Yes Harper, We’re Hiding Indoors With The Star Wars Oreo Cookies Until The Heatwave Is Over

It’s treat o’clock somewhere. Oreos and dogs make everything better. That’s a scientific fact. | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 22 hours ago

Silent Sunday

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@cimple.life | 1 day ago

Send Yarn…I Think I Need To Take Up Knitting

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@cimple.life | 2 days ago

Enjoying Art Right Outside A Favorite Bakery

“The Inside/Out program by the Detroit Institute of Arts has been turning Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties into a giant, outdoor gallery every spring and summer since 2010. It brings reproductions from the museum’s art collection to life in the streets, parks, and public space … | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 3 days ago

Thankful Thursday

After listening to Patti Smith in a podcast earlier in the week talk about simplistic gratitude, I decided to add a new Thankful Thursday theme to the blog schedule. Today I’m thankful for the Biggby Coffee Cookies & Cream Sweet Foam Cold Brew…individuals and communities that org … | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 4 days ago

A Favorite Latte And Quote

“A woman whose mood improves with a book, a poem, a song or a cup of coffee is not defeated by anyone.” | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 5 days ago

Kayak Photography – iPhone

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@cimple.life | 6 days ago

Kayaking Season Has Begun

Podcast of the Day: Wiser Than Me with Julia Louise-Dreyfus – Julia Gets Wise with Patti Smith | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 7 days ago

Silent Sunday

Samich of the Day: Bunkhouse Burgers BBQ Pulled Pork (Woodshop pulled pork, Memphis BBQ sauce, old school slaw & pickled chilies, on a brioche bun) Home Run of the Day: Bryce Harper Soccer Celly | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 8 days ago

Add A Bit Of Spice To Your Life

Spice of the Day: The Spice & Tea Exchange – Black Truffle Garlic Seasoning Tea of the Day: Iced Honey Matcha Movie of the Day: Hit Man (Netflix) | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 9 days ago

I’m A Fool For The City

Coffee of the Day: Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters – The Versailles Latte (cocoa powder, cinnamon, clove, black pepper, vanilla, lavender) Song of the Day: Fool for the City – Foghat Movie of the Day: Under Paris (Netflix) | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 10 days ago

Happy To Figure Out My Summer Sports Watching Schedule

Critérium du Dauphiné (June 2-9)…NBA Finals – Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics (June 6-23)…NHL Stanley Cup Final – Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars (June 8-24)…Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets in London (June 8-9) and all summer long on MLB.TV…Tour … | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 11 days ago

Wordless Wednesday

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@cimple.life | 12 days ago

I’ve Been Out Walking

TV Series of the Day: Eric (Netflix) Song of the Day: These Days – Jackson Browne | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 13 days ago

It’s My Yard…

You’re gonna hear my bark When I bark it out loud It’s my yard Even though she says never I’m not gonna be on a leash forever I just want to live and chase whoever I want Inspired by It’s My Life – Bon Jovi | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 14 days ago

Silent Sunday

Coffee of the Day: June Bird Coffee Flower Child Cold Brew with white chocolate lavender cold foam and Sabbath Coffee Roasters Whole Bean Liturgy House Blend (a harmonious marriage of natural processed Costa Rica and Brazil with notes of plum, creamy milk chocolate and the refres … | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 15 days ago

Finding Beauty In Empty Places

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@cimple.life | 16 days ago

The Week In Seven Photos

I have to shake off my desire to withdraw into my shell as the meteorological summer kicks off tomorrow. While many will be celebrating the hot weather and crowded festivals, concerts or carnivals my quest for finding the perfect hot coffee and enjoying a new author and book, whi … | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 17 days ago

To Beignet Or Not To Beignet

Beignets of the Day: Beignets with hazelnut filling and served with a fabulous raspberry sauce | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 18 days ago

Wordless Wednesday

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@cimple.life | 19 days ago

Spring Days And Good Coffee

Coffee of the Day: Proving Grounds Coffee Amaretto Latte | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 20 days ago

Spring Days And Good Music

Queen of the Slipstream – Van Morrison | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 21 days ago

Silent Solar Sunday

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@cimple.life | 22 days ago

Spring Mornings And Good Music

The Letter – Joe Cocker | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 23 days ago

Weekend Watching

Ice Cream Cones Melting…The Fall Guy…Hockey Playoffs…Hamburgers and Italian Sausage/Peppers on the Grill…Basketball Playoffs…Countdown to the 2024 College Football Season (100 Days)…Evil (Final Season)…Birdwatching from the Kayak (hopefully)… | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 24 days ago

Traded In The Loppers For The Fabulous STIHL Garden Pruner

STIHL GTA 26 Battery Garden Pruner – A New Favorite | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 25 days ago

Wordless Wednesday

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@cimple.life | 26 days ago

Shocked, Just Shocked

Footloose (Watched the movie for the first time 40 years ago.😱) | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 27 days ago

87 Degrees In May, God Help Me

Coffee of the Day: Starbucks White Chocolate Macadamia Cold Foam Movie of the Day: Imaginary (164 days until Halloween) | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 28 days ago

Egg Rolls, Coffee and Alligators

The spring birding/nesting season outings have not gone as planned, other than the adorable sandhill crane, and after discovering there has been an alligator sighting at our favorite park, I’m beginning to think between all the bird and wildlife drama you may only be seeing food … | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 29 days ago

Spring Mornings And Good Books/TV Shows

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Netflix) | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Beautiful Morning With The Warblers

Getting older means more space between beautiful sounds. Brother | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Straight Out Of Time

Lilacs, rain, a hint of bitter chocolate: Stella sniffed the air as she entered the small shop, enjoying the soft golden light that enfolded her. A bell pealed, an old-fashioned sound that gave her the oddest feeling, as if she had stepped off the Paris sidewalk and straight out … | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Wordless Wednesday

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@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Coffee By The Water

Coffee of the Day: Biggby Coffee Nutty Squirrel Latte (made with chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, white chocolate, love, goodness and an extra shot) | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Spring Mornings And Good TV Shows

Bodkin (Netflix) | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Silent Sunday

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@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Alright Harper, It’s Smack Talk Time

Tandem Ciders Smackintosh | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

The Week In Seven Photos And Quotes

Forget living fast. I like to wander, mosey around and go for strolls and dilly dally far too much. Pasta is like duct tape, it fixes everything. Concerts and restaurants were well enough but a bookstore was civilization. (I Cheerfully Refuse by Leif Enger) Stressed, blessed and … | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Castaway Margarita Keeping Me Sane

My leprechaun can’t find his gold. My imaginary friend got kidnapped. The voices in my head won’t talk to me. And my dragon flew away. Oh my, I’m going sane. | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Wordless Wednesday

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@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Books Are Perfect For A Bout Of Springtime Lethargy

Too many books?! Perhaps what you mean is not enough bookshelves. | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

View From The Deck

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@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Silent Sunday

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@cimple.life | 1 month ago

A Moment Of Calm Before Game 7 Tonight (Maple Leafs/Bruins)

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@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Serenade

Let us add being serenaded by a peacock for two hours in the middle of the night to that very long list of I never saw that coming. It may take many hours of listening to Hauser to erase the memory of the sound of the peacock roosting right outside my window. Song of the […] | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

The Games They Play

Games People Play – Tesla | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago

Another Trip Back To The 70s

Soul Man – Blues Brothers | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 month ago