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When Being at Home Can Happen Anywhere

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, Nest Feathers - Home Design, Visual Me | 2 comments

When Being at Home Can Happen Anywhere

My daily prayer is for a shift. Please let my mind shift to see me and my world and my potential differently today. To value what I have and what I know with respect and reverence. I leave the house hoping to break my “same brain”. And I do for a little while driving or shopping. And then I return home and I feel the inevitable slip back into my rut. In the light of the upcoming birthday party and having guests over, I am doing some home renovations. Throw a party and you’ll make progress. My hallway is getting a long overdue facelift....

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Hallway Renovation Update

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Nest Feathers - Home Design, Visual Me | 1 comment

Hallway Renovation Update

I notice that sometimes there are items that will sit on my to-do list for an uncomfortably long time, taunting me with their incompletion. The reasons why they are not being accomplished had evaded me. But they linger like a pain deep in my hip saying there’s something worth an x-ray going on in there. And this hallway renovation had become “one of those things”. I recognized the hold up sometime ago when I wrote about the stalled renovations in this post titled Weird Spaces and a Plan and what I realized it meant in the bigger...

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Crunchy Christmas House Tour 2016 – 2017

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Nest Feathers - Home Design, Video Posts, Visual Me | 0 comments

Crunchy Christmas House Tour 2016 – 2017

Oh the inferences I had trying to film this video! I had every intention of filming it way before the holiday was over. But then the kids were home. And then it was overcast. And then winter hit and it was overcast all the time. I picked the whole house up one day and was just about to film and then everybody came home. Here’s the thing, I’ve got a family and a life. I like to separate them and sometimes they can’t be. So here’s the crunchy Christmas House Tour 2017 with me studdering and stumbling and it’s OK....

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The Big Tree With a Lesson

Posted by on Dec 24, 2016 in Ahas, Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, She's Crafty, Visual Me | 2 comments

The Big Tree With a Lesson

If you have read my blog for a year at least, you may remember that I decorate the 15 foot tree at the Unitarian Universalist church we attend in Easton, Maryland. This year I added a new element or two which brought a little different texture to the tree’s design. The amazing paper snowflakes are courtesy of the talent of Nancy Sawyer. And the embroidery hoops hold fabric from an beloved and ill fated tablecloth. See the backstory post here and know that this eureka of recycling absolved me and my heartbreak. As I was standing there...

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Christmas 2016 is Decorated

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Nest Feathers - Home Design | 4 comments

Christmas 2016 is Decorated

When asked why I hadn’t gone to any effort to wear an ugly sweater to our neighbor’s party, I answered, this is not my realm of effort. I use every drop of my holiday creativity to decorate my tree. My tree is for me and it kicks everyone else’s tree’s butt. Plus at my age, you don’t want to waste an opportunity to look good at a party. Please. I usually don’t like to start decorating too early, as in right after Thanksgiving. Because, if I only have a month’s worth of joy for holiday decorations, I...

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We’re All An Event Planner for Christmas

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Nest Feathers - Home Design, Visual Me | 1 comment

We’re All An Event Planner for Christmas

Since the season is about to be fully in gear for 2016 and I may need to keep my eyes on that road, I’m reposting some of my favorite past Christmas posts to keep you entertained if you are in need. Enjoy this wrap up from 2015! If you were told you’d been volunteered as an event planner and decorator for a royal ball, you’d laugh your butt off right? But regular people across the globe did their best to plan and execute a special event, otherwise known as Christmas, on their own this past month mostly without professional...

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Redecorating Junkie

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Nest Feathers - Home Design, Pretty Pictures, Visual Me | 3 comments

Redecorating Junkie

I feel “off” if I don’t try to redecorate my mantel spaces, bar top, and/or shelves every so often. I’m especially compelled to make a total difference redecorating for Summer and for Winter. It’s a “Thing”. This year, I happily entertained the achievement of some of this activity both for Halloween here and now for Fall. So before it gets too late and you need Christmas decorations, I thought I’d show you what my redecorating efforts got me. I was feeling the copper, white, and wood combination. And yes, I have a lot...

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Halloween Decorations 2016

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Nest Feathers - Home Design, Visual Me | 0 comments

Halloween Decorations 2016

I almost didn’t do it. I thought about the effort it smacked of and the time it would take to go into the attic and drag everything out and down. And then I thought about how happy their little faces would be seeing Halloween explode in the house miraculously. And so I decorated! No plan, never enough time to make it “perfect” but still I did it. It’s the right thing to do. Fiona was thrilled. She ran around saying the word “cute” a lot in that affected girl way we apparently do when we’re shopping. They fought over the...

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Week Three Of My and Our Creative September

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Pretty Pictures, She's Crafty | 2 comments

Week Three Of My and Our Creative September

Yes, as if I could learn anymore, this third week of my, and our, creative September (#ourcreativeseptember on Instagram where others joined me !) has brought another few layers of ahas from this month-long creativity challenge. Having moved through the cloud of resistance, I am now stepping into create mode very quickly. As a given now, I don’t have to grapple with “if”. As for the when of the creating, I try to think and not think about it. Like if you talk about going to a movie too much, you’ll talk yourself right...

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Week Two of Our Creative September

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, She's Crafty, Visual Me | 2 comments

Week Two of Our Creative September

I embarked on this second week of creating with a high from my first week. I thought I’d use the excuse to create as a means to change up my mantelpiece styling which I did with a mildly pleasing result. I’m sure I’ll come back at it soon but it was a brain scrub of a sort. But then a conversation with my sister had me thinking about mixed media and the craftroom was cooling down (it’s an enclosed porch and very hot in the Summertime) and calling me. It never ceases to amaze me the child-like capacity to be thrilled...

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