Making Our Hearts a Bethlehem: Thoughts on …

All of our beautiful white snow was washed away rather violently by thunderstorms over the weekend. I was out shivering in the cold rain yesterday,…

The Color of Calm in a Small …

Lovely has a range of possibilities to say hello to indeed! Sometimes it’s a fantasy like French chateau inspiring us with antique limestone floors. Or a…

Holiday Decor: Green and White Plus Twinkly …

The children in our neighborhood are full of joy for their favorite day of all time has arrived just now: SNOW DAY. Yep. School was…

Christmas Past & BEST Christmas Cookies EVER!

You already know my holiday decor tends to be rather minimal so I’m sure you won’t be surprised to see these spare spaces from our…

Encouragement to Ease Holiday Overwhelm

Whether you feel uplifted and joyful during the holiday season or find your mood in the gutter (it’s not uncommon considering it can trigger loneliness, …

Sourdough Old Fashioned Bread Recipe: Hello Lovely

Tiaras are optional, kittycats. I’ll introduce you to my Sourdough Old Fashioned Bread Recipe and share sweet glimpses of a pre-Hello Lovely blog baking lesson…

Thoughts on Falling Leaves & Love Right Where …

It’s quiet here this morning so I’ll be whispering this to you. I am gazing out the window at a “lawn” of crunchy orange fallen…

Personal Reflections: Me Write Pretty Someday

In Personal Reflections About Writing, I am intimately sharing a chapter of my blogging journey. Always wired for words, it has been 10 years since…

Peaceful French Country & Faithful Reflections

It’s a weary time for our divided country and culture as so many powerful shifts in consciousness, hierarchies, and values may throw us off kilter…

Autumn, Amazing Paint Colors & Surgery (Random!)

By the time you read these words, it is likely I will be on my way to LALA land. Yes, m’am. Surgery time at long…

My Health…Some Answers

Has ANYONE in the history of gallbladders been more excited about the prospect of surgery than this girl? Nope. (Forgive, s’il vous plait…for a most…

9 Lovely Ways to Savor Autumn Beauty

Here in the Midwest, you’ll discover a deep reverence and fiery passion for autumn. Truth be told, it has taken me nearly a half century…