hello hello+giveaway winner

aloha! we have been taking a break — having a some down time.  it’s been much needed and almost all wonderfu–l and if your little one is going to be sick – you may as well have a nice view to enjoy… i have been missing writing but the break from the internet and posting […]

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31 days of small acts: that’s a wrap

i made it! 31 days of writing about small things that help shine the light in the darkness –  little deeds of love and kindness for yourself, those in your home, in your community, and far away.   if you would like to browse + read: you can find them all here i chose this topic […]

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31 days of small acts: surprise package co.

when i was little, and still today, one of my favorite vintage stories to read was about a brother and sister who started “the surprise package company” — they would go around leaving little paper wrapped packages on peoples doorsteps and then run and hide to watch as they were found and opened.  it was […]

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31 days of small acts: chain mail

we’ve chatted talking on the phone and sending happy snail mail —  leaving us with one of my favorites and the current trend of texting and sending emails. we spend about half of the year living away from our community and most of our close friends and extended family.  those relationships don’t just take care […]

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31 days of small acts: happy mail

once upon a time people used to write long, lovely letters to each other.  it was a really wonderful form of communication and connection that meant a lot – evidenced by the stacks of letters saved by our grandparents — also by myself — i’ve kept every card and letter (or 99.9%) from my best […]

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31 days of small acts: chat it up

ever since grade school, i can remember talking on the phone.  to my best friend — after she came home from school – when she was supposed to be doing chores and homework and whatever else besides gabbing it up with me about the days events.  it was all kinds of fun.  in highschool, it […]

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31 days of small acts: help a mama out

when we were deciding to have a baby, i never really thought about how much time i’d be spending with my little sweetie while jon worked.  i also didn’t realize that even though i love kids, have always worked with kids…that having one of my own 24/7 would be such an adjustment for me.  having […]

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31 days of small acts: share some soup

when i had charlotte, a sweet friend set up a meal sharing schedule and some really wonderful people fed us for the first two weeks.  it was amazing. in the fall and winter, we eat a lot of soup.  it’s one of the easiest things to make too much of — i found that i […]

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31 small acts: diffuse it

i have to say — it’s kind of funny — today, my lil’ small act was pulling out the mood support via aromatherapy and i was thinking of writing about it tonight…  and, when i looked at my writing schedule – that was the post i had written down. chuckle chuckle. seriously though, if you’ve […]

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