10 tips For Being Your Best Self

I have begun to realize that with the pandemic and staying home all the time, my growth has stalled. I have no one to blame but myself. I have been hiding a lot because the ugliness of the world lately has made me retreat into my own head. Also, I have always had a problem […]

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The Pandemic Self-Care Guide

This pandemic has been a long and strange road for all of us. Some of us have lost our jobs, some of us are learning new skills, some of us are going crazy staying at home. It is vital to take care of both our physical health and our mental/emotional health. Here are some of […]

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Saturday Thoughts

It’s early in the morning. It’s cold so I changed into a warmer nightgown and put on socks. It’s been awhile since I’ve written in this space. It’s been a whirlwind. In fact this whole year has been downright surreal. 2020 has been like nothing I’ve ever seen. Strangely enough, it hasn’t been my worst […]

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Tips on Creating Sanctuary

I firmly believe that the home should be a sanctuary, a refuge from the craziness out in the world. A haven. A sanctuary is where all people living in your home feel safe, secure, comfortable, and able to express themselves and who they are. It doesn’t matter how humble or rich your home is, you […]

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October Thoughts

October….what a delightful month. The changing of the leaves and the cooler temperatures. The chilly nights. The leaves changing to bright oranges, yellows, and reds. Now is the time for handiwork as it gets colder: knitting, crochet, weaving. It’s also time for canning and preserving food, preparing for Winter, putting warmer blankets on the beds, […]

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Peaceful Days

I’m feeling very calm and peaceful today. As a family and as a person, I am happy with the direction we are going in. The goal is to have a peace-filled, relaxing home, to simplify, to be more frugal, and to move forward. I read a homemaking article some days ago that said to maintain […]

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Life Lately & Pandemic Thoughts

Holy moly, can you all believe it’s September!? 2020 is simultaneously the longest and fastest year ever. Despite it all, I can honestly say. 2020 hasn’t been my worst year. We’ve done better financially, I’ve become home-based, life has slowed down, and the kiddo is doing school from home. Overall, this whole pandemic has brought […]

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Musings on Our Future

I am an artist. I make paintings. I’m on hiatus for now not only because my art supplies are in storage, but also because, let’s face facts, art is a luxury business. We can make art for our souls, but as far as a business goes, this time of unrest is not the best time […]

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