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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Happy 100th Birthday, Olivia de Havilland!

On this day in 1936, Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell was published. Supposedly, its sales are only second to the Bible. It’s one of my favorite books. I’ve read it more times than I can count. And the movie is still my all-time favorite.

The last remaining cast member is Olivia de Havilland who played sweet Melanie Hamilton Wilkes. She celebrates her 100th birthday tomorrow, July 1.



Olivia as Melanie


Hattie McDaniel, Olivia, Vivien Leigh

Happy Dairy Month!


It’s Dairy Month! Don’t have cookies without a glass of cold milk! Yum!

Just because…

…I like this quote. And it’s so very true. You do have to do this sometimes. The world wants so much, takes so much, demands so much. And you give, give, give to everyone. But it’s okay to focus on you, take time for you, reconnect with you, put you first.


“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.” 

― Iain Thomas

Summer is finally here!

I took this photo at the end of May. Miss Tess – that’s my horse – is so happy to have fresh green grass instead of winter hay. Yum! Yum! It’s back to grazing all day with tail swishing, ears twitching, feet stomping away various insects, feeling the delicious warmth on her back, the cool breeze lifting her mane off her sleek neck. Peaceful. Content. Beautiful. Mindful. Ah, the life of a horse…