10.29.2014

fly to me



in our last home, i had a studio and an office, but in our new home i combined the two rooms to create a cozy work and play space. i pretty much adore having the things i love and the things that inspire me visually present. so now, instead of you trying to imagine what makes me happy, i can show you. by the way, sophie's ashes are in that sweet little urn. i also added her name tag and the sweet little foot print the vet's office made for us after she left us. gosh, i miss her.


at a recent flea market, i found this little shelving unit. it was ugly, but such a steal and i knew it needed a good home. my hubby cleaned it up, painted it pretty and now it's my most favorite piece. i know what you're thinking…"what did you pay for it?" because that's what i'd be thinking if i was reading this and i read "it was a steal," so i'll tell you. it was marked fifty and we talked the dealer down to thirty eight.  now to tell you a little bit about us…we love flea markets and we love to bargain…and we're good at it. hey, if you're not going to pat yourself on your back for your talents, who is? snort.



i won't lie. our fall has been amazingly beautiful. i think this happens on purpose. a little eye candy to make us deliriously happy before winter blows in and covers everything up. mother nature…you aren't very tricky. sometimes horribly mean, but not tricky.


to those of you who helped create this amazing canvas for my fiftieth birthday, thank you. you know who you are. it hangs front and center in my creative space and it will forever hold a special place in my heart. if you want to learn more, just ask. it was created by my very sneaky {and truly adored} husband. dang, if this wasn't like the seventeenth time he's gone behind my back to totally surprise me.


"why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
dr. seuss

13 comments:

  1. awww. sweet sophie. i'm so glad she's still keeping you company in your heart. and always will.

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  2. YOU are born to stand out...there is not question in my mind. I'm so sorry about Sophie I have not been reading blogs for a long while now and I'm totally out of the loop. Hugging you tight, I can only imagine how hard it is without her :(
    You are inspiring me to create myself a space that reflects who I am and I thank you for that <3

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  3. I love that this pieces means to much to you. I can see my words in it. The ones your husband asked me to describe you. I agree with you about mother nature. I miss you too.

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  4. How cozy you are making this new space of yours. Love that shelf !!!
    Sending you love from down south, Lovely friend.

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  5. I loved being part of your birthday surprise! Love seeing it hang there.
    Also must say a good haggle at the flea market is so much fun. What
    a great book shelf. Didn't see any doll heads though. Hummmm?

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  6. He's a sneaky boy but a charming one! It was such a delightful treat to get his email and know I could help! I love how the word cloud ended up and your chest is just amazing! I have that kind of play space -- office/studio (although the bigger, messier projects go straight to the kitchen!). I love your cabinet -- the redo is terrific. And yes, your fall is gorgeous. I'm still waiting for some trees here to change -- some late, some early; it's hard to get the big bang of it. But savor I will, whatever we have -- the season is all too short!

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  7. I love your work space. I am the same way - I love having my favorite things and bits of inspiration surrounding me as I work - books and photos and gifts - plus two windows where my eyes can rest in the treetops and watch the sunrise when I have to be up early working. Wishing you a beautiful weekend and a mild winter. :)

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  8. You've made your work space special because you have filled it with things you love; you've created a space that reflects you….I love my workspace as well and enjoy the fun memories each item bring to my mind. Loving the bookshelf….It's unique and special just like you….

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  9. What a lovely new space (both your room and this blog!)... So sorry about Sophie, it's always hard. We have a little collection of footprints now, it's such a nice remembrance. xoxo

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  10. Your book shelf was a find! I love it and how it looks in your space. And your adjective wall art is so YOU! That's a great gift!

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  11. I really like what you've done with your special things. Now that our kitchen is nearly finished, I find myself wanting to focus on other spaces in the house and making them more special with special things and/or photos. My most special dog was my Sophie and she is always in my heart.

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  12. "fly to me" ...I adore that! and love your little space so much !!! xo

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