Why showing gratitude makes me happy

Someone, somewhere along my journey taught me the importance of gratitude.  I wish I could remember exactly who that person was.  When I say gratitude, I don’t mean thanking people.  I think it is important and respectful to say “thank you”, but what I am referring to...

when failure sends you running for cover

Being a creative often means experimenting with new things. Sometimes these experiments lead to beautiful creations, but more often than not they just create frustrations. Frustration is a perfect way to describe my trials and errors with an embroidery machine over...

toot toot ahh beep beep

I started this week talking about Abbie so it only seems appropriate to end it on her, too. This first week without her has been a little surreal.  At some point I had convinced myself that she was just away at day care, despite the fact that I watched her take her...

Meet Tee!

Reciprocitee offers a line of hand crafted, small batch bath and body products. I first met Tee, creator/owner of Reciprocitee, at the beehive in 2014. I remember asking her early on what her big picture plans were with her business. She spoke of being able to perform...

thank YOU for being a friend, abbie

Friday we had to let go of a beloved family member. Abbie’s health deteriorated to the point that it felt inhumane to not give her peace. It is not at all how I wanted her life to end. It is not a decision I ever want to be forced to make. I wanted her to die...
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