Staying in the creative flow

Staying in the creative flow

I’ve been hanging out on Instagram lately (you can find me there). It’s been inspiring me to try out acrylic pouring.  I get really excited about all the possibilities when I watch the paint flow around the surface.  Plus it challenges my need to control things, as this art medium is notoriously unpredictable. Here’s a […]

Never Ending Chores

Never Ending Chores

My daughter sings this song called “The Song that Never Ends” and it goes on and on, my friend. And you started singing for reasons just because….  This reminded me of chores that never end.  I think they must have always existed for humans.  Currently, us, modern humans, have got the dishes, laundry, going to […]

Digital clutter’s so easy to hide

Digital clutter’s so easy to hide

With the availability of cloud storage, bigger and bigger phone memories, and plus amazing computer capabilities; it’s easy to just keep collecting digital stuff.  We’ve got photos, emails, documents, banking, baseball schedules, school meetings, the list goes on. And when we shut off our phones and close our laptops it’s easy to forget how much […]

The Power of Cleaning One Bookshelf

The Power of Cleaning One Bookshelf

It felt easy to focus on one area, one type of item and be able to clear it in an afternoon. I wasn’t overwhelmed when I started. And once I’d finished, I felt like I’d really accomplished something, and I had, but best of all I wasn’t exhausted nor was my living room a mess. […]

What Makes the Best Bath Ever?

What Makes the Best Bath Ever?

Over the last year, I’ve been working hard and have creating amazing things in my business. This has been awesome and great, but I’d also lost touch with having fun outside of work. I needed to connect with friends and do things to encourage me to pause and enjoy myself more often. I was talking […]

Getting all done with a smile on my face and laughter in my belly

Getting all done with a smile on my face and laughter in my belly

There are weeks where I just feel like I’ll never get it all completed.  And when I look over everything, it’s actually probably true, unless I stay up all night long and drink lots of Red Bull, which I don’t like any way and then I’ll crash and burn because the high of caffeine does […]

Gentle Reminder- Start fresh record keeping

Gentle Reminder- Start fresh record keeping

As the dust from the holidays and the start of the year settle, it’s a great time to start fresh with your personal or business record keeping for 2018. Pull all 2017 papers and files for tax preparation and create new ones for 2018. Or if you’ve never been much for organizing your receipts and […]

Start the New Year Gently

Start the New Year Gently

I know it’s so great. You’ve got a new start, a new beginning. And you can change and correct and make better all those things that are “wrong” with you or “need improvement.” And……it’s also wet and cold outside, the days are still short and, MOST IMPORTANTLY you are already perfect just the way you […]

Cherishing your Dreams and Aspirations

Cherishing your Dreams and Aspirations

Some ideas seem so far out of reach. A couple years ago, an addition, even a new roof seemed so far off, so out of reach for me.  But each year I kept putting images of my new kitchen and the beautiful garden and all those things I wanted my home to have and be […]

My varying ideas about the New Year

My varying ideas about the New Year

It’s always fun to look back over the things I’ve written about different subjects.  I’ve got two widely varying perspectives on Marie Kondo- from too much to just right. And I’ve taken many approaches to the New Year as well.  Sometimes I’ve questioned whether you really need New Year’s Resolutions, and talked more about what […]