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Tangled Tuesday No. 13

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

Home again, home again, jiggety-jig! Yes, I’m back in Windsor after a whirlwind trip across the continent to San Jose, California for BlogHer ’14. I had an absolutely FABULOUS time at the conference (more on that at a later date), and am now slowly returning to my regular routine – which, of course, [click to continue…]


Today’s guest post is written by fellow blogger Robin R. Talbott. Robin is a Fine Arts Conservation scientist with a Masters Degree in both science and art. She is a Registered Medical Technologist, with a specialty in Clinical Chemistry. She is known for adapting a medical procedure, the [click to continue…]


Welcome back to the BlogHer ’14 edition of the Gratitude Linkup! This linkup has been open for one week and will continue to be available over the next week for you to share your gratitude posts (and yes, you may certainly add more than one if you are so inclined!). [click to continue…]

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Guest Post – On Being a Misfit


Today’s guest post is written by fellow blogger Elaine Kehoe. Elaine is a freelance copyeditor and a writer whose work has appeared or will appear in the journals Rosebud, Word Riot, The Quotable, and Relief, as well as at 12Most.com. She blogs at Tea Leaves.
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Guest Post – If My Keyboard Could Talk


Today’s guest post is written by fellow blogger Cathy Graham. Cathy is a creative spirit who is passionate about living each day with joy and gratitude. Her blog, Cattitude and Gratitude, is an eclectic mixture of original poetry, her own inspirational posters combining her photos and favourite [click to continue…]


Today’s guest post is written by fellow blogger Sanch: 30, Child psychologist, Writer, Imperfect, Bibliophile, Outdoorsy, Feminist, Coffee Snob, Fitness Fanatic, Foodie, Adventurer. Sanch blogs at Living my Imperfect Life, and you can also connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. [click to continue…]


Guest Post – 10 Easy Ways to Buy Happiness

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Today’s guest post is written by fellow blogger Vidya Sury. Vidya is a Mom, writer, editor and blogger. She loves coffee, books, music, cooking, DIY, people, photography, and collecting smiles. She blogs at Vidya Sury, Coffee With Mi, and Be healthy, Be happy. Connect with her on [click to continue…]


Tangled Tuesday No. 12

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

This has been a rather fun week of tangling, due in part to a last-minute pre-BlogHer ’14 creative project that was sparked by a link (along with a not-so-subtle suggestion!) sent my way by a friend and taken on by yours truly. I can’t share it with you just yet, as I’m not quite finished… but [click to continue…]


Welcome, guest posters!


My first time attending a BlogHer conference was for BlogHer ’12 in New York City. The conference fell smack dab in the middle of my attempt to stick to a daily blogging schedule for the entire year, and you know what? I did it! Yes, even in the midst of a hectic conference schedule I managed to [click to continue…]


Welcome to the BlogHer ’14 edition of the Gratitude Linkup! While normally our linkups are open for just one week, this special “accommodate Laurel’s travel schedule” edition will run for two full weeks of gratitude sharing goodness… so keep checking back for new links! [click to continue…]


On the path to a goal


tackling with enthusiasm the gradual, uphill climb
clear of vision, destination, desires
energy expended bringing joyful successes
earning, receiving, deserving
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Photo Friday: Solitude

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My choice for today’s Photo Friday prompt – Solitude – is a picture I took last December from the ferry deck as Peter and I traveled back to Victoria, BC for a reunion with my family over the holidays.
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On living the Golden Rule


Several years ago while reading The Mindful Woman, a thoughtful book written by Sue Patton Thoele, I came across a meditation on the Golden Rule that both struck and stayed with me. The following is an excerpt from that book.
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Photo A Day Challenge – July 1-16, 2014

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So it’s now mid-month (yes, ALREADY!), which means that it’s time for me to gather up and post the first batch of my July Photo A Day Challenge efforts.

I’ve been sharing my photos on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, and [click to continue…]


Tangled Tuesday No. 11

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

There is definitely a LOT to be said for being open and honest about your struggles – whether to yourself, either in thought or written in a private journal… or perhaps to a partner or friend… or, as I did in last week’s post, to a very supportive blog readership. :)
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The Cab Ride – A Sweet Lesson on Patience

Taxi Sitting in a Blur of Traffic

A friend posted this story on Facebook awhile back, titled A Sweet Lesson on Patience, and it moved me so much that I decided to revisit and share it on Alphabet Salad once again. (For those who may wonder, I’ve checked Snopes and confirmed its veracity.)
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Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No. 38


At the top of today’s gratitude list is BlogHer ’14… because I’ve been anticipating the event for almost a year, and now it’s finally time to start counting down for real! I’m so grateful for being able to attend the conference for the third year in a row, for the chance to catch up with dear friends [click to continue…]


Date Night


You know, it really doesn’t have to be fancy. It needn’t involve classy restaurants or expensive tickets or getting dressed up to the nines. And it doesn’t necessarily require a lot of pre-planning or sweating the details.
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Photo Friday: Black and White

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There were several pictures I could have used for today’s Photo Friday “Black and White” prompt – after all, we are blessed with two gorgeous black and white cats (who happen to be VERY photogenic)! In the end, though, I decided to go a different route and share bit of whimsical poetry, created [click to continue…]


I should have been a Millennial

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Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Thursday, July 10, 2014:

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