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1440 {115} :: on hold

if you are from anywhere near here, you probably recognize this space. it’s beautiful, isn’t it? {yes, #easttennesseeisbeautiful… one of my Instagram missions… } i’m 13 days into a 31 day commitment, that officially ended the last day of october. but true to form, i twisted the challenge to meet my needs. i’m busy. what […]

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Kathy - November 14, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Lovely golden tones!

Ramona - November 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm

These are gorgeous, I LOVE that golden light!!

Sandy - November 14, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Eastern Tennessee is my most wonderful place on earth to go! The pictures are beautiful!

Dina Lettre - November 14, 2014 - 7:44 pm

Such lovely color, Patty!

Jesh SrG - November 14, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Love your second capture…because it takes me beyond …what will I see next …great job!

Sarah - November 15, 2014 - 12:04 am

Sounds like you have a great life going on.

Helena - November 15, 2014 - 8:59 am

Thank you for these wonderful images and deep thoughts, would like to connect with you on instagram too, shall try to find you there :) xxx

Barbara Hurst - November 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm

What a gorgeous area, and fall images. The light is just wonderful and truly speaks of Thanksgiving in them. Have a wonderful weekend.

Julia - November 24, 2014 - 3:49 am

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing-
Happy Thanksgiving :-)

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1440 {114} :: 25 Ways To Be Kind To Your Spouse…

…That You May Not Have Already Thought Of 1.  Give a him a foot massage {head massage, back massage, shoulder massage…}. 2.  Do a chore that is normally her responsibility. 3.  Tell him you love him. 4.  Compliment her. 5.  Clean out his car. 6.  Leave her love notes. 7.  Grant him grace. {Even when […]

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Beverly - November 7, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Beautiful post, and such kind things to do for one another!! The first one is a standing “Friday night foot rub” for hubby. Thank you for sharing!

Viv Halliwell - November 7, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Some great ideas there. I’m taking note..

Reese - November 7, 2014 - 2:52 pm

ahh – so true so true – 24! BINGO!! drives me insane! I may send this to my hubbie- but I think he would get mad!

artmusedog and carol - November 7, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Gorgeous photography and lovely suggestions ~ am widowed so glad you are showing appreciation to your spouse ~

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Dotti - November 7, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Great list and I love the gentle photos that accompany it.

Sarah - November 7, 2014 - 10:59 pm

So many good things here. I love putting away social media any time together, and my husband will leave me random love notes now and again. I love that.

Kristy Lifenreflection - November 8, 2014 - 2:08 pm

So thoughtful and funny too!

Molly - November 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm

Laughter all the way, that is the key

Mollyxxx

BiTi - November 13, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Beautiful post, thank you for sharing. Could I add ‘listen’ to the list? Sometimes your partner just want to an ear :)
Have a lovely weekend!
BiTi

Ramona - November 14, 2014 - 10:15 am

These are nice, we do most of them to each other. Lol at 24 because I am the one who should put away my shoes/clothes/etc. :) :)

Julia - November 24, 2014 - 3:53 am

These were wonderful ideas- Thank you!
And your Fall Break pictures: Just perfect. I loved every one!
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1440 {113} :: Fall Break

golden litter aye. it’s been a year. and the season goes by so quickly. autumn light i’m taking a mini break from my 31 days that will linger here for a while… i love the topic… just so much going on now. so much to be grateful for… do you feel particularly grateful in the […]

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12/31 & 1440 {112} :: Kindness In Marriage

  kindness might be the single most important thing in marriage. he walks in the door and no matter what i am doing, or where i am in the house, i at least pop my head around the corner, make eye-contact and welcome him home. i’ve learned after 26 years that these are critical and […]

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Buckeroomama - October 24, 2014 - 1:39 pm

This post is absolutely golden –your message and your images, both! I believe that kindness is the single most important factor in any relationship.

Cathy H. - October 24, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Beautiful post and images! A very good reminder!

Barb - October 24, 2014 - 2:31 pm

How beautiful and inspirational. I feel exactly the same way … if kindness is our intention, it’s all good. My husband and I just celebrated our 40th and we greet each other in exactly the same way as you described in your first paragraph. Thank you … and your images are beyond stunning.

Julia - October 24, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Beautiful images and wise words!

lisa - October 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Oh my, these photos brought tears to my eyes….they are so gorgeous. My husband and I have been married 34 years. We understand that while every single day is not going to be rainbows and butterflies, we are in this for the long haul and keep central, common values in the forefront. Small things matter in a marriage.

Sarah C - October 24, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Such gorgeous photos and yes, I agree, I smile and a kind welcome home are very important!

artmusedog and carol - October 24, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Divine post and photography ~ you are one enlightened person ~ thanks.

Happy weekend coming to you >

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sheila - October 24, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Wow – your images are stunning. That light! – amazing and golden. Beautiful post too.

Kristeen - October 25, 2014 - 12:55 am

number two and three photo image are so eye catching.. you have inspired me.. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs

Donna - October 25, 2014 - 6:08 pm

I’m really enjoying this series of posts – reminding me to tend to my marriage and focus on kindness. Your images are stunning. I’d love to see you taking these photos – as it looks as though you must be lying on your stomach to get these views – another dedicated photographer!

Liz - October 31, 2014 - 1:23 am

Beautiful and wise words! An excellent reminder. Your images are gorgeous. Lovely use of light

Ross - November 3, 2014 - 5:55 am

Such beautiful shots. The way you used the light was fantastic and the colors are amazing! Well written post as well.

[…] Kindness in Marriage – Finding Serendipity. I can fangirl so hard over this blog. *sigh* I love the photos; I love the words; I have it in the back of my mind when I’m creating photo posts, and I know that I don’t come anywhere near creating anything as beautiful. This is a beautiful post, but the message has a huge impact on me. I waited a really, really, really long time to get married. When Sweet Husband and I got married, I was almost 36. He is incredibly good to me, so much more than I deserve, and so much better than me in so many ways. I am not always as kind as I should be. Particularly given that we spend so much time apart. I am working to be kinder, to think of him more often. […]

11/31 & 1440 {111} :: Kindness And Those You Love

there’s an expression that goes something like, we treat those we love the worst. i was completely stunned when i first heard these words… why, for goodness sake, would we ever treat those we love the worst? i have some pretty good guesses why. because we feel we can be our truest, rawest selves in […]

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Buckeroomama - October 17, 2014 - 1:29 pm

I love this post. “Treat those we love the best.” Absolutely! I think it boils down to mindfulness.

Viv @ within the Frame - October 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm

So agree with your thoughts we should treasure the ones we love the best.

Sarah - October 17, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Great things to remember.

lisa - October 17, 2014 - 5:22 pm

What a beautiful post. Truly inspiring words. I’ve also noticed that we treat those closest to us the worst while going out of our way for complete strangers. I believe you hit the nail on the head. If we all would remember how fleeting life is, we’d probably act much differently.

Donna - October 19, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Just what I needed to read this morning. You put into words, what I’ve been trying to express – this desire to become more mature and treat those I love with kindness. Beautiful photos and thoughtful words. I’ll be back for more!

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