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I’m going to take a moment and do some shameless self-promoting! I know you all know that I’ve recently opened an eco-friendly jewelry shop on – that much I know I’ve talked about plenty!

But right now I’ve got a few things that I’d like to tell you about that are in progress.

First, I’m offering free shipping on all US orders of $30.00 or more when you order from my shop, Seeking Serendipity! This offer has no end date, as of now, but it won’t last forever :)

And second I’m excited to tell you that you can enter to win one of my upcycled jewelry sets in a blog giveaway right now!


Go to Pink Dandy Chatter for the details on how to enter! I adore the set I created for this.

I’m also part of the Lymenaide Holiday Bazaar. Stop by and check out all the fantastic artists, crafters, and creators in the Lyme community!

Keep an eye out this season – I’m sure I’ll be back with more updates and promotions :)




I love Thanksgiving for so many reasons. It’s filled with great food, family, and with laughter. Memories are bottled up in it. But one of the things I love most is that it’s one of the few days of the year that almost everyone is being thankful at the same time, in the same moment; it makes me feel connected to the world to remember that.

remember, originally uploaded by the notebook doodles.


This year was an usual Thanksgiving for my family, but I’m no less grateful for it. It’s around this time of year that I find it easier to accept the blessings in my life. I’m grateful for each day – be it bad, or good. I’m grateful for the family and friends that make those days worth living. I’m grateful to be taking the steps to gain my health back. I’m grateful to have the opportunities to eat good food, drink great tea, and take time away from my life to enjoy the moments as they pass. I’m grateful that I like the person I’ve become, and that I’m not afraid of the future. I’m grateful to have the support I do. I’m just plain grateful!

Let me use this post to scream THANK YOU from the top of my lungs to each and every one of you. I hope your holiday was filled with happiness. You deserve it.


In gratitude,



I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.                ~G.K. Chesterton

WTJ: This page is a message, originally uploaded by AmyFlorence.

I’m tired. More than tired. I feel… weary. That’s just not a pretty word. I hurt. I’m in pain. I’ve had a long weekend, and I haven’t even done anything other than rest. I can tell I needed it. And, I can tell I still need more of it.


It will be ok in the morning. I think so. It will, right? It’ll be better. Every day is better than the last, no matter if I can feel that or not. I know it. That’s what matters. Each day is better than the last because I’ve survived one more day of treatment. I’m one day further in my journey, and I have less road to travel tomorrow, and the day after.

We all keep going. And somewhere deep down I think we all need to know it WILL be ok in the morning. The sun will rise, time will tick by, and we will continue our fight.

Keep up the hope,


Wise words. I’ve had this photo up on my computer for a few days, just to remind myself to make each and every day count.

I’ve busied myself with my jewelry shop for the past month. I’ve found that the creative focus has helped me. I missed creating. I missed that aspect of my life. When I was little I went around telling everyone I could that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.

Over the years as I’ve dealt with first FMS and now Lyme, I felt myself forgetting. I’d lost that passion. I knew it was in me, somewhere, but I didn’t have the energy to rekindle it.

Recently I’ve discovered that those pieces of jewelry I create actually do make each day count. I can see tangible proof that my life is in my hands. I chose to make something. At the end of the day I can look down and see what I did that day. That counts for something when most days are a blur.

Of course that’s only one thing in my life that makes a difference each day. I could list them all, but that would make for one l-o-n-g post!

What makes your days count?


I really, really do.

Life deserves a happy ending, no matter how much you have to go through to finally find it. Some days it feels like there is no end. We treat, and treat, and see only more road in front of us. Today I felt the need to remind myself that yes, there is an end of the road and a beginning of a new one. Sometime, someplace. It won’t always be like this. I will find a happy ending. And you will too :)

Future, originally uploaded by Thérèse’n.


I feel like this right now. Somebody tell me what I’m looking for, what I’m doing, or maybe more accurately – what I should be doing.

This too shall pass.

I’m off to go in search of what I’ve forgotten today…

You’ll hear back from me soon! LLMD appointment tomorrow. I’ll post an update as soon as I can collect my thoughts.

Wishing you all a beautiful day,


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