ToniretouchedHi, I’m Toni Lansbury. I’m a wife, a mom, a sister, a dog owner, and an exceptionally good friend (I used to be a daughter, but then my  parents both died, which was a real bummer). I am also a freelance advertising copywriter, an antique junkie, a movie obsessed dog fanatic who loves the beach, good writing, good coffee, design, pop culture, the quirky, the unexpected, and the ridiculous, who thinks that laughing is up there with the great religions of the world. And I wrap a very nice gift. (I am also a whole bunch of other things, but let’s face, who has time to hear about them.)

I started this blog because historically, when I find myself in a really bad mood, I write down things I’m grateful for everyday, which makes me feel better, and in December of last year, instead of using a notebook to write them down, I used Facebook. And a funny thing happened: I not only felt better, but a whole bunch of other people felt better, too. And they encouraged me (full disclosure: some begged) to continue to write about what I was grateful for, which I called “the gratitude-a-thon,” (ya know, like a gratitude marathon). I decided I would, and this blog was born (it was a very easy birth–no epidural necessary).


18 thoughts on “About

  1. Love the blog Toni, I hear your voice as I read! Go and see Les Mis, you may change your mind. Loved the Oscars, even loved Jennifer Lawrence tripping up the stairs, just what I would have done in that dress! My favorite moment was the Les Mis performance it gave me goosebumps again.

    1. so glad you like the blog, heather. it was really, really wonderful to see you this past weekend. you are THE BEST. pete couldn’t have gotten luckier than the day he met you. yes–jennifer tripping just made her more adorable. xo

  2. Whoever wrote the article about Jody(leg art) has a sence iof spiritual insight to recognize her highly unusual talent and moreso , the extraordinary person she is. With the worldwide exposure she is getting, this article is the only one that brought tears to her mother. Jodys talent is only surpassed by kindness, courage , her unique ability to be a shining beacon in our world of too many dark corners. when you get near her , you obviously felt that source. Thank you. Her Dad.

  3. Toni,

    Just found your blog as a result of a Facebook post we both commented on and it brings a big smile to my face. I’ve always enjoyed our times together, no matter how brief and now I can get to enjoy you more often — how cool is that.

    Love your cousin Jonathan

  4. Hello! I just found you while searching for Bonnie Hunt’s “We’re walking” comment. She’s hilarious and you’re hilarious for including it. And this blog is wonderful. Thank you so much for creating it and keeping up with it. I’ll be an empty-nester come this spring and am going through many of the same pains. Best wishes in everything…..

    1. Hey HD, what a great message! i love that clip! btw, where did bonnie hunt disappear to, anyway? yup, empty nest, coming on quick. IT’S GOING TO BE INTERESTING! thanks for reading. xo

  5. Hi Tony, It is Debbie, Mark Weinstein’s sister. He sent me your blog post in response to the red carpet (my superbowl) and I agree with everything! I also love your Downton Abby posts. I just subscribed. I will also keep you in mind if we need any writing here! Glad to reconnect

    1. Hey Debbie! It’s been 300 years! Glad you liked the posts. Thanks for subscribing, and love to do some writing for you, if it’s ever appropriate (I promise not to swear!) xo

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