The Collective

Welcome to The Collective - a space where all 3 of us share our favorite things and everything we are loving right now - books, recipes, tips, life hacks, and more!

Sniffing Nostalgia Makes Me Hiccup

It's true, and I don't have to explain it to you, because you already know what I mean... smelling certain things can evoke memories....

It's Just Walking...Right?

I have a miracle that happens to me every single day. It was pointed out to me in an online course on vulnerability. (I need loads of...

A Sugar 'Hi'

I thought I had a pretty good idea. If my 5 year old granddaughter could run errands with me without asking for anything, I would finish...

Patrol Control

Driving down the highway at 65 (okay 70) miles per hour gives me the chance to be kind to my neighbor - said nobody ever. Truth is, I...

This is No Fairy Tale

I have a secret I don't want my kids to know. It's something I've actually been doing all of my life, but now they are involved. I always...

Just Breathe

I had a kind of 'out-of-mind' experience yesterday while talking with my granddaughter on the phone. Maybe you'll relate? It's one of...

True Broccoli Friends

I hope you have at least three true Broccoli Friends. Let me explain. When I was growing up, I had a small, gray poodle named Mitzi. She...

The Definition of You

Many intelligent, creative people travel down life’s path, searching for who they are. I get it. I spent most of my day yesterday going...

The Problem with Erasers

My husband of thirty years told me a story the other day that he had never told me before. That in itself is noteworthy, but the actual...

Dog Days of Summer

In my neck of the woods, there are a lot of sayings about the heat. "It's hotter than blue blazes." "I'm sweatin' like a hog." "Turn the...

Out On a Ledge

I was okay until I stepped out on the ledge - literally, in the Grand Canyon. I knew some pretty good mantras for walking through fear -...

Honey, 'Bee' Grateful

You can tell me all of the benefits of Honey Bees, and I will be so grateful to have them doing their thing in the world, but that all...

Where Do You Hide Your Mess?

I only have one part of my house that people see when they come to visit. It is the clean part. But, I have another part of my house that...

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