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.

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...

Make The Soul Sing

Make The Soul Sing

Our little community is bombarded with tourists and traffic.  I know everyone loves Door County, but it's hard to find a quiet place to unwind, to have a moment of peace.  At home, the 24/7 news bombards us with sensationalistic rhetoric that does nothing but make us...

WHERE IS PIPKA NOW?

WHERE IS PIPKA NOW?

Change is challenging and exciting. Change is diving into the unknown. Where is this path leading? Who am I now without my beautiful little store and all the wonderful people who graced me with their presence? After 45 years in business, I closed my retail shop last...

Nothing is Worth more than this day

Nothing is Worth more than this day

When is the last time you spent a day just putzing? Not doing much. Observing. Meandering. Without purpose.Just being. Days like that are rare. Even when on a vacation we are motivated to see as much as we can, visit the galleries,savor the food at the latest...

It’s Already September

It’s Already September

IT'S ALREADY SEPTEMBER. It’s too soon, but leaves are already falling to the ground. Evenings require a sweatshirt. Squirrels are burying seeds in my potted plants. Tomatoes, warm from the afternoon sun are ripe, ready to go into a Tomato Tart. The earth is preparing...

 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