JOYFUL scribblings http://www.joyfulscribblings.com Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:35:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 57703576 Letting Go and My Sabbatical http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/10/letting-go-sabbatical/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/10/letting-go-sabbatical/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:30:19 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12362

I’ve written and rewritten this post a hundred times in my mind trying to find the right words to express how I feel.  I will start by getting to the point. I am taking a sabbatical from blogging. I use the term sabbatical because I would like to keep my options open, but at this […]

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Get Out of Your Box Recap http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/10/get-box-recap/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/10/get-box-recap/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:30:45 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12351

A year ago this month I created my free eBook filled with 31 Challenges to Encourage Curiosity. I’m a curious person by nature, but I can get into the habit of being on auto-pilot and sticking to certain routines.  I feel most alive when I get out of my box and try something new.  I created […]

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Control, Delete http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/control-delete/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/control-delete/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:30:29 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12311

My daughter Lauren never ceases to inspire a good story in me. She has a wit about her and sometimes I’m amazed at the things that come out of her mouth both good and bad.  My son is the quiet one in the family. I have to put my reporter hat on to get any information […]

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Live Curiously Weekly http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/live-curiously-weekly-8/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/live-curiously-weekly-8/#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:30:12 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12336

What are you excited about this week? Do you have any new favorite finds such as a television show, recipe or pumpkin spice flavored product?  Please leave a comment and share what you’ve enjoyed this week.  A few things I’m enjoying are as follows. To Eat: Cheesy Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas I made this easy recipe […]

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Happiness Is … http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/happiness-is/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/happiness-is/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:30:17 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12219

Happiness can be fleeting, but the book Happiness Is … covers 500 things to be happy about so even if you’re in a bad mood you can find something to be happy about.  My friend gave me this sweet little book for my birthday this summer.  I tend to get into a funk at least once a […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons Make Limoncello http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/life-gives-lemons-make-limoncello/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/life-gives-lemons-make-limoncello/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:30:09 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12294

Are you trying to squeeze out the last flavors of summer before pumpkin spice officially takes over the market? If so, try this limoncello recipe which can be used in many cocktails and dishes.  I recently attended  a limoncello class given by Kansas City Chef, Jasper Mirabile at Olive Tree. It’s one of many cooking classes I’ve enjoyed at Olive Tree […]

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Live Curiously Weekly http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/live-curiously-weekly-7/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/live-curiously-weekly-7/#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:30:32 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12298

What are you currently loving this week? I’ve decided to change things up a bit with my live curiously weekly posts. Normally I try to stick to certain categories, but some weeks I want to get out of my box and do something different. The beauty of having your own blog is you can do that. So […]

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September Get Out of Your Box Challenge http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/september-get-box-challenge/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/09/september-get-box-challenge/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:30:07 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12283

I can’t believe it’s already September and summer is coming to an end.  I enjoyed many lazy days of summer, but there’s something about the change in seasons that makes me want to dive into a new project or class.  My Get Out of Your Box Challenge for this month is to update a room […]

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The Woman Who Couldn’t Carry A Tune http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/08/woman-couldnt-carry-tune/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/08/woman-couldnt-carry-tune/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:30:48 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12274

I went to see the movie Florence Foster Jenkins after the urgent instance of my friend this week. She loved it so much, I had to see what all the hype was about.  Florence Foster Jenkins is based on the true story of a New York heiress who dreams of being an opera singer despite not […]

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Lean Into Change http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/08/lean-into-change/ http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/2016/08/lean-into-change/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:30:26 +0000 http://www.joyfulscribblings.com/?p=12214

Lean into change has become my new mantra.  The end of summer brings about changes in routines and schedules for many mothers.  Sometimes these are welcome changes and other times not so much.  I have friends who are entering the empty nester phase of life and others whose children are transitioning into the middle or high […]

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