Happy New Year, friends! Glorious Holiday Decor to Pin & Inspiring Quotes celebrates beautiful Christmas decor and creativity from creators around the web. I hope you’ll pin them along with quotes that resonate. As I type this, there is a royal feast happening outside my window. I sprinkled homemade sourdough on the snow and around the trees for my woodland creatures. The cardinals came first. Then squirrels and crows. Even a hawk. What a treat to watch a chubby squirrel savor it, balancing on a rung of my arbor near our kitchen window seat. For me, it’s heaven. My house and spirit are calming as my thoughts turn to those of you who may be pondering the fresh year. I’ll have important secrets to share in 2022, but for now I wish you peace, right where you are.
Glorious Decor from Holidays & Inspiring Quotes for 2022
I have always appreciated Anne Lamott’s grit and frequently grouchy, very real voice of love.
Maria of Dreamy Whites (above) always finds a way to make magic with simple things. Pretty sure there is fairy dust involved.
Quotes to Inspire & for Personal Growth
This is basically why therapy is worth your time and all the hype:
Pretty Decorating Inspiration for Christmas
Even without traditional Christmas bold color, beauty reigns…
The old weathered wood planks take my breath away.
The Season’s Sophisticated Simplicity
Give us bread, but give us roses, yes?
Look, mom, more therapy shortcuts to pin! (Not that there are truly shortcuts or substitutes for talk therapy, it’s just that a few wise teachers seem able to distill important lessons that take most of us years of work and healing to learn!)
Oh the texture and lushness and refined beauty!
Words of Faith & Wisdom
This is my prayer. We are all working so hard to move through the chaos of the 2020s, through relationship stife, through health battles. How can we yield to the Spirit’s moving in more life sustaining ways?
I honestly have few answers. But I know that by becoming softer and yielding, Spirit can move through us, through, the problems, through those hidden obstacles. I know that we can cultivate an inner landscape of beauty and become more permeable to the mystery.
For me, it is those daily rhythms and practices weaved into my ordinary life and labors that increase the beauty of such an inner landscape. I’m not doing any sort of creating by myself. Yet I’m participating; I’m open to an infinite source of love and flow.
Handmade Christmas Star Wonder
I’ll never tire of a Christmas star!
They’re so symbolic of guidance and light and presence WITH US as we journey, as we grow.
Are you looking forward to growing in 2022?
I wonder what familiar settings will be left behind to make space for new frontiers?
Has there ever been a moment in history where it is more important for us to grow in flexibility?
The stretching can be uncomfortable. Which is why we need wise voices to reassure that we can bend, not break.
Inspiring Quotes for the New Year
Understated Holiday Decorations
Cozy Cottage Christmas Wonder
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I would love to hear about your stirrings and hopes for 2022…what will you give yourself to in this new chapter?
Any decor projects on the horizon? I am feeling the itch to paint something a tranquil light blue like this:
I shared this last year, but I’m still a bit obsessed with Paris apartments and love this glorious tour:
(Not sure if it is that we are close in age and we both like to dress like teenagers, but I adore Sophie’s fashionably laid back attitude about “stuff” and life!)
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Peace to you right where you are.
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