Embrace Some Change

My favorite part of my daughter being away on weekends is taking up the entire driveway. I park smack in the middle. I sleep similarly, by spreading out and taking up the entire bed. I’m not afraid to be alone. I quite enjoy it. ♦ ♦ ♦ I spent the weekend decluttering our home. As […]

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All the Magnificence

My daughter has left for the weekend. We have this word we’ve been using. Magnificent. Let the weekend begin. I hugged her before she left and she said, “You smell good.” I was wearing my shimmer mist, so maybe she will see some glitter from that hug later on. She texted me once she arrived […]

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The Rainbow Kitchen

My daughter and I cook and eat together. Sometimes it’s one of us or the other depending on our week, but we enjoy doing both. I bought this prism and hung it in one of the kitchen windows. The sun hits it just right around the time we cook dinner. Now we know when it’s […]

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Cookies and Chemex

I’m getting the hang of this emptying nest. My daughter has not been home this week. She has a friend visiting and they’re spending time together. She texted me yesterday before they came by for a visit. It was nice to see them and be included in her life, but it wasn’t sad to see […]

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We Are Experienced

My daughter was getting ready for school and yelled, “I’m looking in your closet!” I thought she would just borrow a t-shirt. We share those sometimes, but nope. She walked out of my room wearing a top I haven’t even worn yet! I looked at her with curiosity and asked… “Is that my new sleeveless […]

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Chasing the Sunset

I’ve started my morning over twice so far. The taste of my coffee wasn’t pleasing, so I made a Chemex. I hadn’t made one in so long, it didn’t drain completely, but this is how I felt regardless. Did it not drain, or did I not give it time? ♥ ♥ ♥ This morning I […]

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Follow Your Heart

My daughter left me a note of advice. Reading this part makes me feel like I did something right. How many 19-year-old’s say this? “Take this time while I’m gone to do things that fill you up and make your heart smile.” This morning, I woke up feeling guilty about recent purchases. Does that ever […]

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The Queen B

My daughter is still in England, but will be on her way to Paris to celebrate New Years. I’m home making changes to the house. I read a Blog where one Mom has a stack of shower curtains. She changes them out seasonally, which I thought was a sweet idea. My daughter and I don’t […]

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