It was impossible to prepare myself for this journey. It started suddenly and without warning. The road ahead was rough, and I would have to fight fear and activate faith to find hope and healing.
Close to Home
Home is where the heart is. Home sweet home. Home has been at the center of life, and I decided to make the best of my talents by enhancing the indoor and outdoor spaces in my home.
The Winds of Change
"The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings."Kakuzō Okakura - “The Book of Tea” Can you remember where you were when you heard that the spread of coronavirus might be serious enough to close schools, businesses, and churches? The possibility was real enough to me when a friend sent me a … Continue reading The Winds of Change
A look back at what I’ve learned after a year of blogging, and the changes I plan to make as I grow.
Plans and Patience
At this moment in my life, I am in a holding pattern. /‘hōldiNG ‘padern/ noun the flight path maintained by an aircraft awaiting permission to land I find it ironic that my life is in a place that I am familiar with, and probably have more tolerance for, when I am traveling. It’s the second definition of holding … Continue reading Plans and Patience
Happy New Happiness
A few years ago, a friend of mine from Russia taught me how to say, "Happy New Year" in Russian. Well, not in Russian, but rather how the new year greeting shared among Russians translates to English. I really liked the translation of "Happy New Year" into "Happy New Happiness". "New Happiness" describes the feeling … Continue reading Happy New Happiness
All Things Beautiful
In keeping with the title of my blog, I am going to share a few of the beautiful things I've observed this fall. This is an exercise in gratitude for the blessings I often overlook. For the past seven years, it has been my joy and responsibility to prepare my family for holiday travel. In … Continue reading All Things Beautiful
Holiday Decor on a Budget
Pine cone crafts are beautiful to display during the fall and the holiday season, however it takes a bit of work to prepare them for use in your home.
Holiday Travel for the Soul
The busiest time of the year can also be the best time for holiday travel. Why not make holiday time with your family restful, refreshing and relaxing?
Making a List
If you pay attention to advertisers, it’s that time of year when you should get started with your Christmas shopping. You have a list, and if you wait too long, someone will be left out! There’s a list for everything these days, which made me think about how I have used lists to my advantage. … Continue reading Making a List