The Last 100 Iranian Cheetahs In The World

I have had a love affair with Cheetahs since I was a young girl it was one one the few things that my father and I were able to bond over. We would watch all available nature shows that featured them, read magazine articles together, and play games pretending that we had been Cheetahs in … Continue reading The Last 100 Iranian Cheetahs In The World

Darkness Will Not Stay

Darkness will not stay for the light of the sun, but suddenly becomes totally invisible, entirely recedes, and immediately vanishes Poem by Alex and Jane Eliot circa 1980s Thank you to Winslow Eliot for sharing her parent's poem on Facebook via her website: Winslow Eliot.

Festive Kahlua Hot Chocolate

How delicious can you get? Kahlua Hot Chocolate. This will warm you on the coldest nights. Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Yield 2 servings Skip the store-bought hot cocoa mix – homemade hot chocolate is easier to make than you think with just a handful of ingredients that’s … Continue reading Festive Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Wrap It Up Pretty

I admit I love wrapping presents. I love putting that little bit of extra effort into making a gift look special. It makes the whole gift giving experience more meaningful somehow. This Gorgeous glossy white paper seems so luxurious with thin red ribbon and red and green balls. Even newspaper can look fantastic when wrapped … Continue reading Wrap It Up Pretty

Rustic DIY Decorating Tricks

If you like the rustic look for decorating just remember a few things. Burlap, greenery, string, wood, raffia, pinecones, moss, candles, and other natural items. Arrange them in almost any original looking container or merely group the items together, and you will be shocked at the cool result. The log above was just an old half log … Continue reading Rustic DIY Decorating Tricks

S'Mores Bark

Who can resist S'mores Bark? Not me! Give it a try. Ingredients 3 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 1 cup Marshmallow fluff 3 sheets of graham crackers Instructions Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and spread the chocolate over a wax lined pan. Be careful not to make it too … Continue reading S'Mores Bark

Loving Red and Green Holiday Decor

I love this look. Rich and festive with the red and green. Simple big bows for the chairs and small evergreens with other simple decorations on the table make the whole decor say “please have a seat.” Everything is simple, easy and has great impact. Perfect. Originally posted on surprisinglivesholidays 2015

Super Easy Rustic DIY Lighted Log Basket

There’s nothing better than a decorating tip that is super easy but turns out amazing. To create this rustic lighted log basket, grab a basket, some logs, some evergreen branches and a string of fairy lights. Arrange them together in the basket, and you have instant cozy appeal! That's my kind of decorating. Originally posted … Continue reading Super Easy Rustic DIY Lighted Log Basket

Oreo Truffles, Oh Yea!

The holidays are the time for decadent treats and what could be better than Chocolate Oreo Truffles? Give this recipe a try and enjoy... Yields 30 Chocolate truffles with a soft Oreo center then coated in white and semi-sweet chocolate. Prep Time 2 hr INGREDIENTS 1 (15.25 oz.) package OREO cookies 1 (8 oz.) package … Continue reading Oreo Truffles, Oh Yea!

Wrapped In Red, For You…

Kelly Clarkson is set to spread the holiday cheer when she performs her second Miracle on Broadway holiday charity benefit concert in Nashville on Dec. 16, 2016. The singer has also just been nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Piece by Piece." To help get you in the mood for Kelly's show … Continue reading Wrapped In Red, For You…

Narratives keep the feeling going

For me, not only is Seth Godin a master Marketer but also a man of great wisdom. What I appreciate the most about his blog posts are how he manages to shrink huge ideas into a few simple words. Our feelings (anger, shame, delight) appear almost instantly, and, left alone, they don’t last very long. But … Continue reading Narratives keep the feeling going

Rushing Ribbon River

Photograph courtesy of Alex Strohl from Instagram Note: I have seen many copies of Alex's photos shared across the internet in particular on Tumblr and often without proper or clear credit given to Alex. So I did some digging and happily found his accurate Instagram account which I have linked to above.    

A Different Perspective

Sometimes it's the hardest thing to achieve but whenever we can step back and get a different perspective everything always shuffles into a new pattern, priorities re-align and motivation is renewed. Photo via Hannes Becker from Instagram