many people have the added treat of having a December birthday. If you were born during the month of December your birthstone has three ways to shine. The tanzanite, zircon and turquoise, which are all known for there beautiful shades of blue. My favorite in the zircon, as I do share a December birthday being born on the …