Working on the energy of our now space, and our next space…

I’ve been feeling super frustrated this week. I’m so ready to buy our new place and be going full steam ahead on all kinds of fun fixer-upper projects, but we still have a little while until we even start looking for that place {like at least four or five months}. We also aren’t settled into our current {temporary} place either… while we might not be totally unpacking, there is still quite a bit that needs to get put away and organized so that the space feels good to be in and we can enjoy it… and I need to figure…

Thinking about {the unattainable idea of} perfection…

It’s been an absolutely crazy few weeks in our house. The spring is, hands down, the busiest time of year in real estate so work life is dizzying. In addition to normal life busyness, I got sick the same week that we moved into our new place {and 90% of our stuff went to storage}, and then we headed out of town to New Orleans for the holiday weekend. I definitely wouldn’t recommend doing all of those things all at once. {If you were wondering.} Last week was a deal just trying to get back into a normal routine, still…

There will be no art hung here

Since we’ve decided that we are definitely moving out of our current place either at the end of the lease this summer {or sooner}, I’ve been really torn over how much I really want unpack and get settled in. Do I want to unpack books? Do I want to hang art? What do I do with stuff if I don’t want to unpack, am I just supposed to live surrounded by boxes? We’ve unpacked a lot, and negotiated through most of our duplicate items which is a deal in and of itself {do we really still need three carrot peelers??!}…

{someone hates me} I’ve finally made it!

I think I experienced a significant milestone on the blog last week, my first hate comment. It was so exciting! What made it even more amazing was that it was a comment on my post about meditation. Seriously. Not super zen. In that very post that elicited such a strong response I talked about growing up a serious people-pleaser. For most of my life I sought validation from making other people happy, and I felt wrong and like I wasn’t enough if someone was unhappy with me, like I’d failed as a person somehow. I grew up and went into a creative profession,…

Uptown Renovation Wrap-up – Living Room Options

Eugenia’s renovation was a little bit of a two step project. There were the big projects that needed to be completed before the move in – refinishing the cabinets, painting the space and installing the new lights and ceiling fan, and then there was planning for the rest of the space in a way that Eugenia and her husband could implement over time at their own pace. There were several pieces that were coming along with the move, the sofa and the dining table and chairs {and one train table not shown that is a cute, but temporary, toy/play space…

Maybe you’ve never thought about meditation… but maybe you should!

  I don’t usually advertise events here, and I’d be perfectly happy keeping my meditation school my own little magical secret, but this place is pretty awesome, and so if you were ever thinking about maybe checking out a meditation class – this is the one to take. InVision is offering their signature Psychic Meditation Class for the last time this year starting this week. I started to write some of my own story to share what a profound impact it has had on my life. But then it got really long. So I’ll save that for some other, maybe a few other,…

Please don’t buy {or build} an ugly house

When you’re buying a new house it’s important that the inside space really works for you. But it’s also important that the outside doesn’t look like shit either. Sometimes I look at a building and I honestly don’t know – 1. what the person who designed it was thinking, or 2. who on earth thought it was great looking and what an awesome idea it would be to buy it. In one way I can totally get behind the idea of ‘to each their own’ and that everything is beautiful in some way… to someone… but also – some buildings…

You’ll never really be ‘ready’, so what are you waiting for?

I saw this quote the other day and I thought – yep, he pretty much nailed it. Except that now is better. Always. I’ve started several new things this year, and am getting the momentum that I want in some areas more than others… so I’ve been really looking for myself at where have I been taking steps and where have I been a little afraid or hesitant? I’m realizing that, at least for myself, often when I’m thinking of what I want to create, what I’m picturing is that thing more fully developed than the next step I will literally…

The Pope, the Dalai Lama, and doing what you really want

I saw an article last week saying that the Pope met with that Kim Davis lady before he left the US but he decided not to meet with the Dalai Lama, because of concerns about what China might do in response. Really? Well, I don’t really care about Kim Davis, but the whole – he’s not going to meet with the Dalai Lama thing got me thinking… I mean, it’s the Pope, and the Dalai Lama. Two pretty big deal dudes. I would think that if the Pope wants to have communication with someone, he would have it, and no one is going to…

The magic of a little, or a lot

I really listen to my intuition… all the time and for pretty much everything. Both for myself and when I’m working with clients on different projects. Having that kind of communication and knowingness is really magical and makes pretty much everything more validating and awesome. Nothing like being able to really tune into what’s right for you, or someone else, to create just the perfect thing in any given moment. Today I was getting frustrated because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat for dinner, and there’s nothing I like less these days than indecision or uncertainty. Never validating….