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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The definition of Success

As a textbook introvert, I spend a good deal of time, introvert-ing. Lol Over the past few years I challenged myself on my definition of success. I don’t believe there is one definition for success and I definitely don’t believe it’s the definition that society has given it: Mansions, fast cars, yachts, designer watches/shoes/handbags and…

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My home = Me

It’s been said, more than a few times, that our homes are reflections of who we are. As in, the current state of your home is a mirror of your current state of mind, what’s going on, on the inside. If you’re honest with yourself, would you agree with that statement? This maaaay or may…

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The trouble with ‘neutral.’

I have a love/hate relationship with trends. It’s always fun to see ‘popular’ designers make their predictions for the year and  introduce new and tried and true ideas to the mainstream. The trouble begins when we start listening to and following the ideas of ‘experts’ instead of our own intuition. Then there’s the ‘pack mentality’,…

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The never ending story…

Are you who you were five years ago? Probably not. And that’s a good thing! I read a blog post the other day on this topic. Then I heard it mentioned on a podcast this morning. And just a few minutes ago I saw a Facebook post mentioning the very same thing. In my world,…

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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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The box

We humans like to put things in boxes, don’t we? It’s easier that way. And we like easy. We put humans in boxes, too, right? She’s a loner, he’s an extrovert, she’s creative, he’s athletic, she’s overprotective, he’s absent. When it comes to our homes, the box feels good at first. Makes us feel like…

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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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Easy Spring Centerpiece

Winter is fading into history and Spring is… springing! Living in the  desert southwest, Spring happens earlier for us. The temps start to rise and blooms start appearing while most of the country is still under snow. We are fortunate that way but our Summers are HOT. So… there’s that. :-) But for now, we…

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