Love: Volumes A – Z

200 Saturdays until Paris

This isn’t a typical love story.  It isn’t a sweet romance with two people gazing into each other’s eyes.


The happy ending has yet to happen.  A fascination?  Yes.  My first love.  Oui! 

Le Début  

This is a journey that began with a 4th grade assignment.  We were assigned to do a report – in penmanship – on a country chosen by our teacher.  My assignment was France. 

The next week would consist of walking to the library after school each day.  I would have to research encyclopedias, take notes and find some books to check-out from the library.

On Saturday, everything changed – my world expanded with the help of a stranger.  A door-to-door Encyclopedia Salesman entered our home.  He talked with my parents for hours in the kitchen.  I sat entranced, as his sales pitch moved smoothly across the table.

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Geza and the bee, the launch of a new children’s book aimed at saving the Rhino. 

Lifestyle by M

Portion of proceeds go to #savetherhino
Geza & the Bee

A children’s book inspired by the current crisis surrounding the world’s rhinos and bees. It is up to each one of us to ensure that we are not responsible for their disappearance from earth.
Geza & the Bee is a tale about the inter connectivity of life to inspire every child to love & respect nature. Geza, a baby rhino learns about the impact of his actions on the cycle of life as he tries to kill a bee. The story is shared in a light and humorous manner, with delightful insights on the life of a bee. Suitable for 2-9 year olds.
“I thought of using the Rhino and a Bee as characters to teach children the importance of every life form on earth, as they are both endangered species. It is my hope that these children will be…

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An Attitude of Gratitude

200 Saturdays until Paris

A few small words of kindness can have such a gigantic impact on your day.  People come into your life and sometimes they don’t know how much they mean to you.  I am lucky to have a dear friend – Anna.


Anna helps to operate The Granary Whole Foods in Orange Park, Florida.  The store has been successfully owned by her family for 37 years.  This unique grocery store specializes in nutritional supplements, organic fruits and vegetables, organic herbs, natural pet foods, non-gmo foods, environmentally friendly household items, books and natural skin care.  More importantly – is how the business operates.  As you walk through the door of the little yellow house built-in circa 1887 –  you will step back in time.  The energy and passion of the knowledgeable, friendly staff are key to The Granary’s success.  If you are ever in the Orange Park area, you must check out this gem.

Anna, along with some of the blogs I follow…

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5 Things Going CRAZY Has Taught Me


I’ve gone crazy.

1111 A little fun for Halloween. via MakeUpPlus

Maybe not completely crazy to the point where my mind is in non-stop euphoria or chaos–but, I’ve gone crazy. Bat shit crazy. Wildin’ out crazy. Throwing and breaking stuff crazy. Yelling crazy. Even wanting to go out nude crazy. Why am I telling you about these things? Am I proud of it? No. And this crazy is most certainly not me. But I am telling you this because it has happened. It’s real, and my blog is not only about flowers, butterflies, and all things precious. It’s about real life. Real emotions and real experiences.

Long story short, I was wronged to the point that I felt I had the right to go crazy. Maybe at first it was ok for me to react that way. It was ok to let them know how hurt I was. But to bring forth hell

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