Monday, February 21, 2011


"Never get so busy making a living

that you forget to make a life."


I was reading a blog I have been following,, and found this quote on her latest post, Downsizing.  It really hit home with me...  I am grateful that I now have the opportunity to figure out what I want out of life...
Now if it would just come to me...hahaha

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bedroom Redo

I really wouldn't call this a 'redo', because this bedroom just happened to be a result of us shoving leftover furniture into it.  The room was never 'done', necessity just came into play when we needed a bed to sleep on, lamps for reading and a dresser to place our clothes.  All that without spending any money.   What got the wheels turning is after watching a show about a couple who go to a sex therapist to help rekindle the spark that is missing from their relationship (don't ask me why I was watching this, I think only because it was late and I was flicking thru channels and ended up on this one but maybe thats a whole therapy session in itself! )  I couldn't get something the therapist said out of my mind.  The therapist makes a point to visit the couple at their home and asks to see their bedroom.  She goes on to say that the reason she wants to see the bedroom is because it usually shows what kind of state your relationship is in. Messy, dishelved , neglected room = messy, neglected relationship. The couple she visited had a beautifully decorated home .... except...wait for it... yes, not the bedroom!  I then thought, does everyone know this?  Because my/our bedroom is not where I want it to be (design wise) haha.

Here is a picture of the room as it sits now. My thriftiness came into play when we needed a bed.  We already owned two brand new twin mattresses from another room, so I had the hubs build a frame that they would fit in.  We also made a headboard from found driftwood planks.  So the plan is to paint, get a new duvet, deal with the lighting and nightstand etc, etc.  So keep posted for the reveal!

Monday, February 14, 2011


"A friend is like an eagle; you don't find them flying in flocks"

I happened to see this bald eagle perched alone in a tree and found it to be so peaceful.  Then I wondered to myself...hmmm are eagles monogamous? I seem to always see them alone.  Turns out they do mate for life, only if one in the pair dies do they find a new mate. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sunset in February

So READY for Spring!  For now I can satisfy my need for sunshine with this sunset.  It was a rare but beautiful February day, sunny but cold.  I long for the days of warm breezes, walking barefoot outside, all the pending blooms, and of course PROJECTS! Woo hoo.....