Friday, December 23, 2011

Winter Solstice

A couple of months ago I set up my Etsy shop. I set aside a lot of fear I had in putting my art out there for all to see. And in doing so the universe brought me to connect with so many blogs with so many sweet souls that have touched me in ways they may never know. One of these blogs is Pixie Campbell's. I started to read her postings just as she was mentioning the upcoming winter solstice and her intentions for a releasing ceremony. This ritual release is in her words "a way to "bind the medicine" of moving beyond the past, the pain, the obstacles, the resistance, the old traps, the excuses."

This is something I've never celebrated. Normally winter is a tough time for me, long days, cold nights, craving the warm sun on my face. I felt moved reading Pixie's words, so I sat down and wrote the things that tug my heart down and hold me back.

I don't have a fireplace or fire pit so I created my bundle and burned it in an old coffee cup.

What an amazing feeling to literally throw those things you no longer need into the fire and watch them crumble away! Once the fire burned out I put the ashes in my compost, perhaps those negatives can become a new life in my garden in the spring.

I sat for a while and watched the sun set thinking of what great things can now fill my heart in 2012. What intentions I will set. I invite you to join in, what will you release and let go?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Girl Can Dream

Wow, I can't believe it's only a few days before Christmas! Where did the time go. I was down with the flu for a couple of weeks and now that I've resurfaced the holidays have arrived! 

With the New Year right around the corner I'm feeling the bug to reorganize and redecorate with some inspiring colors and designs! 

I'm in love with Anthropologie, so many colors, textures and patterns!

Fin Rocker & Wildfield Bedding  

A Real Hoot Canister & Hoot, Hoot Switchplate

There's never a lack of inspiration from Apartment Therapy!
I love this wall quote from a Vintage-Inspired DIY Modern Apartment

Monday, December 12, 2011

Free Shipping Day! Dec. 16th

So Christmas is just around the corner, can you believe it! There is a site that has collected thousands of merchants who will offer free shipping on December 16th and still guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve! How great is that! And Twisted Whimsy is part of that group.

Free Shipping Day

When you get to check out in my Etsy store be sure to enter the coupon code "Dec16"

Peace & Whimsy,

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Furry Friends

A best friend doesn't always have to be a person. Crosby has slept with me on the couch all this week while I've been fighting the flu.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Enjoying the View from the Couch

Day 6 of December Views: My Tree

Last night within an hour I got hit with a sore throat and a fever so today my view was pretty much from the couch looking at my Christmas tree. I love the lights, they make me smile. I think I might find a way to leave a strand or two up year-round, some place in the house.

Hoping to feel better tomorrow. I've got some ideas for new jewelry pieces for the Etsy shop but seem to have lost some motivation and steam. I've done a lot this year to get my shop up and moving and I need to remind myself of that. I read somewhere the other day that creative blocks are for a purpose. Perhaps a moment for our soul to pause and take a breath, recharge and remember the good that is already in front of us.

Peace and whimsy for tonight :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Playing in the Sand - More December Views

Went to the beach this weekend to visit my mom and grandma. Even in December there is something so peaceful about the sounds of the waves and the view into the horizon. I could stand there all day and take it all in.

See other's views here!

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Views!

Participating with some beautiful bloggers in December Views
A photo challenge to help us stop and breathe in the world in front of us :)

You can find more information and how to join on Darlene's website, hippy urban girl (hug)

My first photo - Sunset from the deck
From the day I was born my family moved around like gypsies. Finally about a year ago I bought and moved into my first home. It needs so much TLC, but I've never felt more at home and comfortable.