When doing work sucks…

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One awesome way to tackle not so exciting work (because there are super boring and least preferred responsibilities associated with just about everything) was completing in a space that makes me happy. I’m a fan of nature, beautiful building and warm weather. So, yesterday’s office was conveniently stationed under a tree in my favorite park.

Find a way to make what you do work, even the not so great responsibility associated with it.

Happy Tuesday!

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In the midst of Catastrophe…

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I typically oppose to battling a private battle publicly. But when I am inspired by something, anything, I feel the need to share.

My family is going through a battle that is trying, but strengthening all in one. This situation has literally caused my family and I to put our lives on hold and cater to the sensitivity that is the present. Even in the midst of our troubles, I noticed the beauty in nature (which made me smile). I literally stopped and took the time to feel and admire these hot pink beauties.

The flower. It’s beauty. It’s simplicity. It’s ability to teach.

They teach us that a small life well lived is far better than a long life badly-lived.

They teach us to scatter mirth and beauty wherever we go.

Arrangement of their petals and leaflets in a systematic way teaches us to lead a systematic and disciplined life.

Their smiles even in thorny surroundings bring home to us the art of living

We should all do more of the things we love. And share these things, to encourage others to do the same. Please keep my family in your prayers.

XO,

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DIY | Tree decor to die for

Greetings dolls!

I had the pleasure of turning something old into sometime super fun and brand new. Tree trunks spray painted to use in the home as props. The project pretty self-explanatory and easy to follow through pics below.

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I found the top two images via google– since I didn’t take before and during pics. The sky is the limit with the color paint you can use for this projects. Here is the big reveal:

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Until next time,

carmen