Monday, February 2, 2015

A Little Bit to

It's an exciting time in the Blogosphere as we reach more people, interests and continental distance seems to shrink! I enjoy reading such a range of blogs, from makeup gurus, decor and style specialists, health and wellness and spiritual helps. These connections make me feel like anything is possible and even though I may not have a Sarah Richardson budget, with her direction in her web writings and sharings and now her new book, we can all have a little Sarah Style...can't wait to get my hands on that sweet read.

Recently, I was introduced to Chairish   and wanted to create for you, a style board using products from their amazing website! What a neat place to dream, browse and of course, shop! (Disclaimer: I am not being paid, or given product, all ideas, thoughts and opinions are all my own, all photos are taken directly from the Chairish site and none are my own.)

Starting in a room that is plain and simple, perhaps all white, shooting some colour in can certainly call us up out of winter and ready to pounce on spring. With that in mind, I decided to plan a room that would bring me exactly that vision. We we smacked with 30 cm of snow today and warm cozy sounds great, but bright and fresh spring sounds even better.

My jumping off point is from a rug in the Chairish collection, called Grass Green Abrash Turkish Rug ... wow, a nice floor of thick green grass to stand on, lush and cool, sounds fantastic right now. This rug is described on their site as
  • Dimensions 64.0ʺW × 106.0ʺD × 0.25ʺH
  • Condition Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history.
  • Style Vintage, Turkish
Grass green dyes accentuate the naturally distressed fiber of this vintage rug, and is for sale currently at $1145.00 USD. But this is only one of many amazing options on the rugs page.

I'll be designing a bedroom around this rug, cause wow, nothing screams spring like grass green lushness.  Before I post my design board, here are a few more awesome offerings from Chairish. 


art too! 

 yes please!

 so much choice!

I've laid out a bedroom with some of my favorite offerings and when your just dreaming, price is never an object!

a few of my favorite things 

soft and bright

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Order 2014

January isn't my New Year. February is. I like to sift through my thoughts in January, see what I feel to work on, what worked last year, what didn't. I don't like to push my planning into the flip of one page on a calendar. This has worked for me so well. So this week, is now my New time to move into whatever the plans are that January revealed. :)
My word this year is Order. I love order. I live with people who don't always have the same vision for order that I do. Nothing makes me rise to a challenge like someone not quite catching my vision, you know what I mean? So with that in mind and all the things that have percolated to the top...Order, Order, Order. Not just in the court, but in every area of my life. And those who don't want to come along, might be swayed by the results. Sometimes, actions do speak louder than words.

This post from MPMK made its way around blog world a few times, years in a row and every once it a while it pops back up....I think it may be may favorite blog post of all times. I have released myself from trying to be a blogger; I'm so not one. I am a blog reader, but occasionally like to pop in here and brain dump. This is such a day. Its more for me, but if anyone can relate...virtual high five!!! This post from Steph totally nails it for so many of us. So on my journey to order...I'm going to just keep this one in mind. Order. With grace and mercy, for me and those not quite catching my vision. Happy day to you. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

2013: Excellence

I'm striving for Excellence. Lofty? Ya, you bet. Difficult? So.

January proved impossible, and still most excellent. An awareness crept in like a soft awakening. Some where in me, a re-membering to my spirit. A re-newing of my 'me'. And that aware-ness, of whose I am. Again. Always again. This word, excellence, can be overwhelming, almost perfectionist. It's defined as: excellence = the quality of being excellent. excellent = superior; very good of its kind, eminently good. Ya. But that's not the one I'm after. I'm after the Spirit of Excellence.

2 Cor 3:8 AMP: And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. mmmmm. That's good.

But get this: How does God see you? When God sees you, he sees you:
* conforming to the Word.
* washed in the Blood
* not as a defeated one, but as a conqueror
* not as barely making it, but living an abundant life
* He sees you walking in the glory of the Lord, as we walk in the fullness of God

… constantly being transfigured into His very own image…
transfigured = to give a new and typically exalted or spiritual appearance to; transform outwardly and usually for the better
This article, from New Life Church wowed....wowed my spirit. Said everything I needed to hear and wanted to say. I can't say it better. Excellence in the spirit is that important.
Excellence starts when we learn to examine ourselves, it is an attitude of self-examination or self-judgement.

Excellence is a judgement of comparison.
Comparison of the way we are doing it, to the way we COULD be doing it.
Comparison of your present standard to your potential
Striving for excellence helps us fulfill the potential that God already has on the inside. God already has a plan for us, but most of the time, we don’t fulfill the plan because we never reach the true potential that we have inside.

Go here and read it. The whole of it and let the excellence in you, settle into your Spirit. It takes along time to turn a ship. Give it time. 

Monday, December 31, 2012

New Beginnings for 2013

I don't know about you, but I love a fresh start. I've loved reading so many amazing posts this year and took some much needed time to drop the pressure of posting myself. I realize now isn't the time for me to avidly become a blogger. I'm great with that. So to whoever is reading, be blessed this year, enjoy what's coming. We're to count it all Joy. Even the tough stuff....sounds hard to do, but I bet we can. Happy New Years.

Monday, July 2, 2012

It's been so long. Hi. I'm not far, reading blogs more than writing lately. That's my life. So entirely full. I'm excited to enjoy reading this summer and unwinding and reconnecting with being still. So. Ready. I found this great post this morning and thot it was worth repeating and keeping. So please do enjoy reading Jones Design Company's 
5 Books Worth Reading.   Enjoy.