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A Challenge To You For 2021

Challenge 2021

No matter where you are in the world, no matter your political alliances, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, will be a day that lives in infamy.

As we face these challenges within our nation, I want to issue a different kind of challenge, maybe one that will help us reset our minds, our spirits, and our agendas.

For the rest of 2021, I will be doing self-care Sundays, and I’d love if you’d join me. Here’s how:

  1. Disconnect from all Social Media beginning at 6 AM on Sunday mornings and ending at whatever time you start work on Monday mornings
  2. Find
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New Year, Clean Spaces, New Collections

My little area to work

Good morning, lovely Lilies! What a wonderful day it is!

Wow-what a week it’s been already and today is only Wednesday LOL. I’ve had so many changes taking place both personally and professionally that it’s got me feeling a bit overwhelmed and off-kilter.

First things first of course:

The man and I had a huge weekend of anger, frustration, disappointment, and fighting. I’ve not kept it a secret that my marriage is pretty much over, yet due to financial circumstances, the pandemic, and health issues, me being able to move out isn’t possible right now, so I’ve had to find … ...Keep Reading

Happy New Year!

Lagertha's Earrings

Hello lovely Lilies!

I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but not without good reason. As we all experienced, 2020 was a year full of pain, change, the unforeseen, the unexpected, and hopefully, growth both individually and as a human race.

If I learned anything during the past year it was to start actually doing instead of just planning to do. By that I mean, take the dreams I’ve put on paper so many times and just start making them come true.

The first step of course was to open my Etsy shops. Now, I cannot say that … ...Keep Reading

Five More Days And All That Jazz

Good early morning, Dear Diary, 

I’ve actually been awake for about two and a half hours now, but I forced myself to stay in bed until about 30 minutes ago so… there’s that. Learning to make myself stay in bed and at least try to rest, is very hard. I’ve been an early riser, up between 3 and 4:00 AM for the past 25 years, so, trying to change that one habit is in its self a feat.  But that’s one of those lessons I’m learning on my journey to me. I need more rest now than I did in ...Keep Reading

The Little House I Dream Of

My Little Dream House

I have shared before about my great escape, though I still have yet to share the full reasons behind it. That will come in another post. But I can share with you the house that I want to build.

Introducing my Lily Pad. (click images to see larger versions)

This is a modification to a design by America’s Best Home Plans. I made minor adjustments to the exterior by adding a covered porch rather than the patio style porch the original plan has. I also added a bit of square footage to the alcove just off the kitchen, so … ...Keep Reading