Friday, November 29, 2013

A Gratitude Ritual

Now that we've gathered together with friends and family and shared a day of togetherness and comfort food let's keep the good vibrations going!

A Gratitude Ritual
by Debbie Ford

The beautiful gifts of gratitude begin at home
so today invite a healing to happen
in your own body
in your own consciousness
in your own loving heart
that feels blessed to be alive

Notice all the riches you've been given
the feet that allow you to stand
the legs that allow you to walk
the stomach that allows you to eat
the lungs that allow you to breathe
the throat that allows you to speak
the mouth that allows you to taste
the nose that allows you to smell
the eyes that allow you to see
and your beating heart
that allows you to love
Honor them all

Become present to the treasures of your life
the opportunities that you have been given
the ones that have effortlessly opened up for you this year
Reflect on your family, your kids, your partner, your friends
Look through appreciative eyes
the eyes of what's right
the eyes of the divine
Give thanks in a way that you never have before

Allow fear, doubt, struggle and pain
to melt away in the presence of this all-loving appreciation
Thank God that you have a consciousness
that is able to shift and transform in just a moment
Thank God that you are courageous enough 
to take a moment to bless yourself
to bless the universe
to bless all those who love and guide you
and then to bless all of the world

Send your tears of love and gratitude
to those who are in pain
to those who are alone
to those who are confused
Allow the heavenly vibration of gratitude
to puncture their fearful illusions
and open up their hearts to what is truly divine

Today, take this vow of deep self-love and gratitude
knowing that when you are in the presence of this kind of love
you - as well as all of those around you - will flourish

Take five slow deep breaths, breathing in love,
appreciation, gratitude and joy
Knowing that you are never alone and you will never be alone
We are all here surrounding you with love.  

 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Lots of changes are happening at our house which is why I've been MIA.

This recent score is creating quite a stir in several rooms!

Ever since I embarked on upgrading our son's/guest room closet... I began to look around to see what else could be improved upon.

These pieces are headed for the dining room and toile room but I've made a few changes in the kitchen, master bath and family room as well.

 I can't wait to show you!!!

 Here's a glimpse for now...

Monday, November 4, 2013



This project went pretty quickly, although it created a snowball effect throughout the rest of our home!

One thing led to another and the next thing I knew the entire house was in disarray.

 In fact, one trick or treater asked us if we had just moved in!

We had track lighting installed inside the closet which required a handy man.

You know how that goes... 
 While he was working on the closet, I was making a list of all the little things that needed fixing.

So happily a lot of things were taken care of in the process.

What you focus on expands... and since he has finished and moved on, I've added some more things to the list!

That's what happens when you find a good handyman!

 I am thrilled that I finally have the perfect place to display the vintage cash boxes that I've collected over the years.

It couldn't be more perfect since our son has chosen finance as a career!