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I Think I Love You - David Cassidy - evening practice. 
#davidcassidy #ithinkiloveyou #eveningpractice #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
Cooking ✅ Family together ✅
Eating ✅  Kitchen cleaned ✅ 
Comfy pants and slippers ✅ 
Thankful for it all!
Happy Thanksgiving!
#30daysofthankful #taleswithfriends
Cooking ✅ Family together ✅ Eating ✅ Kitchen cleaned ✅ Comfy pants and slippers ✅ Thankful for it all! Happy Thanksgiving! #30daysofthankful  #taleswithfriends 
Making things pretty. Thank you for the inspiration @thefarmhouseproject #friendsgiving #grandmassilver #taleswithfriends
Happy Thanksgiving ♡ wish I was in the States again right now. #thanksgiving #happythankgiving #begrateful #taleswithfriends
21 november (day or two late) #hands ✨ semiannual manicure #staywarm #warmheartcoldhands #navigatingthroughnovember #taleswithfriends #mymindfulyear
Spirit/Soul #navigatingthroughnovember  The guys on their sailing/camping trip this summer. It's good for their well-being as well as us gals'. #spirtsoul #sailing #camping #lakediefenbaker #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
Me and my shadow outside the community centre where I taught this morning. As I struggle to adjust to the shortening daylight hours, these silver birches and their golden leaves strewing every suburb of Birmingham become more and more of a visual lifeline. #taleswithfriends #yearofformation
Me and my shadow outside the community centre where I taught this morning. As I struggle to adjust to the shortening daylight hours, these silver birches and their golden leaves strewing every suburb of Birmingham become more and more of a visual lifeline. #taleswithfriends  #yearofformation 
S p i r i t  S o u l
Today my spirit shines and my soul soars with gratitude for so much and so many. I love so much about this holiday...turkey and togetherness and the parade and pie, but what I love most of all is the tenor of thanks. May your day be filled with many blessings.
@ofearthandstars #navigatingthroughnovember #happythanksgiving #turkeyday #ourworldinskies #skyporn #instamood #goodmorning #beherenow #lifeisgood #taleswithfriends #skylover #skypainter #icnature
S p i r i t S o u l Today my spirit shines and my soul soars with gratitude for so much and so many. I love so much about this holiday...turkey and togetherness and the parade and pie, but what I love most of all is the tenor of thanks. May your day be filled with many blessings. @ofearthandstars #navigatingthroughnovember  #happythanksgiving  #turkeyday  #ourworldinskies  #skyporn  #instamood  #goodmorning  #beherenow  #lifeisgood  #taleswithfriends  #skylover  #skypainter  #icnature 
#Soul #Spirit for #NavigatingthroughNovember .

The way the setting sun glows orange-red, the wind plays shushing percussion on the pine trees, the reservoir surface mirrors the sky, and my son is a self-appointed protector of the wooly bear caterpillar on the dirt path to this lookout point. .

I adore this season of the year so much that I ache. My soul says yes to the turning inward. My spirit soars with the hawk above and converses with the murder of crows. Every detail clings to my eyes fighting to stay like the last berries on these barren bushes at the water's edge. .

Hoping you all have a joyous gracious Thanksgiving holiday and your gratitude spills from your heart, your soul, and your eyes and lands where it is needed. .

#taleswithfriends #wonderfull #getoutside #autumn #storyofmyday #Tuckahoestatepark #motherearth #mindfulness #connecttonature #bepresent #mywisdomlessons #nature #ordinaryadventures #mywisdomlessons
#Soul  #Spirit  for #NavigatingthroughNovember  . The way the setting sun glows orange-red, the wind plays shushing percussion on the pine trees, the reservoir surface mirrors the sky, and my son is a self-appointed protector of the wooly bear caterpillar on the dirt path to this lookout point. . I adore this season of the year so much that I ache. My soul says yes to the turning inward. My spirit soars with the hawk above and converses with the murder of crows. Every detail clings to my eyes fighting to stay like the last berries on these barren bushes at the water's edge. . Hoping you all have a joyous gracious Thanksgiving holiday and your gratitude spills from your heart, your soul, and your eyes and lands where it is needed. . #taleswithfriends  #wonderfull  #getoutside  #autumn  #storyofmyday  #Tuckahoestatepark  #motherearth  #mindfulness  #connecttonature  #bepresent  #mywisdomlessons  #nature  #ordinaryadventures  #mywisdomlessons 
I love the colour of the sea and sand - a perfect palette 🎨 #quietwriting #waterthoughts #water #sea
22. Hands. Theses hands, have held mine for 38 years.
#hands #navigatingthroughnovember #taleswithfriends
Our mama's Spirit Birthday is November 23rd. That year, 2000, it was also on a Thursday, also Thanksgiving Day. She was released from the tethers of her physical body. We cherish our myriad memories of this immensely kind and deeply loving woman. Love is forever. Infinite. .
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In the past 17 years, there have been occasional Dream Visits with her. I am so thankful for these special times together.
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Collage: 1) Passport photo in her mid-50s, circa 1976. 
2) July, 1950, kneeling by my high chair as I devoured my birthday cupcake at age 1.
3) A wonderful surprise I discovered when I moved the piano August 31st last year - another of the many examples of her future husband blending his loves for her and of photography.
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#TalesWithFriends #WildFireGratitude #ChooseLove 
#NavigatingThroughNovember
#KindnessIsFree #ThrowKindnessAroundLikeConfetti 
#WhatTheWorldNeedsNow #BeTheChange 
#SeeTheGood #allweneedislove #loveisallweneed 
#SpiritBirthday .
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Our mama's Spirit Birthday is November 23rd. That year, 2000, it was also on a Thursday, also Thanksgiving Day. She was released from the tethers of her physical body. We cherish our myriad memories of this immensely kind and deeply loving woman. Love is forever. Infinite. . . In the past 17 years, there have been occasional Dream Visits with her. I am so thankful for these special times together. . . Collage: 1) Passport photo in her mid-50s, circa 1976. 2) July, 1950, kneeling by my high chair as I devoured my birthday cupcake at age 1. 3) A wonderful surprise I discovered when I moved the piano August 31st last year - another of the many examples of her future husband blending his loves for her and of photography. . . #TalesWithFriends  #WildFireGratitude  #ChooseLove  #NavigatingThroughNovember  #KindnessIsFree  #ThrowKindnessAroundLikeConfetti  #WhatTheWorldNeedsNow  #BeTheChange  #SeeTheGood  #allweneedislove  #loveisallweneed  #SpiritBirthday  . .
Last night Lily and I went for a delicious pasta dinner with my aunt and uncle and then we walked along the festively-lit river on the chilly night to the theater to see #schoolofrock. It was the kind of night that filled me up mind, body and soul, and most importantly...heart ❤️.
#taleswithfriends #lifeisgood #beherenow #milwaukee #mkehome #mke #nightscape #family #savouringhappiness
22: 2:22. What we were doing at 2:22? And no this isn’t just a visit for Thanksgiving. This is minimalist moving without a truck. #movinghouse #minimalistmoving #navigatingthroughnovember #moving #cartrip #thanksgiving #holidays #taleswithfriends
Thankful for salad. 🥗
Eating light tonight...🦃 👀🤤#30daysofthankful #salad
#taleswithfriends
missing mr. zevon something fierce in these cluster-f***ked-up days. he and hunter s thompson would have made mince-meat out of d-j-t 💀 #mymindfulyear #werewolves #warrenzevon #lawyersgunsandmoney #navigatingthroughnovember #taleswithfriends
Yesterday's leftover sticky rice hits the spot after a cool walk with Sheba. 
#stickyrice #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
#navigatingthroughnovember on white sands
#taleswithfriends 
spent time in various deserts 
heard tales whispered by desert winds
stories of wanderers, wonderers, the lost
a caravan seeks an oasis
through the sunburt day
into that chill of night
 listen to the silence
#navigatingthroughnovember  on white sands #taleswithfriends  spent time in various deserts heard tales whispered by desert winds stories of wanderers, wonderers, the lost a caravan seeks an oasis through the sunburt day into that chill of night listen to the silence
Its Wednesday so Teagasaurus is in the house. I sure needed this today. 2:22 #navigatingthroughnovember Day 22 with @ofearthandstars #taleswithfriends #ourlittleteagan #teaga_saurus
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Busy in the kitchen today so I can be busy with family tomorrow. @ofearthandstars #navigatingthroughnovember #krissywskitchen #foodislove #foodismemories #everydaylife #lifeisgood #taleswithfriends #thankful #blessed #breakbread #bakebread
🙀 too late to order a pie for tomorrow BUT... you mos def could win one for hanukkah ✨or solstice ✨ or ... yuletide? 💜❤️💚 follow @laurettajeans on IG :: happy giving-thanks day 🍁🍃🍂 #awesomeautumn #navigatingthroughnovember #mymindfulyear #taleswithfriends
#222 #navigatingthroughnovember
It is 3:15 , past 2:22 at which time the queen would have been barking for her supper which used to be at 5. But she keeps pushing the clock ahead. It is now at 3 but she still tries. We are now relaxing. She is fed and I've been soaked and squeaky clean. 
#fedandwatered #relaxing #reading #johnirving #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
#navigatingthroughnovember 2:22 - Middle of the afternoon. Grocery store shopping done. Lunch done. All that's left is to color on boxes and pull all your toys out and complain about your brother. .

Her outfit is so electric today! .

Day one of five of no school. Wish me and the kids good luck with that. .

The blog post today is titled The Work and the Waiting. Sometimes we don't think we're going or doing fast enough. But we may find things are evolving even when we take our hands off of the reigns and the whip. 
Link to Shalavee.com in my profile. .

#FionaMariePeach #Gingershavemorefun #toddlersofinstagram #creativemamas #createeveryday #creativemoments #livecreatively #liveauthentic #taleswithfriends
#navigatingthroughnovember  2:22 - Middle of the afternoon. Grocery store shopping done. Lunch done. All that's left is to color on boxes and pull all your toys out and complain about your brother. . Her outfit is so electric today! . Day one of five of no school. Wish me and the kids good luck with that. . The blog post today is titled The Work and the Waiting. Sometimes we don't think we're going or doing fast enough. But we may find things are evolving even when we take our hands off of the reigns and the whip. Link to Shalavee.com in my profile. . #FionaMariePeach  #Gingershavemorefun  #toddlersofinstagram  #creativemamas  #createeveryday  #creativemoments  #livecreatively  #liveauthentic  #taleswithfriends 
Holiday nails by the fabulous @itsaholdenthing and sweet little cup art from #starbucks. Let the holidays begin HANDS for #navigatingthroughnovember Day 21 with @ofearthandstars #taleswithfriends
One of my favorite scenes from my Surfing Point Reyes video blog. Next, we head to the farthest point into the Pacific Ocean along San Francisco Bay Area’s Coast, Point Reyes Lighthouse. Second video blog apart of this experience will be posted soon on my website. #mysurfblog #pointreyes #tomalesbay 🎶Song By Artist: Matisyahu, Broken Crowns
One of my favorite scenes from my Surfing Point Reyes video blog. Next, we head to the farthest point into the Pacific Ocean along San Francisco Bay Area’s Coast, Point Reyes Lighthouse. Second video blog apart of this experience will be posted soon on my website. #mysurfblog  #pointreyes  #tomalesbay  🎶Song By Artist: Matisyahu, Broken Crowns
Yesterday my journaling took a turn for the seriously deep. It turned into a full-on fear fest, putting into words all the things (or at least quite a lot of them) that I'm afraid of.

And you know what I realised? That all the little niggly fears and worries and doubts actually hold me back from doing something about the really big fears, the ones that mean something important in the grander scheme of moving forward with my life.

Fear of meeting new people, and worry about being pitied or ridiculed, and doubt about my value as a person - all stopping me doing something about my ultimate fear of being alone.

Fear of speaking my truth, and worries about money, and doubt about the value that I have to offer - all stopping me from stepping up and doing the work to make my business the success I want it to be.

All these little things that get blown out of proportion and build and build into stories that are so ingrained we can't even see that they're not true anymore, and may have only been true on one very small and insignificant occasion at some time in the past.

But that doesn't mean they're going to be true again, and in the overall balance of evidence there's far more to prove the contrary, but I am just blinkered to it.

Well I say enough! To paraphrase @elizabeth_gilbert_writer - fear doesn't get to drive anymore! I'm choosing to overcome those fears and worries and doubts, because what I'm more afraid of is missing my life entirely while it passes me by because I was too scared to try something new.

I'm sure I'll still stumble and have moments when fear tries to take control again, but now that I'm awake to it, I can start to take some of that control back. To acknowledge that fear is trying to keep me safe, but there's a great difference between the safety of not doing anything, and the safety of learning more about what I'm capable of, trusting my other instincts and intuition, and of stretching and moving beyond my comfort zone into a bright and exciting future.

Will you come with me for the ride?

#ayearofbrave #journeyofme #pathwithheart #feardoesntgettodriveanymore #feelthefearanddoitanyway #releasingfear #everydaycreativemoments
Yesterday my journaling took a turn for the seriously deep. It turned into a full-on fear fest, putting into words all the things (or at least quite a lot of them) that I'm afraid of. And you know what I realised? That all the little niggly fears and worries and doubts actually hold me back from doing something about the really big fears, the ones that mean something important in the grander scheme of moving forward with my life. Fear of meeting new people, and worry about being pitied or ridiculed, and doubt about my value as a person - all stopping me doing something about my ultimate fear of being alone. Fear of speaking my truth, and worries about money, and doubt about the value that I have to offer - all stopping me from stepping up and doing the work to make my business the success I want it to be. All these little things that get blown out of proportion and build and build into stories that are so ingrained we can't even see that they're not true anymore, and may have only been true on one very small and insignificant occasion at some time in the past. But that doesn't mean they're going to be true again, and in the overall balance of evidence there's far more to prove the contrary, but I am just blinkered to it. Well I say enough! To paraphrase @elizabeth_gilbert_writer - fear doesn't get to drive anymore! I'm choosing to overcome those fears and worries and doubts, because what I'm more afraid of is missing my life entirely while it passes me by because I was too scared to try something new. I'm sure I'll still stumble and have moments when fear tries to take control again, but now that I'm awake to it, I can start to take some of that control back. To acknowledge that fear is trying to keep me safe, but there's a great difference between the safety of not doing anything, and the safety of learning more about what I'm capable of, trusting my other instincts and intuition, and of stretching and moving beyond my comfort zone into a bright and exciting future. Will you come with me for the ride? #ayearofbrave  #journeyofme  #pathwithheart  #feardoesntgettodriveanymore  #feelthefearanddoitanyway  #releasingfear  #everydaycreativemoments 
“The task is...not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.”⠀
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During this trip to Bordeaux and Belgium, I pushed my understanding of perspective. This wasn’t exactly intentional, but I saw it as a repeated theme throughout my trip. I'm somewhat non-compete, so if everyone is fighting for that perfect spot for the perfect shot, you'll find me around the corner, looking from another angle until I get my chance. I mentioned it to the group this time, and someone piped up that they wanted that front view of the cookie, cake, etc. But what I found, is that some of my most beautiful shots were not the ones from that perspective that everyone fought for, but the ones I took from peeping around the corners. ⠀
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My advice: get up, move around, see things from a different view. Break out of the mold, and try something new. Do the unexpected. Surprise yourself! You might be pleasantly surprised. ✨
“The task is...not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.”⠀ ⠀ ― Erwin Schrödinger⠀ ⠀ During this trip to Bordeaux and Belgium, I pushed my understanding of perspective. This wasn’t exactly intentional, but I saw it as a repeated theme throughout my trip. I'm somewhat non-compete, so if everyone is fighting for that perfect spot for the perfect shot, you'll find me around the corner, looking from another angle until I get my chance. I mentioned it to the group this time, and someone piped up that they wanted that front view of the cookie, cake, etc. But what I found, is that some of my most beautiful shots were not the ones from that perspective that everyone fought for, but the ones I took from peeping around the corners. ⠀ ⠀ My advice: get up, move around, see things from a different view. Break out of the mold, and try something new. Do the unexpected. Surprise yourself! You might be pleasantly surprised. ✨
Blustery day in Bermuda but the water is still beautiful. We are all sitting on the porch reading.
Blustery day in Bermuda but the water is still beautiful. We are all sitting on the porch reading.
Morning Practice - Katherine Hepburn but not quite. Strong woman are harder to capture. 
#morningpractice #katherinehepburn #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
Happy feast day to #stcecilia patron saint of musicians! 🎼🎵🎶🎶🎵
#feastday #musicians #taleswithfriends #musicforlife
Day 21 of#navigatingthroughnovember with @ofearthandstars - hands. I’m reminded of the saying “many hands make light work”. We’re almost unpacked & we’ve all worked hard to make it happen. Just pushing through the final few boxes & we can, hopefully, be done by the end of this week. #taleswithfriends #hands #movinghouse #unpacking #almostdone #nearlythere #home #feelslikehome
Quila and I just finished two yoga nidras because both of us fell asleep in the first! (I think she also slept through the second). 🐶😴
Quila and I just finished two yoga nidras because both of us fell asleep in the first! (I think she also slept through the second). 🐶😴
It’s been so very beautiful outside.  #california #yolocounty #nature #lookup #gooutside #colorsoffall #taleswithfriends
@annvoskamp would call this Ugly/Beautiful. Garbage cans at the curb, power lines overhead, 18 soggy bags of leaves waiting to be picked up. That sky tho... sure does cancel out all of the ugly. 
Thankful for beautiful morning skies.
#30daysofthankful #taleswithfriends #uglybeautiful #morningskies
@annvoskamp would call this Ugly/Beautiful. Garbage cans at the curb, power lines overhead, 18 soggy bags of leaves waiting to be picked up. That sky tho... sure does cancel out all of the ugly. Thankful for beautiful morning skies. #30daysofthankful  #taleswithfriends  #uglybeautiful  #morningskies 
21: Hands. Happy to have hands to touch the needles, and a nose to smell the evergreen on our annual trek to a local garden center. #navigatingthroughnovember #hands #holidays #christmastree #fraserfir #traditions #taleswithfriends
Particularly stunning skyscape over Port Hacking last evening as we walked the dog. Yes, we have acquired a small and very cute dog, Snowy - visiting us for a while as members of our family travel so there will be a lot more walking and sights like this. Sounds like a good thing all round! #quietwriting #skyscapes
Particularly stunning skyscape over Port Hacking last evening as we walked the dog. Yes, we have acquired a small and very cute dog, Snowy - visiting us for a while as members of our family travel so there will be a lot more walking and sights like this. Sounds like a good thing all round! #quietwriting  #skyscapes 
My hands wrought this mess so they cleaned it up! A sorting out day today. We have a new TV console being delivered tomorrow & our exchanged new mattress so there's quite a bit of moving things around happening. I love moving things around though! Do you? And then holiday prep is happening too. I get to play house! My favorite 😄💟💥 . .
#hands #navigatingthroughnovember #movingthingsaround #sortingoutday #sortingout #holidayprep #playinghouse #theintrepidgoddess #morepleasure #forme
#taleswithfriends
My hands wrought this mess so they cleaned it up! A sorting out day today. We have a new TV console being delivered tomorrow & our exchanged new mattress so there's quite a bit of moving things around happening. I love moving things around though! Do you? And then holiday prep is happening too. I get to play house! My favorite 😄💟💥 . . #hands  #navigatingthroughnovember  #movingthingsaround  #sortingoutday  #sortingout  #holidayprep  #playinghouse  #theintrepidgoddess  #morepleasure  #forme  #taleswithfriends 
Book Matches Food Matches Book
Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin.
Beans and Rice and Onions and Peppers by Nature and by Me.
#dinnerandabook #dinner #book #beansandrice #gotellitonthemountain #jamesbaldwin #wholefoods #onionsandpeppers #taleswithfriends #bookmatchesfood #foodmatchesbook #bookstagram #paperback #librarybook
Plain Chinese steamed buns to go with chicken soup for lunch. 
#steamedchinesebuns #nofillings #lunch #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
NYC skyscape, across from The Frick Collection. Thankful to live where I live, an hour away from NYC and 5 minutes from apple orchards and horse farms. #mytinyatlas *
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#instagramwithjoy #dearbellagrace #taleswithfriends #nyclife #newyorktrip #nyc🗽 #treescape #treescapes #daytripper #citylife #citywalk #bandw #monochromemavens #littlestoriesofmylife #neverstopexploring #exploretocreate #createexplore #travelgrams #nyny #manhattanviews
Morning Practice - Had meant to do a study of only Joni's hand with the cigarette but it morphed into the whole thing. Thus the funky placement and everything. I'm still obsessed with capturing those high cheekbones. I might have to try Katherine Hepburn next. This works for #hands for #navigatingthroughnovember as well. It's what's called killing 2 birds with a single stone. 
#morningpractice #drawing #handwithcigarette #jonimitchell #cheekbones #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
Morning Practice - Had meant to do a study of only Joni's hand with the cigarette but it morphed into the whole thing. Thus the funky placement and everything. I'm still obsessed with capturing those high cheekbones. I might have to try Katherine Hepburn next. This works for #hands  for #navigatingthroughnovember  as well. It's what's called killing 2 birds with a single stone. #morningpractice  #drawing  #handwithcigarette  #jonimitchell  #cheekbones  #photochallenge  #taleswithfriends 
20 november ✨ on the bus #atnight 🍂🍃🍁 although 5:15am can be considered really early morning #ridethebus #amazingautumn #mymindfulyear #taleswithfriends #navigatingthroughnovember
. . . for You, dear Instagram friends. In this week marked by the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., I am reflecting on the abundance of caring people in my life. Encountering your kindness in this community is an ongoing blessing. Thank you. ♡♡♡
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#TalesWithFriends 
#NavigatingThroughNovember = Forever Grateful for +  a Simple, Magic Moment
#WildFireGratitude 
#KindnessIsFree 
#ThrowKindnessAroundLikeConfetti 
#ChooseLove 
#WhatTheWorldNeedsNow #BeTheChange #SeeTheGood 
#allweneedislove #loveisallweneed 
#MeditationByTelephone 
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. . . for You, dear Instagram friends. In this week marked by the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., I am reflecting on the abundance of caring people in my life. Encountering your kindness in this community is an ongoing blessing. Thank you. ♡♡♡ . . #TalesWithFriends  #NavigatingThroughNovember  = Forever Grateful for + a Simple, Magic Moment #WildFireGratitude  #KindnessIsFree  #ThrowKindnessAroundLikeConfetti  #ChooseLove  #WhatTheWorldNeedsNow  #BeTheChange  #SeeTheGood  #allweneedislove  #loveisallweneed  #MeditationByTelephone  #autumncolourloving  . .
H a n d s
Aren’t they incredible?
@ofearthandstars #navigatingthroughnovember #inspiration #taleswithfriends #tunes #lifeisgood #yearsareminutes
As if I need more things to do this season....but maybe it will keep my mind right and provide much needed distraction and peace from this difficult time of year. 😊 
#Repost @jennifercockcroft (@get_repost)
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So here it is guys - the #everydaycreativeatoz challenge!

This time of year is really busy for all of us, but I know many of you love having the guidance of a prompt or two to inspire your Instagram posts, so I've come up with  what I hope will be four weeks of creative play with no stress.

Beginning on Monday 27th November, I'd love for you to join me in creating an A to Z!

This really is as simple as it sounds - every day the prompt will be a letter of the alphabet, and all you have to do is post something related to that letter.

I want you to really let your imagination run free with this and post whatever you like!

I know we're in the lead up to Christmas, but there's absolutely no requirement for you to post festive images if that's not your thing - or if you're a total Christmas freak then please go right ahead!

You could stick to a theme in your posts, or mix and match each day depending on your inspiration, there really are no rules with this, but I've put a few suggestions over on my blog to help get you started - the link's in my profile as always.

Do let me know if you're going to join in - and please save this post or share it so others can get on board too, the more the merrier!

#everydaycreativemoments #creativityeveryday #creativefun #creativitychallenge #photochallenge #photoprompts #communityovercompetition #communitychallenge #forthecreative #calledtobecreative #creativeinspiration #creativityiscontagious #atoz #alphabetchallenge #taleswithfriends #creativecommunity #inspiringcreativity #festivefun #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas #justforfun #freeupmyinsta #postwhatyoulove #newontheblog #newblogpost #livecuriously #livecreatively
As if I need more things to do this season....but maybe it will keep my mind right and provide much needed distraction and peace from this difficult time of year. 😊 #Repost  @jennifercockcroft (@get_repost) ・・・ So here it is guys - the #everydaycreativeatoz  challenge! This time of year is really busy for all of us, but I know many of you love having the guidance of a prompt or two to inspire your Instagram posts, so I've come up with what I hope will be four weeks of creative play with no stress. Beginning on Monday 27th November, I'd love for you to join me in creating an A to Z! This really is as simple as it sounds - every day the prompt will be a letter of the alphabet, and all you have to do is post something related to that letter. I want you to really let your imagination run free with this and post whatever you like! I know we're in the lead up to Christmas, but there's absolutely no requirement for you to post festive images if that's not your thing - or if you're a total Christmas freak then please go right ahead! You could stick to a theme in your posts, or mix and match each day depending on your inspiration, there really are no rules with this, but I've put a few suggestions over on my blog to help get you started - the link's in my profile as always. Do let me know if you're going to join in - and please save this post or share it so others can get on board too, the more the merrier! #everydaycreativemoments  #creativityeveryday  #creativefun  #creativitychallenge  #photochallenge  #photoprompts  #communityovercompetition  #communitychallenge  #forthecreative  #calledtobecreative  #creativeinspiration  #creativityiscontagious  #atoz  #alphabetchallenge  #taleswithfriends  #creativecommunity  #inspiringcreativity  #festivefun  #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas  #justforfun  #freeupmyinsta  #postwhatyoulove  #newontheblog  #newblogpost  #livecuriously  #livecreatively 
#EverydayCreativeAtoZ Day 2: B is for Baiame, the creator and sky god of the Dreamtime.

This is a photo I took earlier this year at Borenore Karst Conservation Area. Looking up at the limestone cliffs I could see a primal figure etched into the stone, arms spread wide, and my mind immediately turned to Baiame, the creator God of so many indigenous myths.

Updated: Just realised I'm a whole week ahead of myself. Guess that means I get a chance to re-do A and B prompts again! 😆

#Repost @learneryogi (@get_repost)
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I wish I could spend more time in places like this ... Yesterday we stopped for lunch at Borenore Karst Conservation Area from which a number of caves can be accessed. There was something about this spot on this public holiday ... quieter than the more developed reserves, more 'natural', little phone/web access, a chance to be out-of-touch and to forget about the outside world a little. We walked to nearby Arch Cave and I recalled the childhood excitement of discovering new places: clambering over rocks and seeing cave formations in their natural form (dirty and not illuminated by coloured lights), and stood in awe at the sight of the limestone cliffs and boulders. I can't un-see what looks like to me a painted primal figure, arms outstretched, in my mind a spirit (maybe Baiame, the creator and sky god of the Dreamtime) protecting and guarding what is a significant site to the Aboriginal people.

Posted for April Love Day 15: I wish ...
#EverydayCreativeAtoZ  Day 2: B is for Baiame, the creator and sky god of the Dreamtime. This is a photo I took earlier this year at Borenore Karst Conservation Area. Looking up at the limestone cliffs I could see a primal figure etched into the stone, arms spread wide, and my mind immediately turned to Baiame, the creator God of so many indigenous myths. Updated: Just realised I'm a whole week ahead of myself. Guess that means I get a chance to re-do A and B prompts again! 😆 #Repost  @learneryogi (@get_repost) ・・・ I wish I could spend more time in places like this ... Yesterday we stopped for lunch at Borenore Karst Conservation Area from which a number of caves can be accessed. There was something about this spot on this public holiday ... quieter than the more developed reserves, more 'natural', little phone/web access, a chance to be out-of-touch and to forget about the outside world a little. We walked to nearby Arch Cave and I recalled the childhood excitement of discovering new places: clambering over rocks and seeing cave formations in their natural form (dirty and not illuminated by coloured lights), and stood in awe at the sight of the limestone cliffs and boulders. I can't un-see what looks like to me a painted primal figure, arms outstretched, in my mind a spirit (maybe Baiame, the creator and sky god of the Dreamtime) protecting and guarding what is a significant site to the Aboriginal people. Posted for April Love Day 15: I wish ...
Creative Moments A to Z Day 1: A is for Aboriginal art.
There is something about the Australian indigenous art style that has always piqued my interest. Maybe it's because the artwork tells a story - in this case, this painting is a map.
The information board says that this "painting is a representation of sandstone country including engravings and grinding grooves on the sandstone. The pathway [is] ... surrounded by blooms which let us know when we should move to other areas. ... The story in this painting is the representation of travelling through country."
Creative Moments A to Z Day 1: A is for Aboriginal art. There is something about the Australian indigenous art style that has always piqued my interest. Maybe it's because the artwork tells a story - in this case, this painting is a map. The information board says that this "painting is a representation of sandstone country including engravings and grinding grooves on the sandstone. The pathway [is] ... surrounded by blooms which let us know when we should move to other areas. ... The story in this painting is the representation of travelling through country."
Hit 10,000 steps before 9 am and washed an unholy amount of Fox poop from this twonk-mixed bag so far Tuesday. Mixed bag. 📷 courtesy of the delectable @ri.michele_ I believe!
Hit 10,000 steps before 9 am and washed an unholy amount of Fox poop from this twonk-mixed bag so far Tuesday. Mixed bag. 📷 courtesy of the delectable @ri.michele_ I believe!
I've been looking for a present for a niece and I've fallen in love with these Beanie Boos.
Yesterday I lined them up for 'mugshots' so Hubby could choose one, and today, I found them still in position.
Each Beanie Boo is given a name and a birthday. Meet Tasha the grey and pink leopard, Lindi the pink cat, Whiskers the grey schnauzer, and Pablo the tan chihuahua.
I've been looking for a present for a niece and I've fallen in love with these Beanie Boos. Yesterday I lined them up for 'mugshots' so Hubby could choose one, and today, I found them still in position. Each Beanie Boo is given a name and a birthday. Meet Tasha the grey and pink leopard, Lindi the pink cat, Whiskers the grey schnauzer, and Pablo the tan chihuahua.
Hope is the anchor of our souls. I know of no one who is not in need of hope - young or old, strong or weak, rich or poor~ James E Faust 
#hopeanchorsthesoul #loveandhope #myanchors #taleswithfriends
16. A simple, magic moment. Meeting my first grandchild, Charlie. #navigatingthroughnovember #charlieboy #becomingmimi #simplemagicmoment #taleswithfriends
20: At Night. I wish I could see the stars at night but the city’s glow and specifically this lamppost outside our apartment window prevents that. #navigatingthroughnovember #atnight #citylights #cityliving #lamppost #lightpollution #taleswithfriends
Today I'm thankful for this baby girl who stole a bite of her brothers lunch when he wasn't looking. 😍 #30daysofthankful #taleswithfriends
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M e m o r y
My daughter holding the dress I wore as a baby during the estate sale at my Grandma’s house. 
@ofearthandstars #navigatingthroughnovember #yearsareminutes #memories #lilykathleenwags #taleswithfriends
I never really see my house AT NIGHT cause I'm usually in it. And if I'm not in it there are no lights shining out the windows. So, I walked outside to take a picture. Even tho its only 5:45 I may have been too late ... that and the fact that its pouring rain and really dark. So that's today's effort for #navigatingthroughnovember Day 20 with @ofearthandstars #taleswithfriends sigh
I never really see my house AT NIGHT cause I'm usually in it. And if I'm not in it there are no lights shining out the windows. So, I walked outside to take a picture. Even tho its only 5:45 I may have been too late ... that and the fact that its pouring rain and really dark. So that's today's effort for #navigatingthroughnovember  Day 20 with @ofearthandstars #taleswithfriends  sigh
Luna
November 16, 2017
Last week I returned to yoga for the first time in a year or so. I have some sore spots. The first two classes I went to were slow and gentle. The third class I went to was more of an active flow. The next day, as I attempted to walk up the stairs I thought, "Oh. No. Yoga broke me. Maybe I shouldn't go back." So much stuff happening in my sacrum. The next day, I went back and told Gwen that yoga broke me, but I trusted her to help yoga fix me. Today, I am still sore in spots, but so much better than yesterday. 
As it did last year, yoga is having a massive emotional impact on me. Tears every time. Feelings I normally hold inside are being brought back to the forefront. I'm shedding stuff and letting go of stuff and working through stuff I've been holding in my body. Yoga is not only a physical challenge, but an emotional challenge.
My returning to yoga seems sudden and impulsive. It is not. I took a yoga class last fall. I have friends who rave about yoga. Also, I've been following @yogahouseboerne
for awhile. Rachel is an amazing person and phenomenal woman who bravely shares her experiences, thoughts, and feelings - her whole self, really. Her "yoga dance" videos and series on different topics (periods, most recently) and candid thoughts on what it is like when someone walks out of a yoga class and why you should feel free to do so at any time AND "Me, too" AND motherhood, etc. ALL of these offerings of hers have meant something to me. For weeks and weeks I have been saying to myself, "If I lived within an hour of Boerne, TX, I would try out a class of hers." Then, last week, it occurred to me that I may not live in TX, but there are plenty of studios here. 
So, I went to yoga and I found Gwen and Luna the Dog and Leroy the Cat. I'm trusting the process and my body. I feel little changes happening and I'm curious. We shall see where this goes.
#yoga #move #dog #luna #physicalchallenges #emotionalchallenges #release #sore #sacrum #curious  #yogabrokeme #yogafixedme #taleswithfriends
Luna November 16, 2017 Last week I returned to yoga for the first time in a year or so. I have some sore spots. The first two classes I went to were slow and gentle. The third class I went to was more of an active flow. The next day, as I attempted to walk up the stairs I thought, "Oh. No. Yoga broke me. Maybe I shouldn't go back." So much stuff happening in my sacrum. The next day, I went back and told Gwen that yoga broke me, but I trusted her to help yoga fix me. Today, I am still sore in spots, but so much better than yesterday. As it did last year, yoga is having a massive emotional impact on me. Tears every time. Feelings I normally hold inside are being brought back to the forefront. I'm shedding stuff and letting go of stuff and working through stuff I've been holding in my body. Yoga is not only a physical challenge, but an emotional challenge. My returning to yoga seems sudden and impulsive. It is not. I took a yoga class last fall. I have friends who rave about yoga. Also, I've been following @yogahouseboerne for awhile. Rachel is an amazing person and phenomenal woman who bravely shares her experiences, thoughts, and feelings - her whole self, really. Her "yoga dance" videos and series on different topics (periods, most recently) and candid thoughts on what it is like when someone walks out of a yoga class and why you should feel free to do so at any time AND "Me, too" AND motherhood, etc. ALL of these offerings of hers have meant something to me. For weeks and weeks I have been saying to myself, "If I lived within an hour of Boerne, TX, I would try out a class of hers." Then, last week, it occurred to me that I may not live in TX, but there are plenty of studios here. So, I went to yoga and I found Gwen and Luna the Dog and Leroy the Cat. I'm trusting the process and my body. I feel little changes happening and I'm curious. We shall see where this goes. #yoga  #move  #dog  #luna  #physicalchallenges  #emotionalchallenges  #release  #sore  #sacrum  #curious  #yogabrokeme  #yogafixedme  #taleswithfriends 
#Atnight for #NavigatingthroughNovember .

For the past 12 years, I've been tucking people into bed at night. Giving baths, reading books, and brushing teeth. I have perhaps another 5 or 6 years more to go. I am often exhausted  trying to grab a few minutes to myself before I collapse. .

But seeing this boy no longer in need of tucking in. Him stealing a cuddle every now and then. It is all as it should be. I am present, never resentful. All moments are a gift. .

#EamonSpencerPeach #bedtime #orangeblanket #beautifulboy #giftofnow #mywisdomlessons #taleswithfriends #emotionalintelligence #hotelbed
#Atnight  for #NavigatingthroughNovember  . For the past 12 years, I've been tucking people into bed at night. Giving baths, reading books, and brushing teeth. I have perhaps another 5 or 6 years more to go. I am often exhausted  trying to grab a few minutes to myself before I collapse. . But seeing this boy no longer in need of tucking in. Him stealing a cuddle every now and then. It is all as it should be. I am present, never resentful. All moments are a gift. . #EamonSpencerPeach  #bedtime  #orangeblanket  #beautifulboy  #giftofnow  #mywisdomlessons  #taleswithfriends  #emotionalintelligence  #hotelbed 
I may have been MIA the past week or so but my sick sense of humor is just fine! #taleswithfriends
I may have been MIA the past week or so but my sick sense of humor is just fine! #taleswithfriends 
Living in a big city is living in change. Buildings change their appearance in the evening to neon light colors, and in different places there are brand new silhouettes and even whole blocks. This is the Stockholm Waterfront which gives a completely different impression at night.
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#NavigatingThroughNovember with @ofearthandstars 
#atnight #stockholmwaterfront #stockholmbynight #stockholmbywater #stockholminsta #neonlights #realstockholm #capitalofscandinavia #capitalofsweden #nightviews #neonljus #karlbergskanalen #ig_stockholmcity #taleswithfriends
Living in a big city is living in change. Buildings change their appearance in the evening to neon light colors, and in different places there are brand new silhouettes and even whole blocks. This is the Stockholm Waterfront which gives a completely different impression at night. . . #NavigatingThroughNovember  with @ofearthandstars #atnight  #stockholmwaterfront  #stockholmbynight  #stockholmbywater  #stockholminsta  #neonlights  #realstockholm  #capitalofscandinavia  #capitalofsweden  #nightviews  #neonljus  #karlbergskanalen  #ig_stockholmcity  #taleswithfriends 
Tiny stones, casting tiny shadows from the sunrise over Stinson. #stinsonbeach #tinystones #shadows #taleswithfriends
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#alifeofintention #visualsoflife#nakedplanet #whywecreate #earthoutdoors #visualscollective#modernoutdoors #naturallyimperfect#mynaturestory #the_gentle_manifesto #ofsimplethings#travellifestyle #whyweadventure#holdthemoments #everydayeverywhere#exploreourearth #magic_shots#verilymoment #asecondofwhimsey#optoutside #letsgetlost #makemoments#lovelysquares #taleswithfriends #littlestoriesofmylife #nothingisordinary #momentslikethese #documentlife #savouringhappiness
-- #NAVIGATINGTHROUGHNOVEMBER  --⠀ ⠀ A⠀ D I S T A N T ⠀ M E M O R Y ⠀ ⠀ (or ten)⠀ ⠀ // Of Saturday afternoons spent walking around in the rain. ⠀ // Of hot summer days and cycle rides to the beach. ⠀⠀ // Of staying up until 2am talking and laughing. ⠀ // Of driving for hours to places or to nowhere at all. ⠀⠀ // Of family dinners, Christmas trees and trifle. ⠀ // Of overnight trains. ⠀ ⠀ // Of unlimited cinema trips and that awful film about a man in a box.⠀ // Of long-distance relationships followed by long-distance break ups. ⠀ ⠀ // Of New York elopements. ⠀ // Of simpler days. Of boring days. Of good days, bad days, the best days and sometimes horrendous days. Of just days. ⠀ ⠀ It's all a memory and I've always got room to revisit a few of these from time to time. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #alifeofintention  #visualsoflife #nakedplanet  #whywecreate  #earthoutdoors  #visualscollective #modernoutdoors  #naturallyimperfect #mynaturestory  #the_gentle_manifesto  #ofsimplethings #travellifestyle  #whyweadventure #holdthemoments  #everydayeverywhere #exploreourearth  #magic_shots #verilymoment  #asecondofwhimsey #optoutside  #letsgetlost  #makemoments #lovelysquares  #taleswithfriends  #littlestoriesofmylife  #nothingisordinary  #momentslikethese  #documentlife  #savouringhappiness 
What I thought it would be like now is a DISTANT MEMORY  in my new normal #navigatingthroughnovember Day 19 with @ofearthandstars #taleswithfriends #livingwithalzheimers
Morning Practice - hooked on big glasses and Oprah. Have to remind myself that this is a quick exercise in capturing a hint of the personality and not one of duplicating the photo. 
#morningpractice #oprah #drawing #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
Still buzzing from last night's brilliant @rhiannongiddens concert with @kaiakater "They held each other tight and then - They flew away from there..." (RG We Could Fly)
Still buzzing from last night's brilliant @rhiannongiddens concert with @kaiakater "They held each other tight and then - They flew away from there..." (RG We Could Fly)
Good morning Monday - you look wet and grey, I hope you are holding your best bits back for later... #taleswithfriends #yearofformation #wellhellomonday
2 a.m. antics. My pet shark is wondering why on earth I'm sitting in the living room at this time of the morning.  I rudely interrupted the thought by intensely blowing my nose. 😩
#itsgettingbetter #happeningnow #inthelivingroom #offeritup #taleswithfriends #icantblowmynoseanymore #at2am
Day 19 of #navigatingthroughnovember with @ofearthandstars - distant memory. A wise man once told me “a book is always a friend”; that was very true in the case of this trilogy when I began to read them in 2001. The reason behind my picking them up has now become a distant memory, but the joy & comfort this trilogy brought me has not. I’m looking forward to receiving the Book of Dust for Christmas; but first need to revisit the worlds of Lyra & Will before embarking on their new adventures. #taleswithfriends #distantmemory #memories #bookstagram #books #booklove #hisdarkmaterials #booksasmedicine #bookscansaveyourlife #bookworm #avidreader
Day 19 of #navigatingthroughnovember  with @ofearthandstars - distant memory. A wise man once told me “a book is always a friend”; that was very true in the case of this trilogy when I began to read them in 2001. The reason behind my picking them up has now become a distant memory, but the joy & comfort this trilogy brought me has not. I’m looking forward to receiving the Book of Dust for Christmas; but first need to revisit the worlds of Lyra & Will before embarking on their new adventures. #taleswithfriends  #distantmemory  #memories  #bookstagram  #books  #booklove  #hisdarkmaterials  #booksasmedicine  #bookscansaveyourlife  #bookworm  #avidreader 
I bought a cheap free-size dress with a white patterned front, nice and cool, and perfect to wear over white pants. I wore it most of the weekend at the yoga centre but when I washed it today, the pattern washed off. If I look closely I can see the imprint of the stamp and there's still some white paint. Yes - it was cheap but I kind of expected the pattern to remain! 😟
I bought a cheap free-size dress with a white patterned front, nice and cool, and perfect to wear over white pants. I wore it most of the weekend at the yoga centre but when I washed it today, the pattern washed off. If I look closely I can see the imprint of the stamp and there's still some white paint. Yes - it was cheap but I kind of expected the pattern to remain! 😟