• At Home,  Currently,  Inspiration

    Currently.

    Hi love, How are you? What are you up to over the next few days? Today, I plan on getting outside to get a nice long walk in (the sun is out!), and tonight the kids will teach me how to play hockey on the Xbox. Tomorrow morning, we’ll do a virtual indoor Family at Home Adventure, I’ll get some organizing done in the house and plan to clean up the back patio for dining al fresco next week (it’s supposed to be sunny!). I hope that whatever you have planned, that you’re doing well and staying safe.  Thinking of you.♥️ Here’s what I’ve been up to lately: LISTENING TO: Real Food Whole Life Podcast. Some of my favorite…

  • At Home,  Currently,  Inspiration

    Bringing Yourself Back to the Present

    The last time I wrote on the blog was a month ago, and dang, so much has changed in that month. I don’t want to go into the details of everything that is going on since I’m pretty much certain that you are well aware of the worldwide situation playing out at the moment. What I am here for is to be of help. I live with anxiety. I live with it and can manage it pretty well, but at times like this, it gets heightened. And that’s OK. I am in good company from what I hear. I am trying to take care of myself during this unprecedented time…

  • Currently,  Make It

    Small Batch Jewelry \\ New to Terphaus!

    Hello February!♥️ While everyday is a good day to celebrate love, everyone knows the one day it outshines the rest of the month. I made these cute little heart earrings to help you wear your love this month and ALL year long. Handmade in small batches, the Terphaus Jewelry Collection is new to the shop. I am really excited to get back to jewelry making and sharing my love for it with you. This month, Terphaus features “Wear Your Love” which is made of these cute little red hearts. They are SUPER light, are perfect to wear to the office, while doing a Target run or date night and they…

  • Currently,  Inspiration

    Goodbye, January!

    Is it me or was THAT not the LONGEST January E V E R? Back on January 17th, I felt like it was January 94th! So happy to see February finally make an appearance and get this year rollin’!  I ended 2019 with a NYE party (our 10th one!) here at home with good friends. A few days into 2020, I was cruising along with my extended family on my way to the Mexican Riviera. It was SO MUCH FUN! Filled with sunshine, margaritas, naps and warm weather, it was a nice way to start the new year. A few days later, I got back and came home to about 2 feet of snow a couple of days later and got sick after that. My husband…

  • Currently,  Happiness,  Thoughts

    How Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

    Rob and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary yesterday. It was a low key celebration as we are coming off of our 14 day vacation to Chile a few days ago. Last year for our 20th, he surprised me with a trip to Shanghai, China. I thought we were going to Canada! 😂 He comes up with GREAT surprises and gifts for special occasions. We went to dinner at a local Italian restaurant in our neighborhood and brought a nice bottle of wine from home with us to celebrate. We ate on the restaurant’s outdoor patio and enjoyed a warm night and gorgeous sunset and one another’s company. We had…

  • Currently,  Inspiration

    Podcasts I Listen To.

    I am a total podcast junkie. I have listened to SO many episodes of a wide variety while driving, on vacation, cleaning the house or doing a creative project. I love to learn something new, be given a different perspective on something or just listen to a story. There are too many for me to list here but I want to share some of my favorites. There is a wide range: business, self help, mental health, storytelling. Seriously, this is just a fraction of my list. But these are the ones I’m listening to the most right now. Enjoy! Side Hustle School/ Chris Guillebeau started this podcast back on January…

  • Currently,  Inspiration,  Live Well,  Thoughts

    What do you LOVE about YOURSELF?

    Love. Love for your glorious, beautiful and worthy self. That’s what we’re going to talk about today. Growing up, I wasn’t taught about self love. It wasn’t really an idea in our household. I realize that my parents did the best that they could with what they had, but as an adult raising my own children now, I feel as though this important piece was definitely missing. And it’s something that I fiercely believe in and am determined to teach my children. To love themselves. That they don’t have to be perform to be loved. That they can make a mistake and still be loved. That I believe in them…

  • At Home,  Currently

    Snow Days.

    That photo up there is of our backyard. Snow snow snow.  We’ve been hit pretty hard the last 4 days with a snowstorm. It’s been crazy. We were supposed to get our fence repaired from the last wind storm from a couple of weeks ago, so that’s why there are missing slots. I hope once we are out from under all of this snow, we can get the backyard in good shape. Yes, I’m ready for warm weather after all of this. I’ve not been out of my house since last Friday. Well, I did go for a walk on Sunday afernoon but otherwise, very much house bound. Lots of…

  • Currently,  Thoughts

    Currently.

    Oh, hey! It’s been a chorus of crickets over here as I’ve just been doing life and getting my soul back on the mend. Life is beautiful but also can be a shit show at times and as much as I try to be positive and look for the good, I couldn’t keep it up and needed to step away to work on some life stuff and take care of some things. And I can say, right now, I feel good. I feel really good about where I’m headed and I’m in a good place. I am looking forward to growing and loving and living and finding the joy that…