Sunday Sweets


Sundays are for Sharing - TitleWe were at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival last night, at the Last Call event featuring some of Chicago’s finest pastry chefs. (Wow!) So today I’m inspired to share some sweet treats, so that you in turn can share some sugar with friends. – The perfect accompaniment to a Sunday lunch.

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Books and Botanicals

Sundays are for Sharing - TitleLast weekend our neighborhood opened it’s gardens to the public. We like to potter around in the garden, but this year we enlisted some professional help to enliven our front yard. We were thrilled with the results and exhibited it during the festival.


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Happy Cheer Up Day!

Sundays are for Sharing…

I just discovered that yesterday was Cheer Up Day. The attached post reminds us to delight in the everyday gifts around us.

Also known as Cheer Up The Lonely Day, this is a time to recognize those in our neighborhood who have no family nearby, particularly the elderly. The aim of this day was to encourage people to brighten the day of those in nursing homes, through visits. Taking along some cookies, reading material or photos are all gestures of kindness that would be appreciated.

Take the time to spread a little cheer this Sunday.

Yes I Can Pep Talks

Today is Cheer Up Day.

Your homework is to look for the small delights that can bring cheer into the nooks and crannies of your life.

Here are images to start you off!

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Enjoying family and friends;

A child’s smile and to hear their laughter and excited shouts as they play;

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Appreciating the freedoms we take for granted;

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Delighting in Mother Nature’s fanciful treats;

Knowing you have what it takes to make your dreams come true; it’s just a matter of time!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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Sundays are for Sharing: The Royal Christening


Source: The Telegraph

Today I’m launching a new, regular post: Sundays are for Sharing. When I lived in England Sundays were a day for relaxing and reading the papers, amongst other things. So it seems like the perfect day for sharing (sharing all sorts) at a time when people typically have a little more time to read and reflect.

With today being the day of Princess Charlotte’s christening I thought it would be appropriate to share some links related to the Royal occasion.

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