Category Lessons In Loveliness

TTFN!

For lots of reasons, big and small, Alicia and Natalie have decided to put this blog on the shelf for a little while. Just like a favorite book, you can return to http://www.lessonsinloveliness.com any time to read hundreds of our posts. Natalie is passionate about her new venture as a representative of Beautycounter. Join her Facebook […]

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Lessons for the Birds

The picture window in our kitchen offers a perfect view of the bird feeders in our backyard. My husband and I perch in our comfy recliners every morning and evening to read, chat, and watch whatever the changing seasons bring. A pair of binoculars and a couple of Indiana bird books have a permanent home […]

Nature’s Gifts

Perch yourself in a sunny window and enjoy nature’s gift of apricity ~ the warmth of the sun in winter. (That’s a new word for me! Have you ever heard it before?)            

Lovely Thing ~ Power Coat

For the past several years, I’ve worn the same J.Crew wool coat. I remember asking for the coat as a Christmas gift and agonizing over which color would suit me best. I ultimately decided on a warm orange color that really popped against my fair skin and dark hair. This winter, however, the lining had […]

Lovely Lesson ~ Perfect Timing

Ask anyone who knows me well, and they will tell you that I am not a patient person. I eat, read, and walk quickly. I can clean my entire two-story house, bathrooms, floors, and windows, within a few hours. And when my family moved this past summer, we were unpacked within a weekend.  While my […]

Lovely Lesson ~ 5 Ways To Take Control Of Your Patience

It is 4:30 pm and I’ve just picked up the kids from school and daycare. I think to myself, what can I whip up for dinner in the next 30 minutes? One little darling asks me for a snack, another is whining for milk and an iPad, the third is dumping out an entire container of Legos, […]

Brains, Courage, and Heart

Do you ever feel like you woke up far, far from home ~ where all the world is a hopeless jumble and the raindrops tumble all around? We feel ‘ya, girl.  Growing incivility, rude and crude behavior, the sassy, trashy, and not-very-classy can make us long for a mythical place where trouble melts like lemon […]

Lovely Thing ~ The Essential Tote Bag

Choosing the perfect tote bag can be as difficult as choosing a new handbag or wallet. Sure, you have 87 free cloth totes from volunteering at that service event, making a purchase at a beauty counter, or spending $50 shopping anywhere. But when it comes to actually toting around a laptop, work files, or essentials […]

Lovely Lesson ~ How A Single Word Can Change The Way You Look In The Mirror

Recently, I picked up my daughter from after-care at her elementary school. As a mom of a new kindergartner, I asked the typical “How was your day?” and “What did you learn?” questions. This particular afternoon, she told me, shoulders hunched, that a boy on the playground had called her “fat.” I gasped in horror! “Evelyn,” I said, kneeling down […]

Mum’s the Word!

Has a classic fall mum made it to your front porch yet? This yellow beauty sits on my neighbor’s door step, welcoming guests and the new season.  I do wonder how spring annuals know the calendar has turned to September. On what had to be the hottest day of the year, Mike and I plucked […]