It has been a rough week ’round here health-wise (hello, not-so-lovely Crohn’s disease), and I’m not sleeping well. Sleep deprivation for this patient causes what I (a credentialed therapist) might term a trippy emotional weirdness and disconnection from things like, oh I don’t know…time. Today the weather was a bit cooler and overcast, and I swear you could smell pumpkin spice in the air! I sat in the courtyard while reading a good book I agreed to review and actually felt a chill on my skin. Lord, have mercy, where did I store my cableknit scarf? I will get caught up on sleep and sanity this weekend, but for now, I’ve decided to simply bring you along for the tired high ride through crazytown. What the heck…let’s make it a sleigh ride because Christmas Spirit in August is Probably Not a Thing But That Won’t Stop Us!
I know just what some of ya’ll are thinkin’ about now…
Disclaimer: No eggnog, pumpkin spice martinis, or Prince of Peace juice were imbibed while blogging this drivel however impossible that truth is to accept as we travel over the river and through the woods.
Christmas Spirit in August is Probably Not a Thing But That Won’t Stop Us!
If you’re in the mood for more spiritual Christmas reflections without the candy and kitsch, you could always take this ditty I wrote about Christmas hope for a spin.
This sweet tune sets a happy tone for our Christmasy August…
Bring These Ho Ho Home Finds Down the Chimney, Santa Cutie
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Wouldn’t a little lemon cypress be darling in the largest one at Christmas time?
French Country Chandelier
I can imagine the vintage charm this could add to a porch or entry during the holidays!
For a friendly-priced French chandelier with a distressed finish, this one may do the trick:
The wheels are turning as I consider how I will outfit a guest bedroom here now that our law school graduate has moved out…
Small cottage or French style bedroom with limited space near the bed? Here’s a petite table to hold a few essentials.
Bedside Table or Side Table
French Country Yum
Books to Give or Receive
I have shared my MUST READ favorite book when you are in the throes of despair before, but in case you missed it…here it is:
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We’re wired for story, friends. Stories can heal and mysteriously mend us as well as restore our hope or awaken a calling. A book is so often a doorway into new depths of understanding and inspiration. Is this Audible Gold (go here!) bargain calling? Amazon also offers an Audible Romance Package (go here!) with a free month of unlimited, nonstop, heartwarming audible romance listening.
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Superfood to Get Your Greens
Here is a simple way to get your greens for better nutrition and health. This blend has no gluten, 45 calories, neutral flavor, and is nifty stirred into yogurt or blended into smoothies. 30 servings in the bag means a month’s supply of this superfood is dang affordable.
Thanks for keeping the temporary insomniac company as she heals and finds a bit of comfort, joy, and laughter from the hope of healthier days to come. You are so dear to join me on my journey, and I feel as though I’m accompanying you on yours as well. I count it a blessing to learn a little of your story gradually as you share it. It’s a gift, this community, and I’ll try to be as helpful as I can bringing inspiration and resources for your decorating whims while also writing soulkeeping pieces along the journey.
Blog Award Nomination
BTW. Regarding my award nomination. Do I think I’m the best writer about interiors? No, m’am. But I do seek to place my heart into my writing, bring a uniquely playful spirit to the online design community, and aim to unify us with healing light rather than divide us with snarky shadow.
I do it all imperfectly, but I aspire to improve and will keep working on my craft.
Thanks so very much if you have a moment to vote, and you’ll find the nomination of Hello Lovely for Best Written Blog RIGHT HERE.
Peace to you right where you are.
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