Monthly Archives: June 2016

Lovely Things~ Poems

Since retiring from teaching, there are days when I feel something is missing, and I realize it’s the poems.

“Peace be with you”

Postpartum anxiety followed the birth of each of my three children.  Although I did not feel sad and depressed, like many new moms, I was paralyzed with fear.  Horrifying thoughts plagued me constantly.  I would think, “What if something happens to me and I miss out on time with my family?  What if I trip […]

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Rose Oil Cleanser

We all want to have clear beautiful skin.  So when my favorite author and blogger, Jennifer L. Scott raved about her new favorite facial cleanser, Kensington Apothecary’s Rose Oil Cleanser, I knew I wanted to try it.  To be honest, though, I was not convinced that it would work for me.  I’ve always considered my […]

Lessons From My Dad

I’ll never live up to the legacy left by my dad. The best I can do is pass on a few of his simple but solid lessons.

Lovely Things~ Hammock Time

One of the loveliest things to do is swing in a hammock. I hope you have one you can escape to, but if not, just imagine. Getting in can be a little tricky~ there, your entire body is comfortably cradled. Relax as you gently sway back and forth, back and forth. All of those thoughts […]

Lasting Lessons From Middle School

After graduating college, I was lucky enough to return to my former middle school as a 7th and 8th grade teacher.  The smell of the hallways, the look of the lockers, and the taste of the cafeteria food was exactly the same as it was back in 1999.  I felt like I was back home. In the warm embrace […]

Summer Accessories

How do you accessorize your summer outfits?  I like to adorn my outfits with varying combinations of earrings, a stack of bracelets, and a necklace.  Jewelry with versatility, like many of the pieces from Stella & Dot, offer endless options for accessorizing your summer wardrobe. Favorite earrings: These Pave ear jackets come in gold, silver, or rose gold […]

Unlearning Some Lessons

When we chose a title for this blog, we wanted something that helped define who we are and what we would write about. Lessons in Loveliness seemed to fit perfectly for a couple of teachers who believe in seeking, creating, and focusing on the loveliness in life. Happily, the title was available as a website address […]

Lovely Things~ Simple Solutions

Are there any simple household tasks that send you right over the edge? For the majority of my life, I loathed putting a fitted sheet on the bed. No matter the odds, I somehow always picked the wrong elasticized corner and ended up wrestling with the thing like a complete spaz. Then one day, my […]