Journal

Life is a Journey of Self Discovery

Journaling is a way to tell our stories to ourselves and others, to be inspired and inspire, to write about our thoughts, fears, hopes and dreams.

Today I’m NOT Baking!

Today I’m NOT Baking!

Today I am NOT baking!No cake today! I need a break from all that deliciousness and a break from tasting/eating it. So today I am painting. Journaling. Resting. Inspired by Janice MacCleod’s book, Spiritual Retreat At Home, I’m starting a 30 day program of slowing...

Life Is What You Bake It

Life Is What You Bake It

Last week I baked 8 cakes. Five of them were Almond Cakes made with recipes from my Almond Cake Recipe Booklet. Almond Cake with Apricots and Apricot filling.Almond Cake with Door County Cherries & Chocolate chips.Almond Cake with Fresh Blueberries.Almond Cake...

Flowers On My Table

Flowers On My Table

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.” – Elsie De Wolfe I have my mother to thank for everything beautiful in my life. She was a single Mom, worked 5 days a week, but always had a beautiful home and flowers on the table. She gave...

Old Friends

Old Friends

Isn’t it amazing that you can hold an inanimate object made of papers that have black markings on them, papers earmarked, words underlined, scribbled notes in the margins, and this object, this book, becomes your best friend? You panic if you can’t find it among the...

Hello Summer.

Hello Summer.

Hello Summer!Sunshine, rain, herbs, flowers, birds chirping, bunnies nibbling on my plants…HELLO, SUMMER! Not that the winter was so terrible. It’s wasn’t particularly cold. We didn’t have snowfalls like we used to. But it seemed so LONG. I think I’m still coming out...

TIPPING  POINT

TIPPING POINT

TIPPNG POINT What is happening? I feel like our country is bruised, as though it’s been in a car wreck without wearing a seat belt. Not the politicians. They come out of a car wreck just fine; they still have health care, benefits, lifetime opportunies to make money...

Flowers In February

Flowers In February

There's still snow on the ground but the birds are singing and it promises to get up to 40 degrees here in northern Wisconsin today. That's amazing for February! A trip the grocery store inspired me with a table full of beautiful flowers for sale. As I turned the...

Journaling

Journaling

What is creative Journaling? It’s an incredibly personal experience. It’s your own expression, growth and insight on paper. It’s your gratitude. It’s just you and your papers, photos, old and new, found and used. It’s exciting, beautiful, inspiring. It’s peaceful,...

Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day Ideas

Hello Everyone! It’s February already. You know what that means…VALENTINE’S DAY! Hearts and Love everywhere. I don’t know about you, but I’m still a little exhausted from the Christmas celebrations, including our 3 week long Christkindlmarkt event. I mean, does anyone...

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

Archaeologists have found an early 1st century home in Nazareth and believe it could be the home of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.   Articles found there suggest that the Holy Family was not quite as poor as tradition has led us to believe. Joseph was a carpenter which was a...

 Your journal can be private or shared. It can be pasted pictures or writings that inspire you. Start each page with a prompt, such as “What is the best thing that happened today?”.

– Pipka