Monday, April 13, 2015

Life Isn't a Race...

I haven't written a blog post in months. And honestly...

I have no reason why! I think sometimes an artist, or writer or creative soul must step back and take a break. I need fresh ideas. New inspirations. Or just nothing at all in this racing brain of mine. 
Sometimes I need my brain to be a blank canvas rather than an assembly line.
Sometimes you just have to live unplanned.

 I'm a mom of two little ones, a mom to two (not so little) fur children, and a part time art teacher. And sometimes a studio artist. :D

I can't say that my life is busier than most other moms but I also get overwhelmed easily.  

I started this blog as an outlet and escape. A way to inspire and be inspired in a calm "sitting in my jammies drinking hot tea after the kids are in bed" kinda way.

(Today's thrift store score was a stack of old vintage tablecloths! Not in perfect condish...but for $3 each such a find!)

I've been approached weekly about advertising on here. But, I don't know.

I've done it a few times. If it's something "Farmhouse Porchy". Something by a friendly like minded person, maybe with an etsy shop or a line of farm soaps. Or a small business person as relaxed as I am, I'll do it.

But I truly am the type to pass up money for the sake of my sanity and serenity. I have nothing against being a high powered uber blogger of course! I'm just not the high powered type.

Maybe someday when my days feel emptier  I can make the money roll in and get a page designer and get all fancy! But for now I am content with my little low key blog.

I am a daydreamer and noticer.  I can't stand being on a busy time table day after day. There is enough of that in life anyways, why would I want to take on more of it? I purposefully make time for doing nothing at all with my family and friends. That's what this life is all about right?

(another thrift store find today. I love this big old ruler!)

So, all of this is just a long way to say I have made the conscious decision to practice the lost art of contentment. Having empty times during your day is good for you I think. It's ok to say no to some opportunities as long as you can see that success is not always monetary.

And maybe a pinch of laziness thrown in for good measure won't hurt you either.

Have a relaxing day!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

If you give Linsey a Home Goods...

If you give Linsey a Home Goods...

She will want to buy a lantern. Once she has the lantern, she will need a candle to illuminate the table...

She will then dig out her autumn leaves to fill the empty table. Once she covers the table with leaves she will want some books and objects to prop them up on. 

By this time her friend Junebug will give up on trying to follow her as she paces to and fro. She will make sure to position herself in the exact spot where Linsey needs to be.

Linsey will get excited and realize that she has a wreath that would match the leaves perfectly...

and a pillow that matches too.

And while she's getting the wreath she will find the faux pumpkins in the attic...

She will toss those in the old blue chest under the table.

She will then decide that it's picture taking time! 

She will snap photos left and right...

And Junebug will try her best to look pitiful and ignored. 

Linsey will reassure her that they will play ball in a minute. And Junebug agrees, as long as Linsey doesn't go to HomeGoods again. Because if she goes to home Goods...

 She might find another lantern.

Happy "First Week of September"!

~Linsey and Junebug

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Antique Windows

I have been pretty open about my antique window addiction. I just can't seem to get enough. It's borderline ridiculous to outsiders, but I know you will totally get it. And if you follow me on my facebook page
you saw the old windows I found completely by chance this week on Craigslist for $60. A little miracle considering the price of these on ebay. Ouch!

 All of you were so sweet to comment on my page and ask me what I was going to do with them. I have a few ideas rattling around in this little brain of mine, but in the mean time you know I couldn't just let them collect dust in my office! They required being enjoyed immediately.  

I decided to just prop up my favorite one on my entry table and make a few changes in here.

I wanted to do a simple floral thing. But I was tired of using the same vases, buckets and containers. I thought it would be neat to fill up my huge white bowl.

It's hard to tell scale in pictures, but this bowl is really really huge. 

Sorry for the blurry photo...

But isn't it so special that someone took the time to sew the cover of this antique school book back on long ago? 

I've also been making a few changes to the master bedroom. Here's a sneak peek before the reveal...

I hope you are having a wonderful day my friends!


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