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Encore Quotes – Listen to Your Mother

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I want to wish all you moms and nanas out there a very special day.  This quote is so true.  I owe my confidence and sassiness to my own mom, and my appreciation of a positive attitude to Jeremy’s wonderful mother.  She NEVER made me feel like anything but the perfect choice for her son.  And even though they’ve both passed away (mine several years ago, and Jeremy’s just last year) I still listen to them both nearly every day!  Do you?

Happy Mothers Day!


Encore Quotes – It’s Supposed to Be Hard!

I thought it would be easy.  After all, I play the piano!  Eighty eight keys, 10 fingers, I already read music – in fact multiple lines of notes at a time.  How hard could it be to play an instrument that produces one note at a time in about a 3 or 4 octave range???  Yeah, right!

The saxophone…that half-marathon…a new business…learning a language – Whatever your thing is, remember hard is what makes it great!  Have a wonderful weekend doing the hard things!


Encore Quotes – Make Your Soul Happy

Happy Friday, everyone!  As the weekend approaches, I hope you will be reminded to take some time for yourself, to do whatever it is that makes your heart sing!  It is so easy to prioritize everything else to the top of the list.  I am planning on doing some quilting, perhaps play my piano, and if the weather permits, work in my garden.  How about you? How will you make your soul happy?


Photo credit: Patrick Fore – Unsplash

Encore Quotes – I Want to Go Places


I am a collector of quotes.  I collect them on Pinterest Boards.  I write them in journals, on napkins, in margins.  I save them on every device by sending  them to a One Note page I have lovingly titled “Quotes and Cool Sayings.”  As I only save the ones that pertain to my life, I am inspired, motivated and sometimes even soothed by them.

I thought about hanging them on a beautiful bulletin board above my desk.  The other day, while reading her blog, I got inspired by looking at the quote above Julie’s desk at Baby Boomer Bliss.

At one time, I thought about making a fancy clipboard and changing out the quotes – Yeah, No….I’m just not that crafty!

So I bought a digital picture frame:

Desk Picture Frame 2

I save the quotes as JPEG s.  (Right click, save picture as).  Sometimes I make my own by inserting the text over an uploaded photo using a sweet little on-line program called Canva.

I save the quotes on my computer in a desktop file, then copy them to the SD card for the picture frame.  I have my frame set to roll through the quotes every 5 minutes.  I suppose you could insert the occasional grand-kid pic, but I wouldn’t know about that.

So anyway, at the suggestion of my blogging friend (you know who you are!) I’m going to start posting my favorite quotes and giving them their own Quotes category.  Feel free to steal them for your own picture frame.  Here’s the catch…some of these I’ve copied from Pinterest, and could no longer tell you where they came from.  If you’re only going to use them for your own purposes, go for it.  I’ll give credit where I can, and will let you know which ones are mine.  Ya’ probably shouldn’t steal them for commercial or blogging purposes because of that copyright stuff.  Mine – I’m OK with that.  Knock yourself out.

Here’s to feeling inspired!

-I'm not sure what I'll do


Photo credit: Sarin Achawaranont – Unsplash