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Surrender

Many books you read describe tears of anger as red hot. That’s not true. Tears of anger are ice cold. This month is four years. Four years of waiting and praying. Four years of smiling through the pain and crying alone. Why me? I have everything to give. We have a house. We are in a good place financially. We …

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Our New Sectional

Oh IKEA. We go through so many emotions in our relationship, usually depending on what the newest products are. Sometimes I’m really not feelin’ the love and other times we’re smooth sailing. But this year, IKEA came out with a new sectional sofa that is everything I ever dreamed of. White, non-microfiber, deep, comfortable, farmhouse elegant, like this sectional just …

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What We’re Eating

Good morning! How was everybody’s weekend? My trip to IKEA was the perfect time to get away for a bit and Dearest Carl made creme brulee and bought a load of fireworks yesterday afternoon. (Yes, he made creme brulee. He’s been craving it since I made it a few months ago.) In all, a successful, restful, wonderful weekend. I’m starting …

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Inspired By…

“May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it’s time for work to begin.” – Peter Loewer   “Now the bright morning-star, Day’s harbinger, Comes dancing from the …

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Right Now…

Cooking: Everything with a fried egg Drinking: Milky iced coffee Wanting: A new sofa Looking: forward to Mother’s Day at our house Deciding: What to plant in our garden Wishing: Lilacs lasted longer Enjoying: Daily walks down Main Street Waiting: To paint my kitchen Loving: This cookbook Listening: To the new Beauty and The Beast soundtrack Watching: The Great British Baking Show! …

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