4 tips on making the right decisions

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If you are anything like me, you struggle daily with unanswered questions. To make matters even more interesting, I’m an over thinker type. If I get overwhelmed with a tricky situation or worse, if given OPTIONS (oh, the death of me!), I tend to walk away from it, rather than make a snap decision. Good […]

Thirsting after the right water – DJM8

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For the first time in a long time, my son wasn’t with me on this given weekend. When that happens, something in me changes. I no longer have to hover. Dictate. Worry. Decide. Constantly cook. My duties as a parent are relaxed… which then puts the short term focus on me. A different me emerges. Probably because it’s […]

A soundtrack free for the taking

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I can always tell when chaos has taken too strong of a hold over my life. You know the signs… the world just gets a little noisier, so we attempt to settle our minds in some small way. Grateful for a pressure washed patio and new – old sawhorse coffee table, I sat outdoors to […]

How to position life’s stepping stones to customize your path

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This week has been a little out of the norm. Working on lots of behind the scenes biz things have delayed new projects and progress around the homestead for the short term. Life as a biz owner… But, I’m kinda glad. It’s given me more time to mull over what we discussed in the post where I let […]

Offering you. Just the way you are.

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Just when I say I never have posts planned and everything is basically hot off the press, I opened up this draft. It is PERFECTLY themed for the recent feedback on the surveys you have given me over the past couple of days. (link party survey HERE and overall survey HERE) I want to thank […]

A secret to achieving a true, homey home

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New walls against old weathered wood elements One of the nicest comments I’ve ever had on my home, was from a magazine editor. Once he entered through the front door, he fell silent. Looking around at every nook and cranny. “There they are…” he commented, while pointing towards the very crate stairs… that were in […]

Pyjama productivity. Why does it work?

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Rustic bulletin board tutorial Over the weekend, I woke up to a sunny day. Nice! Don’t you feel a burst of added energy when you do? My cats were no where to be seen, which either means they found a better place to nap, or they started their day far earlier than I. Probably the […]

I want to be more like a cat – on kindness

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Today was one of those days where I just needed a slow start.  You know the kind. You aren’t awake yet, but you can’t sleep any longer. You know you should get up but you don’t want to do anything yet.  And, as (bad) luck would have it, I was out of coffee beans. Nooooo….. I […]

What if undesirable tasks came with prizes? – djm2

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The morning started off like any other… I woke up, snuggled the cats by my feet, (ok, one was leaning against my chin… love that!), then puttered into the kitchen, rubbing my eyes, hopeful to fire up the perfect brew in short order. But when I entered the kitchen, it wasn’t its usual clean and pretty self. The sink […]

Be who you need to be today – djm intro

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Once upon a time, I worked at this one job that I was soooo excited about! It was a new breakthrough in my life, and I couldn’t learn stuff fast enough! I was hired for my energetic personality after all! But for some reason, I was held at arm’s length from doing it all. They’d […]