Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gratitude - Day 58

Trust is a big deal.  And when I've been entrusted by someone else to take care of something important, I make sure I keep their trust.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

On Creativity and Self-Identity

I bumped into a wall of self-identity the other day.   I didn't see it there, and it surprised me, and has had me thinking about it for a few days now.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gratitude - Day 54

When you begin to count your blessings as regular habit, you soon find that there are so many blessings to count, you don't know where to start!

Gratitude - Day 53

For days spent singing and learning and laughing.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Some Little Changes Around Here

It's been a couple months since I last reflected about what this blog is going to become.   In the time since then, I've kept my plans and intentions that I laid out for myself.

New Baker's Rack

I've been pretty busy in the last day or two, completing a major trash-to-treasure project, and I'm going to be sharing that here in the next couple of days.  But in the meantime, I'm excited to show you a new piece I've got in my living room.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Gratitude - Day 48

White chocolate peppermint M&Ms leftover from the Christmas season.

Happy Tuesday 7/2014 - Fun and Easy Graphic Art Project

Welcome to the seventh Happy Tuesday of 2014!   Each week we share something that makes us happy - anything at all!  I hope you'll join the party too.  Look for it down below.

Today I'm sharing a continuation of progress on my back hallway, with a quick and easy graphic art project.   


So Many Projects, So Little Time!

I've got what seems like a million projects in some stage of completeness, though most of them are still in the "concept" stage.  Today, though, I've made significant progress on three different projects.  I thought I'd give a little sneak peek into what's been happening around the Harris house lately.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Gratitude - Day 46

I just read an email from a friend describing a horrific scene she endured yesterday with her son in an intense and terrifying health scare.  Without going into details, to say she went to hell and back would be an accurate depiction of her story.

None of the Above?

I found myself in Lowe's today, and used the opportunity to pick up some paint samples so we could get down to business on painting the living room.  I've been talking about it since we moved in, and just hadn't made any progress.  So hubby and I picked out three options and had samples mixed up in each of them.

photo 3

Friday, February 14, 2014

Gratitude - Day 45

Here we are, Valentine's Day.  The obvious thing for me to be grateful for today is the love of my husband.   Yes, I am so grateful for that.  

But I'm also ever so grateful for all of the various types of Love I find in my life.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gratitude - Day 44

I'm feeling in a little bit of a funk today.  Maybe it's cabin fever. I don't know.  But it's really easy to feel restless and scattered, a little bit grumpy, and dissatisfied.

Gratitude - Day 43

(written but not posted on Wed Feb 12)
This one is pretty easy - I'm so grateful for the snow!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Back Hall So Far

Yesterday I made some updates to the back entry hall in our home, and I'm excited to show my progress.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gratitude - Day 42

Dealing with difficult people has never been my strong suit.  Unfortunately it's been my task lately. 

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Last night I had one of those very realistic dreams, the kind where you wake up and wonder if it was real or imagined.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Gratitude - Day 41

It occurred to me today that I've fallen into a morning routine.

Happy Tuesday 6/2014 - Shopping Results

Welcome to the sixth Happy Tuesday of 2014!   Each week we share something that makes us happy - anything at all!  I hope you'll join the party too.  Look for it down below.

Today, I took the afternoon to go shopping for things to decorate the house.   I didn't really have anything in particular in mind, I just wanted to find some things to help make the house feel more like home.  Here's what I brought home:


Gratitude - Day 40

(Written, but not posted, on Sun Feb 9)
I'd like to thank Billy Joel, Martina McBride and The Manhattan Transfer for visiting today and keeping me company on the long drive down I-95 today.  

Gratitude - Day 39

(Written, but not posted, on Feb 8)
Bravery comes in many forms.  Today I was witness to some awesome creative risk-taking!

Gratitude - Day 38

(Written, but not posted, on Fri Feb 7.)  
I enjoyed a brisk but beautiful walk today.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Gratitude - Day 34


Happy Tuesday 5/2014 - Using Family History As Art

Welcome to the 4th Happy Tuesday of 2014!   I hope you'll join the link party today, and share something that makes you happy!  Check out the info at the bottom of the post and join the fun!


As we continue to settle into our new home, I am trying to use pieces that connect to a story, some history of our family.