Despite the fact that the temps aren’t agreeing with me fully- Spring seems to be finally showing it’s beautiful little head and the flowers are popping up everywhere, trees are beginning to come to life and this girl is in the mood for some deep Spring cleaning.

I’m feeling the need to purge a lot of things that I no longer use- or things that are taking up space but I’ve held on to for reasons I can no longer remember.

I want to paint- I want to get rid of what no longer serves me, plus I’m itching to start reorganizing all my baking products. I’ve seen several new pans from Nordic Ware that I can’t wait to get my hands on, but first I need to get some sense of organization in there and make sure that I ask myself the question if I will really use said products before buying.

What is your favorite way to declutter and organize?

I’ll pretend I haven’t let dust grow on this space for the past almost six months. It wasn’t intentional. The reality is- life happened. I spent a lot of time living and less time in the digital world and struggled to find a balance between the two- but now- I’m back and hoping to start writing regularly again about things I love, plus things that I think are crazy- like the state of the world these days.

I’ll also share our home updates- and other little do it yourself projects that we get ourselves into- because lets face it- those can take on a life all their own and get pretty crazy in themselves.

I have missed writing- Those who know me in my real, every day life knows how much the written word means to me- so I look forward to sharing some thoughts and hopefully having some real conversations, but right now- I have a dog with his legs crossed standing at the door waiting to be taken out.

Even though it may appear as though I’ve been hiding under a rock- nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve been spending some time jet setting to other parts of the world- exploring and loving this new chapter of life I’ve entered- the 5.0 version of me. It is taking a little adjusting, as I’ve found myself shifting my priorities naturally, but I know that this is going to be the best year of my life. Many magical things are about to happen, so I’m bracing myself at what is going to be a beautiful ride.

Will it be perfect? Of course not- but the great thing is- I love learning along the way.

In the meantime- I’m kicking off the weekend with an exciting night of ‘home alone’ – a date with two of my favorite guys- Ben and Jerry, plus the latest episode of Nashville.

What’s your plan?

Today kicks off a year long celebration of my birthday, but also to those who have been a part of my journey along the way. I am so grateful for each and every person who has played a part of who I am today.

I’m grateful to be spending the evening home alone tonight- as the next days will be busy with celebrations. I’m thrilled to be spending it with people who bring me so much joy!

What brings you joy.?

When my friends call and ask for help on finding great deals- I’m always ready to pull out my laptop and get to work. I love it that they feel they can come to me, because I really do love finding those hard to find products, or find great prices that not everyone has the time and patience to search for. I’ve become so many friends’ ‘go to’ person for that kind of information- and just earlier this week I’d found a pedalboard available at Musicians Friend for my favorite neighbor, who also happens to be a great musician. It isn’t a big thing to me, but it is to them & that is something that brings me great joy!

What do you do for others that brings you great joy?

Is it me or has the first half of this year flown by at record pace? I can’t believe that we have one week left of May and off we go into the summer months. I’m already ‘feeling’ the summer coming- as the temps are beginning to rise.. The plants are loving the extra daylight, plus the sunshine and I can’t say that I mind it, because I don’t.

Two of my favorite shows finished up for the season this past week- Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. I am loving them both so much. I also read that Scandal has one more season and that will be the end. Makes me sad, a little as it’s something that I really enjoy. It also leaves me wondering how much longer Grey’s will be airing too. I guess all good things come to an end, plus I’m sure Shonda is up to creating magic somewhere.

How will you spend your summer this year?

When I have friends who are interested in purchasing something online- they tend to always call me. I think it’s because I do fairly well with searching, but also finding the best prices in a sometimes confusing search result. Like for my neighbor, I found that Guitar Center has, boss rc-30 at a great price! He was happy that he could get a good price and I was happy that I could help him in the search. It’s a win-win no matter how you slice it.

Is anyone else reeling with the idea that tomorrow is May 1st? I am, seriously! In two short months I’ll be heading to London with my BFF of 35 years and I’m looking forward to that so much. We have a chat date planned to catch up on everything today- To make our reservations for various places we haven’t made a reservation for yet- So much fun- can’t wait.

When you have friends in the music industry- you hear a LOT about music, various forms- what inspires, such as tdpri at & the list goes on. The thing I love is being able to share the passion with friends and see their faces light up when they talk about the things they love.

Hearing them play brings them as much joy as I feel when I bake and they enjoy my creations. What are you passionate about?

I can’t believe that it has been so long since I’ve been to this blog. It isn’t from lack of wanting to be here, but life has just had me so busy that I haven’t had much time to write. I need to change that, but I seem to be jumping from one social project to the next, or one house project to the next as of late.

This weekend I’ll spend traveling to visit friends and celebrate the pending birth of a friends baby with a baby shower.

What are y’all up to?