What does it mean to live In the Spice Rack?

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To live In the Spice Rack means that you embrace the things in life that make you happy, and add a dimension of wholeness to your life. Give up feeling guilty for enjoying pleasure in your life. Be happy. Do great work that enriches your life, and the lives around you. Know that you are worthy of being loved and cherished just as you are. Start with yourself. Living a colorful and pleasure filled life isn’t for everyone. Are you daring enough to take the leap?

Divine December – Free Art

I’m both surprised it’s almost December, and excited for this particular holiday season. It’s nearly time for Sanka Lucia, the bringer of light, to bring strong coffee, saffron buns, and other Scandinavian treats. The night gets dark sooner, but before we know it, Spring will be around the corner. I try to extend this season as long as possible. 

What is your favorite part of this time of year?

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Thankful – Free November Wallpaper

Thankful – Free November 2021 Art

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I have a daily gratitude practice, so November is extra thankfulness. I have collected journal books for years and years. I have only ever fully completed ONE journal though, and I just finished it! It’s one from Dollar Tree, which I collaged a lot of different magazine cutouts into, and it has a bunch of 2020 New Yorker Covid-19 pictures. Which is interesting to look back on now. I have my first “bullet” type journal, which I’ve been using as a weekly brain dump, and to collate various bits of things I need to remember.

What are you thankful for?

Do you have journals? How do you use them?

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Happy Halloween- Free October Wallpaper

October 2021

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September went by much too fast. Here in Western Upstate NY, we’ve been lucky. Summer weather has continued! Apple 🍎 & pumpkin 🎃 season is here finally! Honeycrisp are my jam. And I’ve been experimenting with grape pies.

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Happy Savory September – Free Wallpaper

Savory September 2021

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Here’s September’s Wallpaper. As much as I hate to see Summer end, I am so excited for the changing of leaves, apple season, and oodles of sunflowers and chrysanthemums. Check out my Patreon post to download, and/or request a wallpaper resize for a different device.

52 Books in 2021

Last year, I finished 25 books. It was no re than I had read in years. I’m off to a slow start so far, but that’s ok.

  1. Hand to Mouth by Linda Tirado
  2. Groomed by Samantha Leonard
  3. Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison
  4. The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll
  5. Hope by Marc Levy
  6. The Code Breaker by Isaac Isaacson
  7. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  8. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
  9. No Walls and the Recurring Dream by Ani DiFranco
  10. Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
  11. The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole MS, RDN & Elyse Resch, MS, RDN
  12. Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine
  13. Bone Music by Christopher Rice
  14. The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz
  15. Rain Girl by Gabi Kreslehner
  16. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  17. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  18. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  19. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins
  20. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk
  21. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  22. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  23. Nonbinary. Memoirs of Gender and Identity
  24. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  25. A Demon in my view by Ruth Rendell
  26. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
  27. 1776 by David McCullough
  28. The Virgin of Prince Street by Sonja Livingston
  29. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  30. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  31. 2020 Award Winning Book
  32. A Season in Hell by Rimbaud
  33. The Undesired by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  34. Killer Reunion by G.A. McKevett
  35. The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  36. Sami Blood
  37. The Heart Keeper by Alex Dahl
  38. Alfons Mucha 1860-1939 : master of art nouveau by Renate Ulmer
  39. The little old lady who broke all the rules by Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg
  40. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  41. More Myself by Alicia Keys
  42. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  43. Human Resources by Brad Carter
  44. American Dirt
  45. The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  46. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  47. The Tatooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  48. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  49. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult