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Adding Value

Adding Value
I've noticed many of my friends' resolutions this year have to do with simplicity, kindness, gratitude, and self love.  I feel the Japanese art of Kintsugi is a metaphor for all those things.   Continue reading

A New Decade

A New Decade
Here at Elsie Green, we enjoy taking a few weeks at the end of each year to think about our personal goals and aspirations for the upcoming year.  Continue reading

The Calm After the Storm

The Calm After the Storm

I like to practice gratitude every day.   I am happy to be alive and healthy with a life full of people I love and great adventures. 

But 2019 was not my favorite year.

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One Thing at a Time

One Thing at a Time
When it came time to decorate the shops and our homes for Christmas, it seemed a nice reward to simplify, slow down & allow ourselves to enjoy the process.   Continue reading

A Date With Winter

A Date With Winter
One of the things I love about Winter is the forced slowness. You are given a few more opportunities to slow down and get cozy, catch up with loved ones or catch up on your reading list. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Inspo

Thanksgiving Inspo
This Thanksgiving, we did things a little differently.  We brought out our old film camera and decided to capture our Thanksgiving table in a special way.  We focused on the dishes that inspired us, both in flavor and beauty. Each dish was handmade and filled with love and passion. Continue reading

Change of Heart

Change of Heart
Well, 2019 had some surprises for me.   Some good, and several not so good.  Just when I think I have some control over my life, I'm reminded that no, I really don't.   And I'm reminded of something I read somewhere -- "you can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails." I think it's time to adjust my sails.   Continue reading