Solitude Rituals – 10/14/18

Living a Beautiful Life – 1986 Written by: Alexandra Stoddard Alexandra writes: I have a friend whose solitude ritual is gardening.  At the end of each day he waters and pulls weeds or plants seeds and bulbs as the season dictates. This makes him feel refreshed when he goes indoors showers and prepares for the… Continue reading Solitude Rituals – 10/14/18

Adopt-A-Pet: PAWS — WGN-TV

Sarah McDonald, PAWS Chicago Associate Director of Media & Community Relations Julia Poukatch, PAWS Chicago Communications Associate PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center, located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue in Chicago Event: PAWS Chicago’s 7th Annual Angels with Tails Roscoe Village Sunday, October 14, 2018 12-4 p.m. 31 businesses along Roscoe Street Roscoe Street…

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Feeling Scrappy — Lisa Thorpe’s Mandala Challenge

scrap·py –(ˈskrapē/) adjective: scrappy – consisting of disorganized, untidy, or incomplete parts. Synonyms – feisty, tenacious, determined, persistent This week I sat in with one of the many quilting groups that sets up shop at the Ranch. This group calls themselves “Ranch Hands” – they are an eclectic bunch of traditional, modern, and everything in […]

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My Florida Orchids — A New Day: Living Life Almost Gracefully

It is that time of year when we pack up the back of our car with all those things we think we will need between now and April and head for southern Florida. Things like shoes we didn’t leave there, some clothes I enjoy wearing, fabric for two quilting projects that I have started (no […]

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Lagom – Book Review — quirky quip

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Linnea Dunne The overall theme of this book is as the title implies – the Swedish idea of Lagom. Lagom means something akin to “not too much, not too little, just right.” Essentially, the art of living in a balanced manner. As someone who is admittedly very […]

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Two Historic Houses — derrickjknight

A heavy overnight storm left strong winds to send clouds scudding across bright blue skies throughout the day. gives this information about a post-war gift to Britain from Sweden: ‘After World War Two, Britain embarked on an emergency programme to quickly replace homes that had been destroyed during the war – ‘Churchill’s Temporary Housing […]

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Lagom (The Swedish Art of Balanced Living) – Linnea Dunne — Bundle of Books

Since the popularity of The Little Book of Hygge, I’ve seen a number of similar gorgeous books about the Scandinavian lifestyle. I’ll admit, at first I thought they were a coffee table decoration – to look at and skim through, but not exactly life-changing. And it’s true, that while this little book about Lagom is […]

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