May 20, 2015

  Ever since I started to "fall down the rabbit hole" of learning about Japanese culture, shrine charms were at the top of my list of little must haves. In Japan they are called "Omamori", which in simplest terms is a charm. They are sold at shrines and said to provide various forms of luck. 
  

My little charm is from Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. The main shinto Deity there is Inari who has two white foxes that act as messengers from the human world. They bring Inari all the wishes , hopes and dreams which are prayed for straight to the deity. 


    This little charm is in the form of one of those foxes and is said to bring good luck. I personally favor Inari as they are the deity of not only the arts, agriculture, business and rice but also of tea. I like to imagine little foxes keeping small pests from eating or destroying tea bushes.  What do you think?

If you are ever in Japan and want to see Fushimi Inari , 
you can find the directions below through Google maps. 

  Ever since I started to "fall down the rabbit hole" of learning about Japanese culture, shrine charms were at the top of my list of little must haves. In Japan they are called "Omamori", which in simplest terms is a charm. They are sold at shrines and said to provide various forms of luck. 
  

My little charm is from Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. The main shinto Deity there is Inari who has two white foxes that act as messengers from the human world. They bring Inari all the wishes , hopes and dreams which are prayed for straight to the deity. 


    This little charm is in the form of one of those foxes and is said to bring good luck. I personally favor Inari as they are the deity of not only the arts, agriculture, business and rice but also of tea. I like to imagine little foxes keeping small pests from eating or destroying tea bushes.  What do you think?

If you are ever in Japan and want to see Fushimi Inari , 
you can find the directions below through Google maps. 

May 15, 2015

Learning embroidery for tea with Kiriki Press embroidery plush doll kits. Use the skills from the kits for creating your own tea mat or embellishing anything with a little fun and love. racoon tea

    Ever Since the Spring One of a Kind Show, I have been stitching away. Embroidery has been a craft I have longed to learn and apply to projects. One project being creating tea mats with simple embellishment such as flowers, kanji or other seasonal motifs.
   To get myself on the right path towards this project I have been stitching away at these adorable little kits by Kiriki Press. There are three levels and the instructions are easy to follow. The little fox was level two and the other three are level three. 

Learning embroidery for tea with Kiriki Press embroidery plush doll kits. Use the skills from the kits for creating your own tea mat or embellishing anything with a little fun and love. fox barn owl racoon

      As I write this post I have finished the little racoon and have moved on to the barn owl. All three so far have some similar stitches on their bodies but also new ones. If you are like me ,and did not have any supplies to start, Kiriki Press a starter kit has everything you need to get started (if you don't have a 6-inch embroidery hoop, needles and scissors) and a printed guide of all the stitches.
    Stay tuned for a special DIY on sewing your own tea mat!

Kiriki Press is based in Toronto and is independently run by Michelle Galletta.
If you would like to learn more check out her website or etsy store.

Learning embroidery for tea with Kiriki Press embroidery plush doll kits. Use the skills from the kits for creating your own tea mat or embellishing anything with a little fun and love. racoon tea

    Ever Since the Spring One of a Kind Show, I have been stitching away. Embroidery has been a craft I have longed to learn and apply to projects. One project being creating tea mats with simple embellishment such as flowers, kanji or other seasonal motifs.
   To get myself on the right path towards this project I have been stitching away at these adorable little kits by Kiriki Press. There are three levels and the instructions are easy to follow. The little fox was level two and the other three are level three. 

Learning embroidery for tea with Kiriki Press embroidery plush doll kits. Use the skills from the kits for creating your own tea mat or embellishing anything with a little fun and love. fox barn owl racoon

      As I write this post I have finished the little racoon and have moved on to the barn owl. All three so far have some similar stitches on their bodies but also new ones. If you are like me ,and did not have any supplies to start, Kiriki Press a starter kit has everything you need to get started (if you don't have a 6-inch embroidery hoop, needles and scissors) and a printed guide of all the stitches.
    Stay tuned for a special DIY on sewing your own tea mat!

Kiriki Press is based in Toronto and is independently run by Michelle Galletta.
If you would like to learn more check out her website or etsy store.

May 13, 2015

Purify your water with Mineral Maifan stones. Medicine stones from China. They make great water for tea, rice and for drinking.

      August last year I received a packet of stones from Global Tea Hut as that months gift.  They are called "Maifan" or Medicine Stones. If I had not received some a few years back I would have underestimated their "power".
       I used them often while still living in Toronto and it drastically changed the water. What it does is add minerals to your water.  The little stones work for you all on their own just place them in your kettle and leave them. Then simply go about making your tea as you would usually and you will have great tea water every time.
       In the picture above you can see the unused stones in the front and heavily used ones in the back. If you do a search online it's quite easy to get your hands on some stones, you only need  a few and they will ,over time, slowly dissolve.  Just remember to rinse them off once in a while to freshen them up.

Do you have any tricks for your tea water?
P.S.  I am going to share two more "tricks" that I use regularly in latter posts. So keep an eye out!

Purify your water with Mineral Maifan stones. Medicine stones from China. They make great water for tea, rice and for drinking.

      August last year I received a packet of stones from Global Tea Hut as that months gift.  They are called "Maifan" or Medicine Stones. If I had not received some a few years back I would have underestimated their "power".
       I used them often while still living in Toronto and it drastically changed the water. What it does is add minerals to your water.  The little stones work for you all on their own just place them in your kettle and leave them. Then simply go about making your tea as you would usually and you will have great tea water every time.
       In the picture above you can see the unused stones in the front and heavily used ones in the back. If you do a search online it's quite easy to get your hands on some stones, you only need  a few and they will ,over time, slowly dissolve.  Just remember to rinse them off once in a while to freshen them up.

Do you have any tricks for your tea water?
P.S.  I am going to share two more "tricks" that I use regularly in latter posts. So keep an eye out!

May 11, 2015

    Inspiring quotes can provoke you to set intentions and become closer to your truth. Quotable is a series where thought provoking lines from various sources are brought together and lessons can be learned from each one. 
   Tune in to either set your intention for the week and learn more about yourself to get closer to living in your highest truth. All past posts can be found over on the Quotable series page


Over the years I have noticed that we have an odd human trait, conformity. The desire to "be like the rest" or "normal".  We change our ideas, what we say, do and even buy. All to fit in, while hurting ourselves in the process.
    In High School I changed how I dressed to fit in with my group (and to impress a guy). Looking back on those times I know I was not being fully myself. We all go through it and just need to look at ourselves. Realize our mistake and begin to live true.
   When we move away from what society is calling "normal" and truly begin to be ourselves we receive joy. It takes time and effort but it is well worth it. It took till I was 26 to realize why everything felt wrong. So give yourself time. You are worth it, because there will only ever be one you.

    Inspiring quotes can provoke you to set intentions and become closer to your truth. Quotable is a series where thought provoking lines from various sources are brought together and lessons can be learned from each one. 
   Tune in to either set your intention for the week and learn more about yourself to get closer to living in your highest truth. All past posts can be found over on the Quotable series page


Over the years I have noticed that we have an odd human trait, conformity. The desire to "be like the rest" or "normal".  We change our ideas, what we say, do and even buy. All to fit in, while hurting ourselves in the process.
    In High School I changed how I dressed to fit in with my group (and to impress a guy). Looking back on those times I know I was not being fully myself. We all go through it and just need to look at ourselves. Realize our mistake and begin to live true.
   When we move away from what society is calling "normal" and truly begin to be ourselves we receive joy. It takes time and effort but it is well worth it. It took till I was 26 to realize why everything felt wrong. So give yourself time. You are worth it, because there will only ever be one you.

April 27, 2015

Urban Oasis is a collection of images of spaces in cities where we can take a few moments to connect with nature, find balance and peace. Past posts from the series can be found here.
     
    Mid-March for my Dad's birthday we took an overnight trip to Niagara Falls. This series are taken from our window on the 41st floor. The first two pictures are taken in the evening and the last early the next day. This body of water has such a great presence even from such a distance , and varying times of day.


These photos are taken from the Canadian side. Incase you are planning a trip to the area here is a little map ,and by the way the Hotel we stayed at was Embassy Suites by Hilton (41st floor).
   Have you stayed by the falls before? How was your experience?

Urban Oasis is a collection of images of spaces in cities where we can take a few moments to connect with nature, find balance and peace. Past posts from the series can be found here.
     
    Mid-March for my Dad's birthday we took an overnight trip to Niagara Falls. This series are taken from our window on the 41st floor. The first two pictures are taken in the evening and the last early the next day. This body of water has such a great presence even from such a distance , and varying times of day.


These photos are taken from the Canadian side. Incase you are planning a trip to the area here is a little map ,and by the way the Hotel we stayed at was Embassy Suites by Hilton (41st floor).
   Have you stayed by the falls before? How was your experience?

April 22, 2015


Earlier this month I went with my mom to  the Toronto 2015 Yoga Conference. Being our first time we decided to see what the show floor had. It was a great shopping area which surrounds the free yoga class section in the middle. 
  My favorite offering of the show is the option to bring your old mat in exchange for a 10$ voucher. It can be used to buy a new mat from the show from one of the many vendors to choose from. My mom ended up getting a Manduka mat (that has a good weight to it) for her mainly Hot Yoga practice. 


 I did not bring an old mat but I did have plans to pick up another Bmat for when I am traveling or even in Toronto for a class. The girls at the booth were very friendly and I ended up giving them a hug before we left. I was just too happy to get another mat to further my practice beyond my hometown.
    Midway through the day we ate a delicious meal that not only was healthy but energizing as well. We paired our lunch with a well deserved cup of tea from David's Tea, who had a lovely booth near the rest/eating area. It truly set the tone for the day. 
    For next year we are going to sign up for a few of the many classes that are going on over the course of the 4 day event. The whole conference was a great place to meet people who wish to further themselves through yoga meditative sequences.  I was a little sad that there were only two Tea vendors but the atmosphere made up for it. 





Earlier this month I went with my mom to  the Toronto 2015 Yoga Conference. Being our first time we decided to see what the show floor had. It was a great shopping area which surrounds the free yoga class section in the middle. 
  My favorite offering of the show is the option to bring your old mat in exchange for a 10$ voucher. It can be used to buy a new mat from the show from one of the many vendors to choose from. My mom ended up getting a Manduka mat (that has a good weight to it) for her mainly Hot Yoga practice. 


 I did not bring an old mat but I did have plans to pick up another Bmat for when I am traveling or even in Toronto for a class. The girls at the booth were very friendly and I ended up giving them a hug before we left. I was just too happy to get another mat to further my practice beyond my hometown.
    Midway through the day we ate a delicious meal that not only was healthy but energizing as well. We paired our lunch with a well deserved cup of tea from David's Tea, who had a lovely booth near the rest/eating area. It truly set the tone for the day. 
    For next year we are going to sign up for a few of the many classes that are going on over the course of the 4 day event. The whole conference was a great place to meet people who wish to further themselves through yoga meditative sequences.  I was a little sad that there were only two Tea vendors but the atmosphere made up for it. 




April 17, 2015



   We finally got here. While the weather is still a little on the cold side it is nice to see all that snow melted. March was crazy amazing. My family took a little trip to Niagara Falls for My Dad's birthday and after my mom's birthday we went to the One of a kind Show. I had lodes of fun,

Review of March Goals

  • Finish blog business plan from By Regina- I did not get around to this goal so it is getting moved over to this month.  I broke it down in to separate tasks to make it less daunting to tackle.
  • Start turning my room into an Oasis- Organized and let go of things that no longer serve me to make room.  I did pick up two prints at the One of a Kind Show to display on my wall as part of a collage. Also I sewed up two pillows. One for my meditation space and the other for my desk chair. Also switched chairs with my brother so that it fits more with the room.
  • File taxes and budget- Completed taxes on time and I just need to create a budget. One for personal things and also for blogging which will be inputted into the business plan once done.
  • Clean out wardrobe-Let go of 75% of my old clothes that no longer serve me and found many pieces which I forgot about. Now I can focus on developing it something that suits me when I am 30.
  • Plan out my birthday week- Wow what a week.  I went to OLG on the Sunday prior and had sushi with my family the day of. But other than that the week was fairly quiet with a little pampering such as a manicure, face masks and leisurely stitching away at my current side project. To end the week I went to both the Aquarium and Toronto Yoga Conference with my mom. Overall it was a fantastic week with friends and family. 

May Goals

  • Budget - Create one for both personal and blogging.
  • Finish blog business plan from By Regina -  With the sections/tasks broken down into smaller parts it will be easier to get most of this done before Tea Journey's Anniversary (June 10th by the way).
  • Continue turning my room into an Oasis - This month I want to fix up the nicks in my walls (and little holes from thumb tacks). As well as sort through things in my room again, I definitely need to decide where my scrap booking (Project Life) things will live. For now they are stacked ontop of my sketchbook box under my bed, which is raised higher with the plastic "risers" from Solutions. I don't know what I would do without them.
  • Create Tea Tasting book - Every step is written out and sketches for the page designs are started. I hope to have a few bloggers and/or Tea Sommeliers test it out once it is done. I am very excited for this and can not wait to see it done.
  • Prep for Tea Journey's Anniversary- I say prep but it is also some planning here too. Keep an eye out for some surprise changes. 



   We finally got here. While the weather is still a little on the cold side it is nice to see all that snow melted. March was crazy amazing. My family took a little trip to Niagara Falls for My Dad's birthday and after my mom's birthday we went to the One of a kind Show. I had lodes of fun,

Review of March Goals

  • Finish blog business plan from By Regina- I did not get around to this goal so it is getting moved over to this month.  I broke it down in to separate tasks to make it less daunting to tackle.
  • Start turning my room into an Oasis- Organized and let go of things that no longer serve me to make room.  I did pick up two prints at the One of a Kind Show to display on my wall as part of a collage. Also I sewed up two pillows. One for my meditation space and the other for my desk chair. Also switched chairs with my brother so that it fits more with the room.
  • File taxes and budget- Completed taxes on time and I just need to create a budget. One for personal things and also for blogging which will be inputted into the business plan once done.
  • Clean out wardrobe-Let go of 75% of my old clothes that no longer serve me and found many pieces which I forgot about. Now I can focus on developing it something that suits me when I am 30.
  • Plan out my birthday week- Wow what a week.  I went to OLG on the Sunday prior and had sushi with my family the day of. But other than that the week was fairly quiet with a little pampering such as a manicure, face masks and leisurely stitching away at my current side project. To end the week I went to both the Aquarium and Toronto Yoga Conference with my mom. Overall it was a fantastic week with friends and family. 

May Goals

  • Budget - Create one for both personal and blogging.
  • Finish blog business plan from By Regina -  With the sections/tasks broken down into smaller parts it will be easier to get most of this done before Tea Journey's Anniversary (June 10th by the way).
  • Continue turning my room into an Oasis - This month I want to fix up the nicks in my walls (and little holes from thumb tacks). As well as sort through things in my room again, I definitely need to decide where my scrap booking (Project Life) things will live. For now they are stacked ontop of my sketchbook box under my bed, which is raised higher with the plastic "risers" from Solutions. I don't know what I would do without them.
  • Create Tea Tasting book - Every step is written out and sketches for the page designs are started. I hope to have a few bloggers and/or Tea Sommeliers test it out once it is done. I am very excited for this and can not wait to see it done.
  • Prep for Tea Journey's Anniversary- I say prep but it is also some planning here too. Keep an eye out for some surprise changes. 

April 15, 2015


A few weeks ago my family all loaded into the car for the ride to Toronto. While Dad went to work the rest of us hopped on the TTC and rode to the Direct Energy Building for the One of a Kind Spring Show.  Overall it was a great day to see what the spring vendors had and do a little shopping. It felt a bit smaller than the winter show but that was to be expected. I will say it made me look forward to the winter show at the end of this year.


 My favorite purchase of the whole day was this adorable kit from Kiriki Press. Within the box was everything needed to start stitching and you have a choice from different animals, and three levels of difficulty. I choose this little fox which was a level 2 doll kit. It really got into it and finished it only a few days latter. I was very inspired by the kit that I got a few more to learn more stitches. I have a latter project in mind using the skills I learn but you will have to wait till next week for that.
    Check out more of these adorable kits either on their website or on etsy.


When Shopping I had only two things on my list: Prints for my room and rings from White Feather Designs. These two prints stood out at Sea and Lake Paper Co and The Critter Co. Both just called out to me to buy them. The cardinal I had walked passed by a full step before turning around and buying it. Both pieces will be framed and put together for a "wall collage" of other framed works as part of my "Oasis" project

   I am off to try to remedy a mistake on my raccoon doll and hope you all enjoyed these finds.  Which do you like most?


A few weeks ago my family all loaded into the car for the ride to Toronto. While Dad went to work the rest of us hopped on the TTC and rode to the Direct Energy Building for the One of a Kind Spring Show.  Overall it was a great day to see what the spring vendors had and do a little shopping. It felt a bit smaller than the winter show but that was to be expected. I will say it made me look forward to the winter show at the end of this year.


 My favorite purchase of the whole day was this adorable kit from Kiriki Press. Within the box was everything needed to start stitching and you have a choice from different animals, and three levels of difficulty. I choose this little fox which was a level 2 doll kit. It really got into it and finished it only a few days latter. I was very inspired by the kit that I got a few more to learn more stitches. I have a latter project in mind using the skills I learn but you will have to wait till next week for that.
    Check out more of these adorable kits either on their website or on etsy.


When Shopping I had only two things on my list: Prints for my room and rings from White Feather Designs. These two prints stood out at Sea and Lake Paper Co and The Critter Co. Both just called out to me to buy them. The cardinal I had walked passed by a full step before turning around and buying it. Both pieces will be framed and put together for a "wall collage" of other framed works as part of my "Oasis" project

   I am off to try to remedy a mistake on my raccoon doll and hope you all enjoyed these finds.  Which do you like most?

April 14, 2015

Urban Oasis is a collection of images of spaces in cities where we can take a few moments to connect with nature, find balance and peace. Past posts from the series can be found here.

Last Thursday I took a trip into Toronto with my Mom for the Yoga Conference, but we came a day too early. Rather than turning around we took the chance to spend time at the Aquarium together. We both enjoy photography and nature, so it was perfect for a rainy afternoon. 
   This installment of Urban Oasis is of the Jellyfish area. I love how colourful they can be and the array of types that the local Aquarium has. Let's look at them!





I hope you feel inspired by these lovely little creatures. They look so much like lace it makes me want to stitch up a lace-Jellyfish plush. How about you?

 If you have not got the chance to visit the Toronto Aquarium or are visiting sometime soon, here it is on a map. Other local attractions include The CN Tower and Rogers Center.

Urban Oasis is a collection of images of spaces in cities where we can take a few moments to connect with nature, find balance and peace. Past posts from the series can be found here.

Last Thursday I took a trip into Toronto with my Mom for the Yoga Conference, but we came a day too early. Rather than turning around we took the chance to spend time at the Aquarium together. We both enjoy photography and nature, so it was perfect for a rainy afternoon. 
   This installment of Urban Oasis is of the Jellyfish area. I love how colourful they can be and the array of types that the local Aquarium has. Let's look at them!





I hope you feel inspired by these lovely little creatures. They look so much like lace it makes me want to stitch up a lace-Jellyfish plush. How about you?

 If you have not got the chance to visit the Toronto Aquarium or are visiting sometime soon, here it is on a map. Other local attractions include The CN Tower and Rogers Center.

April 7, 2015

    Inspiring quotes can provoke you to set intentions and become closer to your truth. Quotable is a series where thought provoking lines from various sources are brought together and lessons can be learned from each one. 
   Tune in to either set your intention for the week and learn more about yourself to get closer to living in your highest truth. All past posts can be found over on the Quotable series page

A few weeks ago, I finally began to sort through my clothes from when I lived in Toronto. With about two and a half garbage bags full it was no wonder I was overwhelmed and "never had anything to wear". Sunday came and all of it had been sorted through. It felt like a mini episode of what not to wear which left me with about 25% left that I will wear.
    This weeks quote relates to this very idea of living lighter. I had so many clothes but I had no where to put it all. After donating what no longer served me I felt lighter (and my dresser is not stuffed). It's a very valuable lesson that can be applied to any part of your life. Really think about what is truly serving you and only keep those.
   What kind of spring cleaning are you doing?

PS. Keep an eye out for posts about the last few weeks. With a few excursions over the last week I can not wait to share what happened. This week I have a trip to the Toronto Yoga Conference as well. Please look forward to these posts.

    Inspiring quotes can provoke you to set intentions and become closer to your truth. Quotable is a series where thought provoking lines from various sources are brought together and lessons can be learned from each one. 
   Tune in to either set your intention for the week and learn more about yourself to get closer to living in your highest truth. All past posts can be found over on the Quotable series page

A few weeks ago, I finally began to sort through my clothes from when I lived in Toronto. With about two and a half garbage bags full it was no wonder I was overwhelmed and "never had anything to wear". Sunday came and all of it had been sorted through. It felt like a mini episode of what not to wear which left me with about 25% left that I will wear.
    This weeks quote relates to this very idea of living lighter. I had so many clothes but I had no where to put it all. After donating what no longer served me I felt lighter (and my dresser is not stuffed). It's a very valuable lesson that can be applied to any part of your life. Really think about what is truly serving you and only keep those.
   What kind of spring cleaning are you doing?

PS. Keep an eye out for posts about the last few weeks. With a few excursions over the last week I can not wait to share what happened. This week I have a trip to the Toronto Yoga Conference as well. Please look forward to these posts.

March 30, 2015

Urban Oasis is a collection of images of spaces in cities where we can take a few moments to connect with nature, find balance and find peace. Past posts from the series can be found here.

 
The last two weeks have been an adventure. Two weeks ago My family went to Niagra Falls for my Dad's birthday and for a little fun. Along our way back we stopped by Niagara-On-The-Lake and visited the small town there. Very quiet and had a lovely feel. Next time I want to find the time to sit and have tea. So happy that this little gem is just about over an hour away.




If you want to visit this location I have included a map to find it below. Don't forget to have some tea.

Urban Oasis is a collection of images of spaces in cities where we can take a few moments to connect with nature, find balance and find peace. Past posts from the series can be found here.

 
The last two weeks have been an adventure. Two weeks ago My family went to Niagra Falls for my Dad's birthday and for a little fun. Along our way back we stopped by Niagara-On-The-Lake and visited the small town there. Very quiet and had a lovely feel. Next time I want to find the time to sit and have tea. So happy that this little gem is just about over an hour away.




If you want to visit this location I have included a map to find it below. Don't forget to have some tea.

March 16, 2015

    Inspiring quotes can provoke you to set intentions and become closer to your truth. Quotable is a series where thought provoking lines from various sources are brought together and lessons can be learned from each one. 
   Tune in to either set your intention for the week and learn more about yourself to get closer to living in your highest truth. All past posts can be found over on the Quotable series page

Inspiring quotes can provoke you to set intentions and become closer to your truth. Quotable is a series where thought provoking lines from various sources are brought together and lessons can be learned from each one.
Doing new things can be scary, just like when you first tried to ride your bike without training wheels. Think back to how it felt once you got the hang of it. I bed the feeling of freedom and accomplishment flooded your body. Now latter in life that same fear of trying something new gets us.     To work those muscles of learning new things keep a list on hand of things you would love to do. My recent fear is painting my room, I have never done it before. While I do have the paint in the house it has been such a struggle to get started. Thoughts such as, "will that colour look too bright for a basement room?" and even "will I like that colour for the celing?". It goes on and on, but I have begun to get past it.
   By starting to coordinate colours of fabrics, accessories and even floor pillows (I love sitting on the floor), I am on my way to getting this room done. My next step is to take everything off the walls and wipe it down, before filling in all the holes. Once I am there It will be an adventure to get the room painted.
   The key to learning something new, (matter how scary it is to start) is to do it all in baby steps. After completing each step, celebrate and move on to the next one.

Is there something you are scared to learn? Tell us about it and how you are facing it.

    Inspiring quotes can provoke you to set intentions and become closer to your truth. Quotable is a series where thought provoking lines from various sources are brought together and lessons can be learned from each one. 
   Tune in to either set your intention for the week and learn more about yourself to get closer to living in your highest truth. All past posts can be found over on the Quotable series page

Inspiring quotes can provoke you to set intentions and become closer to your truth. Quotable is a series where thought provoking lines from various sources are brought together and lessons can be learned from each one.
Doing new things can be scary, just like when you first tried to ride your bike without training wheels. Think back to how it felt once you got the hang of it. I bed the feeling of freedom and accomplishment flooded your body. Now latter in life that same fear of trying something new gets us.     To work those muscles of learning new things keep a list on hand of things you would love to do. My recent fear is painting my room, I have never done it before. While I do have the paint in the house it has been such a struggle to get started. Thoughts such as, "will that colour look too bright for a basement room?" and even "will I like that colour for the celing?". It goes on and on, but I have begun to get past it.
   By starting to coordinate colours of fabrics, accessories and even floor pillows (I love sitting on the floor), I am on my way to getting this room done. My next step is to take everything off the walls and wipe it down, before filling in all the holes. Once I am there It will be an adventure to get the room painted.
   The key to learning something new, (matter how scary it is to start) is to do it all in baby steps. After completing each step, celebrate and move on to the next one.

Is there something you are scared to learn? Tell us about it and how you are facing it.