“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood Mission accomplished! I’ve been digging in the dirt for a few weeks now, preparing the soil and tracking a bit too much of it back into the house with me. I have been (literally!) cultivating. There’s something about…

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“I wandered lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o’er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”– William Wordsworth, Daffodils Hello, March! This is the month we’ve been looking forward to—the month we get to start our seeds,…

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The sun rides higherEvery trip.The sidewalk shoesIcicles drip.A snowstorm comes,And cars are stuck,Though road salt fliesFrom the old town truck.The chickadeesGrow plump on seedThat Mother poursWhere they can feed,And snipping, snippingScissors runTo cut out heartsFor everyone. – February by John Updike We have, indeed, seen a bit of snow and many-a-chickadee lately at our feeders!…

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January isa clean white sheet, newly-ironed;an empty page;a field of freshly-fallen snowwaiting to be mappedby our footsteps.– John Foster Hello, friends! Hello, new year! Oh, how refreshing you are already! Want to make January extra refreshing—and avoid jumping ship on your new goals mid-month? Remember these two words: pace yourself. There are a lot of…

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Welcome to Part 1 of the 10th Annual Goal Setting Series! Looking for Part 2? Here you go! 🎉 Friends! This post officially marks a decade of our annual Goal Setting Series together! 10 years! I’m a bit at a loss for words as I write to you, thinking back on how much has changed…

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