art studio · lifestyle blog · mindfulness · personal blog · personal development · photography · simple life

Day 18: Your Shoes

Shoes are a girl’s life. But boots is what I love to wear..

Happy Day

Caroline

art studio · lifestyle blog · mindfulness · personal blog · personal development · photography · simple life

Day 11: Eyes

Eye certainly express emotions. As a counselor, there are times, clients will not look at me or anyone for that matter. Fear, shame, guilt, uncomfortable, timid, anger etc.

We are in a society where a lack of eye contact is “normal.” It does not have to be normal. We can change that, but getting social and being more friendly and open to other people. We seem to focus on the differences of others and needing to prove our individual point instead of learning about others’ viewpoints. Social media has contributed to the lack of eye contact and the need to post how “wonderful life really is.” But it’s just that a post, it is a second of some ones’ life captured. But look into their eyes, look into their soul and find out more about a person. That is how we can change.

Happy Day

Caroline

art studio · lifestyle blog · mindfulness · minimalism · personal blog · personal development · photography · Your Shopping Wishes

Day 4: Something Green

Plants. I love a home full of plants. Indoor plants provides a natural look to the decorating but plants are a benefit to our health and home

Benefits of Plants

  • Air purification, indoor plants can absorb carbon dioxide and they help release oxygen
  • Plants release moisture into the air.
  • Plants improve your mood
  • Reduce fatigue, improves stress and anxiety.
  • improve focus
  • minimizes headaches.
  • helps with dry skin

Photography of My Plants

From left to right: cactus, green onions, Christmas cactus

Palm tree- it’s 11 years old

Snake plant

From left to right: ivy, peppermint

Christmas cactus

Both of these are cactuses

Poinsettia tree- I took the plant a few years ago and replanted it in a larger pot. I heard it can be grown indoors. It needs to be in a dark place to get the red leaves, but around Christmas I get a few red leaves even near this window.

From left to right: mini rose, and some kind of cactus (I think)

Cactus

Mini rose plant

Some kind of tree plant.

Those are my plants, they are in my living room, dinning room, and the bedrooms.

I love bringing nature into my home. It’s fun watching them grow and bloom.

If I move, I really would love to have a sunroom to put my plants in.

Your Shopping Wishes

plant grow light
potting soil
pots for plants-looks like a great deal
Sticky traps for indoor plants to catch insects
watering can with plant mister

Happy Day

Caroline

lifestyle blog · mindfulness · personal blog · personal development · photography · simple life · Your Shopping Wishes

Day 3: Clouds- It’s Snow Instead

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This means I may make a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.

This post was to be about clouds. But I wanted to capture the snow. The mideastern states has a snowstorm. All precipitation was present…rain, warmer temperatures, ice wintery mix and snow.

Photography

It’s very important to dress warm outside. I have tons of scarves and hats and gloves. I need to buy a new winter coat and boots for next year. The links below is what I am considering.

Your Shopping Wishes

winter coat
winter boots

Happy Day

Caroline

art · lifestyle blog · personal blog · personal development · photography · simple life · Your Shopping Wishes

Day 1: Self-Portrait

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This means I may make a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.

This is my self-portrait. I’m not a fan of taking pictures of myself or being in pictures.

Who I am

I would describe this as my shyness of opening up and revealing my physical identity.

  • My hair is long, curly and thick. And it’s getting gray. yikes!
  • I don’t like snow or the cold.
  • I want to live in the country in a warmer climate.
  • I eat gluten free and dairy free and soy free for health reasons.
  • I need to drink hot detox tea weekly.
  • I am a certified yoga instructor
  • I love cross stitching and knitting.
  • I wish my art would sell.
  • I need to be happy.
  • I need to live life.

Hair products I use:

hair product

Facial mask I use:

Facial mask proactive

facial mask-proactive

Lotion I use:

Hemp lotion great for edema and inflammation.

hemp cream great for inflammation and achy legs!

Caroline

art studio · mindfulness · minimalism · photography · simple life · smoothie · spiritual

Friday Morning Cleaning at the Studio

This morning, the floors needed to be cleaned. I decided to get the floors finished before I get ready for work. Today I’ll be working from home. I love Friday’s for that reason.

There’s some areas of my house that needs dusting. I’ll try to do that in-between my sessions.

The candles in my family room and bathroom are turned on(I use hot plate warmer and plug in candle wax- I have cats!) Hoping the fragrance from the candles will energize my home and make it feel refreshing.

Photos of Fresh Snow

We had fresh snow last night. Maybe 2 inches of snow. It’s much warmer than it was the last three days. But there’s more cold and snow in the forecast next week.

On my walk early this morning, these photos were taken.

Preparing for Smoothies

On my counter there’s bananas that are becoming brown. I don’t care for them at that point, so I cut them up and put them in the freezer for future smoothies. Also can be used for banana bread. Great way to save money and be intentional about your diet.

This evening I’ll be knitting and resting. I work on Saturday, all day!

Happy Day

Caroline