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What’s New Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I’m trying something new this week. It’s called What’s New Wednesday. This will be a shorter post about what’s been going on in the past week. It’s been an exciting few days in our household. We have a new family member. Three of us are getting ready for two different trips. And Spring is finally and fully here.   A New Family Member Over the weekend, we adopted a new puppy. She’s actually full-grown, but tiny enough that everyone assumes she’s a puppy. Her name is Penny, and she’s super sweet. She’s a mutt. The best kind of dog, in Read More

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6 Months of Postcrossing: 64 Postcards and Counting

Back in November, I wrote a post about my adventures with Postcrossing. It’s been six months since I signed up to be a Postcrosser at Postcrossing.com. It has been so much fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves snail mail, postcards, stamps, or learning about people and world cultures. It would also be a great project for teachers and their students. I wanted to share an update on my experiences.       What is Postcrossing? Postcrossing is an online project started in 2005. The founder, a man named Paulo Magalhaes, is from Portugal. He loved receiving Read More

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My Candle Making Adventure

Since March is National Craft Month, I figured it was time to finally use the candle making kit I received for Christmas. I haven’t made candles on my own before so it had the possibility of being an adventure. In fact, the last time I remember making candles was during a beach trip as a young child. We dug our molds into the sand and poured the wax it. Sand candles, a fond childhood memory. This time around, I was using a kit and had no adult supervision. The kit I have came from Amazon and is made by Candlewic. Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

Quality Self-Care Begins with Self Compassion

Self-care is all the rage these days. It pops up on my Pinterest feed, in blogs I read, and even on news sites. Everyone, it seems, is jumping on the self-care advice bandwagon. In fact, I just published a post on journaling and self-care. You can read it here. So I guess I’ve jumped on the self-care bandwagon too. Perhaps I should have published this post first. Because practicing self-care doesn’t get very far unless you start with self compassion.     Have you noticed that we are often our own worst critic? Our inner voice tells us things we Read More