several months ago i was sharing my heart with a precious, very wise, friend. i told her i had felt the last handful of years, while full of so much good, had seemed perhaps the most difficult in many ways. the difficult & the challenges seemingly walking right beside me. not threatening to take me out, but becoming a part of my norm. more so than any other time in my life. being the precious, very wise friend that she is, she so sweetly offered grace & the following statement….”paige, you’ve been going through some of the biggest seasons of transition over & over again”.
i’m sure that seems so obvious. and yet i hadn’t looked back over the last few years & grouped all the change into that one word. transition.
our family has definitely gone through transition the last few years. my little nest has gone through transition. how i parent my girls has gone through transition. how our home rolls has gone through transition. and a lot of it. all in a relatively short period of time.
a lot of switching gears. a lot of rethinking & recreating ways to relate to my girls as they transition out of our home into college & out of college into the world. dynamics in our homes change significantly during this stage. ( that’s my understatement for 2015 by the way)
i’ve always wanted my home to be a safe place for my family. a respite from a busy world. a place that made my girls feel like a big hug embraced them as they walk through the door. i began to change how i decorated our home, minimizing clutter & utilizing a neutral palate. i’ve chosen to use only those things that i truly love, find beautiful or hold tender sentiment. textures & seasonal natural elements now are my favorite pieces to use around our home. i created a studio a few years ago & love creating art in my home through photography. and we’ve painted bedrooms & changed living spaces as our family has transitioned. whether it’s trying my hand at a new homemade pizza recipe, using fresh herbs just outside my kitchen door or lighting a yummy candle creating beauty in my home has been a sweet “norm” during so much transition. so i continue to stumble and bump into the ‘difficult & challenge’ that is walking beside me now. there is certainly much transition going on in my home as i write this tonight. some is wonderful & exciting and some is heartbreaking. i’ll come back & share more about these personal elements a little later. but for now~
jeanne oliver is one of the most vastly talented women i’ve ever known. she’s created a course that i’m so eager to begin!! Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will be about some of the lost arts of caring for our home and family. each week will contain step by step videos with decorating, cooking, gardening, entertaining, housekeeping and more…so much more!
the following will be shared: The Art of Farm to Table, The Art of Gathering, The Art of Domestic Moxie and The Art of Reclaimed Style.
the early registration price for this four week online course is $42.99. this course will begin on September 15, 2015 and you will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos. this link will take you directly to your registration page. please note!!~ you will receive a welcome email within 24 hours so don’t fret 🙂 and please double check your paypal cart before finalizing your order!!
The Art of Farm to Table
This week is all about gardening, cooking and preserving food.
The Art of Gathering
This week is all about opening your home and creating a space where people feel loved and special.
The Art of Domestic Moxie
This week is all about creative and fun ways to keep your home.