Life As Art

Life As Art

It’s been a busy week. I can already feel things starting to speed up toward the Holidays ahead. There have been many years where I didn’t look forward to the Christmas season at all. All I could feel was the looming stress and anxiety of the business that was to...

Life As Art

Life As Art

How’s your November been friends? It's still Fall at our house, both inside and out. The weather here in Michigan has been so unusually nice lately that the kids and I have been taking lots of walks in the woods. We homeschool so I also let them take their books to...

Life As Art

Life As Art

Happy November! So much to look forward to this month. In Michigan, it's starting to get cold but I'm not letting that dampen my enthusiasm for the Holidays ahead. I think part of why I'm getting excited about this time of year is due to all the decorating I'm seeing...

Life As Art

Life As Art

It's the last Saturday of October and I'm sad to see this month coming to an end. It's been gorgeous everywhere I look. When we're driving, "Look at those trees kids!" has been my motto. Thankfully they're as in awe of God's creation as I am. On a design note I took...

Life As Art

Life As Art

As soon as the trees start to turn here in Michigan you can find me outside snipping a few branches off and bringing them inside. Do you do this? I think it will forever make me happy. When little things can fill you with joy you should probably make a habit of doing...

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Life As Art

Hello friends! We are in the midst of a gorgeous October and I am so enjoying being out in nature these days. Walks have turned my cloudy moods to contented ones, and I'm reminded that we really need to be outdoors. Loving the goldenrod by the little lake in our...

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Life As Art

It's such a gorgeous time of year in so many parts of the country. If you're one of my friends from down South then you're looking forward to cooler temperatures. If you're further North than you know the leaves are about to put on their yearly show and devastate us...

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Life As Art

Do you have a favorite flower? One of my favorites is the hydrangea. I have several in our garden and they produce well into the Fall. A hydrangea is actually many flowers in one, and who doesn't love more flowers? I'm thankful for any flower this year because I...

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Life As Art

  Don't you love it when you're traveling and because of some detour stumble upon a little hidden treasure you had no idea about? One our way home from tent camping (not my idea, good grief the ground was hard) we discovered a little farm stand with the best...

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Life As Art

Hello friends! It's hard to believe, but the warm weather here in Michigan is about to end. It's ok though, it'll be back eventually. Summer is officially over on September 22nd and soon we'll be starting to add layers and warm socks whenever we leave the house. On a...

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How have you been feeling lately? For the last few weeks, I've been making the time to eat in a healthy way, and get exercise every day. It hasn't been easy. Somewhere I read that whenever you decide to do one thing you're choosing not to do something else. The idea...

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The birds are quite excited. At 7:00 am they're already busy singing, and loudly. When it's quite and I'm sitting inside the sound of their lyrical songs set the tone for the day. Be joyful! But we're not birds, we're humans and not just any humans, we're the ones...

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