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Saturday Safes/Save 2.28.15

Happy End of February

(Good Riddens! Brrr)

I can not believe February has come and gone. What happened!?

I am excited for March and hoping for some warmth (I can not handle anymore cold, ice, snow, brrrrr)

It has been a crazy, hectic week!

Conferences……… Enough said

This is the week I feel like i live, eat, sleep, breathe work.  I survived. Its over, I feel productive, happy and good! 🙂


Favorite Relief:

I am Conference FREE 🙂  That makes me feel relieved. Plus, its the weekend. Time to let go, leave it behind and transition into “weekend mode”

Favorite Acceptance:

I am finally beginning to accept who I am and embrace it, instead of change it.  This is huge for me.  I like and enjoy doing things alone.  I am not sad, lonely or depressed. I really do enjoy it.

Favorite Books:

The Lovely Bones

I am listening to this on audio book.  At first, I absolutely HATED the author (and readers) voice.  She sounded so …..depressed.  It is a depressing/sad story, and I was hoping for someone a little less….monotone?

Regardless. This week was tough. I had difficulty focusing. I realized I was more than half way through the book and had NO IDEA what was going on.  I was listening, but “NOT REALLY” listening. I tend to do this a lot when my anxiety comes into play. I have difficulty unwinding and focusing on one thing.  This instance the story.
I asked myself “What is the point of reading/listening if I am not enjoying it or hearing it?”

It became another obsession (which I am so good at!). Just finishing the book. Quick, quick, quick.   I had to take a step back, re-evaluate myself and ……..start the book over from the beginning. This time. I am really hearing it, really listening. Guess what????

The book is GOOD~ actually its excellent. I am really enjoying it and the voice is growing on me. I am excited to see how things turn out ❤

We Are Called To Rise

This book is SO good. I am actually physically reading it and it is keeping me engaged! I am able to get through a few chapters before falling asleep which is major progress for me!  I am actually looking forward to snuggling up and reading more of it this weekend

Book fail:  House Of Leaves

This was recommended by a friend. I tried. I really really did. I just could not do it. The words were a blur, the book was too deep and intense for me. Just not my type of reading. I had to abandon it. Something that is difficult for me but it is also not worth my time. I am pretty sure the book will not change much as it goes along. So I let it go

I ❤ this so much I put the

whole article here:

Ever find yourself repeatedly having the same argument with your spouse/partner/boss/child/friend? Well, unfortunately, it means you’re stuck.

Let me repeat: You are stuck. (Not the other person.) You haven’t learned what it is you want to know, embraced what it is you want to embrace or changed what it is you want to change about yourself.

People will continue to press every button, until:

  1. We learn what it is we want to know about ourselves.
  2. We embrace what we want to embrace about ourselves.
  3. We change what we want to change about ourselves.

This is good news! Placing blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless. But placing blame on yourself also takes away your power. So let’s forget about blame.

The healthiest course of action is to take personal responsibility, which gives you the ability to transform your experience in a positive direction.

You can take personal responsibility by asking yourself these four questions:

  1. What do I want the other person to do?
  2. How do I want the other person to act?
  3. What do I want the other person to know about himself?
  4. What do I want the other person to know about me?

Then, take your own advice. Next time you find yourself about to have the same old fight, do these things instead:

  1. Do what you want them to do.
  2. Act how you want them to act.
  3. Acknowledge the qualities in you that you see in them.
  4. Acknowledge the qualities in them that you want them to see in you.

When you look closely, you’ll discover what you want to know about yourself — you’ll find what’s really been driving you crazy! When you stop blaming other people and instead take personal responsibility, you’re free to love the people in your life as they are. Which frees you to accept in them (and yourself) what you want to accept.

This is how you stop the same-old-argument-cycle once and for all.

Photo Credit: Stocksy


Safe! Idea

30 days of thank yous

I love this idea and perfect way to show my gratitude. In March I will write a thank you note to a different person from my life past, present and future.   Some I may send others I may keep to myself

I am going to make march pretty special for myself ( and others) Plus I get to remember some people from my past that made lasting impressions! I am excited ❤


Safe! Read!

Why I chose not to be a mom

Lovely article.  Non judgmental approach why everyone has the right to makt their own decisions.   What’s good for you may not be for others. It’s ok.  Move on.

Safe! Read!


Looking forward to warmer weather

Lately with the cold I  have no desire to wear anything but oversized warm comfy sweaters

In my closet sit numerous professional,adorable, even sexy skirts and dresses that I refuse to put on this winter

The idea of  fabric stockings and heels makes me cringe more than  anyone will ever know

I always loved wearing skirts and dresses however this winter it really took it’s toll on me

I am really looking forward to warmer weather so that I can bring some style back into my life it always makes me feel better it makes me feel colorful and more alive


Safe! Recipes!

Ummmmm.  Totally making this.  This weekend.  Maybe tonight.

Beef and Broccoli

Spiralized Shanghai Beef and Broccoli

Chicken and shrimp jambalaya



Book lovers!


Whether you are a teacher, parent, grandparent. We can all relate. How to “reset” when the kids are having a bad day


Feeling crappy today 😦 Sad, miserable, depressed, tired. I feel like I have a “hangover” headache, yet it has been months since I even had a sip of wine. Guess its just one of those days. I will accept it and move on. I just feel like I am “going through the motions” today. I hate feeling this way, I know its up to me to resolve it, but sometimes, I just do not know how.

Tomorrow will be better ❤


Happy weekend!


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