Relinquishing from the heart.

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Over the last couple of days, I was striving to ‘feel’ productive, but didn’t really know what to dig into. I just felt a general loss of direction, and knowing cleaning always triggers me into a really good zone, I ran with it. So I allowed my mind to wander and muse over what else […]

7 ways to motivate yourself into action

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Measuring for pilot holes, part of building a DIY reclaimed wood rustic crate with Apple Farm and Flower from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Dear me…  So… you booked a vacation, and now you can’t settle down and do anything else but mindfully pack! Can you relate? For most that book a future vacation, my guess is it brings them something to look forward to. For me, it has a different effect. My mind plays tricks on me and […]

Why I relinquish stuff and break decorating rules

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Does anyone else get ‘attached’ to the things they either find, DIY or buy? I know I sure do. And I know for a fact, I actually place super high values on my stuff over time that no one else feels quite the same way about! Case in point: I hold onto my things thinking […]

Why the million little steps of a journey matter most

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Over the weekend, I got the hankering to wash the front of my house. The house was a mess. I let it go all year which I don’t normally do. The algae could be seen from the road of all things! However I also knew the effort it entailed. I’d have to climb a ladder […]

Permission to thrive

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When I first arrived in Maui, the two big aloe vera plants beside my outdoor lanai had seen better days. I’ve frequented this condo many times over the years and honestly, their current state shocked me.  They were both orange and dry. I honestly thought they were on their way out.  So I decided to […]

The next chapter

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cabin getaway in front of Cultus Lake, BC Canada

Hello from the lake! As you’ve likely noticed, this little ‘ol blog had become quieter the past little while. My time and energy simply took top priority to other things. We all have our stories, so I know you get this. I promised myself that once I reached a certain achievement, I’d start to be […]

A message for those fearing to be different

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When I first started blogging, well before the art of repurposing became ‘a thing’, the ideas that popped into my head were… unique. Maybe even forbidden in the ‘real world of decorating’. I didn’t even know how to swing a power tool back then. Yet, because I desired to decorate my newly renovated home without […]

Downgrading the ‘ol bike to…

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As the regular readers of this blog will already know, this is kind of a big week in my imperfect little world. I was scheduled for the pulling of a failed tooth and an upcoming surgery I talked about in THIS post. So while I’ve been fussing and worrying and preparing and trying to forget […]

A bike ride in the snow… and 4 brave things.

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Yesterday was NEARLY thee day… but not quite. I had been patiently waiting for the remaining ice on the road to leave the premises so I could finally hop on my bike and hit the trails. However road shoulders were still inhabited by those annoying little ice glaciers. So I set off on foot instead, […]