... hello Monday ... hello gratitude ...

 Hello to the last Monday of August...
Hello to gratitude for a full summer.

 Hello to being grateful for what I was able to accomplish
 and get done on my summer list...
Hello to giving myself grace for what still remains.

 Hello to gratitude for spending time with my girl.
I am grateful  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo starts late
and
 she still has three more weeks at home.

Hello to revisiting her old stomping grounds...
Ellis grew up in this theater program...
spending 8 years here.
Years of our family schedule were built around her performances.
Now it seems so very long ago.

 Hello Monday...
Hello to reevaluating my summers end
 to do list...

and
 maybe taking off some to do's ...
and replacing them with some...
really want to savor the end of summer ideas...

before this summer too...
seems so very long ago.

as always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life







20 comments:

  1. What a lovely post to read on a day that can be rough...Monday! :)

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    1. Thank you Kristen! Starting my week in gratitude has definitely helped my weeks :)

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  2. I always look forward to your Monday posts. So glad you get to spend more time with your beautiful daughter.
    Heather of StyleMindChic and I were wishing you were with us yesterday - it would have been so fun. We have to make that happen someday!
    xo

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    1. Adreinne, I was thinking about you and Heather on Sunday... and wishing I was there! We most definitely need to make that happen someday my friend!

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  3. Lovely post Tamera. I love your Monday gratitude posts.
    Enjoy the remains of summer xx

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    1. Thank you dear Vanessa... I hope you are choosing to dance beautiful lady!

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  4. Needed this today, Tamera....thank you!

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    1. Pam you are so welcome! Your post about time with BZ, is just what I needed today!

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  5. That last photo could be my meditation photo. I need that right now.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Suzanne, I am so very sorry to read the horrible ordeals you have recently experienced.

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  6. GORGEOUS pictures, just like YOU, Tamara! How beautiful is your daughter, and you both are such great models!!! Thank you my friend, for coming to visit. Anita

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    1. Thank you Anita! I always love coming to your place to visit!!

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  7. Such a beautiful post Tamara:) It sounds like you've got a wonderful perspective on life. We spend nearly 20 years preparing our children for adulthood and then we get there and feel a little sad. SLO is a beautiful university! My brother went there and my husband and I have visiting the area many times. We have so much to be grateful for:)

    Thank you for visiting today and I'll be looking forward to following along.

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    1. Leslie thank you so very much! I was so delighted to find your beautiful blog and look forward to spending more time there! You definitely style your life... with both love and joy!

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  8. Tamara, Wonderful thoughts and mindset to begin the week! I think I will try savoring some of the wonderful summertime that's left. You are so right about time being fleeting.. We need to enjoy each day.

    Hope you enjoy the time with your adorable daughter!

    xxKim

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    1. Thank you Kim! This morning I showed my daughter the wonderful flash mob in Antwerp you shared... seeing so many people of varying ages work together to create a piece of art... still made me tear up, even today. Thanks so much for sharing this... and your marvelous Amsterdam travels!

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  9. Tamera, awe, my weekly inspiration. This truly helps remind me of what's really important in life and totally changes my weekly outlook. Thank you dearly.
    So grateful you still get a few more weeks with that beautiful daughter.

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    1. Thank you dear Trina! Fabulous style post this week!!

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