Saturday, January 21, 2012

Beyond Excited!

Hello Friends! It's done, my new and much improved blog is finished and I Love it so much! The most super awesome gal did all this for me and I cannot even begin to tell you what amazing work ethic and talent she has! You may find her on etsy, her business name is Little Web Writing Hood! How cute is that? I will figure out how to be fancypants and make a link to her site...but that might take me a bit! I also met a super friend through doing this and am so happy we met...through emails that is. She lives in TX and I'm in MT, but she found my little blog and befriended me and referred me to Little Web Writing Hood, and we've been chatting and daydreaming and are two peas in a pod the two of us! Isn't that the best! A new blog and two new friends...Jana and Deana you guys rock!
So here it is, what do you guys think? I am dying to hear back from someone! Eeeee, did I mention how excited I am!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wait For It...

Friends! So many exciting things are happening with my blog right now, I found someone totally amazing to help me, and I can't wait until it's finished and I can give it to you, because it's for you and I Really want you to Love it! You'll be able to link to my Pinterest too, eeee! This was one of my top New Years resolution and it's happening so much faster than I even thought. Now I really need to do my Quickbooks for our Log Home Maintenance business, not fun at all! Especially when Pinterest and FB are just a click away. We've gotten almost two feet of snow since yesterday and it's still snowing so it's perfect timing for endless hours of boring data entry....sigh.

I am also counting down the days until Bodie the Great and I are going to sunny Palm Springs, CA to reunite with my husband and see family and friends...and do California touristy fun, stuff, and not wear snow boots and bring in firewood! My husband has been working down there for a few months, our goal is to be snowbirds. Working snowbirds. For now, it's time apart and him working extra hard. I Love that guy! I am going to go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market and the Long Beach Antiques Mart and I am so excited! My husband drove to CA in his truck, wink wink. I hope to fill every free space there is in that truck with treasures for Market this Summer. Things are moving and happening in my life in a lot of areas and I am so thankful to be right where I am.
Melissa xoxo


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tiny Temples


I was chatting it up with one of my closest friends the other day and we were talking about our design and home style, we both agreed we had too small of spaces to have the luxury of having an actual style, ha. I was giving her some tips on making a special little sacred space, a tiny temple where she can put special things that have meaning to her. We agreed that everything I own is a tiny temple. I am a very sentimental, nostalgic girl...very. Our house is so small I have to be really choosy about what stays and what goes, which is hard for a junker! The result is that everything I own has meaning to me or I absolutely just Love it!


I was tucking my son in bed the other night, he has bunk beds so you have to climb up a ladder. I love going up there because it is his own little world, and I noticed that he also has tiny temples everywhere! He had his dad put shelves up by where he sleeps and they are filled with all of the magical treasures you have when you are nine. I took some pictures of his world to share with you. He also has a huge tie die peace sign hanging from the ceiling right above his bed. That treasure is leftover from my adventures following the Grateful Dead around 25 years ago...it's awesome when your kids think you have cool things!


I don't know what your style is but I hope you have things that you Love and that make you feel good, and when you look around maybe you'll find you have tiny temples too!
Melissa xoxo

Monday, January 2, 2012

Matters of the Heart


The moon coming up over my garden makes me really wish I could go out there and do a little moonlight flower picking, but it's clearly hibernating at this time. I do some hibernating myself in the Winter, and although sometimes I might moan and groan a wee little bit about Winter come March, I appreciate the quiet that the season brings. I am a very reflective person on any day of the week but Winter really brings me in touch with my Heart and the things that matter to me. I have time to dream and hope and scheme and time to be grateful.
 It's dark at five in the evening and I take Bodie the Great to school in the dark in the morning. I am self employed and it's very easy for me to hermit! I'm also a dreamer. I could easily waste away time playing and daydreaming, wishing and hoping, and praying and loving. I'm one of those people who would prefer to have money and success right from the start and then leave this earth worn out, broke, and weathered. Just how I like my junk, wink wink! I have a clear vision of what I want for and from myself and this life but I have no idea about the logistics. I pray for big, neon signs all the time! The signs I get aren't big and neon though, they are usually subtle and quiet, looking like they've been there all along just waiting for me to make my way...hmmm. I warned you I was reflective!
There are so many things I would love to accomplish this year and after all of this quiet, Wintry time passes I get busy putting all those daydreams into action. In the Summer here, the sun doesn't go down until eleven at night and it comes up around five thirty. People that live here jam so much living and playing and working and doing into the short Summer it's pretty darn amazing. Ha, so just think, my posts won't always be so mushy, they will change with the seasons pretty much!
 I am still really excited to get my new little junk business going and my Heart beats strong for it still, so I'm all in!