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There’s no such thing…

DECORGANIZE

“There’s no such thing as a ‘natural.’  A natural dancer has to practice hard.  A natural painter has to paint all the time….”  — Joe Louis

I keep telling myself this as I work on Decorganize and take pictures.  Keep practicing by taking pictures and finding other topics so that I can grab more followers.  It makes me happy to see if other people ‘like’ what I post or just the process itself of writing a post or taking pictures is rewarding.

I have included some flower pictures since this is in the middle of winter and color is always nice to see!  Be sure to take the poll at the end of the blog!

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Posted in House Transformation

Paint Selections

Hello!

As you can see in the featured image, the homeowners decided to go bold in their entry way.  It took a bit to determine the paint colors that will be used in different areas of their home.  To help with the decision making, they painted blocks of the paint choices in different areas in their home to see how the light affected the paint colors.

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Main area by stairwell

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Posted in Quotes

Remove ‘can’t’ from vocabulary

“Clear your mind of ‘can’t.'”  –Samuel Johnson

Now that we are in 2017 for a couple of weeks already, this is a good reminder  for all of us with or without New Year resolutions to know we can do whatever we set our minds to.

My workout partner and I remind each other that we can do it.  It’s funny, both of us dislike (I say hate) the Toughness Test that our Personal Trainer has us do.  Keep in mind that this set goes like this:

19 sit ups holding a 25 lb weight above your head, then 1 burpee, 18 sit ups holding a 25 lb weight above your head, then 2 burpees, 17 sit ups holding a 25 lb weight above your head, then 3 burpees…etc. to 1 sit up holding a 25 lb weight above your head, then 19 burpees.  All sets add up to 20.

The word ‘can’t’ is used among other words as we do the reps because this set is super tough, and often I am sore for days afterwards.  Both my workout partner and I keep improving our times on this, but it is certainly not fun, but we can do it!

 

 

 

Posted in Quotes

There’s no such thing…

“There’s no such thing as a ‘natural.’  A natural dancer has to practice hard.  A natural painter has to paint all the time….”  — Joe Louis

I keep telling myself this as I work on Decorganize and take pictures.  Keep practicing by taking pictures and finding other topics so that I can grab more followers.  It makes me happy to see if other people ‘like’ what I post or just the process itself of writing a post or taking pictures is rewarding.

I have included some flower pictures since this is in the middle of winter and color is always nice to see!  Be sure to take the poll at the end of the blog!

Continue reading “There’s no such thing…”

Posted in DIY

Hanging curtains at ceiling level

I read somewhere where curtains should be hung at the ceiling rather than just above the window trim.  It gives the illusion of height — great for a small room or low ceiling.

In the my past home, I did hang my curtains at ceiling height for a dramatic affect rather than giving the illusion of height because in this case I had tall ceilings.

Lengthening curtains

But, still this is good advice because I found this to be true with the wall picture hanging system installed in a small office/spare room.  The system was flush at the ceiling with wires hanging down vertically for the pictures to hang on.  I was nervous that this system would close the room in, but it did just the opposite.  I was pleasantly surprised since this was such a small room.