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 […]

Hello friend! What would you like to say?

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Say you had this place.. this magical place where you could tell your stories. How your day went. What you learned. What you wished to learn. What you wished to teach. Anything you wish! And you’d know you’d have an audience without even asking. Your audience would be kind, appreciative, supportive, but best of all, engaged. There would […]

A chat with the river, during a new bridge trail bike run

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(to get the full vibe, press HERE for sound effects) Some days feel like too much effort. My son just remarked today, “It’s hard, you don’t understand!” Well, I kinda actually do. I just have more grown up hard things to contend with. But we all have to deal with something.   Call it running […]

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 […]

The bike ride sunbeam that kept me company

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The day was ‘family day.’ And it was GORGEOUS out. Not wishing to stay locked indoors, I suggested to my son we go for a ‘family bike ride.’ Fun, right?! Wrong. He had no interest.  Ah, drat. Well, I refused to miss out on that gorgeous day, so I geared up, and was on 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 […]