"The soul is the truth of who we are."
Marianne Williamson

Monday, December 29, 2014

THE COLORFUL BED.................................






You have heard of "The Burning Bed"....well this is the colorful bed. :O)  I adore color....everywhere in my home.
When you live in a state with almost constant sunshine you can get away with bold colors in a room. Our little spot gets a tremendous amount of sun and having a room that is all white would be so glaring for us...we would not be able to live there.  Hence.....the dark bold color......


 I smile every time I come in here...and the color is glorious on sunny day AND the RARE CLOUDY DAY WHEN WE HAVE THEM. 

Bedrooms are such an important part of your home and so many of us tend to overlook them and don't make them something that brings us JOY.....This coming New Year perhaps that could be a project.....MAKING YOUR BEDROOM FABULOUS whether with muted color or bold color as I have done....the important thing is to make it a room you want to spend time in.  You know, each of us spends more than half of our lives in our bedroom....it should be beautiful..and a place of JOY.

Hugs,

Jo   

Sunday, December 21, 2014

OUR CHRISTMAS AT NIGHT....................................


My favorite time during the holidays is at night.  Sitting in a dark room with the tree lights on is always so calming.



Enjoy...........

hugs,

Jo

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN MY NEW SPOT...............


My wonderful husband and I have moved 7 times during our 36 years together.  Each move has been to a wonderful  location....and this most recent one is no exception.  

This little house has  many, many wonderful features....but one of my favorites has been the existing chandelier that is hanging in the dining room.


Every time we have moved I have wanted to replace the existing fixture in the dining area.....not this time.  


When we first moved I thought I wanted a different fixture hanging here...but as we have lived here with our things and fine tuned here and there...I've come to absolutely LOVE
this hanging over our dining room table.  We had to take it apart when we painted and had to clean everyone of the glass rods before reassembling....but it is now so beautiful I could not think of another one to put in its place.


I've hung the little beaded garlands for the holidays but usually it is just plain.  We have installed dimmers on all the lights so at night this light reflects a soft light of off EVERYONE of those little glass rods.  It is truly spectacular.

Lighting in a home is so very important and so often we really don't give it enough consideration...at least that is what I think.  (O: (O:

xo

Jo

Saturday, December 6, 2014

SENDING SOME SPRING TO ALL YOU FOLKS WHO ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER.......................



I know there is a lot of snow out there in our country right now.....wanted to send you a little spring to brighten your day.

I don't usually mix flowers..but these tulips and roses were the perfect match.


Enjoy!

Friday, December 5, 2014

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH FEATHERS....................


I love feathers......there....I've said it!!
My sweet husband thinks I was probably a feather dancer in France during the Belle Epoque.  (: In particular feather boas really get my blood going.....I have several at the house in different colors, and have managed to use them in various ways.  I thought this white one would gussy up my home made wreath.

I was  looking for a few new ideas with my decorating this year....and decided that feathers were just the ticket.


I simply pinned this boa around the outside of this wreath. I will be able to use the boa for something else next year.


I also decided to use my Mardi Gras mask to adorn the top of our little tree.  I just stuck it in the top and will be able to remove it at the end of the holidays. 
Oh....I know....some of you think this is pretty weird...but feathers are so very festive and so versatile.  

Thats it from here today.

Stay well and happy.

Jo

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

GRAVITY........................................



Last night I watched the movie GRAVITY on Net flicks.  I did not see it last year when it came out and I can see why it won as many awards as it did.

It was truly a visual wonder filled with suspense the entire time.  In fact.....I had a hard time sleeping after watching  it.  

I know this post is entirely out of sync with this joyous Holiday Season...but perhaps if we delve a little deeper it is not.  For me, the end of another year ALWAYS brings a time of introspection.

In fact, I believe this movie has an important message during this time of gift giving and shopping....baking and partying.  Whether you believe in God or your own version of the Creator....
our Universe is beyond imagining.  We each believe we are so very important with our small every day problems and tasks...but the reality is we are such a minute part of this incredible whole...and so very often we don't keep this in the forefront of our thoughts.  We are really only here for a "blip" in time.

Each day we are given on this Earth is a wonderment...and should be viewed as such.  The Creator gave us life and the Universe and I will guarantee he or she could care less about what present you give Aunt Jane or how lovely your home is decked out for the holiday season.  Nor does he or she care about how great a cookie you bake or the special outfit you will wear to the Christmas party. 

 I  believe the Creator only cares about our loving the planet and each other.  I believe he/she wants us to realize how special a GIFT was given us with our spectacular Universe.  Perhaps if all mankind would simply reflect on this simple fact and put aside our egos the world would stand a chance of being healed.

It is just me thinking out loud today....thanks for listening.

Jo


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WHAT IF.......................................................................



What if someone told you this would be your last day on earth.....you have exactly as the sign above indicates.

How would you handle yours?

be blessed,

Jo