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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BEING FEARLESS WITH COLOR.....................





It does not matter what age one is......you can still have fun with color.
I have lived in 10 houses during my lifetime and I have pretty much decorated everyone of them myself.  Now, mind you, I am NO DECORATOR.....but I do know what I like and how I want to live.
Each time I have moved, I certainly have not been able to afford new things....so I just keep recycling them same old things I love.
Getting out the paint and changing up my color scheme to match my mood is something I have done in each home.  Lately, my mood has been pretty lively if I do say so myself.

Little table above used to be a boring brown...lamp...a navy blue..got tired of both..so changed the color on both. Yellow chest below used to be red....then a rusty orange and now sunny yellow.
Have used all the art from my other houses in new rooms and in new ways...just to mix things up.  I like shopping from my own home to change my feel.
My beautiful husband accuses me of having TF...for those of you who don't know WHAT that is it is short for "tagger finger".  Oh I do LOVE my spray paint.  

xo

Jo

P.S.  coming up.....kitchen remodel finished last fall

SPRING GARDENS IN ARIZONA.....................................................



I've posted before of the difficulty  of a spring or summer garden in Arizona.  In fact, gardening in AZ can be a challenge any time of year....here.  


We have lived here going on three years now and I never tire of changing things around or sprucing things up.  In fact, at 70 years young I still get a kick out of decorating and fluffing up my house.






These are photos of both the front and back gardens of our home.  Most of these plants have been here for the whole time and they just keep thriving in spite of AZ weather.  As you can tell.....I like a "full garden" look and the more the merrier I say.  

For all of you who are still dealing with snow and slush....here is sending spring to your corner of the world.

ENJOY!!

JO


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE BANDANA .....................






While sitting at Mayo clinic this morning waiting for tests to be done, I sat across from a beautiful woman in a blue bandana.  Actually, she was dressed in blue from head to toe.  While contemplating what her health situation might be, I realized how confident and regal she appeared to be.

This wonderful woman knew who she was, knew she was ill, and knew she would survive.

If I am ever forced to wear my own blue bandana, I hope to show the confidence she shared with me today.  

Just sayin'

Jo