Less is More

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The older I get the more I’m learning less is more.  I remind myself I can’t fill my days with too much, that there are limits to how much I can accomplish in 24 hours.  I am letting the little things move me and make me feel content.  There are lots of big things coming this fall, so I want to savor summer while it’s here, while remaining productive and focused towards up coming goals.   More challenges in keeping life balanced, but the more it’s practiced the easier I find it.  I have also been getting back into my yoga practice again, and I find it helps to center me, and energize me.  July is already half way over, and summer can’t be put on pause, but today I’m going to slow down and do some small things around the house that make me happy, and need to get done.  Happy Monday, hope your week is off on a happy foot!

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WaterColored Roses

flowertiles2I have always wanted to be able to paint beautiful flowers.  So, I’ve been practicing.  I painted these using my grandfather’s water colors that my mom recently sent me.  Water color is one of my favorite mediums.  I love the way color bleeds and and fades.  I love how delicately the paint layers.  It often reminds me of stained glass, and beautiful light.    After playing with the paints on paper, I transferred the images to my computer and messed around with them in Photoshop, making patterns and experimenting with layers.  I get so excited every time I discover new ways to play with mixed media/mediums. My mind is already swimming with ideas, and more visions of water colored flowers. flowerstile3organic2

May Flowers

The snow in Colorado has finally started to melt, and the earth is beginning to turn green.  So, today I share May flowers and words of wisdom from two inspiring people.  When things get rough I need as many encouraging words as possible.  This week has left me exhausted, and feeling upside down.  Our mantra around the house has become “one day at a time”.  While I was in Tacoma this past week I was taken by all the beautiful flowers in bloom, and since the weather there was surprisingly sunny I was able to snap away any chance I got.  Since being back, it has made me feel more calm and appreciative to spend time working with positive quotes and colorful images.  Using the photos I took on my trip, I created a few little reminders to slow down and smell the flowers.Simple.Happyrunn.truth copybe.uniquehappy.tolstoy copyamazing.poppy copyTolstoy.rose copywarriors

April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

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It’s a new month! Man March flew by!  I am look forward to the weather warming up, but also hoping for lots of April showers so that we have a beautiful, green spring and summer here in Colorado.  Plus, we already have plans for our patio garden this year, and we will be hitting up our local nurseries again, soon as it warms up enough to take the plants outside (they are really ready for more sunlight!).  I love watching the earth come to life this time of year.

Today I am sharing a new wallpaper design that reflects my excitement for rain… as the saying goes April showers bring May flowers…  so a little art dedicated to positive thinking.

Happy 1st of April!

flowershowers:: click here to download Showers Equals Flowers wallpaper ::

 

Everyday Beauty

{mini moments of beauty}

Everyday I try to be more grateful for the small things life.  I love seeing the beauty in everyday simplicity.  Here is a glimpse into the past few days.  These are moments I cherish.

{our little girl}

{fun floral nails}

{a new kitchen rug we got thrifted for 3$}

{I love having fresh flowers in the house….}

{… & using untraditional vases to coral them, such as this tiny tea cup for a single bud or this vintage beaker to hold the bunch}

{late night snack preparation}

{stack of new to me Vogues for inspiration}

{my favorite…cherries}