My New Sofa & Hurricane Ian

If you are reading this on Tuesday, September 27, I am waiting with all of Florida to see where Hurricane Ian goes. The forecast is updated daily. Monday the prediction was for Ian to slow just west of Tampa, slowly weaken and then move into the Big Bend on Friday morning. Tuesday morning there is a Hurricane Watch for the two counties south of mine with the possibility of Ian landing there. There are always so many models no one really knows. Hurricanes can change course and surprise everyone. No matter where Ian lands, the west coast of Florida will be flooded with storm surge. Storm Surge  is the rise in seawater level caused solely by a storm. On Wednesday & Thursday we will see what Mother Nature does.

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Shopping For Modern Tropical Inspiration

Decoist says.

“Modern Tropical… involves clean lines, fresh palettes, and lots of greenery. The look is tranquil and chic. Rather than overloading beachy spaces with seashell collections and rattan furniture, the new feel is all about less-is-more decor. It’s simple, breezy, and naturally relaxing.”

In July I wrote about Modern Tropical Inspiration for my living room. I began to develop a plan for updating the space. I certainly like the description of clean lines, lots of greenery, and a tranquil space. I’ve been wanting to refresh my living room. Being eclectic I’ll just add a few touches of the modern tropical style I like.

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“May the road rise” Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind always be at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields,

and until we meet again, 

may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Irish Blessing     

“May the Road Rise to Meet You” is an Irish blessing that is often used as a prayer.  It has traveled throughout the centuries in songs, word of mouth, and even a popular cross-stitch pattern. The words connect centuries of those who have faithfully hung onto hope through their faith.

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Keep Kindness In Your Heart Printable

I like to do inspirational prints as it helps me stay focused on what is important in life.  The last two years have been crazy. It is amazing the irrational way some people act with so much anger.  I try to stay positive and centered, and I wish the same for you.  Today’s printable is on one of my favorite topics, Kindness.  I made it several years ago for my email subscribers.  Today I am sharing it with everyone.  I think all of us need a reminder to be kind. It costs nothing and can make a huge difference to someone else’s day.

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Give Thanks

We’re in the holiday season, and for the next few months, our lives are packed with activities. Today I’m asking you to stop and take a minute to be grateful.  It’s good for your brain, body, health, and for everyone around you.   Studies show that practicing gratitude releases positive neurochemicals, like dopamine, and engages the reward system in the brain. Your attitude of gratitude builds long-lasting reward circuits that are coupled with positive behavior and thought patterns developed through meaning and intention. The simple act of gratitude strengthens positive brain circuits allowing for greater brain power and prosperity.

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