I hibernate in the summer time. I used to joke that I had reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder. And one day, I found out there really is such a thing! It seems I'm not the only person to feel stressed and depressed in the summer. The heat and the humidity are so oppressive to me, that I just hide inside in the a/c. It's just too sunny! I don't want to go anywhere or do anything, unless it involves shade and a screened porch.
Come fall though, that's a completely different story. The humidity breaks and I'm rejuvenated. The sun isn't burning directly overhead, and there's a freshness in the air. I live for the day I can turn off the a/c and open up the house to let the fresh air in.
Fall is a time of cleaning for me too. It's a time to count my blessings, and be thankful for who and what I have in my life.It's a time to purge and go through cabinets and closets that seem to be bursting at the seams. I started this weekend in my kitchen. I'd be challenged by a friend to begin intentionally living, and in order to do that, we must intentionally remove the physical clutter around us. When our environment is clean and beautiful, we can live cleanly and intentionally.
It's been a big chore to clean and purge my kitchen. I'm spent several hours going through every cabinet and pantry shelf. Everything has been wiped clean. I know where everything is, and have a good sense of what foodstuffs I have. Does anyone need an extra jar of curry powder or thyme? How about some non-fat sweetened condensed milk? If a zombie apocolypse happens, I've got you covered on all 3 accounts because I've found multiples scattered throughout my kitchen! And truly, how silly is that? I don't like curry powder; and I only use sweetened condensed milk and thyme at the holidays.
This week, we're counting our blessings and cultivating thankfulness with the Many Blessings Stamp Set. Remember to post a comment on today's blog for your chance to win a DIY Card Kit every day this September. (Offer valid to US Residents Only).
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Base: Mint Macaron, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2:
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 2 1/8" x 3 3/8"
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 2" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Early Esprsso, 4 1/8" x 2 5/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 4" x 2 1/2"
September Sweet & Simple Class
Retreat in a Box
Can't make the Fall Stamping in the Mountains Retreat? Don't worry! I've got you covered. Come let me surprise, delight, and spoil you! This special edition retreat-in-a-box is perfect for fall crafting. We're showcasing fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects created just for you. Click on the image for more information.
September Card Club
September Christmas Card Club
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