Life As Art

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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 weeds behind the barn) has been my favorite thing to do since childhood. The reality of life though is far from the perfect scenario my pictures hold.

Things get messy around here. I’m a DIYer, a home educator, a blogger, and a wife and mother. The most important of those being the last two.

Our house is lived in, well lived in. We have four kids living at home, with our oldest son living at college, and our house is were all the best things in life happen.I’ve come to terms with it being a constant flow of stuff everywhere.

Life is messy.

It’s such a busy wonderful time in our lives and I welcome the chaos knowing full well it’s temporary.

So here are the pretty photos of our home, and know that the not so pretty ones are the ones we mostly live and love in.

The lesson of a messy house is this.

To live a life well, things must get messy. And in that mess there is a realness that makes life so very good.

Stylish design ideas I saw this week

In a post pandemic design world, I’m definitely drawn to energy giving colors like this palettes.

My kitchen needs a huge organizational re-hall, so I paid close attention to this helpful article.

What a great article from Architectural Digest, full of exceptionally talented designers.

Quote of the Week

Color for the Soul

Art Print – The Coldest Winter I Ever

Think On These Things

This story of deep kindness and decades of perseverance really touched me.

Great Wicker Finds to Check Out

Wicker is non toxic and sustainable. A good choice over plastic for my storage and organizational needs.

On the Blog this Week

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

Self Help Books new year

Dollar Store Easter Potpourii Gift Craft

Enjoy your weekend friends and stay in touch! You can find me on InstagramFacebook, Pinterest and Tik Tok.

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xo maria

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