Elayne

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Elayne is a food/photography aficionado, an award-winning author and blessed momma of three fantastic teens.  Simplicity, nature and encouraging the hearts of women is what lights Elayne up from the inside out.  She shares her heart through recipes, photos, life lessons and more at www.sharingourlifeloveandfood.com.
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Do you recognize yourself in the mirror?

Who were you before you became a mother?  Have you lost sight of her? Is there anyone else out there who has changed so much that they don’t even recognize themselves when they walk by...

Make a Pact Not To Say These Words To Your Friends

A revolution is coming. A movement, in fact, where we no longer throw out empty words. Words such as “Let me know if you need anything?" or "Is there is anything I can do?” when...

The Most Important Investment You Will Ever Make

Want to know what is the most important investment you will ever make in your life?    Don’t be fooled by what the world tells you. It’s not the latest gadget, technology or the house you buy. It’s...
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In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Do You Have the Strength to Love?

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside.  Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away.  Let us not get so caught up in our own lives that we forget to help our fellow man and neighbors.  We must practice, harness and nurture our strength and power to love through our service to others. 
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Stop Telling Kids Santa Claus Isn’t Real

A barrage of people will flat out tell you that it’s a lie to tell your kids that Santa Claus exists. Let’s debunk that classic myth. Santa Claus was a real person.  According to the history channel,...

COSMB Cares: Healing Hearts of Our Community’s Youth With Horses

Our recent series of "COSMB Cares" Guides planted a seed in my heart of wanting to find ways to give back beyond volunteering at my children's school. What I discovered was an amazing program at Flying...

15 Ways to Create Coziness of the Soul

They say the Danish are the happiest people on earth.  Their method of living has spread like wildfire across the world. It's all about adding more coziness and comfort to our lives in an...

A Sure Fire Sign You Have Forgotten Yourself

The horror you feel when reading a magazine article entitled, “Signs You Have Forgotten Yourself” and realizing that you hit the mark on one sign in particular.  Questions immediately fill the mind: Had life sucked...

The Little Things

The little things are what matter most.  We tend to think the big moments matter more, such as the extravagant birthdays, holidays, graduations and vacations.  Surprisingly, it’s the little, seemingly unimportant, things that are done time...

Travel Colorado: Telluride

Whether you decide to go this winter or summer, taking a trip west across Colorado to arrive at beautiful Telluride will make memories. Although it is amongst the state's top destinations from all around...