Dealing by decorating

When things happen that I can’t wrap my brain around…like the terrible events of last week. I revert back to old behaviors that help me deal…bed-making and nest fluffing. The methodical act of moving things around the abode (as well as my crack, board creation on Pinterest) seems to help quiet my mind and heart.

Currently, the new glossy of choice is EST. So lovely and chock full of my favorite kind of design.


















Of course, it’s an Australia thing—they’ve got some seriously good design down there. Dying to go to Melbourne at some point. The latest issue has such beautiful, simple spaces that take my breath away.






all from EST Pinterest

I’m just beginning the hunting and gathering of images for a project that will involve a 900 foot vaulted space (now an empty shell) on our property. I’m thinking that because my main house is so colorful and playful, this new space should be serene and calm, with the simplest of décor. I’m calling it Girls Playhouse Loft (PH is unaware of this snazzy name) and my idea gatherings so far are here.



































Because the abode is in the forest, I like all of the natural wood elements in this kitchen. This project will be a long drawn out process, so the ideas might change.

Fun to dream, though.

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Elida’s and my Ignite the Heart retreat still has openings. It’s a special time and we would love to have you join us! All info is here.

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I hope you had a lovely weekend and the week ahead is shiny and bright. My big interview with the school district is Thursday night. I’d appreciate prayers for a great outcome. I’ve been practicing in my shower every day—-I’m ready and excited!




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4 Responses to Dealing by decorating

  1. Debbie says:

    Love all the white in these serene spaces. Probably because it’s not something I could ever (practically) have in my hairy dog house!

    Best wishes for a successful interview!

  2. Holly says:

    We will send you energy and love on Thursday night! H&D

  3. Martha says:

    Keeping you in thought and prayer for an amazing interview and job offer! You’ve got this!!!

  4. Crystal says:

    – elaine, here you go with your inrbcdiele storytelling images. this is a classic, full of things we can feel, full of memory and joy and light and i LOVE it. this to me represents the direction to which you are pointed. i think you are already walking toward something clear and exciting.

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