Posts Tagged: friendship


B onding over S’mores
A lways such a fun thing to do
S itting around a campfire
H ighlighting summer with bliss


I t’s in those special moments that we
N urture the child that lives within every one of our hearts, young and old


A mazingly we have the power to preserve that feeling, also enabling our children to remember these special times, too


B egin with three simple ingredients:  graham crackers, HERSHEY’S chocolate squares, and fluffy marshmallows
U tilize safety when roasting your marshmallow over open flame
C areful not to burn —unless you like it that way (I totally do!)
K now that exact moment when to place your marshmallow atop your chocolate and graham, and
E at your S’mores without a care in the world, without worry that your fingers and face are messy
T hat’s when you’ve achieved that S’mores zen, that feeling of summer and friendship and laughter and fun!

S’mores have become a regular bonding treat for my children and our friends.  They are so simple to make, even without making a bonfire; although, there’s something magically special about marshmallows that are roasted over open flame.
This summer, I suggest you get together the people in your life that make you happy, and throw a BASH IN A BUCKET party.    All you need for your bucket is graham crackers, HERSHEY’S chocolate bars, marshmallows, and sticks (or those fancy marshmallow roasting do-hickeys!)   Then you are ready to roll, making taste buds dance, hearts happy, and memories to last a lifetime.



Disclosure:  This post is part of my participation in the HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE campaign. All opinions expressed are mine.

Weekly Winners {Wrapping Up Summer}

Quite frankly, I’m ready for chilly days that require sweaters, extra blankets, the leaves falling,  pumpkin spice, and not sweating the moment you leave the house.  Oh, and coffee on the back porch where [your] breath is visualized as it escapes your lips.

I’ll probably be anxious for summer at the end of winter, but for now I want to put away the tank tops and sun dresses.  I vowed not to complain after last winter, and I’m not; I’m just….so….ready!

Yesterday we celebrated the end of summer with some friends of ours. It was the perfect way to close the season that has been so awesome.  This summer was awesome, and I’m glad to have documented it fully.   But, now, I’m ready to find myself on the ground taking pictures of leaves!

Have you heard about the Dream Tending class that I am instructing?

If not, won’t you please join me in October, for a four week online self study course with Michelle Ensminger and Kelly Barton in association with Live it to the Full.

Life is a series of transitions, and navigating through those transitions can be tricky. Tending your most precious dreams in the midst of life’s transitions is trickier still. How do you learn to honor where you are and practice self-care, while at the same time maintaining focus on your dreams?

During this course, we’ll provide helpful tools you can use to nurture your dreams as you wade through life’s transitions. We’ll share our personal perspectives of transition and discuss ways you can keep your creative life fertile. Utilizing photography, art, and writing exercises, you’ll open yourself to the constancy and flow of dream tending  and discover that the fruit of dream tending is an enriched, meaningful, and awakened life.

It’s only $49 for the class, and I guarantee it’ll be full of dreamy moments!

Happy Birthday, Friend…

Piper of Love

“Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter, but most importantly, treasure the memories.” —Dave Brenner

[Photo credit: Piper of Love]

You. are. of Love.

Dearest Piper,

I hope this collaborative shows you how much you are being supported and held up during this trying time. A time that I am so sorry you are going through.

No matter where my light shines, know that it’s shining on you.
No matter how my light travels, know that it’s keeping pace with you.
No matter how bright or dim, know that it will supplement you.
We are beams of lights, intersected.


Amy – Dooblevay | Diane – Momo Fali | Heather – Soft Skies | Jenny Grace – Miss Disgrace | Jim – Busy Dad | Lou – LouCeel | Melisa Suburban Scrawl | Melissa – Rock and Drool | Miss – Just One Miss | Nic – Red Lotus Mama | Rachel – A Southern Fairytale | Sarah – Sarahndipitea | Tara – If Mom Says OK | Weaselmomma – World of Weasels | & a bunch of other fabulous friends!

If you want to show your love, sign the linky so Piper can see!

Dinner with Friends

This blog has afforded me a number of things.  One of those things?  Friendship.

And for it I am so thankful.

I don’t have very many friends that I see on a daily basis.   On a daily basis, though, I see and feel the love of so many that I call my friends.  Love when they come here and tell me something sweet.  Love when they leave me a comment on an old picture on Flickr or Facebook.  Love on Twitter when I am asked a very random question that I just totally get.  Love when I get an email inviting me to a gathering of friends, old and new.

The friends that live in my laptop are so great.

And for them I am so thankful.

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She's Got Beautiful Eyes

Big Wine for Big Bloggers
@motherbumper {on left, in purpley bokeh splendidness}

A New Friend Named Apryl

Cleaning Up After @gavmartell's Scrumptious Dinner!

Me in the Mirror
@secretagentmama {in selfy-pee}

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