Color, My World

Falling. And is it so bad after all?

We don’t like the word ‘fall’.  It scares us. We fall off a cliff.  We fall for a get-rich-quick scheme.  We trip and fall and hurt ourselves.  “Did she fall for it?”  is a line laughed about at many bars. The season Fall is a time of...

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Boat! Land! Perspective.

I have had this image on my inspiration board at my warehouse for a long time.   I look at it and see the irony in each image.  It’s sad and funny both at the same time.  I can imagine myself being both of these people, the one on the island jumping for joy...

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Tomorrow is a Pretty Great Day

I think we’ve always looked forward to tomorrow.  It’s a new day.  Tomorrow the sun will rise.  ‘See you tomorrow!’ we say to our co-workers and friends and neighbors as if we can’t wait.  And no matter how messed up today may have been,...

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Strong is the New Pretty

Kate T. Parker recently published a book of images entitled “Strong is the New Pretty” with the message that ‘wild girls should be allowed to be wild’.  Google books describes it as ‘Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being...

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March Madness and the Power of Losing

Every single year I fill out my bracket with huge expectations and optimism.  I paint my nails like basketballs.  I read the stats.  I pay attention to the analyst.  I watch as many MSU games as I can.  I secretly hope that Gonzaga gets in the mix because they have...

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I Was A Different Person Then

I often get asked if I carry gel polish or a shellac type of polish or a polish that adheres to your nails by UV light so it stays on your nails for a month.  I typically respond using a famous quote by Lewis Carroll from my favorite book of all time, Alice in...

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Faces, Places, Spaces

There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed.  In thinking about Piggy Polish and all of the things we want to accomplish this year, we came up with three main ideas, Faces, Places & Spaces.  Here are our thoughts: FACES – We recognize faces,...

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Always Show Up For The Funeral

There are few things in life I would make my kids do, or few advice offered  that I hope stick with them. I am not one to push my vocation or way of living on anyone.  Yet as a mom, I’ve always felt the need to not only be an example of how I want them to live,...

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Windowsill Reminders

The window I look out the most is the one over the sink in the kitchen.  I stand there sometimes for a bit and just look at the backyard.  I don’t have a fancy yard, but in the spring and summer and fall it is filled with colorful perennials and blooming trees...

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Story, Telling

They say we all have our own story to tell.  But I think there is a difference between a story to tell and storytelling.  Some of us may have grown up on the wrong side of the tracks so we tend to do some storytelling about our past that may not necessarily be true. ...

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