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5 Ways to Fill your Heart and your Home with GRATITUDE

Thank you… Merci… Gracias…Grazi… How do you say thank you? It’s a proven fact that expressing gratitude changes your attitude in very positive ways. Psychologytoday.com says this about gratitude: “Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for example, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants. Gratitude is getting a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology: Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our […]

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Farmhouse Christmas Decor Ideas 2017

FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS Decor Ideas 2017

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why; Christmas is coming…and SOON! Get your home ready for the holidays with these fresh farmhouse Christmas ideas. MAKE IT SPARKLE: Add some vintage mercury glass ornaments, vases, frames, and votives for a touch of antique sparkle on your tree, fireplace mantle, or tablescape. ADD SOME TEXTURE: Introduce some natural textures. Nothing says “farmhouse” like barn wood! A reclaimed barn […]

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How to create a gallery wall display in 5 easy steps

There it is. That BIG empty wall. And you are looking at it AGAIN and feeling really excited about putting together an amazing gallery wall display like the ones you’ve seen on Pinterest or at your friend’s house. You know the walls in your home are the perfect place to really express yourself and update your decor with a super trendy and cool display, BUT… (I know what you’re thinking.) -Where do I get ideas […]

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“I BELIEVE IN US.” - How this simple prayer and daily intention changed my family.

Building Connections with Art: “I BELIEVE IN US.” – How this simple prayer and daily intention changed my family.

What do you believe in? When I ask myself that question, the word “family” immediately comes to mind. My family is my main priority in life. My family is what matters when everything else in the world feels scary and out of my control. When life is challenging, I know I can come to my family for support. I know them. I love them. I believe in them. This sign was inspired by a time […]

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“WHAT A SIMPLE BIRD NEST TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE”

“WHAT A SIMPLE BIRD NEST TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE”

“What’s that?” asked my husband. “I think it’s a bird nest!” I said. We were on a walk in a forest preserve near our home on a crisp and sunny spring morning when we spotted it. I walked over and picked up this completely intact nest that was still attached to a fallen tree branch. I couldn’t believe how perfect it was and that it hadn’t been destroyed in the previous night’s storms. We carried […]

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