‘The Joy of Living’—period. Those who embrace this 24/7 philosophy of life have a magnetism and charisma that attracts others, that makes others want to around them, and that is contagious—in essence, the 24/7 Vive makes others better! I believe this is a mindset that a person can learn, that a person can practice, and that a person can become!

The illustrious Wikipedia says…
“Joie de vivre (French pronunciation: [ʒwa də vivʁ], joy of living) is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit. Joie de vivre
“can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung. Robert’s Dictionnaire says joie is sentiment exaltant ressenti par toute la conscience, that is, involves one’s whole being.”


60 seconds

60 seconds

So what’s Ally’s Kitchen all about~~well, just click this picture, sit back and savor the flavors~~the thinking, fooding and …

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bohemian sparkles

bohemian sparkles

bohemian sparkles for 2015 Tune in to the Rose Parade on New Years Day 2015~~I’ll be there as the social media correspondent for Do…

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~garam masala veal & pasta~

~garam masala veal & pasta~

This is one of those meals that you can make in about 30 minutes and feel like you’re eating somewhere really fancy dancy! Because …

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keeping good company

keeping good company

Growing up, my Mom used to hammer into me the importance of being in the right company, choosing the right friends~~mainly hanging out wi…

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Oatmeal Nut Sea Salt Chewies

Oatmeal Nut Sea Salt Chewies

Rather than just slicing and baking this blue tube of sugar cookie dough that was lurking in my refrigerator~~I mean how in the world did…

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oatmeal almond chewies

oatmeal almond chewies

After winning the ‘Voters Choice’ in Sara Moulton’s ‘Locavore’ contest, I got not only a set of awesome cop…

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Lemon Cottage Cheesecake

Lemon Cottage Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a variation of my Croatian Mom’s wonderful cheesecake she used to make us when I was growing up.  The key ingred…

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