Lessons from the fall rain

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I’m beginning to appreciate the many layers of fall. It seems like yesterday that I was moping about the heat of summer leaving us. It packed its shades and sunscreen and just flat out left our country seemingly overnight, leaving leaves all over the place in complete haste. The nerve! I guess that meant while I moped about being home […]

The modern vanity that amazingly became so much more

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Do you make lots of mistakes? Get ready to laugh AND feel good about it! Because the blogging world’s greatest storyteller just wrote a feel good story book that celebrates the blunders in life! I’m referring to KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and her new book, So Close To Amazing.   Click to Shop on Amazon (affiliate link) HERE Visit the original […]

Getting stuff done with the 20 Second Rule.

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There are certain tasks throughout the day that I stumble over. Yet there are those things that I jump right into without barely a though. Hmmm… why is that?! I originally thought it was because I just enjoy doing some things more than others. Such as, it’s no effort to jump on my bike each evening, […]

Musings of the perfect home-shop scenario.

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Dear Donna   I read your blog and am observing change in your life.   Have you ever considered yourself an artist?  I mean, for real. Of course, you are. Basement Paint Studio . It would seem you are somewhat restricted for studio space.  Would you ever consider a small cottage home on some land […]

For those afraid to start living again after crisis mode.

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Ever hear of the phrase, “It’s always easier giving advice, rather than taking it.”? Well, I needed advice. So I wrote myself a Dear Abby styled letter. And then I answered it with an accumulation of advice I received from a course and therapy. I truly hope it helps anyone that needs it! Here goes… . […]

Have faith! The best is yet to come.

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When I use to go camping back in the day, a new batch of books from the thrift store generally came along for the ride. Reading at bedtime or on the beach is a fav thing to do when I’m out in vacay land. The escape is like a holiday within a holiday! Especially if […]

When one simple thing gets published

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It never gets old, friends. I was over the moon DELIGHTED when Somerset Home desired to publish my funky little potting shed sign on the shed. Life sure has a funny way of working itself out. A little behind the scenes mentality… This project started out as a means of introducing some garden themed stencils to […]

How to sell stuff, and know if it’s right for you.

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Over the last little while, I’ve been photographing my line of stencils, in order to create product shots. It’s been a fun challenge, attempting to marry the stencils with themes of sorts! This was a task I’ve overlooked for a long time. Honestly, I just didn’t even really think about it. Because I didn’t really intend to […]

The freedom of relinquishing, while purging a past life

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In my ongoing quest to clean up this place, (which I’m now convinced will really NEEEEVER be over… how DO you do it, clean people?!) I gave myself a mantra. I’m going to get rid or sell something once a week. For me, getting rid of something for good is harder than gutting a room, then […]

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 […]