Happier Walls / Happier Me

So I've been doing a lot of creating that's not verbally driven. It's been a little crazy here and being able to check out of my head focus has been relaxing. And often this means I'm actively making something or arranging things in ways that make me happier. So it's a good mood boost all … Continue reading Happier Walls / Happier Me

House Thoughts: Purpose and Personality

"If we show up with hands filled with perfection, then why would we need to think at all? What would life ever require of us? There would be no need for creativity. A technician has missing pieces and can't continue the job. An artist knows that the mess-ups and the limits are where the fun … Continue reading House Thoughts: Purpose and Personality

Decorating Reflections

At this point in my life, decorating my house is not something that comes naturally to me. All of it involves time, and paint, and trips to the store, and getting up the nerve to put a thumbtack hole in the wall. And try to throw into the mix two little ones who definitely enjoy … Continue reading Decorating Reflections

House Tour: Ranger’s Room

Ranger's room was the first to gain any semblance of being put together. His room is in the back left corner of the house. It is bright and cheerful and you can't hear the doorbell when the door is shut and the fan is on. It's perfect. Here are a few pictures of it when … Continue reading House Tour: Ranger’s Room

Card Me! – getting crafty with old greeting cards

Have you ever wondered what to do with all those old cards? I have. Somehow I've always managed to get attached to all those little bits of paper filled with signatures, best wishes and cute illustrations. I just can't bring myself to part with them! This happened to me in January when Ranger's baby shower … Continue reading Card Me! – getting crafty with old greeting cards

The to-dos and the dones

I'm guessing that most expectant moms go through a stage of doing things, tons of things, in preparation for their little ones. I've heard it called nesting. Mine consists of organizing spaces, decorating walls, taking pictures of what I need to do and have done, and doing things I may or may not have time … Continue reading The to-dos and the dones

A face lift

A face lift for my kitchen walls resulted in a heart lift for my days. I want to decorate more walls in our little house to make them feel a little homier and less temporary. Here is my kitchen with newly embellished walls and quiet clean counters for restful enjoyment. I especially love the positive … Continue reading A face lift