Monthly Archives: May 2015

Walking To Happiness

WOW, this is my 200th post here!  I’m super excited at how far I’ve come since I 1st began this site.  It amazes me to think about all the great people I’ve met and have had the privilege of getting to know and how my much my photography has changed.  Thank you to all of you, who makes blogging such a fun experience for me.  Here’s to another 200 posts!
Check out my latest post on my other site Living Intentionally Simple.  Here’s my latest image I used in today’s post:
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Angry Birds

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This is what I got when I asked my son for a picture during our camping trip.  Is it just my boys or do all boys dislike their pictures being taken?

Help Support MS Walk 2015

Every year, my husband and some of his co-workers participate in a charity event.  Last year, they took part in a tough mudder event, that was awesome, but I wasn’t able to take part in it, due to my health issues.  This year,they are doing the MS walk on June 21st in Wakefield Mass, and I’m taking part in it.  Since my health has been improved and I’ve been in a remission of sorts, I have two goals with this walk:

1. to actually finish the walk with my family (which is a huge feat in itself for me) &
2. reach my fundraising goal of $25

I have a small financial goal since so many of us, me included, don’t have the money to put towards this or any cause.  I am asking anyone who is able or willing to donate $1 to help me reach my goal, would consider doing so.  Then it will only take me 25 people to reach my goal,which I feel is completely doable.  If you live close enough and want to join, please feel free to join our team, the more the merrier.  I would love a chance to connect with some of my subscribers out there.  What a great way to do so.
Here’s the link that will bring you to the page for donating, joining our team, or both MS WALK.  I know times are tough, but any donations on behalf of this great cause is much appreciated by me and others who participate & suffer from this terrible illness.  Thank you for your support 🙂

*If you are able to share this post with others, it would help get the word of mouth out there for me, I would greatly appreciate it.*

**If you are a subscriber to both of my sites, sorry for the double posting, I just wanted to share this with as many people as possible.  Thanks for understanding.**

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**this post is 72 in my 365 series**

Happiness Is Simple

Here’s my newest post, go over and check it out.

Living Intentionally Simple

Yesterday, we were back home from our extra long weekend, spent at my happy spot in Maine.  4 days spent camping, spending most of our time outside, getting in tons of family time, relaxing, & having no expectations about my days…….letting it unfold naturally.
Driving home (it’s a 3 hr ride one way) I had plenty of time thinking about the last days.  As I was thinking about it all, I noticed my thoughts kept gravitating around the fact that we had so much fun doing simple things like riding bikes, going for walks, talking around the campfire, playing cards, listening to the band, going on firetruck rides, participated in an ice cream eating contest, & trying winning at candy bar bingo to name a few.  When we weren’t doing stuff, my little ones played hard enjoying the outdoors, & doing it all with a few simple toys like their bikes…

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As some of you may know, we have a reptile farm and right now breed ball python. And it’s baby season here 🙂

**this post is #71 in my 365 project**

Any other reptile breeder or lovers out there?  What’s your favorite reptile?

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Don’t Miss The Beauty of Simple

Thought it would be fun to share a post from my other blog. Here’s a favorite of mine from this week.

Living Intentionally Simple

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Yesterday I hosted my daughter’s 6th birthday party.  We opened our home (which was clean & clutter free) to 15 kids and a handful of parents for a few hours.  It was a simple celebration with lots of food, fun, laughing, & sunshine.  Since I kept it simple, I wasn’t stressed or overwhelmed like so many times before.  This year, I have fully embraced my simple living with the kinds of celebrations we have.
I asked my daughter about her party and with a huge smile, she told me how much fun she had with all her friends.  She felt special, that the day was hers.  All my goals were accomplished.  Yay me!   But during the party, a few kids & parents got me wondering a few things.  Why do people have to nit pick other people, their homes, & what they do for their children apart?  Why do children…

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