Doing well

I decided to give myself a gift this year.  The gift of really honoring my wellness and working with a Holistic Guide and Lifestyle Coach.

Here is the beautiful and radiant Daphne of Doing Well.  Daphne offers one on one coaching as well as corporate coaching.  This was by far one of the best gifts I have ever given myself. Daphne will offer her services to you with daily support and weekly skype sessions.  Trust me, when I tell you, Daphne left me wanting more and more because of the many positive results of her prescribed practice.  Any type of program should always be shared with your general practitioner before beginning as every human’s health is unique.

Because of Daphne, I was inspired to purchase a Juicer.  Although she never forces any certain brand or product, I found this one from Hurom and love it.  I chose the personal series because I want to make my juice as fresh as possible and I don’t need huge quantities since I am drinking it immediately once I juice it.

I also purchased the jar to store any juice in from Hurom.  Daphne offers a sustainable practice that is life changing.  During my eight week program, I became ill and was grateful that Daphne was there for me.  I knew my symptoms immediately.  I have been hospitalized several times for Diverticulitis and trust me, I have no desire to be in any hospital being poked, prodded and given any sort of drug.  When I became ill, I immediately trusted my body and gave it the rest it needed.  I drank clear liquids and bone broth and rested.  I was not afraid as I knew the pain would subside.

If you are thinking of giving yourself a re-boot or changing up the way you look at food and or any cravings, Daphne is your go to gal, for sure.  She is an abundant source and I know that she will very soon be a coveted one for all things relating to wellness as it relates to our current lifestyles and desire for doing well.  I call it doing great.

Flowers for Mom

This week, don’t forget to bring your Mom or your special surrogate Mom some fresh flowers for Mother’s Day.

It’s not too late to order note cards or notebooks  from my etsy shop.  I can ship them overnight to you.

An Iris

I always think of my Mother when I see an Iris.  She loved them and they really epitomized her.  She lived colorfully and loved life.  I painted this one yesterday.  I let loose with the water and felt the energy of my Mom and her encouraging words to just paint what makes you happy.

First weekend in May


I was born in Kentucky and there are some things that every Kentuckian learns young.  The first Saturday is in fact “The Kentucky Derby.”   This is what is called “Derby Week” and lots of activities and celebrations lead up to the big day.  What do you do on Derby Day?  Do you make a fresh batch of mint juleps?  Do you wear a fancy hat?  Do you go to the Kentucky Derby or do you attend a local party or just watch it in the comfort of your own home?  It is quite a special day.  Happy Derby Week.

Western Wednesday

All roads seem to be leading me to Go West!  My daughter and I just returned from L.A. as she will be heading to College in August.  I mentioned to her, my favorite pair of cowboy boots that I wore until they were all loved out and worn beyond repair.  So, these fun Cowboy boots seemed appropriate for today, on “Western Wednesday” – don’t you just love the color and the embroidery?  I thought about how boots can be fun for holding flowers too!  You can find lots of great cowboy boots over here.

to market



Market Bag

Farmer’s Markets are open and ready to share the abundance of fresh produce.  One market bag I love is from KR Saddleshop.  You can find it here. Having a go to Market-Bag is a wonderful thing.  Stock up on fresh produce in your own market tote.

KR Saddleshop is a company devoted to sustainability and growth.  They sell saddles, home decor and turf.  A company with a legacy, rich in land and sustainability.  Pop over to KR Saddleshop and tell me what catches your eye.  Next time I am in Texas, I am stopping in and you can bet I will be carrying my KR Saddleshop market-bag.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!  Wishing everyone near and far a day full of love and renewed faith.  I have such fond memories of Easter, a new dress and matching coat.  A basket full of chocolate bunnies, eggs and jellybeans.  Enjoy your day!

Spring inside

While we have a rainy day today and not much Spring to speak of is showing up in the garden, there are ways to bring “Spring inside!”  I have so admired a dear instagram friend who recently went back to work as a Real Estate Agent on Bainbridge Island.  She writes a blog that is just as charming as she is and I love her positive attitude that shines forth in each and every post.  Hop on over here to meet my friend Suzanne Miller.  Her home exudes warmth and love.  I was so honored to create the logo for Suzanne for her website and marketing material.  My son will be moving to Washington State and I already have plans to meet Suzanne in person.  I know she will sell me on Bainbridge Island and all her charming ways too.


Yesterday, we had a sort of “Spring in the air” kind of day and it felt as if every blossom was saying, finally!  Soon, the daffodils will be showing off for us and I can hardly wait.

Sunday rest

Wishing everyone a Happy Sunday.  Take time to rest a little longer today.  Rest is restorative and great for one’s health.  Think about your bedroom and what would create a more restful space.  You might even want to record the number of hours you are sleeping.  Jot down on a sticky or little note by your bedside table and try to log in a few more hours today.  Take a nap, even fifteen minutes can be a game changer.  I created this illustrations for Spaces KS Magazine, “The Happy Houseguest.”  Be my guest and treat your own “chambre” to some new pretties to make you feel special.  What do you love the most about rest and is there one thing you can share that you cannot live without?  A pillow?  A special teddy, an eye mask or a favorite bedtime story?  I would love to know.