by Designer Lori Esterly

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Balance, Simplicity & Organization

Hello Again,

Well it’s Friday and I don’t know about you but I am soooo ready for the weekend!  Last week I was looking for Balance, this week…I need a nap.  I couldn’t find it.  I think the Balance went out the window along with the Simplicity and Organization.

So, what about Simplicity and Organization?  Well, recently I was telling a friend how overwhelmed I have been lately and she said, “Simplify”.   She was right.  The problem is that I can’t really simplify very much.  I keep my life as simple as possible as a rule, because of the huge issues that I do face daily, I can’t handle many.  So that left me with…Organization.  UGH!

Back Again.  I don’t know about you but I am not good at organization.  I am the stereo typical “Artsy Fartsy Messy Person”!  AND I HATE ORGANIZING!  I like things to be organized I just don’t like doing the organizing.  Several weeks ago I talked about getting organized and cleaning up my spaces.  Well, that  stuck a little, only a little.  The problem is I just can’t seem to get everything organized at one time let alone to keep it all that way.  I do a little here and a little there but over all everything is still a mess.  I really don’t know how people keep there spaces perfectly neat.  There must be a room somewhere in their house that everything gets dumped into, and then no one sees it.  I just can’t seem to keep the house “neat as a pin”.  It’s not possible!!!  Of course, I have plenty of help messing it up but not too much help cleaning it up.

So, if anyone out there has any ideas that could possibly help this naturally messy, artsy person I would really appreciate hearing from you.

Here are some organized messes that Keith made this week.  I Love Them, full of Color and Chunky!

This week’s Support Autism Bracelets made by Keith. I Love the second one from the Left!

Have A Great & Restful Weekend.

~ Lori

A New Friend of Mine…Chris VanCleave

Hello Everyone,

A new Friend of mine Chris VanCleave, fellow WordPress Blogger, just let me know that June is National Rose Month.  It just so happens that Keith and I went to a local rose garden and took some pictures.  They were beautiful, all different colors and varieties, peach, yellow, pink and even white, I think.  Some were just bushes and some were on trellises but they all were just beautiful and in full bloom.

I am not a rose person, I mean I love roses, they are beautiful, but I’m not allowed to play in the dirt.  So I can’t plant and grow them.  Where I live is not conducive to planting anyway, so I just enjoy them when I go to the rose gardens.  But Chris is a rose lover.  You all should check out his site and see some of his beautiful roses that he and his wife grow together.  He has over 65 varieties in his garden.  That’s just amazing to me.  Kudos to Chris!

This is my little slice of Rose month.  My son, Keith among the flowers.  Have a great week, everyone!

~ Lori

June is national rose month. Keith in the rose garden a Cedar Beech.

June is national rose month. Keith in the rose garden at Cedar Beech.

Happy After Mother’s Day!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend!  I hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day.  My mom and I were surprised by my  sister, Chris on Sunday.  She and her husband came and made us supper and we had a nice time together.  It was still a pretty quiet day and mom got some much-needed sleep.  Over all it was a very nice Mother’s Day.

I hope you remembered to tell your mom that you love her.  I have to admit that I did not say “I Love You,Mom” on Mother’s Day.  I did say, “Happy Mother’s Day!” but this morning I realized it and told my mom that I love her and gave her a big hug.  So what did you give your mom for Mother’s Day?  I bet you can guess what I gave my mom!

You may remember the necklace that I made for her birthday a couple of weeks ago.  Well, I made her a matching bracelet for Mother’s day.  She loved it!

Glass Pearls and Sparkle Necklace and new bracelet

Have A Great Weekend!

~ Lori

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