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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Dr. Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998);
professor, author
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUSBAND!!!

this amazing guy has been my 
best friend 
for over 6 years and my husband for the last four months!
i'm so in love with him.
i spent yesterday morning putting together a list of 52 reasons why i love him..
and put them on a deck of cards to give him. (he loved it!)
he makes everything in my life that much better.
simply, i couldn't imagine my live without him.
i love you, mikey!!
(and if you need a refresher on why i love you...click HERE)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

DUST FROM THE SOUL

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It's like forgetting the words to your favorite song.
You can't believe it; you were always singing along.
It was so easy and the words so sweet.
You can't remember; you try to move your feet.
It was so easy and the words so sweet.
You can't remember; you try to feel the beat...

(i'm in some serious soul-searching routines right now. 
just thought i would share this wonderful verse from regina spektor.)


IT"S NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
Walter Cronkite (1916-2009);
American broadcast journalist
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National Library Week is April 13th-20th...so go visit your local library!

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“Someone is enjoying shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Warren Buffett (born 1930);
American businessman, philanthropist
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THE BEST PIZZA IN CHICAGOLAND!!!


my husband is a Chicago-native..so when we moved here..
this is one of the first places he had to take me.
and WOW!
you have not lived until you have tried this pizza!!


Chicago-style pizza features the most amazing butter-crust, then your toppings and cheese...and then your sauce on top! it sounds like it shouldn't work out so well, but i'm telling you..it's amazing.

Lou Malnati's has been here for over 40 years!!

this location is the original and the inside is all decked out with sports memorabilia. 
the staff is great and the service is awesome! 
if you find yourself in Chicago...it's a must on the to-do list!

and if you are in town..you better be visiting me. 

and i quote...

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965);
British statesman, prime minister, author, Nobel Prize winner
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“Raise your words, not voice. 
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” 
-Jalal ad-Din Rumi 

and i quote...

“No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.”
Kevin Heath
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and i quote...


“Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.” 
- Peter McIntyre

THANK YOU FOR VISITING!