Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Quote - Rumi

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I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens
I've been knocking from the inside!
~ Rumi

Thursday, April 26, 2012

TGIFive on Friday

I'm taking a break for a few days since I'm having sinus surgery tomorrow. Have a great weekend and I'll see you here next week!

1) Thank you has no expiration date on Roots of She

2) In praise of, "Who the hell do you think you are?" from Your Courageous Life

3) The Radiance of You on Kind Over Matter

4) Sketchbook - flower fields and finger paint from Alisa Burke

5) Buy a book save a life from Brene Brown to help end malaria


Quote - Trust

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Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Keep your Face to the Sun

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There are times when I wish I could turn back the hands of time. I’d like to change a few decisions that I made along the way. Alter the path I took. But there’s no point in looking back and pondering on what might have been.

The mistakes we made are the things that make us the person we are. Rewriting the past rewrites the present and the future. Our struggles and triumphs are what our character is made of and there’s no reason to ever change who you are.

As much as my achievements are to be proud of so are my failures. They made me stronger, taught me valuable lessons, and molded me into a more humble human being. Why would I ever want the change those things about myself?

That’s when I’m reminded to turn around and face forward, not backward. Reminiscing on the past is fine, just don’t live there.

Like the sun, the future is so much brighter when you’re facing it.

I see lots of sunshine in the forecast, my friend.

Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.  ~Helen Keller

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Favorite Things - Flowers

1) Felted red poppy garland from The Big Brown House

2) Ivory leather flower necklace from Kikos Attic

3) Red ceramic ring from Azulado

4) Rose cabachon ring from Glamour365

5) Felt Dahlia pillow from Bed Buggs Boutique

Join me each Tuesday for My Favorite Things, beautiful and unique finds from Etsy and other favorite retail therapy sources.

Monday, April 23, 2012

What I've Been Up To

A Suzi Blu Girl:

A She Art Girl:

And an Amanda Girl:

Textured dress detail:

Colorful flower canvas:

Art journal page (using She Art Bits & Pieces):

Messy journal page:


Everything Around Us Was Beautiful

While going through my pictures I came across this poem I wrote a few months ago for a Wild Sister Magazine challenge:

slowly, i enter
unabashed by the splendor
trinkets and troves
eyes gazing ahead
i marvel at the prospect
for what my sight did see
splendid and so divine
everything around us was beautiful
shimmering and shone
everything around us was beautiful
sparkling and mysterious
in that moment
i was mesmerized
deep within
i knew 
everything around us was beautiful


Quote - Possible

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Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!  
~Audrey Hepburn

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Green Home

I fell in love with this 100 year old barn turned home when I first saw it on Apartment Therapy last year. I love the simplicity and coziness of it (it's only 400 square feet) but I also love the history and repurposing of it. This home led me to searching for more green homes.

I stumbled upon this sweet dwelling called The Backyard House made with reclaimed barn wood.

And this green prefab home.

Sustainable house from FlatPak.

i-house prefab home.