Monday, May 22, 2017

New project for you.

I have been working on a few projects this month as well as getting ready for our open house, so this is why I have been mia for a while.  I wanted to share a new project that I completed this month and you can now buy the design on society6. Here is a link to my shop
  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Glimpses of My Life, Living in a Yurt

 
I am blogging in a new space. I am so excited to share my new space with you. As most of my readers know we now live in a Yurt. It is 1200 sq feet including the loft. The spaces are odd shaped and sized but we are determined to make the most of every square inch of space. This space is in my bedroom so it is small. I had planned on building a desk that would fold up when not in use but I got impatient and when to my local antique/junk shop and found this 1950's sewing desk. It had the 4 drawers that I really wanted and it was small enough to fit into the space that I have for it. I love the thought that I can write even in the middle of the night and not bother anyone because the space it in the perfect spot. No I do have to worry about my husband because he can't sleep with the light on, so I'm sitting here at 2:15 am in the dark typing by the light of the ipad screen. 
 
When I got home from work today I knew that I just needed some outside time, so I decided to read on my porch for a while. I have a small porch outside my bedroom door. I love it because it is in the shade in the afternoon so on warm days it is at least 20 degrees cooler if not more. I can get a little bit of sun if I want to our just peacefully sit in the shade. I just need to add a small table to the space and it will work a little better. I am already talking to my husband about expanding the space from this 4' x 6' space to an 8' x 12' space. This is one of the next projects we are going to start now that he has the fences complete and the horses can roam our whole property. 
 
I love that the shadow in this picture shows off the yurt. We are still getting used to living in a round house and using the space to the fullest. I keep seeing way to change the furniture placement to make things fit better so you never know what I'm going to do from day today. I want to change the layout of the living room and put the couch where the tv is and the tv in the little nook under the stairs. Right now the tv table gets hit by the front door if your not careful. So a change of the space is in order I think. 
 
This is the placement of the couch and the table in front of the window now has the TV on it ad the chairs are in my bedroom. So you can see that even from this picture I have made changes that I have yet to photograph.  I have another section of this couch that is a chase lounge and I am thinking about putting it into my bedroom. I am not sure it will fit but I am willing to try. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

The One Thing You Can Do Today to Jumpstart You Health

 
 
Today starts a series of post for Get Healthy With A Southnern Lady

The focus of this post is one that you can do today to jumpstart your health.

I have been on this journey for a while now and I feel like I cam share what works for me. I am not a Doctor and if you have health problems you need to talk to your Doctor before you make any major changes to your life. 

The one thing that you can do today to get healthy is MOVE. I do't mean move homes or cities or even countries. I am talking about getting up from your seat and move. More than likely your are sitting at a desk reading this post or maybe you happen to be in your favorite coffee shop with your laptop or ipad. I can almost say with certainty that you are sitting still. 

So your challenge today is to get up and move. Not go to the gym, even though that would be great if you have a membership to one. I mean just move.  

I am going to share my top 10 favorite ways to do to get moving each day. You can start out small and work your way up to more time spent moving until you can get 30 min of movement a day into your life. 

  1. Walk in place for 5 min, ( just raise your legs up and down lifting your knees as high as you can).
  2. Stretch your arms,(raise your hands up above your head and interlock your fingers and stretch, keep your fingers interlocked and stretch your shoulders and neck) You can do this right where you are right now. 
  3. Find some stairs (with at least 10 steps) and walk up and down them twice.
  4. Stretch your neck, (roll your neck from side to side and let the stretch work its way to all sides of your neck)
  5. Take a 10 min walk around the block.
  6. Stand up and squat at your knees 5 times (try to build up to 25 adding 1-2 more reps each day, until you can do 25 at a time)
  7. Stretch your toes and legs, (while sitting or laying down, point your toes straight down and hold for 5 seconds, next point your toes up as far as you can and hold for 5 seconds)
  8. Stand up and do a task instead of sitting, (This will help you feel more energized). 
  9. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. 
  10. Use your chair as a prop and stretch your whole body. Take a long as you can and hold each stretch to maximize each one. 

Now all you have to do to get moving today and Jumpstart your health is pick a couple of things from the list and do them.  Then each day add another 1 from the list and this will help you get to your goal of 30 min of movement a day. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Free Mandala to Color

 
I thought i would share a mandala that I have designed as a coloring page for you to print and color. all you need to do is right click on the image and select print. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

My Journey to Reclaim My Health

 
For the past few weeks I have been trying to take care of my health. I am eating Whole Foods and have eliminated processed foods from my diet. I started this in hopes to help my fibromyalgia and auto immune symptoms to subside. I have kept it pretty quite except when I am eating around someone. I really wanted to see if it would work before I said much more. Well two weeks in I have less inflammatory issues and I have more energy as each day progresses. I started off cutting everything out but fruits veggies and meat for the first week. I made good use of my juicer and I found that I love drinking beet juice, it is so good and so good for you. I mix it with carrot, apple, ginger and fresh tumeric.

Here is a little back story for you, I have not really shared this here because I have really just wanted to keep everything more positive here because the blog has always been my place to share my good days. 
In late 2010 early 2011 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia,  I was told that I would just keep getting worse and that there really wasn't nothing that could make it go away. They offered me meds that had horrible side effects and I told them that I would not take them. I have always hated taking meds and to this day I don't like putting chemicals into my body. For a while I would have ups and downs and the downs would get longer and the ups would come father and father apart. I knew that I had to find something natural to help me, I started using essential oils and herbs and nutritional supplements but never changed my diet. That is until January of 2015 I had the worse episode of my life. I had the worse reaction to food that I had ever had, I had hives from head to toe, my throat almost completely swelled shut before the EMTs arrived. The next month I found out I had had an allergic reaction to beef, and testing had shown that I could no longer eat beef and pork or an meat from animals that walk on for legs. So it was the fins and feathers diet for me. That still didn't clue me into what I was putting into my body was causing all of my problems. So over the past couple of years I have been researching this issue, and have come across links to this allergy and other auto immune issues. So through my research I found various people who have seen a link betweeen processed food and fibromyalgia symptoms. ( I am not a medical doctor so this is just from me readin various research and you should look into it yourself and ask your doctor before relying on anything I am saying) . 
So this time I felt that I really needed to take back my health, because for the past few months since I started my new job at the end of the work day I was so tired and in so much pain, that I have to come home and go straight to bed. I knew that this was not the way that God meant for me to be living. So I began looking for a better way to help fix my problem. I started looking in to the ingredients that are in most processed foods that I was eating and really took an inventory of what I was putting into my body. Sugar and caffeine were at the of the list along with high fructose corn syrup. I knew that these were the reason that I was crashing everyday, so I decided that I would make a change and quit them cold turkey. I have tried two quit processed food cold turkey before but I have never really had the willpower to do it so this time I knew I had to push through. The first few days were horrible. I really was having withdrawal pains from taking everything away at once, but on day 5, I woke up feeling like a new person. I had energy and that night I reall started to sleep better. I am not coming home and going to bed after work anymore, I have the energy to do things with my girls and my pain has almost completely gone away. I take tumeric and magnesium every night before bed still and I really wake up refreshed and I am sleeping through the night. I was waking up 4-8 times each night not being able to get comfortable because of the pain in my joints. I will be sharing more of my journey to healing my body through Whole Foods as I go. 
Here is a great book that I am ready that has some wonderful recipes that will help you on the journey to living a more healthy life with nothing but Whole Foods. 
 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New patterns in the works.

 
New pattern collection is in the works. I am working on a few coordinating patterns to go with this one. 
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Art Show

 
I am taking part in a local art show for the month of May. It is taking place inside the Monticello-Jasper County Visitors' Center in Monticello, Georgia. I am so excited to have my paintings displayed among some very talented artists' work. This is a great opportunity to see and purchase some unique pieces of art. So if you are in the are you should stop in.
 
The two paintings below are just a couple of the ones that I have in the show. 
 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Busy busy busy around here.

It has been a super busy month and I'm not posting very frequently because we have been trying to get moved into our house. Well we have moved in. There are a few things left to be completed but we are in. Here are a few pictures of the inside of the house. We still have to put up the open shelving in the kitchen and some finish molding in the in a couple of the rooms, but we are in and after living in a camper for 15 months it feels like a mansion. We have a little bit more square footage than we did in our old house but it is just cut up differently. I am working on creating more counter space with a Pinterest idea of putting feet onto two cutting boards so they will fit over the cooktop. I just have to find the cutting boards that will fit.  
 
Our living room is shaped like a half moon which is giving me a little trouble with furniture placement, but I am determined to have my red sofa here. I really wanted this sofa and it fit perfectly in our old house. It also has another section which is a chase lounge and I am trying to figure out how I can fit that piece into my bedroom. I have the space and I really would love to have the seating so I can sit and read or work on blog post instead of sitting in bed (like I am doing now writing this post). Once my husband had hung all of the mounts on the wall he said that it really felt like home. I told him they were fine there but not to hang any of them over the kitchen. 
   
Our dining area is the perfect size for the table and chairs that we brought from our other home. I have since covered all four of the chair seats and I am very happy with the results. It was super easy and only took about 10 minutes per chair.  The large two person saw over the window was my husband's grandfather's and he has hung it there while we were finishing the interior with the intention of moving it, but I really got used to is being there so I am going to work it in to my window treatments. I just have to keep him from hanging his hats on it all the time.  
 
I will be sharing more pictures soon as we finish different areas. . We have finished the bathroom flooring so I can take pictures of it now. I will get them posted soon.  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Free Coloring Page

I am working on a new coloring book that will be released later this month. And I want to share a few page will you. I hope that you enjoy coloring it.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy March Desktop Background


Happy March I hope you are having a great year so far. Today, I want to sharing a new desktop background with you I made two different versions this month so you can decided which side you would like the calendar.

 I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you use it in the comments below.
All you need to do is right-click on the image and save to desktop then once it is saved to the desktop right click again and select set as desktop background.

Monday, February 13, 2017

February Free Coloring Book Page

Last year I published 3 coloring books you can purchase them over on Amazon here.
I am planning on offering one free coloring book page each month this year. So here is the Second of many. I might just have to share more.
Just right click on the image and save as to your computer, print and enjoy. 
I hope you enjoy coloring it as much as I enjoyed making it. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Ultimate Startup Bundle is Live


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Which is probably why so many startups fail in the early years. It’s hard to predict the bumps and roadblocks you’ll hit along the way, or which ones you’ll lose the most sleep over.
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Maybe you’ve got great ideas but you’re lacking the specific business know-how. Money is probably tight. Your time is stretched thin. You’re bombarded with information but not sure who to listen to or what to do next.
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Stella and Dot Sign Up Special

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Happy February Desktop Background

This is the second month of the year I want to sharing a new desktop background with you  I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you use it in the comments below.
All you need to do is right-click on the image and save to desktop then once it is saved to the desktop right click again and select set as desktop background.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A View of My Life with some Knitting


I love watching the sunrise on the farm. Because I take my girls to school I get to see it everyday. This is the best picture that I could get that shows off the colors. There are way more shades than the camera lens can capture but you get the idea. We are almost finished with out new home. The yurt is getting close, so close that I can almost see us living there right now. I will share some picture once we get it cleaned up and I can take better pictures. Right now there is still a lot of materials everywhere. We have most of the walls covered and the doors are up on the rooms. The cabinets have been installed in the kitchen but I still have to finishe painting them. That is my project for this weekend, after we get our storage building cleaned out. I am so ready to be in and have a normal bathroom and my bedroom back. We have been in the camper for over a year now and it is getting old. I am grateful that we have had it but we are tripping over each other and have no privacy really. It is almost done and them we can celebrate.
On the knitting scene I have one post Christmas finished object. I am working on writing up the pattern soon. This is an infinity scarf that made with one skein of Cornbread and Honey's beautiful hand dyed yarn. It was a pretty simple pattern and easy to knit. There was just so many stitches each round, but. I love the feel of the yarn , it really is so soft.
My next project is already on the needles and I am loving the combination. This infinity scarf is made with two different yarns one is Cascade 220 Sport and the other is Malabrigio Sport weight yarn. I love of the hand painted yarn looks with the solid color, it really shows off the color and makes it pop. This picture really doesn't show off how good the colors are working together.
Here is about another 3 hours into the project. I hope to have this pattern written up soon. I really love they way these yarn feel when I'm knitting with them and the fabric has a beautiful drape even before I have blocked it. I know once is has been blocked it with be even better. I am really excited that this is light weight enough that it will make a pretty accent scarf except on the warmest days.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Free Coloring Book Page

Last year I published 3 coloring books you can purchase them over on Amazon here.
I am planning on offering one free coloring book page each month this year. So here is the first of many. I might just have to share more.
I hope you enjoy coloring it as much as I enjoyed making it. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Latest Influenser Box


I really love tea and have really been on a green tea kick as of late, so I was super excited to see this box show up in the mail. I have seen these in the stores but sometimes I have a hard time trying new things. So since I was given the opportunity to try it for free I couldn't wait.
I love the packaging but I wish that the containers were not clear. I like to keep my teas out where I can see them but these containers I will have to keep in my cabinet so that they won't be out in the light too much. I need to get a pretty box to store my teas in and them I could keep them with all the rest of my collection.
My daughter tried both of them and really like them , she liked the black tea and said that the flavor was really good. I know that sometimes tea that has a vanilla flavor isn't as strong as I would like.
She loved the green tea and I did too. I was drinking it prior to starting my Juice Reboot. So if I decided to add caffeine back to my diet once it is over I will drink more, that is if there is any left now that my daughter loves it.

Friday, January 20, 2017

I Joined The Reboot



Today is day 8 of my juicing journey. I was pursing through Netflix and decided that I would watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It really opened my eyes to what I needed to do to get my energy back. I have not been feeling good for a while now. I have an auto immune issue, chronic fatigue and acute inflammation. Watching this really helped me to see that this could be the answer to my problems. So I have been working toward going on a full juice fast. I have swapped out two meals a day with juicing and I can really tell a difference already. I have been off caffeine for 8 days, and I and working toward to going completely plant based. I don't eat red meat or pork because I am severely allergic to them. So I only eat Chicken or Turkey when I eat meat. I am working toward eating only fresh produce and not canned veggies, this is something that I have to work hard on because I have two teenage daughters and a husband who are used to eating a certain way and I plan on slowly making the transition for them as well. I am sharing this here to help hold me accountable and share some of the juice combos that I have found are really good. The 80/20 plan of 80% veggies to 20% fruit is a really goal for me but I really do have a sweet tooth so I am gradually making my way to this goal.
I also have my youngest daughter on this with me because she wants to lose weight like the Dr said she needed to . She is doing good even though I have not gotten her on the green train as of yet.


This is my Power Green Juice
  • 5 large kale leaves
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 med Apple
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 1/2 a larger cucumber
I really like this one because the apple adds sweetness and the cucumber cuts the bitterness of the kale. Make sure that you wash all our produce before you run it through the juicer. I like to wash everything and put it in a gallon zipper bag for each type of juice when I come home from the grocery store as this helps me to just grab and go.


This one is one that my daughter will drink.
  • 4 carrots
  • 1-1/2 Apple
  • 2 2 inch chunks of pineapple
  • 2 2 inch chunks of cantaloupe
The second Carrot based juice that I make is:

  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Pink Grapefruit
This one is very good for breakfast. I like it because it is sweet and tart. I know that am getting my veggies with the carrots, so I feel pretty good about it.

My next one is trying Beets. I am looking to visit a juice bar soon so that maybe I can get some new ideas.


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