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A Year In Photos ...




Cranberry Chutney Candles  Homemade Beef Stew  Football Games  Crisp Air Fluffy Socks  Hot Chocolate Watching Scary Movies  Fall Photography  Picking Pumpkins  Leaves Skimming Across the Street
What is your favorites for Fall? 

Let's Talk ... Transparency

Photography by Kristine



Learn to pronounce noun noun: transparency; plural noun: transparencies 1. the condition of being transparent.

"the transparency of ice" synonyms:translucency, lucidity, pellucidity, limpidness, limpidity, glassiness,
liquidity, clearness, clarity; 
rare transpicuousness "the transparency of the dew on a rose"

Summer Update ...

It has been a short while, so I thought I would catch you up on what has been happening! 
Summer began with a few major surgeries (and worries) in our family. I am happy to say we are on the other side, observing small steps to better health. We still have a few more hurdles to go, but we are able to see the finish line. We are so grateful!

In the chaos of it all, I have tried to "stay in the moment". I have been taking a few photos to notice the simple things around me to keep me grounded.

Photography by Kristine 
I have also been making an effort to "up" the number of books I read this year. My current count is 16. I have set a goal of "50" books by year end. My new found love is audio books. I have to admit, I was the one that said they would never be a good fit for me. I stand corrected. I realize there is a debate on if audio books are "really reading" compared to holding a physical book - But neither here or there, it is an enjoyable way t…

Book Depository Meets ... BookTube

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I am sure if you are an avid reader you are more than familiar with Book Depository! They offer an incredible array of online books! BookTube is also a fun place to watch book reviews of old favorites and to uncover new ones!

We all have our escapes at the end of a long day - Here are a few of mine!

I usually find myself watching some of my favorite BookTubers (Easiest Way For Beginners: Go To and then type in a BookTubers Name in the search box that create videos reviewing their favorite books. These videos can range from Favorite Books of The Year to One Book Reviews and everything in between. I find their insight enjoyable and informative. They review a full spectrum of books from Non-Fiction to Fiction to Mystery to Horror to Self Help Etc. They each have their own spin with their channels and I have found many that are worth a watch and listen!

I would like to "Shout Out" the following channels:

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Things I Have Learned ...

Photography by Kristine
Things I have learned over the years …
Going back to basics brings clarity Believe in yourself At times, you need to stand alone Stand up for those who do not have a voice Water intake is so essential  Magnesium calms the body  Listening to your intuition never fails  Let things go, they just weigh you down  Reading is a wonderful way to end the day  Pay attention to what your body is telling you  Time is the best gift that can be given  Moderation is key  Photography captures the moments that may have been lost  Silence reveals the answers you are search of  Nature is the best medicine  Choose your battles wisely  Listen to the voices of experience  Be a note taker when learning new things   Never stop dreaming  Be grateful for the small things 
Good people share their knowledge 
Never take anyone for granted  Tomorrow will always be better  A good night sleep makes a world of difference  Try to have something to look forward to  It all comes down to choice  Be Kind! 
What has the past y…

Milestones & Memories ...

Original Photography by Kristine 
I reached this milestone birthday this month. 
What have I learned in all these years? Who have I met? Who have I loved? Who have I lost? Big questions with so many answers.
I hope I have learned at the pace I was intended to. I have met many amazing people over the years. I have loved my family, friends, pets and all of nature. I had one of the biggest losses that I am still healing from but growing stronger with each passing day.
I continue to love photography, music and writing. I plan to keep these interests for many years to come.
I have plans to visit places I have never been. I also plan to write more about my personal experiences. Spend more time creating new memories through time well spent, writing and photography.
What have you learned over the years?

Happy (Belated) New Year & Finding You ...

Photo Credit: (Pinterest) Shabby Art Boutique 
Happy New Year!  Wishing all of you only the best in 2019. 
I am  hoping these upcoming months will be ones of change and growth for all of us. Letting things go that no longer serve us. Knowing your worth.  Speaking your truth. 
I am focusing on going back to basics. Taking a step back. Yes, Learning the basics teaches us a strong foundation in any area but at times we need to realize we need to revisit this space. To refuel. To move forward. To become whole. To find your own balance. 
I plan to bring back more of my love of music, photography, and poetry back to my blog.  Visit with family and friends that I love.  Find my niche in a few different areas of my life. 
How will you change and grow this year?