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making my life my day at a time...

I have been blogging for about a year and a half now.
I began with a desire to reconnect with myself creatively
after spending over eighteen years raising my family.

I had so lost touch with me...
with what I wanted...
who I was...
who I had been...
and just as importantly....

where I was going
 as my nest began to empty out.

So after about six months of blogging...
I realized this was my 
what's next...


giving myself the gift of time...
and a place to express...
be creative...

and receive the gift I wasn't even expecting...

the gift of connecting...

This is the part of blogging that has fueled my creative spirit like no other.

So now...
I feel concepts coming together...

as I prepare for an upcoming conference...
I have been working on my
'elevator pitch'

I realize my blog is where I celebrate

making my life my art
one day at a time....

 Whether it is

the celebration of family
designing fashion accessories
styling my home and garden
new places
or just expressing thoughts and feelings in words

the common denominator

these are all done in a pursuit of

Making my life my art
one day at a time...

as always dear friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

thank you so
 for following along on this journey


  1. A beautiful sentiment Tamera and very well put. I want to remember that as I go through my days and nights, often forgetting what I'm about before I shake myself back to what matters. Thank you again and again.

    1. Thank you for your lovely words...yes, sometimes i can also all too easily can go off track and... lose new little mantra has given me a clearer vision...with which to aspire.

  2. "Making my life art, one day at a time." It doesn't get any deeper or more soulful than that Tamera. I am pretty much speechless after reading all of your beautiful and poetic words. That is what your writing is, poetry. My daughter leaves tomorrow so I needed this. xo

    1. Thank you very much my dear...your kind words are gifts to my soul.

      You have been in my thoughts regularly this your 'tomorrow' one mother to another i send you love and prayers.

  3. I love seeing your posts and projects, it gives me inspiration to try and find some time for my creative self. You really do have a beautiful eye. Can't wait to see new work from you and see where the year takes you.

    1. i am glad you are looking for creative time for yourself...i think that it is so, so important1

      loved your wardrobe picks from Ireland!

  4. What an inspirational post! Beautiful pictures!

    1. Thank you Kerri, enjoy back to school with your adorable daughters!

  5. Every one of your posts is a feast for the eyes and my creative spirit. You do inspire me with every post. We are lucky to have you share your life and your art. The photos today are so beautiful.

    1. Debbie, thank you so for your cherished me...there is no higher compliment than to inspire!

  6. What lovely sentiments! Tamera, you're an inspiration!

    1. thank you Jeannie! I have tried several times to comment on your blog... but no avail!

      you are as stylish as ever my dear!

  7. It's simply beautiful! Love all the pictures!!!

    1. thank you my dear! And again...happy blogavessary!

  8. I so appreciate your articulate meditation on the process. Even early on, I feel some of the same things - particularly the energizing connections, and the creative time and space. Wishing you ongoing fruitful explorations!

  9. What a wonderful post. I've always thought that those who can find beauty in the little things and make something every day lead the fullest (and most stylish) lives and you are no exception. Keep creating and thank you so much for sharing!

  10. I feel what you say - you say it so well. I'm happy that you're sharing your process here and that I've met you in this connected world. I am excited to see where your journey takes you. You are inspiring.

  11. as you know I am starting to do this too, you are a very creative woman, and I love your jewelry so so much, and your home design, and how you dress. you are top class all the way tamera.

    i am embroidering AND learning to crochet. I'm starting to think about some dreams for me. hey, what a concept.


  12. These are stunning and a real delight for your audience. Such wonderful thoughts for the new school year as we all seem to begin this. Both of us have our youngest in 11th grade as well so we are right there with you.

  13. This is a great purpose for your blog. I can really tell that you enjoy it, too!

  14. Lovely expression of your life's current process. And I adore the leopard print jacket with the mix of your hair color against stunning background.