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Montage Monday:) A Week in a Peek

9 Feb

“You have no idea what joy is until you see it reflected in the eyes of another.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ― Tom Bodett


What a busy week filled with activities, friendship, and joy. I love it! Lunches and brunches and bunches of hunches. I’m not sure about the hunches, but it rhymed. The highlight of my week was the Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras dog parade yesterday on the square, and having the honor of being one of the three judges. Downtown McKinney was teeming with visitors, dogs and owners dressed in costumes throwing candy or beads into the crowd, hundreds of people lined the streets to watch. A fun afternoon.

Isn’t that a great quote? So true.


Montage Monday: A Week in a Peek

6 Jan

“You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.”
― Albert Camus
This was a good week. Time with family, good food, fun activities, friends and hopes for a brighter new year. It may be cold outside, but when your heart is warm, you don’t even notice.

A week in a peek.

Sharing joy makes it last longer.


Tuesday Tips from Toni: Take Time

14 May

Tip Número Uno: Take time out to enjoy each day, even if it’s five minutes on the phone, an hour in front of the TV, or lunch with a friend. Today, I had lunch with my talented artist friend, Ed Hernandez. We met at El Juarez Mexican Restaurant off the Square. I’d never been there, and it was yummy, home cooked food. I tried something new, and that’s not like me. Progress! (Notice the Spanish influence in my numbers?)

Tip Número Dos: Take time to celebrate life. Today was Sandra’s birthday, (owner of Snug) and her parents surprised her with a visit. Happy Birthday, Sandra! Glad I was able to share the day.


Tip Número Tres: Take time to play with your food. I always make funny faces with my brownie mix, and today, I was making brownies. (So, what else os new?) Yes, I’m a bit crazy, but that’s what makes me…ME.

Tip Número Cuatro: Take time to see the beauty in all things. I was spooning out some melted chocolate to drizzle over afore mentioned brownies, when I saw a beautiful rose taking shape. As I scraped out the liquid brown gold with a spoon, delicate petals created a chocolate rose. (Fancy way of saying I was licking the bowl) Art is everywhere! Mmmmm, chocolate good! (Say that in your Cookie Monster voice!)

Tip Número Cinco: Take time to share with others. I have been so blessed. It seems like every day is a wonderful adventure and I want to crow about it to the whole world. Caw…caw…caw! I feel that when I recount my adventures and share my thoughts, it’s like everyone gets to share my joy. Hope so! Here’s hoping you have a joyful day!