The moment I accepted my life was a beautiful, chaotic, sometimes a little-messy-but-always-entertaining circus was the moment I felt a true release.

There's no sense in fighting the madness, but I've picked up a few tricks to keep the show going along the way.

I hope they work as well for you as they have [and still do] for me.

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music snack [ beirut ]

Light-hearted sounds with a care free touch to it.

Beirut – Postcards From Italy

But isn’t that what summertime’s supposed to be about?


The Music Snack comes out every Wednesday to put a little rhythm in your week. Requests are always welcome, so don’t be shy!

e.a. poe

A Dream Within A Dream 

by Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
 And, in parting from you now,
 Thus much let me avow--
 You are not wrong, who deem
 That my days have been a dream;
 Yet if hope has flown away
 In a night, or in a day,
 In a vision, or in none,
 Is it therefore the less gone?
 All that we see or seem
 Is but a dream within a dream.
I stand amid the roar
 Of a surf-tormented shore,
 And I hold within my hand
 Grains of the golden sand--
 How few! yet how they creep
 Through my fingers to the deep,
 While I weep--while I weep!
 O God! can I not grasp
 Them with a tighter clasp?
 O God! can I not save
 One from the pitiless wave?
 Is all that we see or seem
 But a dream within a dream?

You may say ….

Being a Dreamer doesn’t mean your head is in the clouds 24/7 or that you have no grasp on reality.

It’s more along the lines of preferring to focus your energies on something I like to call:

The Affirmative Future

*But keep in mind that you should never try to “understand” or “analyze” a Dreamer. Your time would be better spent working on your own secret Dreamer inside.

Thank you, John Lennon, from the Dreamers around the world. Thank you.



sassy starter {between fantasy & reality}


When you need a little more than a smile or a cup of tea to get your week in motion, the Sassy Starter will be here every Monday to get your wheels turnin’ in a classy – sassy – fabulous sort of way.

music snack : champagne supernova

It wasn’t until listening to my brand new mixed tape cd Mortti made me last night that I thought of today’s music snack.  There was a version of the song Wonderwall on the mixed tape that I hadn’t heard before and it took me back to the glory days of Oasis … how free their songs made me feel. Their lyrics didn’t always make sense, but that didn’t matter one bit when the windows were down and the breeze was blowing through your car.

Now we all have sacred memories to our favorite Oasis song (some are probably a little less hazey than others) but here is a little taste of Oasis to get your morning started, your mind wanderin and your soul searchin.

Champagne Supernova by Oasis

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SSM Mid-Week Music Snack 10

Sit back, relax, imagine yourself sitting on the sand watching the waves break at the shore line and smile..because it is a wonderful world..and life, life is good..and not just somewhere over the rainbow.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo Ole’


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Hopefully this week’s posts helped kick your Cold Weather Blues to the curb for a bit. Keep an eye out next week — I’m doing something rather un-precedented for myself. I’m celebrating & I’m celebrating the whole week. Grab those Drink Umbrellas, Jennie B.’s having a ‘Birthday Week’ and you’re all invited.

road signs

Looking back I have started to notice more than one random thing falling into place.  Some people call these coincidences, in the book I’m reading the author calls them godwinks, and I prefer to call them road signs.  Little nudges of encouragement along the path of life. 

For example a few weeks ago a friend and I were determined on attending a soccer game.  (I will admit, the sole purpose in going was to meet one particular person.)  Over the course of the week things seemed to fall into place which eventually led up to the moment of that meeting-the initial reason we went.   When all the events seem to somehow just “fall” into place, it makes you wonder…..somebody Up There really IS listening to me.  And they want to help me, guide me through the situation, lead me to the right people and the right places, all through Road Signs.

This has happened quite a bit over the past couple of weeks and months even.  The people I have met, the people I have found through them, the places I have gone and just happened to run into something… ROAD SIGNS!!

I wrote this post because I want you all to keep in mind that even when you may think you’ve hit a dead end….you really didn’t.  You just hit a Road Sign telling you to double check the GPS.  Things will fall into place.  I truly believe it and hope you do to. 

Keep an eye out there…..  

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stars don’t lie

Here is my horoscope for today:

Your love life is on fire — in a good way, of course! If you’re single and don’t see any prospects, you just need to turn around to see the right person and while it might be a challenge, it’s worth it!

Good thing tonight is   social-tini-2ai-copy

I’ll let you know how it goes.   ; )  Get it shorty.


Jennie B