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Shakes, Scents, Soap and The Sun.

My speakers have been humming the new Alabama Shakes album. The album is full of bluesy, soulful, rockin’, alternative sweetness. Take a listen. I’ll say you’re welcome in advance.



I’m not a network marketing sort of person, but I must say that I am loving doterra. I bought a bunch of it from a friend and it’s divine. I’ve always had a collection of my favorite essential oils. Also, being from the PNW, I don’t know that it was ever a far reach to find just about any essential oil you wanted at most grocery stores and pharmacies. I’ve been surprised at how commercial the network marketing people have made it. Still, I’ll take some good lavender and ylang ylang any day.

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I have an amazingly full life filled with the MOST amazing people. Every day I get little glimpses of just how much love there is out there. It’s overwhelming and humbling. I opened my mailbox the other day and I was taken with just how damn good it smelled. I pulled out a small box that I wanted to just eat!! Inside I found these handmade soaps from Larkspur Lane Soapery and Vintage Store.

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The owner sent me a little note that she made these “3Bean” soaps for me, betoken of my logo!!! Too amazing.   3 Beans Studio3 Beans Studio


Last year was a year for good books for me. I could sing praises for each book on it’s own regard, but this is one book in particular I just fell in love with.




It’s a young adult book, so not so heavy, but poetically written. A great beach read!!



3 Beans StudioThis year I decided I would tag along on the the Crew’s spring training. They always travel some place warmer and sunnier than NY is in mid-March. I doubt we’ll get to see much crew at our new home, so it was great to spend a week, in the sun, watching the rowers.

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Spring? Is that you?

The ground is still covered with snow today, but the sun is blazing and it’s a full 42 degrees Fahrenheit.

Writing of any sort was simply not in the cards these past few years, but with spring on the horizon it feels like it should be something that I put back on my plate. Déjà vu? I feel like I must have said this at least a few times during the past few years.

My husband has had a “normal 9-5,” so to speak the past 3 years. He’s moving on to a different position, from which the sounds of it will keep him busy. We had a little taste of the future schedule this weekend when he took a trip with his department. Granted I’m home with the kids all week, the weekends are HIS time with them. He’s amazing at keeping them busy. By the weekend, I’m done keeping them busy and on task. Dare say I’ve been spoiled?

Speaking of spoiled. A few friends of mine took a trip back to Havahd and brought this Seattle girl a Starbucks cup. I love it.

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I’ve become slightly obsessed with using jars for storage. I finally caved and painted the various lids I have, so it doesn’t look like I have old jam and pickle jars all over the house!



Grayson turns 2!