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Welcome to the first Gratitude Linkup of 2015! As I look back over the past year of writing and sharing weekly gratitude lists, as well as reading the gratitude posts you’ve shared with me, I can truly say that the practice has been life changing. I’m looking [click to continue…]

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The SHIFT has begun!

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Well, the SHIFT has begun! (Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out my word of the year post and linkup.)

This week, probably because I’m currently on an at-home holiday from [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Stillness

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Today’s Photo Friday challenge word is “Stillness” – and what better choice of picture than one taken on beautiful, peaceful, and still Peche Island, which Peter and I visited for the first (and only) time back in September, 2013.
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My 2015 Word of the Year + Linkup

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Happy New Year! Today’s NaBloPoMo writing prompt asks, “What are your resolutions for the new year? Tell us how you picked them.” Well, perhaps it’s the rebel in me, but you know what? [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – December 18-31, 2014

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I am celebrating today – not only because it’s New Year’s Eve, but also because I’ve reached a milestone! Yes, it’s the last day of December, and also the last day of 2014, AND the last day I can say that I’m 47 years old… but from a personal accomplishment [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 35

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

It’s been another quiet week in my little corner of the tangling world. Holiday stuff has been keeping me busy, and The Diva’s Challenge is on a break until the new year, so once again today’s Tangled Tuesday post is going to be a little sparse.
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#MicroblogMondays 18 – Word of the year!

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A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was planning to choose an inspirational word for 2015. To be honest, it’s been a bit of a struggle to make a final decision, as while I knew exactly where I wanted my focus to be throughout the coming year, I couldn’t [click to continue…]

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Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No. 61

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Welcome to the last gratitude linkup of 2014! I am so very grateful for each of my readers, but today I’m particularly thankful to those of you who have joined me throughout the year in expressing your gratitude and sharing your posts here on Alphabet Salad. [click to continue…]

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My Blogging Bucket List, revisited

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Since we’re nearing the end of the year, which is typically a time of reassessment, forward planning, and goal-setting, I thought I’d revisit a post I wrote in early 2014 and add some updates as to where my blogging bucket list stands nearly a year later. [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Best of 2014

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Comparison is the thief of joy. There may be some dispute as to who originally said it, but there is no doubt as to the wisdom of this brief quote. And I had to remind myself of its truth when I saw today’s Photo Friday “Best of 2014″ challenge prompt and began [click to continue…]

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Merry Christmas 2014!

Merry Christmas!

NaBloPoMo December 2014

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Merry Christmas Eve 2014!

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Just a quick message to say Merry Christmas Eve from the Regan household! Peter and I will be celebrating the holiday today with a friend who has to work tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to a fun time of hanging out together. We’re not doing the big [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 34

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It’s been a busy time for me over the past week or so. I managed to wrap up all my work stuff so that I could shut down for a nice long vacation… I set up and started playing my new piano… I worked with Peter (who’s still helpful in spite of being just [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 17 – Reflections on 100 Happy Days

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After 100 days in a row of taking and posting photos of things that made me happy, it seems awfully strange to not be doing so today! So just to ease myself out of the practice, I thought I’d share a look back at the past 100 days and, as promised, some [click to continue…]

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Can you guess what’s right at the top of today’s gratitude list? I’m pretty sure you can – but just in case you’re stumped, I’ll tell you: it’s having arrived at Day 100 of my 100 Happy Days project! I am truly grateful that I embarked on, continued, and [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 99

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Remember how I teased yesterday that I was going to reveal the identity of my super-special Christmas gift in today’s post? Well, I’m going to do so – never fear! – but first, I have a little story I want to share that will give you a bit of context as to why [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Winter + 100 Happy Days – Day 98

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This season our little part of the world hasn’t yet seen much in the way of wintry weather – really, just one small snowfall that only stuck around for a short time. There have been some fairly cold temperatures, but also some non-jacket days that totally felt like [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 97

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More fun stuff from Zazzle was left in my mailbox today! This time it was several sheets of stickers – one of my Holly & Snowflake design, and one of each of my four Zendalas, all with a matte finish. I love how they turned out! [click to continue…]

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You know, I’m beginning to think that the mail carriers and couriers in this city are becoming my new best friends… because it seems as though every time there’s a knock on the door it’s one of them with a delivery that makes my day! ‘Tis the season, I suppose. [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 33 + 100 Happy Days – Day 95

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

Today’s happiness is brought to you by friendship in the form of a surprise tangling-related gift that showed up at my door today – “A Year of Tangling” in calendar form! – sent by a couple of dear people I just happen to know and love. [click to continue…]

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