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 […]

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 […]

When a hobby grows up

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I received some rather exciting news in my email today. But you know it’s good for a story attached, yes?! Sawhorse pallet wood blog office desk As many of you know, my little blog started out of need. I was broke at the time, and just fired up a blog in order to showcase the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t be jealous. Just get busy

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I have this artist friend Dan that travels alot. When I worked for him, he’d talk about his ‘next big thing’, travelling to some far off exotic country, for work reasons. I’d listen with wide eyed interest, and was genuinely happy for his success. Then one day, I finally  confessed, “I could only wish.” “What do you mean?” […]

The secret to successful public speaking

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When I wake up each morning, these sweet, beautiful eyes greet me. Everything about this little face speaks the comforts of home… Safe. Calm. Unconditional love. Acceptance. The first sunbeam of the day casts a welcoming glow against my safely tucked in feet, still buried underneath the covers. Not one mistake has been made yet, for the […]

Is an iPhone 6 + really worth it?

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We were still in Disney for Christmas. But in between the luscious dole whips and the frenzy of The California Screamer, my son blurted out, “Mom, I can’t wait to go home!” Still chomping on my churro, (or was it Mickey Mouse pretzel) my brow pulled a puzzled why now… “Say what?! Why? I mean, […]