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These are ten things that I couldn’t get through most days without, in no particular order…
1. A cup of tea (rather multiple cups of tea!)
2. My latest read (currently Three Cups of Tea)
3. My daily devotion book
4. Burt’s Bee’s lip balm
5. My planner with my “to-do” list
6 . The three pillows I sleep with-
7. My creative journal
8. My iTunes music list
9. Doing something c
What things do you depend on to get you through your day, your busy schedule, or your routine? Of course the people in our lives are most important, but there are also “things” that we depend on and look to for encouragement, purpose, or just for comfort. Some days the list changes, other days it stays about the same, but we are creatures of habit.
Think about what makes you function, work, smile, or just get through the day.
Just like flowers blooming in the spring… I am excited to share some “blooming” new features will be added to Celebrate Life Everyday over the next few months!
First, I will be starting an Interview Series. I am so excited about this! The interviews will be with highly creative, talented people who have so much to share with us. Some of these fantastic people will be kindred spirits that I know and have worked with, others we will both be getting to “know”. The first interview will start in just a week or two!! This can’t be missed…
Next… Giveaways! Yes, free things to win! I will be hosting contests and special events to give things away to readers like you! All you have to do is read often to find out what free treasure could be yours next… it’s like an online party!
There are of course lots of additional things planned for the Celebrate Life Everyday blog, but the last thing I am going to share with you now is… online shopping! Yes, this will be coming in several formats, but I will be able to share all of my favorite things with you, and you will be able to click on the link and learn more, or to purchase that item as well. I am working on this as we speak and I will reveal more as soon as things are up and ready!
Thanks for reading and I look forward to sharing so much more with you….
Don’t you just love music? Music can change or enhance a mood, set a tone or connect to your soul. Decorating your home should take in all of your senses, so what you hear is just as important as what you don’t. What do you hear in your home… I am sure many things on a daily basis…conversation, laughter, yelling, barking, the TV, silence? Each of those things may take a turn being heard, but when you are mindful of what you are hearing on a daily basis, it gives you control over what you may want your home to reflect. Joy and laughter, music and conversation, quiet and peaceful. Maybe using music can help you set the tone of your home.
I just love music and I rarely have it quiet, unless I am reading or in prayer. I am lucky to have a Mac in the center of my home with all of my music downloaded onto it. (Love it!) Each type of music is in a separate file, so if I am in the mood for 3 Doors Down, Chris Rice, Lenka, Martina McBride, or Andre Bocelli, I can listen with the click of a mouse. I can listen while at my computer, while cooking dinner, or while hanging out with my family or friends.
I also have teenagers in my house, so their music is downloaded as well. Sharing music can sometimes be up for debate, but I want to be able to hear what they are listening to, learn what they like, and talk about their music. (There are times when the music is too loud, or when I can’t distinguish the lyrics!) Sometimes we agree on what is appropriate and other times I get to pull my “Parental Card” and veto a particular choice. (okay, sometimes this happens more often that I would like!)
I do want to encourage you to be mindful of what your home “sounds” like. What do you choose to listen to daily? Whatever it is, I hope it brings you joy, connects you with others, and is music to your ears…
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This blog is designed to bring you all things home. If you are looking for a great paint color, some design inspiration, a tasty recipe, or a tip on a unique shop to discover… this blog is for you. I will bring you tips and advice that I use for clients in my design business, along with the daily inspiration from my own life and home.
My mission is to empower women to live life creatively, celebrate the daily, and to embrace home. I am passionate about making our home life a functional, personal space that we and our families can thrive in, laugh in, and play in. Our homes should represent more than just a place sleep, eat, and store stuff. They should be places to restore our souls, connect with each other, and create legacies. They should handle dirty laundry, wet dog paws, and birthday parties. They should welcome us home each time we step in the door and fill our hearts with a sense of place and belonging. Our home should be an extension of who we are and should tell our story. It is my mission to share in this journey with you.
This is your blog too… let me know your thoughts, your inspiration, and your daily challenges. We are in this life together and what better way to get through it than together? Every time I sit down to write I will grab a cup of coffee or tea and ask you to join me. We can share what works, what doesn’t, and what makes us laugh or cry. We can talk about how to best bake a chewy cookie, how to artfully frame your child’s latest angelic photo, or what to do about the endless piles of junk mail. So, visit often, comment much, and share these posts with others on the journey.
Thanks for stopping by…Let’s Celebrate Life Everyday!
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