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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Shine some light: reach beyond your comfort zone

I have been blessed with several beautiful women in my life.  I mean LOADS!  So I thought I’d feature one today.  Since I have no idea if she’ll like the thought of me writing a blog about her I’ve decided until she approves I will change her name for the purpose of my story.  

So this friend “Lola” has inspired me multiple times since the beginning of our friendship.  I feel like I missed out on a huge opportunity during the short time we were neighbors.  You see I think she was supposed to be my design mentor for a season yet somehow I managed to avoid

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Just one of my heartbreaking stories with a comical twist

Life is good!  I mean really GOOD!  But, on the other hand, it can get pretty ugly.  Did you realize our thoughts have a major impact on the direction and quality of our lives.  Dr. Caroline Leaf has found that  "75% to 95% of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about affects us physically and emotionally."

Twenty Seven times, yesterday alone, I found myself wrestling with negative, self-doubting thoughts.   I'm a mess.  I'm all over the place.  What am I even doing with my life? We've all been there, right?  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Run of our Lives

The chilled wind is blowing. The sun is shining brightly.  The ground is still wet from last night’s rain.  Perfect morning for a little run….well, the pace at which I “run” might be better referred to as a light jog but for my world of happy I’ve decided to say I RUN:)   

Yesterday I had an epiphany of sorts while I ran this course.  It reminded me of life.  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Someone needs YOU!!

Bluer than blue skies speckled with fluffy whites all across the sky....it's my view. Surrounded on 3 sides by corn so big I'm drawing the conclusion it was injected with some growth hormone.
Anyway, the family is taking a wee Sunday snooze while I soak in the sun;

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coming out of the closet: finally

sit on my white front porch swing; the sound of tractors doing what tractors do in the background; wearing my paint apron while waiting for the end table to finish drying in the garage.  The yard is mowed.  Life is quiet.  Life is slow.  

It’s been ages since my last post and you can only imagine what I’ve been through since then.  Like moving to a cornfield in the middle of Iowa, for one.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Adventures in Texas :: summertime

How could I possibly bring you on this wild journey with me?   It's an adventure in living.....also known as living decorated:) follow me on a photographic trek through June.
My usual morning run to Stagecoach Park.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Staring 40 in the face

Fear has no hold on me.

I’m looking into this year with great expectancy and anticipation.  More so than any other year in my life.   In this moment of clarity, bravery is my close companion.  Will there be days ahead of insecurities or doubt?  Most likely, but I will face those days with patience and prayer…and a sound mind.   I want to live in each moment fully and optimistically; purposefully making lasting memories.  I wish to decorate each chapter as best I can using what God has graciously and abundantly gifted me.   In doing so I believe some good people will be encouraged to see the beauty in everyday simplicities and ultimately learn to Live Decorated in their own special way.   We’re all on this planet for a purpose and each of us should utilize our gifts to lift each other up and make a difference in the lives of those around us.    
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