five things brightening my days

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If you are living in a blue bubble like I do in the PNW, it has been a dark couple of weeks. And I am not talking about the weather. So when life gives you lemons (or orange dictators) you make some lemonade. I am trying to focus on the positive and today I am sharing five things that have been bringing me optimism, making me feel productive and adding a spring to my step. Continue reading “five things brightening my days”

today more than ever

In the aftermath of this election the first thing that came to mind for me was how to help people. How to stand up for what I believe in and create the space to educate, inform, help and nurture others. The list below has been floating around instagram and I pass it along to you in the hopes that it inspires you too. That you wake up this weekend and turn your feelings into action. Know that you can make a difference in the lives of those who at this moment are also aching. Make an action, big or small, so that our collected feelings become a unified movement of positivity, love, acceptance and forward momentum.

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Today more than ever support the under represented people in our communities. People of color, LGBTQ, women, mother earth, all minorities.

xx Ly

this week & last

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Mo & his hiking buddies

Last week we took off Thursday in advance of the long holiday weekend and headed out to Trout Lake, Washington to spend some time out in nature at my uncle’s cabin. Our intention was to leave by noon but work and life got in the way of that. So, we left around 3:30pm which was no surprise to our travel buddies and friends who after this summer are more than familiar with McLauer travel schedules. That is them in the photo above. The movie star version of the Mike y Ly couple. Jenn looks like she should be in the PLL cast and I mean that in the best way possible.

Back to our late departure, I like to blame Mike but really it was all me, and some work meetings, that had more to do with it this time. It also didn’t help that we had some last minute house showings right when I got home from work that kept me from getting in the house to pack for the little trip, but that is good news. Continue reading “this week & last”