Why Not … Jump Start the Day?

{Why Not … Jump Start the Day?}


Whether it’s Monday morning or Saturday morning, jump starting the day so as to ensure a positive tone is set for the duration of the next 24 hours, is as simple as being mindful of basic physiology, the power of your mind and setting the stage for success. From what you eat, to what you wear, simple decisions that you make before walking out the door can have a powerful effect on the mood you…

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Shonda Rhimes’ latest creation, Sarah McLauchlin’s recent release, a book to empower young girls and more … {This & That: No. 109}

Music and books that empower, long-term Paris accommodations to bookmark and Shonda Rhimes’ latest addition to intriguing television dramas .

Decor Inspiration: Rustic Simplicity

{Decor Inspiration: Rustic Simplicity}


With rustic weathered wood tables, high ceilings and large windows to invite the light from the North Sea, this Danish home located along the coast in Dronningmoelle, believe it or not, was originally built in Oslo, Norway. Built and put on display in the 1914 World Fair, a Danish family, found it, fell in love with it and moved it.  Serving for many years as the original family’s bathhouse, the…

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8 Reasons to Nurture What Nature Gave You

{8 Reasons to Nurture What Nature Gave You}

5.19.14a “You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn about everything that interests you and keep away from people who bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift… YOU!” 
― Steve Maraboli

Graduation is nearing and being a high school teacher, the…

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Petit Plaisir: No. 20 - Very Chic Quiche

{Petit Plaisir: No. 20 - Very Chic Quiche}


After having posted all sorts of recipeson the blog and being a professed Francophile, I have been remiss as to not yet post a quiche recipe. To not include such a classic essential of French cuisine is akin to not speaking to the importance of a nude pump or ballet flat in a capsule wardrobe. And so, in an effort to make up for past forgetfulness, I am bringing you a quiche recipe today that is…

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Easy & Elegant

{Easy & Elegant}

5.16.14a 5.16.14b

 ~recipe for Honey Apple Tart~

As quickly as the week began, it has wrapped up. Barely, it seems, before I was able to step out the front door. Perhaps, though, this is a good sign. A sign that projects are keeping me busy, progress is being made and good things have the potential to occur. A weekend with my dogs is planned and eagerly anticipated, as the next few days will hopefully be a bit…

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Inspired by this week’s Why Not …? post to sit down and relax with a cup of tea … #howmuchlongertohouseofcardsseason3 (at www.thesimplyluxuriouslife.com)

Style Inspiration: Blue and White

{Style Inspiration: Blue and White}


Maybe all of the sunshine this week has been my muse, but blue and white have been catching my eye as of late. From white ankle jeans, to blue linen shirts, there is something about these colors that just begs to be worn during the warm, breezy days of spring and summer. Something so simple, yet utterly chic and seemingly effortless couldn’t be more attractive to pull on in the morning before…

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Why Not … Drink Tea?

10 amazing health benefits of tea {Why Not … Drink Tea?}


While coffee may be American’s beverage of choice with the ubiquitous Starbucks and local coffee shops at every corner, it is tea that is the most consumed beverage following water around the world. Originating in China as a medicinal drink, Ireland interestingly enough holds the title as the highest number of tea drinkers per capita. And while Americans tend to prefer their tea cold (iced tea),…

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This & That: No. 108

Thrive, the world’s library, a sale on classics and more! {This & That: No. 108}


Summer style, ocean living, a sale on classics and a motivational book to set our lives on track …

~Books ~Book Crossing

If you are a lover of books and have a penchant for travel, the world can be your library with Book Crossing. Free to sign up and use, simply label the books you love and no longer want to sit on your shelves and beginning sharing with the rest of the world. In fact,…

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