Tuesday, February 03, 2015


{ Sewing Time } 

This is how a Monday night should behave in my opinion. A quiet song of Diana Krall. A cup of Earl Grey tea. Surroundings and trappings of happy things. Fabric. A mind full of ideas. I am getting close to being ready to open my Etsy shoppe and it is really exciting to see one of my goals for the year coming together so quickly. It wont be anything fancy but little things that can make people smile. It is great to do something I love and maybe even make a little money while I am doing it. I will post some more pictures soon of sewing and the time spent in my creative space. I really strive to make our home a creative space where everyone can express themselves through whatever form they want. The girls love the full access to art supplies, James has a space for building models and working on restoring furniture, and I have my sewing corner. This creative space allows us to express ourselves while appreciating what can be done with our hands and minds. It feeds our souls. 

Monday, February 02, 2015

Mindful Mondays

{ Mindful Mondays } 

  A series on Mondays (as often as possible) that calls all things I am doing, thinking, and creating together in one space. A good starting place for the week and a way to ease into Monday. 

What I am.....

:: reading- I had to stop Saint Monkey halfway through because a book I have been waiting for on hold finally arrived at the library and I only have two weeks to read it before it moves onto the next person. The book is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I'll have to breeze back over to my other book as soon as I am finished. A friend sent me a set of back issues of Tea Time Magazine so I can't wait to dive into the magazines and look at all the lovely pictures and recipes. 

:: listening to - a new Diana Krall CD will arrive on Tuesday. Oh my I am super excited. I think my husband and I will have to enjoy the music with a good bottle of wine this upcoming weekend. 

:: studying- cookbooks. A few I borrowed from the library. So many cookbooks! 

:: creating- in the midst of Valentine gifts and some items for the etsy shoppe. busy bee! 

:: cooking- another Monday night of pork. Lemon, Olive oil, and thyme marinated pork chops. Served with wild rice and Brussels sprouts. 

:: educating - myself on how to use our DSLR camera better. I want to explore all the possibilities of taking a great picture.  

:: feeling- a bit drained because things over the weekend went a bit awry and it is time to regroup

:: thinking - about how we took a huge step with our finances last week that will lead us to a more secure future. It is a huge relief and I am so happy! 

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