Thursday, February 28, 2019

Finding moments of joy

Hi friends- it’s been awhile- at least to post to the blog. I’ve been active on Instagram. The last two years have been very active on a personal front primary with sandwich issues. Everyone is well with routine now. Grateful to God. Life can change in a moment and a phone call.

I’ve missed connecting with all of you- hoping you will still be here and we can reconnect too. If you’re new - welcome- I enjoy hearing from you- let me know you stopped by.  Over the past year I’ve rediscovered a past love. I have always enjoyed being creative in different ways, as most of you do too! Those who read the blogs are creative souls otherwise you wouldn’t be here. It’s not that you have too much time - it’s that you make time for things that offer you moments of joy or that feed you.  It’s so important to do this!! For me, I have returned to watercolor painting. It is exciting and calming and fun at the same time. You can see my most recent pieces on Instagram. It is something worth making time for in a very busy day and something worth sharing with you.

I have more about this. About connecting, about how in this busy world to find a moment of joy.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Not drowning

Hello sweet friends- 

I'm still here and almost ready to fully return. Life has been a whirlwind(of sorts) and I'm amazed... at how fast time has passed.  I have been very reflective and have so many thoughts and things I'd like to share...soon. I'm also thinking of ways to retool and bring this little space up to date! My Twitter and Instagram are active and waiting for you to follow me there, in the meantime. As is, Pinterest. Any suggestions on ways to improve the blog are appreciated.  I pray you are all well. 

Until then,
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Sweeter Chair

 The sweater sweeter chair.

The $2 makeover, are you intrigued? 

If you have been following this blog, you know I really like chairs. Sometimes I find them, sometimes they find me. I even have a Pinterest board for them.

I have had this chair since I was in my early 20's.  It has a story, great pieces often do. It was acquired when my neighbor's were moving out of state and needed to empty their house. They lived in a gorgeous Victorian with many original pieces. Of course, I missed the house auction, as I was working nights back then (probably wouldn't of been able to afford the really good stuff anyway).  When I woke up that afternoon, this chair was on my porch  and waiting for me. They knew I had always liked it and when it didn't sell, they just gave it to me.

Moral of the story: 
Be nice to your neighbors and you will always have somewhere to sit.

Things I love about this chair:

  • The tufting
  • The color
  • The lines
  • The wonderful feeling you get when you sink into it.

So many memories sitting in this chair, I used to use it in front of my computer, have long conversations on the phone and read so many books and still do. 

When I sit in it, it feels like the club chairs that my parents had growing up. Basically,  it has that comfortable feeling of home.

We're not the only ones who love this chair and have enjoyed it.  You can see how worn it is.

It's such a great chair. This is also a great dog, he was visiting us for a couple days. Yup, this pooch was allowed on the furniture. Our pup well she is allowed only on one piece and it's not this chair, surprised?

So are you still intrigued about it's makeover?