December ~ A month in pictures

The Festival of Lights parade in Downtown Denver


The 2nd Annual Clothes Swap!


Swapping ladies! So much fun!


Incredible sunrise over my neighborhood!


Our 1st ever Gingerbread House!


Christmas Bake & Take with the ladies!


Hewlett’s Gulch hike! 60* in December!


Modeling off an old stone foundation on our hike!


It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!


New Dreadbands in the works! Keep an eye out on my Etsy shop! Click on this picture to take you there!


Christmas Day spread! Antipasto, eggplant pizzas, stuffed mushrooms, a delicious layered salad and hot Cranberry punch!


Merry Christmas from the Pages!


I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…..and it came true!!!


It’s too damn cold out!!!

382240_343251242454533_1524801404_nWinter. The snowy season. Cold and icy. The last thing I want to do is go outside and I can’t imagine I’m the only one!

Winter can be tough, it’s cold out, gets dark early and going outside once the sun sets isn’t always my favourite option. Call me a hardcore winter hibernator if you will. One of the things that I find most challenging during the winter months is getting enough exercise. With the sun going down early, some of my favourite activities are boxed out of the picture quick, like my personal favourite: walking. I love going for walks! They are low impact, head clearing and inexpensive! All you need is your two feet (and a nice pair of walking shoes doesn’t hurt either!). But what’s a girl to do during the frigid winter?

A few weeks ago hubby and I were bored out of minds trying to think of something to do. Then I had a stroke of genius. I loaded up Youtube on the T.V., did a quick search and viola! Hubby and I were moving and sweating and curbing our funk in no time!

What is this magic I speak of? It’s the fun and bubbly home-fitness personality Leslie Sansone! I’ve been working out to Leslie’s tapes for a long time. I first started with her when I was trying to loose excess weight I had somehow acquired years back and I’ve synced up with her tapes on and off throughout the years. Imagine my excitement when I found out she was available on Youtube!!

Are you looking for a low-impact way to stay fit during the winter months that doesn’t require you to venture out in the cold? Look no further! Leslie is where it is at! Check out some of her awesome videos below.

Running low on time? No problem! Walk a mile and get your heart rate up in 15 minutes! Feel like going longer? Take her 2 mile challenge. Ready to dive in? 3 miles is where it’s at!! Don’t let the cold keep you from staying healthy! Join me in beating the winter blues, one walk at a time! 🙂

To My Ego

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To My Ego

Dear One, my little One

I hear your gentle call.

I promise that you mustn’t fear,

I will never ever let you fall.

* * *

Dear One, my little One

I hear your eager plea.

I’m right beside you, hand in mine,

How frightened you must be!

* * *

Dear One, my little One

I hear your fearful shout.

It’s OK. Here I am. Let your feelings out.

Oh, let your feelings out!

* * *

Dear One, my little One

How proud I am of you.

With your keen and watchful eyes,

Protecting all we see and do.

* * *

Dear One, my little One

The time has come to let it go.

Free to float among the stars and sea,

For dreams and hearts and souls to roam.

©Nicole Page
♥ xo

Sacred Spaces – Work Space Edition

IMG_2022“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing.” 
― Rachel Naomi Remen

Working from home, I have a lot of quiet time. Sometimes I will listen to music, sometimes the clicking of my keyboard will fill the room. Sometimes, I need a moment to just be. I have a large altar that I keep in my home. It has all of my stones on it, special belongings and pictures. I love spending time in front of it, meditating, reflecting on my day or just listening deep within for my own voice.

There are times though, during my work day, when I need to take a moment to reflect, gather my strength and refocus. I started to create a weekly altar for my desk. I intuitively choose stones for that week (Golden Healer Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Aquamarine and Ametrine are featured in this desk altar). I also pull an Angel Card as my focus word for the week. I love being able to glance over at my altar and take a few moments to re-gather myself. I also enjoy keeping a small tea light candle burning. To be honest, I just like the way it makes my workspace feel, magical and romantic – not something you typically associate with work!!

How to you bring happiness into your work day? Do you have a special space at work that you go to reflect? What are some of the things that you like to include?

♥ xo