selective focus photography of orange and brown falling maple leaves

Autumn is a time of watching the flowers fade from their summer glory, the leaves on trees turn and the evergreens shed needles.  All of these things can leave us feeling a bit blue until spring comes around when the beautiful flowers begin appearing, vibrant colors spring from the trees and new growth decorates the…

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person holding Easter egg

“Our family doesn’t live close by, so we celebrate holidays with friends.” “When your kids grow up, they have their own lives, so we make plans with our friends.” “Since my husband is a cop, we save the big dinner and family celebration for another day.” “When you are single, sometimes holidays are lonely.” “I…

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four markers on table

“Kimberly?!  You have such a beautiful name!” declared the woman behind the counter as I lifted my gaze to meet hers.  She was impeccably dressed and continued with a dignified southern drawl, “You know that your mother chose that beautiful name for you?  I hope that you always go by Kimberly.  Your mother meant for…

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Chocolate coffee

Hey Friends, Although many of you are well into the springtime warmth, here in Colorado we are still in the throes of our crazy weather mix of spring rain, snow and the occasional 60 degree days.  So, it seemed timely to whip up one more batch of Hot Cocoa Mix  yesterday before we trade it…

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