November 18- Chew on This

Happy FriYAY Bliss readers!   Hope you are having a great start to your weekend doing things that bring you joy.

Earlier in the week we posed you the question:  What is your go to quick and easy meal?

Carol-  Steamed veggies with drizzle lemon juice, lemon oil & sea salt flakes.  

Lori- It depends on the season.   If it’s me alone-  I love pureed black beans with salsa, avocado, Greek yogurt and sometimes roasted chicken breast.      If it’s the two of us-  a quesadilla with veggies and cheese or an omelette with various veggies, herbs & spices.

What about you?  What is your favorite quick- ‘go to’ meal?

Next up:  What can you smell right now?

 

November 15- Chew on This

Our last post we asked you, dear Bliss Readers : What’s in your fridge?

As always, we have not only our responses to this burning question, but also another question to chew on.

Carol-  Milk, yoghurt, veggies, cheese, fruit, coke, wine, salmon, asperagus, & more!

Lori- Leaving town for a few days so things are pared down at the moment.    Milk, Greek Yogurt, cheese, tea, hummus, pomegranate seeds, black truffle mayo and other condiments– plus the list goes on.

 

Next up-   We would love to know:  What is your go to quick and easy meal?

We would love to hear your responses to this and other ‘burning’ questions!     Have a question you’d like answered?  Drop us a note- and we’ll see what we can do!

 

Have a great day!

 

November 6- Chew on This

A few days ago we posed you the question: What keys are on your key chain?

Today- we have our responses, along with a new question for you to chew on.

Carol- House Keys

Lori- House keys, Shed keys, key to my mother-in-law’s house, mailbox key.

Next, we would love to know: What’s in your fridge?

Stay tuned to see what we have tucked away in our fridge, and as always- we would love to know what’s in yours.  Let us know in comments.

November 1- Chew on This

Happy November dear Bliss Readers!   Can you believe we are headed into the holiday season and ultimately the end of 2016?  Hard to believe, but I guess the addage of, time flies when you’re having fun really applies with us.  Let the fun, making things happen and living epically continue!

Last month (as if it were so long ago), we asked you: What was the last thing you baked or cooked?

As always WE have an answer for you & would love to hear your responses too!

Carol:  A favorite of mine: Clementine Almond cake.

Lori: A pumpkin bundt cake & a beef tenderlion.

Our next question to you (and ourselves), is an easy one:  What keys are on your key chain?

Tune in for our responses to this burning question, soon.

 

October 29- Chew on This

Hello Hello Bliss Readers & Happy Saturday!!   I hope that whether you are having a lounge in this morning, or whether you have a busy day on the agenda, that you find yourself surrounded by people and things that bring you much joy!     Embrace your day!

Several days ago, we posed you the question: What is your favorite time of the day, and why?

As always, we each have a response for YOU!

Carol- Early morning as I love to watch the sunrise, and even on the cloudy days when the sun isn’t there to see – I still love the *feel* of a new day breaking open and the unlimited potential yet to come!

Lori- I am an early evening kind of girl.   My favorite lighting is late afternoon- that golden glow, I love it so much.   Watching the sun set on a day and knowing that no matter what the day brought me, that tomorrow is a new day, a clean slate of possibilities and potential.   

The afternoon entering into the sunset and evening hours reminds me of my favorite Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: 

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” 

 

What about you?  What is your favorite time of the day- and why?

 

Next up, we have a new question to ‘chew’ on:  What was the last thing you baked or cooked?  

Inquiring minds want to know.  We will share our responses and more in our next Chewy!  Stay tuned..  Plus, if you don’t want to miss any of our updates-   sign up for our list using your email address and never miss another post.

 

October 24- Chew on This

Happy Monday Bliss Readers!  How are you kicking off your week?   Whatever you find yourself doing, we hope your day is filled with laughter and a little fun!

Last week we asked you: Where do you go for good ideas?

As always, we have our own responses here to share with you, but we would still LOVE to hear from you!     Leave us a note in comments or on our Facebook page, to let us know where YOU go for good ideas.

Carol- Anywhere & everywhere! Pick the brains of friends & family; magazines; favorite bloggers; Pinterest; outside – walk, bike or putter in the yards. 

Lori- Oh wow-  Good ideas and inspiration can strike at any time, so I try to pay attention so that I ‘notice’ when something good comes my way.   I find inspiration and ideas in others-  be it family, friends, even strangers, sometimes.     I am a visual person, so I am easily stimulated and inspired by something I see somewhere, be it while outdoors, walking through a garden, perusing some of my favorite Instagrammers, bloggers, Snapchatters.      I guess to give a short answer-   I go everywhere & stay open to learning from what I see and experience.

 

Our next question dear Blissers for you (and us) to ‘chew on’ is: What is your favorite time of the day, and why?

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?

Carol- 

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

Lori- 

  • 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.

Carol- 

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

Lori- 

  • 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?

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