Posts Tagged ‘time off’

Merry Christmas to You!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

We had the most wonderful party ever on Saturday with many friends gathered in our home. It definitely puts one in the Christmas spirit! One of the lessons 2013 taught me was the value of time off, so I’m taking this week away from the computer to enjoy Christmas and all the joy it brings. I have two children so very excited for the arrival of Santa then we’re off the mountains for a few days to enjoy a winter wonderland. 

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I want to thank you all for visiting, for your comments, your friendship, your correspondence, and your support throughout the year. I’m gearing up for a 2014 filled with a lot of home improvement, and a continued conversation on making spaces lovely and livable. I can’t wait to share all the details in the New Year! Next week’s postings will be light – we all know downtime and unplugging leads to great things: rested minds, bodies, and new bursts of creativity.

I wish you all peace, love, joy, merriment, safe travels, good cheer, and kisses under the mistletoe. Enjoy the season, play in the snow, get cozy with the ones you love, decompress, eat chocolate, and have a glass of bubbly or two. 

I’ll be back on Monday the 30th, meanwhile connect with me here :

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Summer Break

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Hello friends, hope you all had a fab weekend! I finished up a DIY project in the dining room space that I’ll share with you all next week. Meanwhile, this is a week of family vacation for us. We’re headed down the California coast on a road trip, stopping to hang out in some favorite towns along the way and taking full advantage of the views! 

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I promised myself I’d slow down this summer and make time off a priority so that’s what this week is about. I don’t have any guest posts scheduled for these few days away, but I’ll be back on Friday with a roundup of favorite links from the week. Hope you’re all embracing and enjoying these last few weeks of summer, be back soon!

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More to Life

Monday, August 6th, 2012

I stumbled across this quote last week by the late Albert Hadley, interior design icon and legend.  It came to my attention at the appropriate moment as I was readying for a family vacation.

“Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There’s more to life than decorating.” ~ Albert Hadley

More to life than decorating?  More to life than paint and fabric swatches, fixtures and furniture?   Nooooooo, that can’t be true!   :)  I say that jokingly of course because I think and write about those things all day long during the week.  Our homes are our havens, worthy of the time invested in surrounding ourselves with beautiful things, but that’s the point, at the end of the day, they’re just things.

After 3 ½ years of blogging, it’s time to take a break, and so this week I’m off the grid.  I’m officially on vacation and as my sister and I discussed last week, it’s kinda like leaving your baby for the first time with a babysitter.  Remember the anxiety?  And then looking back you think, what was I worried about again?  Why have I not taken more time away?   :)   It’s so very important to take the time!

 

This break couldn’t come at better time for me, I’m in need of some new adventures and fresh sources of inspiration too.   This week I’m far away, from the blog and from my hometown.  There’s a house sitter taking care of the plants, the mail, and Coco the cat, and thankfully my daughter left very clear instructions.

I’ve got a few light posts scheduled later this week, but mostly I’m offline and taking a week to recharge with my family.  Time to unplug, see new sights, and savor summer.  Be back soon.

 

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