Today, my employer brought Eckhart Tolle to our office to speak to anyone who cared to listen. Tolle’s ideas are fascinating (to me) but I feel that I don’t know enough to write a post. So I went looking for bloggers who discuss Tolle. I found a post I enjoyed by Rogersnina, and am sharing it below for #reblogWednesday.

Nature – Stillness Speaks

As a precursor to that crazy holiday season, maybe now is a good time to begin to clear my mind and just … be.

 

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Tax tips for last minute filers

Tax tips for last minute filers

Second tax reblog for this #reblogWednesday.

This is me! Last minute tax filer! I’m hoping to beat last year’s 15-hour marathon and get our taxes completed and filed by tomorrow night. I have fun things planned for the weekend, and Turbo Tax does not figure into any of them.

Atlanta Shopping with Nedra Rhone

Oops! You did it again — waited until the last minute to get your taxes done. According to the IRS, last year up to 25 percent of Americans waited until the last two weeks before April 15 to file their taxes. If you are one of those people, fear not. Tax experts from TurboTax and TaxACT are here to offer some tips for last-minute filers:

Organize your documents. Before sitting down to prepare your taxes, organize your tax forms by category, says Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA and blog editor with TurboTax. Put anything related to income (W-2, Form 1099) together and next receipts for expenses such as mortgage interest (Form 1098), property taxes, DMV documents, charitable contribution receipts, and business expenses. If you purchased health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace, be sure you have your Form 1095-A.

Decide how you will file. Procrastinators may do best using DIY…

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Clarifying the Hobby; Sewing

For #reblogwednesday I found a post that resonated with me primarily because I really want to do a lot of sewing, but my sewing room is a disaster with boxes of craft items I’ll never use. So a bit of Spring motivation.

Secondly, G is doing a lot of reading about Zen so it comes up in conversation repeatedly. I like how this post presents Zen principles in a way that makes me say, “I can do that!”

Minimilism & Zen

Now that I have conquered the spare room and its inhabitants it was time to assess all the sewing stuff. I have to call it stuff because it wasn’t merely a collection of items that were useful, it was a bunch of stuff from everywhere and everyone. The first thing I decided to do was make a list of the items that I know I needed to successfully make something.

  • Over Locker
  • Sewing Machine
  • Bodice
  • Sewing Equipment
  • Material Box
  • Two Sewing Books

I had 1 super giant box of stuff, then a medium sized box of stuff and further a small tool box full of stuff. After this immense dispersion of unnecessary items I have come out with just a tool box and one giant box that fits all of items for this hobby as well as the tool box. I have successfully reduce my entire massive pile of things…

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Pre-Spring

Each Wednesday, as part of the #reblogwednesday event, I’ll reblog something that I found interesting, compelling or fun.

This week I’m reblogging Merry Magpie Farm’s post “Pre-Spring” for #reblogwednesday.

I love this post for a couple of reasons. Spring is my favourite season and the new growth and new birth bring so much hope. Secondly, the photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your early spring!

Merry Magpie Farm

I love this part of the year; the air smells fresh and cool and earthy.  Full of the promise of things to grow. The rains are warmer now, and the first early bulbs are just starting to send their shoots up through the surface.  Normally this also the time of year we look forward to lambs and kids, but we have taken the year off.  Though I will miss the wee lamb noses and kid bleats, I’m relieved to have more time to devote to the garden and other farm projects that are sorely in need of attention.

I have gone through all my seeds and ordered the ones I needed; i’ll be starting my seeds in the mini greenhouse this week. Peas will be going directly into the ground in the next few days.

We did lose one bee hive over the winter. Not sure if it was the…

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March Forth

Each Wednesday, as part of the #reblogwednesday event, I’ll reblog something that I found interesting, compelling or fun.

Today’s blog comes from Vernette Out Loud. And taking her advice I am going to MARCH FORTH!

A great reminder that our new day/new habit can start right this minute. We don’t have to wait until tomorrow, next Monday or January 1st. Thank you for the push, Vernette!

VernetteOutLoud

march forth andToday is March 4th!

By now for most of us the year has lost that brand new shine.

Those goals, dreams, intentions that you would have started 2015 with may have hit a snag, you’re no longer as excited about them or you may have abandoned them completely.

I’m here to tell you that you can use today as a new start.

I can hear you now…who starts anything on a Wednesday?? Far less on the 4th day of a new month or even the third month in the year?

Does it really matter when you start? Or only that you do?

BEGIN NOW!

TODAY…the day itself is a call to action.

A call to MARCH FORTH. PROCEED FEARLESSLY!

What desire, goal, dream or intention requires action?

What area of your life demands that you march forth? That you proceed fearlessly on?

What do you need a little extra push

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