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T h e  p e r ​s o n a l  s i d e . . .

I live in a small historic mountain town in North Carolina. "Southernisms" pepper my conversations and I love buttermilk biscuits and anything fried (to the detriment of my waistline)! I love my little 1000 square foot house and especially sitting in the rocking chair on my front porch and watching the neighborhood kids play outside after school. I love that my neighbors sit outside and actually talk to each other and share home-baked treats. It's a little slice of a Hallmark movie!

I believe in love, kindness, grace, compassion, serving others, and living by "the greatest commandment."

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” And Jesus replied to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].

The power to make great change is within each of us. Reach out to others. Extend grace. More understanding and less judgement. Smile. Encourage. And celebrate.

Celebrate everything and everyone. It doesn't have to be a huge life milestone. Celebrate the little things. Make an ordinary day extraordinary. Celebrations spread joy, and the world could use a huge heaping of joy these days!

Sweet Blessings,


P.S. I have a passion for rescuing animals. So far I have fostered 42 kittens and puppies who were found abandoned, dumped on the side of the road, or surrendered to a local shelter. Without fosters, thousands of kittens are euthanized every year. You can help! Spay/neuter. Adopt from a shelter instead of buying. Volunteer at a shelter or animal rescue organization. Become an animal foster (dogs, cats, small animals, farm animals). And, if you see animal neglect or abuse, report it! (Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to make a difference. I am more than happy to point you in the right direction!) A portion of my income goes to support animal rescue.