Visual Serenity

Visual Serenity

Did you know that yesterday was National Clean Off Your Desk day? I’m a little slow in reporting here, but just thought you might want to know! I’ve been doing a lot of organizing and de-cluttering around my house. Tidying things up and getting rid of clutter is one of the best ways to reduce a stressful environment in your home. When you have too much stuff, your eyes don’t know where to focus so you start to feel anxious! And when you feel anxious, it is hard to be really happy and productive in life.

Speaking of feeling the pinch of too much to do, I need to get back to it right now!

Please visit my CWO article this month for ideas on Creating Visual Serenity!!

photo: Better Homes & Gardens online

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Birthday Girl & Upcoming Hooplas

Birthday Girl & Upcoming Hooplas

Thank you, Jenn & Jacqui! You made my birthday the best EVER by giving me my dream house! THANK YOU SO MUCH. And thanks to all of you who have been leaving me sweet birthday wishes, my heart is bursting! Monday the 14th is my real birthday, I’ve just been stretching it out to make the most of it! :-)

Check this out, this is in my REAL DREAM HOUSE FILE! I took this photo near my daughter’s school. I think Jenn & Jacqui are definitely on to something, white houses with big wraparound porches and sweeping front lawns would be SO ROMANTIC! I think I found my dream.

Birthday Girl & Upcoming Hooplas

I was a little peeved at my computer a few minutes ago because my entire post for the day was obliterated, but I’m doing the best I can to keep a smile on my face as I recreate a small portion of it. I basically just wanted to say that I have BIG THINGS planned here on the blog for the upcoming weeks.

Sneak Previews:

◊ This week (not sure yet what day) I will have a post on one of my favorite topics: Inspired Rooms. We are going to talk about this part of my blog tagline “When life inspires your home…”. I’ve got some ideas to share on having an inspired home and I look forward to you sharing your ideas with me. We have a “inspired” decorating dilemma to help solve for one of our blogging friends and I bet YOU will have some great ideas for her.

◊ In Friday’s Sweet Escape I will share one of the things I did for my birthday. You don’t know this yet but I took you all on another DRIVE BY! Yep, I had a great time exploring and generally causing a wild ruckus with my crazy “camera in the bushes techniques” in some of Portland’s finer neighborhoods. And I’ve got some real beauties to share!

◊ Then, coming up towards the end of the month, THIS IS HUGE, girlfriends: stay tuned for another INSPIRATION WEEK. Remember how much fun we had back here? This time, we are going to be soaking in the inspiration for BEAUTIFUL AND ROMANTIC LIVING. In honor of my favorite topics for everyday living AND the most romantic holiday of the year we’ll be getting ourselves in the proper mindset and armed with inspiring ideas and photos. I know we’ve done some of that here already but I’m talking major HOOPLA inspiration. I’m thinking we should have a prize and just do all sorts of best girlfriend stuff. I’ve got friends who are going to help inspire us and I hope you’ll join in with your inspiration too! It should be fun. We’ll find out more as I make it up! (yeah, I do make these things up as I go along!). If I can figure out how to make one of those buttons to announce it I will post it on my sidebar soon.

Alrighty girlfriends, have a great Monday. If you are a new blogger like me and feel a bit blog challenged at times, go visit my friend Felicity at All Things Bright & Beautiful. She is hosting a series of posts to help new bloggers! I love that idea! I’ve learned a few things already so be sure and stop in if you need some help! Give her a hug for me.

Birthday Girl & Upcoming Hooplas
thanks again to Jenn & Jacqui for all their sweet cartoon renditions of me. xoxo
Birthday Girl & Upcoming Hooplas
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