Suitcase Savvy

When it comes to packing,  I’ve picked up a few simple tricks that make a big difference. As many airlines are charging exorbitant fees for checked luggage, you might consider carrying on.  Sure, you may already practice light packing for weekend travel, but with a few new moves you’ll be breezing through a week or longer in a carry-on. 

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Golden Joinery

Let’s talk about lessons learned, shall we? Is a three year old’s birthday party ever going to be perfect? How about a family photo shoot? But funny how the unintentional moment captured becomes the treasured favorite.

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Taking Time To Tidy

I don’t know about you, but my household endured a lot of “stashing” during the holidays. So please hear me when I promise you, the goal of this post is not to boast-rather it is serving as more of a therapeutic exercise than anything.
Do the items in your home spark joy?

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Starting the Day Right With Blue and White!

“It’s much too beautiful a day” I can hear my Mimi say. It is a turn of phrase that just becomes her. But when these words depart her lips, they hold more meaning than just the obvious get out and enjoy the day….As in her favorite song, In The Garden, “She goes to the garden alone” each morning-VERY early-and in these early hours, she does the things that make up her personal routine and feed her soul. And then she sets out to make it happen!

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Family Call~A Sunday Tradition

Living Intentionally: “Family Call”Throughout my formative years, my parents encouraged the good habits of productivity, personal responsibility, and self-motivation.  On Sunday evenings in a time set aside and referred to as “Family Call”, we would gather to powwow.  It was our version of a family forum.

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Finding the Quiet

I recognize the value in a rare moment that comes along for me these days…I call it the quiet, and when it arrives, I have trained myself to abide within (picture me zen!) This morning I found the quiet, or it found me, and I have enjoyed every second…reading, writing, refueling.

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To New Buckets

Three weeks before her 93rd birthday , Mimi sat in a chair at the shallow edge of the Dead Sea with her toes in the water and her hands in the air. She thought, hmmm well that’s the list… she had checked the last box-a trip to the Holy Land, and with a gaze set across the still water she tells me appreciation for a lifetime of memories filled her mind~ and then…what next?

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Sunday Lunch

About a year ago, I took inventory of a heaping handful of pieces I had written for different purposes, ie. magazines, newsletters or personal enjoyment. Seeing a theme, stories compiled, and along came GoldenThread.blog. The sweetness has been working on this project with my mother and grandmother-discovering just how the golden thread glistens with inspiration.

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There Is Time

Early on, my grandmother, Mimi, showed me the beauty of reaching out to others with grace and tenderness. I watched as she served her community as a selfless volunteer and Red Cross coordinator. 

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Today’s Homes March 2018 For Safe Keeping ~ Breathing New Life Into Heirlooms

Like me, many of you may have attended the lecture series hosted by the Antiques and Garden Show Nashville held February 1-3 at the Music City Center.  Blogger Stacey Bewkes engaged guest designers in a lively and though provoking conversation for the audience.

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