October 20- Chew on This

Last Sunday we asked you the question, which may have proved to be a little tougher than our usual questions.   We asked: How important is your mobile phone to you? Why?

As usual-  not only do we pose the questions to you, our readers, but we also give our own responses.

Carol-  On a scale of 1-10, I’d say a 7.   Love WhatsApp-ing & do love the convenience of my camera. 

Lori- On a scale of 1-10- a 9.   I use it for SO many things-   checking business emails throughout the day, the camera, Google maps, searching for addresses and websites for specific places, train travel times, iMessage and WhatsApp to keep in touch with family and friends…. the list goes on. haha

What about you?

Next up-  we would love to know:  Where do you go for good ideas?

As always, we would love to hear from YOU, but also make sure to tune in and catch our next question to Chew On.




Moments to Yield

Since summer decided to blow us a kiss today & let us know that she is never far away, I’ve cashed in on spending as much time as possible outdoors.   Fact is, I’m typing this while sitting outside.    My screen brightness is set to ‘max’ so I can actually see what I’m typing, but the sunshine is warming  my shoulders and the crisp Fall breeze blowing through my hair.   It if weren’t for sharing the space with spiders, I would be tempted to spend the night outdoors tonight.  It’s that gorgeous.

While I was out walking today, I took a path I don’t usually take, and when I got to a particular cross walk, there was this yield sign.  I was oohing and aaahing at the colors of the foliage, something I appreciate deeply this time of the year.   Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Fall foliage wasn’t something we were accustomed to, so when I spent several years living in Williamsburg, VA I grew to love and appreciate the depth of of color.   The last hurrah before the ‘winter sleep’.  img_0411

At first glance, I was going to walk in front of the yield sign to grab a quick snap with my iPhone, but then the depth of that sign hit me:  Yield.

to give way to-  

to give way to- 

to give way to-

As I pondered those words, I realized that it had much more meaning than automobiles giving the right-of-way to the traffic coming from the main road, but instead, also an invitation to yield the moment.

In a brief pause, I thought about how we tend to find ourselves running from one appointment to the next, not only being busy, but also talking about how busy we are, in some cases as though it is a sort of trophy.   It isn’t, because there is always something going on somewhere and we are thinking about ‘what’s next’.   So much so that we rarely tend to take the time to yield to what is in front of us, to take a moment, to let everything else go and fully ‘be’ and appreciate the moment we are in for what it is.  It is called present for a reason.  This moment truly is a gift!

That sign was a reminder to me.  Even though I am pretty good about taking those moments, I also know that I am easily pulled from one distraction to the next, and I do have the power to change that.

We all do, simply by choosing to yield and let everything else go-   breathe and focus on the moment at hand.

Yielding can mean different things for different people.   For some it may be unplugging from social media, for others it may mean spending more time with their children, for others it may mean taking time to make a phone call you have been planning to make but haven’t made the time for.

There are no right or wrong, but simply what speaks to you-  What is something YOU want to yield to?

Me personally-   It’s taking the time to write my great aunt a snail mail letter to let her know that I am thinking of her, love her an am grateful for her place in my life,   to yield more time for exercise, to spend more time writing.   Those are for starters.     This list will ebb and flow, as does life, but being conscious of and yielding to what warrants it in the moment is the beauty of the journey.

I would love to hear how YOU yielded.    Drop me a note in comments, or leave us a comment on Facebook- or drop me an email.

October 16- Chew on This

Happy Sunday Bliss readers!   I hope that wherever you are, that you are out enjoying the day in whatever way speaks to your heart and soul.   We are currently spending the day outside- including writing this post live while soaking up the sunshine.   Summer has winked at us and kissed us with a partially summer day & we are loving it!

On October 8th we not only asked you a question, but also shared 2 truths and a lie about each of us.    In case you were wondering which was truth & what wasn’t- we are sharing below-   (The lie is in Bold), plus we asked you:  What do you need to throw away?


  • I’m not deaf.
  • I’m funny.
  • I’m honest.


  • I am empathetic.
  • I studied Broadcast Journalism in College.
  • My all time favorite (thus far) travel destination is London. It’s actually Bellagio, Italy- or the entire Lake Como /Lombardy region.

Now to our question:  What do you need to throw away?


Carol-  Everything we don’t “need” or use!

Lori- Outside of finishing up the fall garden ‘clean up’ & tossing the plants that have sung their summer song, I echo Carol’s response in anything we don’t use on a fairly regular basis 


Next up-  A new question to ‘chew’ on.  This one will possibly require a little pause and thought: How important is your mobile phone to you? Why?

As always, we would love to hear your response to this and our other questions to ‘chew’ on.     Join us again in a few days for our response to this question, plus a new one and more.

Happy Sunday



October 6- Chew on This

A few days ago we asked you:  Tell us three things about you-   Two truths and One lie-    Then we’ll try to guess which is which.

Of course, we love this idea- so our responses are below.


  • I’m not deaf.
  • I’m funny.
  • I’m honest.


  • I am empathetic.
  • I studied Broadcast Journalism in College.
  • My all time favorite (thus far) travel destination is London.

Each of us have shared two truths and a lie.   Can you tell us which are true and which one isn’t?   We would love to hear your thoughts..   We will share the response on the next Chew On This-


In the meantime-   another question to ‘chew’ on:  What do you need to throw away?

October 1- Chew on This

Good Morning Dear Blissers!

Happy October! Can you believe it is LESS than three months until Christmas?   We can’t either.   I guess the addage ‘Time flies when you are having fun.”, definitely applies here.

Hope you are all having a fantastic kick off to your weekend!

Our last question to ‘chew’ on left you with this question: What are the ingredients for “Your” perfect day?

Carol- Hanging out with people I love, good food & drinkies, music, and a comfy place to gather…the sun is always a plus! 

Lori- The beach is always a win-win in my book, but I echo Carol’s sentiments with spending time with people I love-  laughing, sharing good food, relaxing and being present in each others company.   It’s one of my favorite things too!     


Next up-  We would love to know:  Tell us three things about you-   Two truths and One lie-    Then we’ll try to guess which is which.   

September 28- Chew on This

Happy Hump Day Blissers! That means we are half way to the weekend fun, or weekend rest- depending on whatever you may have on your agenda.   As for us-  we are picking up where we left off with the last question to ‘chew’ on.

We asked you:  What is one change-  large or small, which would improve the world socially?

Carol- One act of kindness done every single day by every single person on the planet will slowly shift the world positively and more compassionately.  

Lori- I am definitely on board with Carol’s response as I believe it would make a huge shift in this world.   Respect-  is something I also believe would create a massive shift in the world if we all made the conscious decision to respect each other.   Doesn’t mean we all agree, but that we respect each other for our differences and know that it is what makes us all who we are-  the gift of our individuality.  

As always-  we would love to hear your thoughts.   Have a burning question you would like us to ‘chew’ on?   Submit it to us, and who knows, maybe we will use it here on the blog.

Right now, we have a new chewy for you:  What are the ingredients for ‘your’ perfect day?

Stay tuned in and you’ll find the answer to this and more.



September 25- Chew on This

A few days ago, we posed you the question:  Do you have a secret?  More than one?

Clearly this was a question that didn’t take us long to answer.   What about you?  Do you?   Have a secret, that is?

Carol-   Yes.   Maybe 🙂

Lori-  But of course.   Don’t we all?

Count us amongst those who use the line from Gossip Girl. … “We’ll Never Tell-  XO XO”

On a more thought provoking and serious note… we now pose you a new question to chew on-  Are you ready?

What is one change-  large or small, which would improve the world socially?

Take a little time to ponder and ‘chew’ on that one, and as always-  we would LOVE to hear from you.   Drop us a note-  leave us a comment & tell us what you think.

September 20- Chew on This

Happy Tuesday y’all!    Hope your week is off to a fantastic start.  These cooler temperatures are definitely blissful as we make the slow transition from Summer into Fall.

This past Friday we asked you:   What’s your favorite musical?

As always, we have our own responses to the questions we pose to you.

Carol-  A Chorus Line

Lori-  Wicked

Inquiring minds want to know:  Do you have a secret?   More than one?

Show us yours and we’ll show you ours.

Until the next time- shine on!

September 16- Chew on This

T.G.I.F. dear Bliss readers.   We are SO happy it’s weekend & something tells me that you are too!

On September 6th we asked you: What are you sentimental about?

Of course, we put our own thinking caps on, and you can find our responses below:

Carol-  Anniversaries, celebrations, people I love, etc.  

Lori-  I am sentimental about anything that has meaning to me-   which sums up to be a whole lot-  some of it tangibles and some not.    The ones Carol mentioned are at the top of my list.


Next up-   another question to ‘chew’ on.   Let’s  kick the weekend off with this question:  What’s your favorite musical?

September 6- Chew On This

Happy Tuesday Bliss Readers-   We are happy you are here!   Grab a cup of coffee or tea and we hope you’ll enjoy your stay!

A few days ago we asked:  What do you love to learn?

As always, we took some time to ‘chew’ and ponder the responses that resonated deepest with us so we could share them with you.

Carol-   No one special thing, I enjoy learning new things all the time. 

Lori- I love learning SO many things that I can’t say one thing specifically.  One thing that sparks my fuel for continued learning within a specific subject is having something that challenges and makes me think outside of the box.


Next up-  we would like you to chew on the following:  What are you sentimental about?

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