Why does it take courage to be ourselves?

Absolute strangers will walk up to me when I’m out and about, and comment to me about my hair. It’s the weirdest thing and though it’s been going on for years, it still surprises me. What do they comment about? Well, it used to be how long and full my hair was lol but those…

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Give that idea… wings!

I’m working on something. Something for you, in fact!  Something that involves fabric, foam board, polyfil and glue. And a wee bit of courage. :-) I’ve been thinking about doing this for quite awhile. But it’s pretty out-of-the-box, I’ve never seen it done before.  It kept going over and over in my mind because I…

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The (un)original home

I was listening to a podcast today. Something I typically do when I’m cleaning one of our Arbnbs. It helps keep my mind off of dirty dishes. The podcasts I listen to typically fall into one of two categories: Business or Home. I’m so varied I scare myself sometimes. LOL Today I was listening to…

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What Makes a Great Gallery Wall?

The gallery wall is a great way to fill a large empty wall space in your home or office with art work and mementos you love. I recently mentioned in a video (on Facebook and instagram) that I finally bought frames  for many of the pieces I had been collecting over the years. (Thanks to…

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Be different. Be you.

Being different.. just for the sake of being different.. is annoying. We all know that girl/guy. And ew. Being different because that’s who you are, is beautiful! And empowering to others! Coco Chanel said: don’t be like the rest of them, darling. I couldn’t agree more. This next part may sting a little. I think…

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Done is better than perfect

“I’m afraid I might mess it up.”   This is the “reason” I hear so often from folks who want to do that DIY project, pick a new couch or paint their bedroom… but haven’t started yet. For some it’s been days but for others… it’s been years. They’re stuck. There’s very few things in…

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Old standby

Very often my past, specifically my teen years, comes back to remind me who I really am was. Depressed, poor and barely holding on, I struggled to breath most days. I am not depressed anymore, in fact quite the opposite, I have more joy in my life than I ever thought possible. But every once…

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