Category Seeking Loveliness

Finishing Touches

We are hard at work finishing and editing the manuscript for our book, Lessons in Loveliness ~ available for purchase this summer. We hope the weather where you are is beautiful and breezy. Wishing you a blissful day ~ Alicia and Natalie

Lovely Thoughts

Today’s Lovely Thoughts ~ Love and knowledge…can’t get enough of that can we? Take just thirty seconds to let it sink in and inspire you today. Think on These Things ~ Alicia

Lessons from a Lady

Growing up, my little sisters and I had an adored babysitter we called Mabry. Mrs. Janelle Mabry was a lovely widow who holds a regular seat at the table of my childhood memories. Mabry made the best scrambled eggs in the world. (The secret, I’m afraid, was bacon lard.) She played gin rummy with me […]

Be a Fountain, Not a Drain

When my father died, I was given a gift certificate to a garden center to purchase something special in his memory. My husband and I are both drawn to the peaceful sound of water, so we decided to get a decorative fountain for our backyard. Standing between two fountains at the garden store, we were […]

“Stay gold.” ~The Outsiders

It is finally May. The school year has almost concluded, my oldest daughter will be going into kindergarten next year, and I’m about to watch my eighth grade students graduate. Maybe I’m being sentimental, but I think we all wish that we could hold on to youth and innocence.  Although I am looking forward to […]

Minding My Manners

I climbed the curved marble staircase at the library looking forward to a morning exploring the nonfiction section, writing at an oak study table, and disappearing into another world of places and ideas. As I strolled down the stacks of philosophy books, I heard a cell phone ring. I was glad I remembered to turn […]

Service Before Self

Each month, our local Rotary Club honors an eighth grade Student of the Month recipient from each of the town’s local grade schools.  In addition to listing academic and extra-curricular achievements and accomplishments, students who apply must explain how they exhibit “Service Before Self”.  What a beautiful concept ~ service before self. Most of the […]