Pleasing Paints

July is World Watercolor Month. If you look online, you’ll find lots of painting prompts and giveaways. I love watercolor paints! They’re completely unpredictable, and that teaches me to let go of perfection and go with the flow. I didn’t always feel this way. As a child, watercolors were less than spectacular. I was unimpressed…

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Planning a Trip

I’m planning an international trip in October. I go through an interesting mix of emotions when planning a big trip, and this trip is crazier than others because Covid is thrown into the mix. If you could chart my highs and lows during planning, it would look something like this:  Excitement!  List making. So many…

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Do It Yourself

I’m currently renovating my house. So to save money, I decided to do part of the renovations myself. I’ve scraped popcorn ceilings, removed wallpaper, sanded and painted cabinetry, and a variety of other jobs that make me value having someone come in to do the work for me. Despite being tired of the process, I…

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Memorial Day

I wish you all a peaceful Memorial Day and a quick reminder of the purpose of this day. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day because people decorated soldiers’ graves with wreaths and flowers. Although many of us have cookouts and outdoor activities because it’s a day off work, don’t forget to honor those who…

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On the Go?

I’m hoping to travel overseas in the future, and I’m ready to go! I’ve been watching travel news like a hawk, hoping that long distance air travel will be allowed and that attractions will be open once we get to our destination. So I’m going to put some good travel vibes out there with free…

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