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positively present picks: july 19, 2013

 [ Happy 30th to one of my best friends in the whole wide world!
Christine, I love you! And miss you like crazy! ]

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"There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion that if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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New Pinterest Boards! : check out Gatsby Greatness and Feelin' Foxy

Wild Sister Free E-book : essential reading for anyone dreaming big!

101 Ways to Get Pretty Organized : prepare to lose hours on this site...

Pooleaf Pen Pot : a plant that's actually pens ... love this

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland : so pumped for this fall show

Geometric Dog Sculptures : love these modern pieces of art

21 Mantras for those Feeling Overwhelmed : these are all great

Celebrating 3 Years Sober! : last week I made it to 3 YEARS! Whoa! 

Homemade Popsicle Recipes : perfect for this nearly 100° heat where I am

21 Design Ideas for Bedrooms : it's hard to even pick a favorite

Nature Love Letters : these really made me smile

5 Tips for Those Who Don't Like to Meditate : I so needed to read this

Pixelist : turns Instagrams into watercolors. whoaaaa.

Check out this week's Positively Present playlist on YouTube


"Salty Sweet" — MS MR
"Holidays" — Miami Horror
"Holy Roller" — Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
"Ends of the Earth" — Lord Huron
"Specks" — Matt Pond PA
"Second Chances" — Gregory Alan Isakov
"Chasing the Sun" — Sara Bareilles
"Wildfire" — John Mayer
"Ya Never Know" — Terraplane Sun
"Inland" — Jars of Clay
"Sunshine" — Court Yard Hounds
"A Summer Thing" — Cayucas
"Oh No" — Blackchords
"Summer Vibe" — Walk Off the Earth


Karen Russell

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I really really love your blog, coming every week to check what's new, what's positive & beautiful in the world. Cheers from Normandy, France!

Edith - Thanks so much! I'm so happy you enjoy Positively Present. Thanks for reading all the way in Normandy!

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