I searched for the best, homemade chocolate cake recipe I could find. I’m happy to report we have a winner! Throughout my life, I have had a love/hate relationship with cakes: I have either loved the frosting and hated the cake, or loved the cake and hated the frosting. Rarely has either extreme occurred simultaneously… Continue reading We Have A Winner! A Review of Hershey’s Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
When I was young, handwriting thank you notes seemed like torture. I’m not sure why I detested writing them so much, but for young Sandie, penning notes of thanks ranked right up there with visiting the dentist. Thank goodness times have changed. Nice to receive and even nicer to send, today is a perfect day… Continue reading 9 Tips For Writing Great Thank You Notes
That’s right. I said stop. Rarely am I so direct on a topic, but today I’m on a mission: If you have a habit of buying something, anything, and putting it away for a special occasion, or saving it just so you’ll have something wonderful to look forward to, I want you to stop. Any day… Continue reading Stop! Saving Things For A Special Occasion
Don’t fool yourself into thinking you have to have the latest Nikon, or the latest Canon, with all the fancy lenses, speedlights, and remote controls just to take a picture. You’re sure to miss out on something real, unique, and fabulous if you’re preoccupied planning out every micro detail. Instead, carry that super-saver point &… Continue reading ALWAYS Carry A Camera With You
Chains aren’t always pretty. Sometimes the burdens we carry just weigh us down. This week I learned to start trusting myself again: to be still and hear the quiet voice of truth inside; to stop second guessing and censoring myself. For years I’ve looked in the mirror and seen the face reflected back at me—my… Continue reading What’s Weighing You Down?
Ecclesiastes 11:4 If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a blog share & support group for some time now: a place for bloggers to share their accomplishments or needs for that week; a place to support each other and other online artists… Continue reading Join Me! Blog Share & Support: Week 1
Years ago, when I was buying my first car, I read a car-buying guide that said before you make a big decision, go home, clean, and organize. At the time I remember thinking, “What?” but I went home and did it anyway. I cleaned out a closet that had become a shelter for all things… Continue reading Before You Make A Big Decision…Clean House