Brainstorming my summer

One of my favorite parts of any creative project is the brainstorming part. This can take many different forms. With a refashioning project, I have to stand in front of the mirror for a few minutes, holding the item that is to be refashioned. Sometimes, as I do this, it will trigger the memory ofContinue reading “Brainstorming my summer”

The Circus and Infertility Promises

Today’s soundtrack is brought to you by Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba. Please, take a moment to read along while the man with the dreamy voice tells you a story: Begin a taleWith a breath, I inhaleI cast a spell use the words that propelSet you a sailTo a place where dreams of men dwellNightmaresContinue reading “The Circus and Infertility Promises”

The Divine Spark

I spend my five minutes of Ideal Life Exercise-ing on Sundays thinking about my Spiritual Life. Not to do my Bible reading, or to pray, but to sit back and think about how things are going in this one relationship that is my most critically important one. Very often, this leads to a much longerContinue reading “The Divine Spark”

One Theme to Rule them All

I’m going to put something out there, and I would simply ask that you be open minded enough to hear me out. I will not try to convince you of anything, nor do an altar call at the end. If it turns you off, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. The Ideal LifeContinue reading “One Theme to Rule them All”

Are you still there, Lily?

To: Miss Lily FieldsWoods of the Lake, Northeastern Ohio From: Mme L.F. Indulgent-ScalawagsAlsace, France Dear Lily, I’m worried about you. Please just drop me a line to let me know you are all right. Love,Mme Indulgent-Scalawags Lily Responds To: Mme L.F. Indulgent-ScalawagsAlsace, France From: Miss Lily FieldsWoods by the Lake, Northeastern Ohio Dear Mme Indulgent-Scalawags,Continue reading “Are you still there, Lily?”

Listen to me, Lily

To: Mme L.F. Indulgent-ScalawagsAlsace, France From: Miss Lily FieldsWoods of the Lake, Northeastern Ohio Dear Mme Indulgent-Scalawags, You didn’t mention anything about my cute blond hair, and honestly, I’m almost offended. Well, I decided not to continue studying with that voice teacher. We had a few…differences of opinion, but you seemed to know that wouldContinue reading “Listen to me, Lily”

How I Met Their Father

It’s probably time I tell you how I met my indulgent husband, because a conversation he and I had twenty-four years ago is the inspiration for the topic I want to tackle this week. As I headed towards the end of high school in 1996, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to doContinue reading “How I Met Their Father”

She sparkles: An interview with Izabela Rabehanta

I am so excited to introduce you to Izabela. Izabela is my friend, confidante and all-around badass blogging motivation. I met Izabela eight years ago when she auditioned to sing in the choir for which I did some administrative work and a small amount of directing when our fearless leader was absent. Izabela stood outContinue reading “She sparkles: An interview with Izabela Rabehanta”

On Heaven and Dinosaur Poop

I like to imagine heaven. Sometimes it looks like the costuming department at a theme park. Sometimes it’s like being at a music festival, where big names like Mozart and King David are headlining. (This is one of my favorites. There is never a line for the bathroom and nobody is drunk. It’s fabulous.) IContinue reading “On Heaven and Dinosaur Poop”

What’s in a name?

I want to double down on something I said yesterday: There is a place in this world for your brand of quirky. – Lily Fields, modern day wise woman You are special. You are unique. You bring something to the table that no one else does. No one in all human history ever possessed theContinue reading “What’s in a name?”