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Eternal Beauty
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“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.” ~ Rumi As I reflect on a life filled with such beauty and tenderness ~ sweet amazing Maria ~ I’m reminded of this... Read More

A Journey Completed
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It’s been one week since we took sweet Maria out into the beautiful Hawaiian waters for her final paddle. There are few words to describe the sacred magic of this day for me.... Read More

Maria returns to the ocean in one week
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Aloha everyone ~ We are one week away from sweet Maria’s celebration, and I’m figuring so much out…especially technical stuff! I call upon Maria constantly for HELP and miraculously I seem to get... Read More

Sweet Maria ~Home in Hawai’i
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I have now safely arrived in beautiful Hawai’i with these two precious girls, in my carry on, traveling with me.   I felt Maria’s enthusiastic, joyful energy throughout the trip.   Miraculously, from... Read More

A Hero and the “wind beneath my wings”
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Recently, amid a beautiful thunder, lightening, and rain storm, I spent a afternoon listening to my sweet Maria’s playlist on her laptop, scrolling through multiple photos and numerous draft blog posts she had... Read More

The Love Well

Here you will find daily quotes or "feel good" thoughts to inspire and fill your heart. As important as water, love is key to survival. If ever feeling like your cup is running low, come fill up at "The Love Well". Keep your body and your heart hydrated! xo

Your Design Journal

Soon you will be able to sign in and get your own Design Journal. A place you can both save and share your favorites from the website. As you find the things that make your heart sing, quotes, recipes, DIY blog entries, pictures, informative articles or maybe meditation exercises... simply save them here for easy access :). Start designing your life, this a positive place you can come daily filled with your happiness.

Fun Facts & Finds

I love those crazy bits of trivia you here, similar to the "Did You Know" books, random home remedies using something under your kitchen sink for example. lol Slowly collecting them since I came up with Design To Live four years ago, a new one will be here every week to start...maybe more. Get ready for a random crazy, but useful new info resource!

Daily Happy News

Every day you see the hardship in the world, but they seldom show the inspirational news, the things that happen that give hope and build faith and leave you going to bed with a big smile and a happy heart. Any time I see a great news item that is filled with positivity, this is where I will be sharing the link! Goal - one article a day, a mini happy news channel for all to think about instead of the fear placed by tv news. :)