• I found hope in Hope thanks to nature and my nieces.
  • Reminder: There is always light at the end of the tunnel(s).
  • Possibilities.
  • "After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains." Happy 200th birthday, Walt Whitman
  • Spring is always the most alive after the darkest and rainiest of winters. #hyggehouse
  • "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." C. S. Lewis. Or, as the Secret Sisters sang, "Tomorrow will be kinder."
  • "It was here in Big Sur where I first learned to say amen." Henry Miller

Friday afternoon I decided to take a last-minute trip up the coast. Every time I've driven it, I've  always had some place to be and up against time.

But not this trip.

Friday I spent time in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles.

Saturday I spent time in Steinbeck country (of Mice and Men is one of my favourite books) and finally drove the G16 across to Carmel before heading up for a quick stop to see of my friends who I would literally drive 8hrs for only to spend 2 hours with.

Today I got up super early and got a super big coffee so I could drive down highway 1, through Big Sur and hopefully beat the crowds.

Henry Miller is the author of some of my other favourite books so as I drove though Big Sur I thought of him and Steinbeck and how they wrote about what they knew, what they loved, and what they questioned. I've had this idea in my head for a new project and community that I know will resonate and mean something but just unsure how to begin.

So I made sure today to stop when I wanted to. Linger when I needed. Drive wherever for however long.

And, after all the times driving through Big Sur, I finally stopped at a beach. I spent two hours here practically alone and just was.

People say it but there is something magic about Big Sur and today was the first time I felt it. I felt the shift, the inspiration, the hunger. And I felt wet sand between my toes. 
I'm ready.

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  • Last week I drove through the area of Malibu that was most hard hit from the fires. It was completely devastated only last December but now, life is blooming again in a way I've never seen it before. The scars are there and it will take 20yeara to get back to where it was but life is back. That's the amazing, heartbreaking and beautiful thing about life. #malibustrong #earthday


Decor Ideas

Wall Art

March 2, 2007

Apple Pie Wall Art

Photo by Apple Pie

With the exception of my office, my walls are painted in colours that aren’t my choice or really, much to my liking. But they’re neutral and good for selling a home (which I’m soon to do) so the colours are kept. But that still leaves me with walls that are less than desirable whilst living here and plain walls at that (I haven’t been bothered to put up all my art, yet, and have heard that sometimes that can make it harder to sell a home in any event).

So when I saw the above wall art by Apple Pie, I thought perhaps this might be a good way to spruce up some walls without having to make holes, use paint, or spend lots of time. My kind of design! (via Decor8, which has a brilliant (as always) write up on the company).

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    decor8 HollyNo Gravatar
    March 3, 2007 at 12:51 AM

    Thanks Miss Hygge! 🙂 I love the idea that these things aren’t sticking around forever, that I can easily put them up and remove them – worry free. There’s something to be said for that, especially if you’re the type that changes room decor around often.

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    KukaNo Gravatar
    March 7, 2007 at 12:00 PM

    what a great idea!

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