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The 100 Day Project: Days 55 through 75

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Pretty Pictures, She's Crafty | 0 comments

The 100 Day Project: Days 55 through 75

Back in April I started something I had previously believed was impossible for me. I began a 100 Day Challenge. I am doing a sketch a day with pencil and pastels on a 4 x 6 card. I am using everyday objects as an homage to the ordinary everyday experience that we all have in common. And I’m actually on day 76! I knew I could do this challenge based on my previous Summer’s completion of the ICAD (index card a day) challenge which is two months long. And in fact, I decided to go ahead and do the ICAD challenge this year in addition...

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Our Creative June Week One

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, She's Crafty | 0 comments

Our Creative June Week One

A week into Our Creative June creativity challenge on Instagram and the excitement is all there. To feel and watch as people grab a hold of the idea of creativity as a gift they can give themselves daily is so satisfying. I know that for me, it always brings such a jolt to my esteem when I create. And then sharing it with my community gives me another happy zing. Am delighted to say that after a week run, there are over 120 posts of creations on the #OurCreativeJune page and there are at least 25 participants including myself. I give you a...

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Fiona’s Moana Themed 5th Birthday Party

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Midlife Motherhood, Raising Fair Fiona, She's Crafty | 4 comments

Fiona’s Moana Themed 5th Birthday Party

We celebrated Fiona’s Fifth birthday with a Moana party theme. We’re still doing the parties old school with family and cousins to play with. And the Moana theme was truly a great excuse to reuse my fabulous palm trees over again from the Viva Havana fundraiser. I took a good long time to conceive of and create some of the details and touches that made it feel fun and tropical islandy. Had the palm trees but needed the tiki god idol pieces to fill out the corner cabinets. They’re painted on hunks of cardboard. The kokomora...

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Viva Havana Auction and Fundraiser

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, She's Crafty | 0 comments

Viva Havana Auction and Fundraiser

The Viva Havana auction and fundraiser which had held my thoughts hostage for so many months prior, ended up being a success. I had planned out everything ahead and took the time I needed to follow through with all my projects. It all fell into place despite sick children and foul weather. So I thought I’d show you some pictures of the event in case you missed seeing them. Mark had done a fundraiser last year so we already had the street scene gobo, a picture we projected on to the wall. The palm trees were all my making. Some found...

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December 2017 in Pictures

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Keeping House and Mind Aligned, Midlife Motherhood, Nest Feathers - Interior Design, Raising Fair Fiona, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

December 2017 in Pictures

Christmas is a force to be reckoned with. It rolls up on you like some sort of stealth vehicle running on joyful intentions with wicked time constraints. Here’s my thus far pictures to prove that we’re moving right along through the season. And my story is that this Christmas, I was more proactive than ever before so that I can be more present when those wrapped presents are being torn asunder.         Enjoy your Holiday Happenings wherever and whoever you...

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My Remodeled Pink Dining Room

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Keeping House and Mind Aligned, Nest Feathers - Interior Design, Nestmaker | 2 comments

My Remodeled Pink Dining Room

It was recently brought to my attention that I had never posted the “redecorate the dining room” post. This was a May ’17 project I set myself to completing before hosting a dinner party, taking our green dining room and transforming it into a pink dining room. And I was truly pleased with myself and the results. This room reno cost a little over $200 including awesome rug, paint, and curtains. And is a monument to decorating minimalism and intuition.   At least five years ago, I decided to paint my dining room Chartreuse green. I thought...

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Fool-headed Husbands Need to Let Go of Control

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Nest Feathers - Interior Design, Silly I Tell You, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Fool-headed Husbands Need to Let Go of Control

I was a lunch guest of a woman whom I liked her and admired for starting her own Interior design business. I always thought interior decorating was one of those professions I’d missed my calling for. And she was a liberal thinker, funny, and kind. Within her lovely home, there was a dining room set that was funky and chunky but dark. And when I suggested she just go ahead and paint it, she said “Oh no, my husband wouldn’t approve of that.” They’d bought it together at an expensive local antiques dealer’s you see. He...

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When Being at Home Can Happen Anywhere

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Ahas, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Keeping House and Mind Aligned, Nest Feathers - Interior Design, Wisdom Lessons | 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, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Nest Feathers - Interior Design, Wisdom Lessons | 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 Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Nest Feathers - Interior Design, Video Posts | 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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