Dear Diary…Day 21…count down of the 27 day feng shui challenge


March Planner

Wow!  7 Days have passed, and I’ve been busy clearing, organizing, and purifying my home of unwanted things.

Today, I took out 27 items to recycle!

Yesterday, I went out to sell some gold jewelry that I never wear.

While I was out, I received a text that a friends company was hiring.

I told her that I would bring my resume in the following day, and hopefully get a chance to speak with the manager.

So many people, like my son! just think I’m a dreamer.  As long as they continue to think that way, and not dig deeper by trying these things out,  they may never know how we can work with the Universal Laws.

Now, as I am making room for” what is mine” to come into my life, the results are beginning to present themselves, in “unseen ways”.  That’s why it is so important to trust!


It’s important that we still do our part.

  1. We have to set our intentions of what we want
  2. Write our goals down so that we can review them
  3. Continue with the process of removing the items that drag us down
  4. Have faith that what is ours will come in perfect timing and perfect abundance
  5. Keep a positive mind-set so that our life is flowing.  Negative thoughts will block our progress.

My daughter got me started with journaling, using the Washi tape and stickers, when I was in Hawaii.  We had so much fun.  She would pull out all of her endless supply of stickers and Washi tape, colored pens, and we would get busy planning our coming months.

I didn’t know what a big deal it was, until I had a conversation with a lady in the local hobby store.  She admitted that she had more that 300 rolls of Washi Tape!  She was addicted!

I’ve come to believe that Beautifying our journal/planner can be another form of visioning and feng shui.  Our lives can work on a higher order when we are actively writing down our intentions, dreams, and ambitions.

And using the colorful patterns can only bring more joy!


Inspiration for a little night stand.


I’m becoming more clear on what I want for my life as I go through this process.  Only 7 Days have passed, and I’ve already had so many wonderful experiences.

Cottage Mavens, I do hope that you will give this process a try.  It can only benefit you in Miraculous Ways!

Today’s affirmation:  I am undisturbed by appearances.  I trust in God – and He now brings to me the desires of my heart.  My good now overtakes me in a surprising way.  ( Florence Scovill Shinn) 



These Christmas Cottages are for the Birds!

IMG_9864Sometimes I am amazed at what a little Mod Podge, and cocktail napkins can do to transform something.

My best resource for the cocktail napkins has been Tuesday Morning.  The unfinished wood birdhouses can be found at Michael’s and Joann’s for about a dollar.

They’re like little paper mosaics.


and it gives me a chance to practice combining patterns and colors, a chance to play with out worrying, or stressing that it won’t look right.

I can tell a little story, and be whimsical!

I can mix mediums, like wrapping paper, old sheet music, crystals, buttons, sewing notions, feathers and moss.

If you want to try this, here are a couple of tips before you start.

Paint the entire birdhouse with white paint, to make the colors stand out better.

Here is one that I painted grey instead of white.  It came out darker, and even though I still love this one with it’s Bohemian vibe…..


I like the cottage look of the white undertones.  But again, you can do whatever you want.


There is a loop on top of most of them, so you can hang them on your Christmas tree.


And there are ones without a loop, that can be placed on a little shelf or a bookcase. And you can look at it all year long.


When you use the napkins, you can tear them in pieces, or use a whole sheet.  Just peel all of the inside layers away, so you only have the layer with the picture on it.

The main thing is to just have fun!

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