What If…..Sunday

SPRING FEVER -TIME TO BUY A NEW CAR OR A NEW HOUSE

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My husband pretty much is the same no matter what the season.  He is always the optimist, the life of the party, the glue that holds friends and family together.  Spring time is not that much different…EXCEPT for cars and houses.  His eternal search for the next chapter in our lives kicks into higher gear (another pun intended).

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Been Under Pressure Lately?

DO YOU NEED A MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY?

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We’ve prevailed and the major holiday is in the books!  The preparation, the event, the clean up…it’s exhilarating and exhausting.  Everyone is ready for some well deserved “me time”.  All we need now is permission, or the motivation, to allow ourselves to take it.

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The Party Line

GO AHEAD AND TALK BEHIND OUR BACK

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The best thing about a holiday is the opportunity to be together with several different generations.  Friends and family alike.  From the mouths of babes to the seasoned words of wisdom there is so much to learn when we take time to pause, and listen.  Continue reading

Ring Around the Rosy

A POCKET FULL OF POSIES JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER

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Looking Into Those Baby Blues

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If each day of the week had a “color”,  I’d have to say Sunday’s would have to be blue.  Not just any blue though.  Not the cobalt, royal, or midnight.  Sunday’s blues are the soft ones…the ones you can “feel”.

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Be Our Guest

 

SUNDAY SUPPERS

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If you are in the over 50 crowd, you probably remember Sunday dinners. Sometimes these were at Grandma’s, or an old Aunts house .  You either have the best memories of walking in the door to unbelievable smells….or kicking and screaming the whole way that you did not want to go.  Whatever your memory, the point is that families at least tried to dine together.

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Why not Savor Sunday?

I have the simplest tastes, I’m always satisfied with the best. – Oscar Wilde

Well Oscar I need to tell you life is not always simple these days and yes we all do want the best.  All week long most of us are pushed or pulled in all directions.  Sometime by others and often by ourselves.  It can be both exhilarating and exhausting.  I need to take a day to pause, reflect and be thankful that I also have the simplest of tastes….

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Grease is the Word…

is the word…is the word.

 

 

If you don’t know what movie this song title is from then I know you are in the under 50 group right off the bat. Yes…we meant to spell it wrong in the title. Not that this matters for todays arm chair traveling to Santorini, Greece.  All ages will want to take this trip!

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Need a little Nooky

 

 

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If you’re like me, you love a perfect place to get cozy. After a long day at work, or on a cold day, there is nothing like snuggling up with your cashmere or fur blanket and hot cup of coffee or even glass of wine :).

Nooks are the perfect place to curl up with your favorite book, magazine or iPad for some undisturbed reading time. Spending time in a nook is not wasted time. It is spending some “me time” to de stress, relax, reset and recharge. Nooks take very little space in your home.  An unused corner in your bedroom, living room or even kitchen can be turned into a fabulous reading nook and add charm to your home. Let’s take a look at some nooks calling my name.-Kristen 

A reading nook with a beautiful view.

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A creative desk & reading nook combo.

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Enjoy the sunlight while reading.

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Dark paint, in a closet rehab, makes for a cozy little nook.

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A sunny corner.

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Don’t overlook an entry.

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You don’t need built-ins to create your own cozy nook, all you need is a cozy place to sit!

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A nook is also an alcove, defined as recess, typically in the wall of a room or of a garden.  Ah, an outdoor nook!   Let’s think about these possibilities as we head into spring.  It’s so vital in this busy world to make time to decompress. Having a space to look forward to helps me make this part of my day.  This habit is something I want to pass onto my children and grandkids.  A nook, alcove, a spot, a hideaway …whatever you want to call it, I hope you have one carved out somewhere to enjoy!-Laurel

Plan some Seating within your Garden this Season

Or what about one of these?

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What cool clubhouses these could be for the cyber junkies we all are!

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Savor your Saturday

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Weather across the country seems to be unseasonably “ahead” this week.  Reports everywhere are of early greenery and warm breezes.  Pedicures are probably on many minds.  If you can wiggle out some time to indulge this weekend….would it not be glorious to sit in these chairs and be pampered?  This goes to show how a much difference good design can make.  This will not be not your standard pedicure!

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Whatever your weekend brings, we hope you have a few minutes to go back and catch up on any posts you might have missed since our launch this month.  Your suggestions for topics have all been great!

Sunday Night Meal

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Since you are already in a pampering mode for the weekend, why not plan a slow cooker meal for Sunday.  You can run to the grocery in those cute little flip flops they give you at the salon. (I do.)  Here’s a favorite in our house.  French Dip Sandwiches.  However, I buy the shaved meet in the meat section (or ask the butcher to shave a london broil for me) to skip the messy part of slicing the meat and add peppercinos about the last hour of the time. Here is the link for your impressive Sunday “I cooked all day.” dinner.  Left overs not too shabby either for a couple of nice take away lunches.

http://www.purewow.com/recipes/slow-cooker-french-dip-sandwiches

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