Life As Art

Life As Art

The Power of Yellow Flowers can't be denied. It's the perfect cheerful combination of the sunshine yellow and the natural beauty of a flower coupled into an instant mood changer. These flower leave me feeling grateful. The birds are quite excited. At 7:00 am they're...

Life As Art

Life As Art

March is here! I was talking to some Instagram friends who live in northern climates and we agreed it can be a challenging month for us. So many people in warmer states are experiencing sunshine and the greening of their landscapes, but not us. Here in Michigan and in...

Life As Art

Life As Art

Can you believe it's already the last Saturday of February?! Here in Michigan we'll have another couple of weeks of snow and need to be intentional about enjoying it. The kids have been outside sledding on the hill by the side of our house a lot this past week. It's a...

Life As Art

Life As Art

Being a home blogger you'd think my home is organized, tidy, and always adorned with the latest seasonal decor. You might think that, but you'd be wrong. Please understand I would love this scenario. Setting up my playhouse house (which consisted of a big box or tall...

7 Self-Help Books I’m Listening to Right Now

7 Self-Help Books I’m Listening to Right Now

At the beginning of every New Year, I can't help but get excited about the idea of a fresh new start. The question has to be asked, how can I improve my life and the lives of my family? How can I do better? It's not that things are terrible, things are good. It's the...

Life As Art

Life As Art

Another Saturday and another look at living Life As Art. With Valentine's Day around the corner, the day of love has been on my mind. When I was in high school I dreaded the holiday. Sixth-period flowers would be given out, but I never got one! No one wanted to be...

Life As Art

Life As Art

Happy February friends! Much to celebrate this month and the first thing that comes to mind is Black History. Yes, February has been designated Black history month, but for me, every month is Black history month. Just like every month should be women's history month....

Life As Art

Life As Art

No way is this the last Saturday of January! Wait, it really is? Fine, I accept the reality and I'll enjoy the last few days of the first month of 2023. Hope you all have been keeping warm and setting some positive intentions for 2023. It's never too late to begin a...

Life As Art

Life As Art

Happy Saturday! It's a good time of year to reset. We all need a new beginning and it's part of why I love January. Life As Art There are plenty of things about Winter that I don't like, but instead of focusing on them I would much rather look at ways to get around...

Life As Art

Life As Art

Happy New Year friends!  I hope you are enjoying the fresh start that 2023 holds for us all. It's been good to take a little break from blogging. Over Christmas vacation, we made a trip to Texas to see family. It was a wonderful time and this Michigander can hardly...

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