Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sometimes you just need to......

Sometimes you just need to .......
Indulge in a decadent  pastry.
One that makes you feel as though you have been swept away to Paris.  surrounded by brass pedestal tables, well dressed women, gold leaf wainscoting and classical music.
When I am craving an exquisitely crafted pastry I go to Mon Petit Choux Café on commercial street in Nanaimo. I savor every crumb and I either people watch or write in my journal. It is one of my favorite happy places.

 Be inspired 
I just adore décor magazines and I often bring a pile home from the library. They are a delight to look at  a cup of hot tea in the morning. The other day I was reading a House and Home Magazine and saw an incredible dining room bathed in delicious raspberry linen wallpaper. *SIGH* It inspired me to inject some color into my "cream colored" bedroom.
Sometimes, all it takes is a trip to my favorite boutique store. I love looking at all the painted furniture, the linens, the Annie Sloan paint products, and the stencils. Today I picked up a beautiful stencil called "Springtime in Paris".

Be creative
Try a new recipe, paint a wall, write, take photographs, design a card, sew, actually make something that you pinned on pinterest, re-arrange your furniture, create a gallery wall, the possibilities are endless....
Today while the children were playing I pulled out my new stencil and used it to transform a pair of  brown side tables I found on the curb this summer. *Bliss*
why....because the dishes will always be waiting, and the floor with always be covered with crumbs.... but your creative spark is fleeting. Stop hesitating!  It is better to create when you are inspired than wait until you have the  time to do so.

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