Looking back

This last year I’ve used a daily planner to keep organized.  I always select a planner with inspiring quotes to keep me going and cheer me up.  However, at the end of the year…I’m realizing that I rarely take the time to read these quotes.

Our lives get so busy it’s easy to forget what helps us stay positive. This is my reminder to you and me to take the time to read encouraging quotes, God’s Word and hear those uplifting words from friends!  Better yet, let’s be the giver of thanks and kind words to others.  

Here’s a few quotes for you today with spring flowers 😉. 

The flowers of all tomorrows are in the seeds of each today.  Go the extra mile.  It’s never crowded.


Every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there.  

    The goal is growth, not perfection.  

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream… – C.S. Lewis 

The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started.  

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.


Don’t tell people your dreams, show them.  Bloom where you are planted.  



Just Roll with It!

Walking my dog this morning and he just decides to ker-plunk all of a sudden to roll around on the dewy grass 😃   His happiness is so evident when grass rolling.  What activity makes you this giddy?

 Twitching this way and that way to get a good back scratch!  Bonus that the grass is wet to help with the heat 😁    

   Seeing him rolling all about gets me thinking about the change from school schedules to summer schedules…and how I need to decide to just roll with it!  

It’s hard transitioning!  I’m sure other Mom’s understand what I’m getting at.  

I need to get my home summer schedule started for my 2 boys or they tend to argue loudly back and forth….while I silently scream inside or not.  Did I say that out loud?  

Summer schedule ideas:

  • Chore charts 
  • Have a time for writing (I have this book called gearing up for 2nd grade)
  • Reading Time
  • Schedule their activities (library, zoo)

Happy Summer Mom’s!  Just roll with it!!!

I’m walking in 5 days!  This spa party link is to help raise $ for NAMI.  This month is Mental Health month too!  Today I signed. The stigma free pledge on NAMI.org. 😁

Lemongrass makeup and bath products are all natural and chemical free!

My favorites include:  

Pomegranate body polish, eye cream, Healing Elements creme stick, sunscreen stick and mineral makeup.

Little Creatures Challenge

What sort of bugs do you come across?  Challenge:  find a little creature and take a snap 😃

Many times on my walks I come across a bug or two 😄  If a bug or insect has cuteness appeal then I take a snap.  Click, click, click….Here are the ones who made the cut and are nominated for 🐜🐌🐞🐛.   Lisa’s Souper Bug Award:



This bug or spider…I’m not sure what to call it.  Spider I’m going with spider.  I love his buggy black eyes and striped antennas.  He also selected a nice 🌾floral 🌾setting for his photo op.  Nice background long legs.



🐜 This ant looks so huge to me.  He’s busy all right.  Those legs are up to something!  Similar lily like our long legged friend 😃



This bee picture is one of my best photos with a bee.

🐝  I’m loving the soft edges on the bottom left and the road makes such a wonderful gray background.  This macro photo was cropped in to follow the rule of thirds.

🌺 I love looking closer at an everyday object – like this flower – and allowing it to captivate me with its rich details.

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