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Hello Gratitude

I know by now
my life is so much better
when I make a conscious effort to practice gratitude.

It's so easy to get twisted  up 
about life
and goals
and plans
the quickest fix for me is to stop
be grateful
for what is in my life 

I am grateful that I have my little nest
fluffed once again.
This time it's all cozy 
for out SoCal winter weather.

I am  always ever so grateful
for my morning ritual of
coffee and candles
the fresh start of each new day
when anything is possible.

Lighting my candles each morning 
is a time to reflect on the abundance in my life
a time to plan for the new day.

I always have a clipboard full
of fresh, clean sheets of
plain white paper
to begin the new day.

fresh white sheets of paper
are a perfectly
abundant start to my day.

I am grateful for my gardens
inside and out
the beauty they bring
 into my life.

I am grateful that 
I have been very disciplined this week with 
my time in the studio.

I am still in shock how fast time seems to slip by
(as in I can't believe 2014 is done and gone)
the realization

I have a definite need to realign my creative priorities.

I am grateful for the opportunity 
studio time
the crowns I am creating!

I am excited and grateful
to have finally found
the white howlite beads I have been searching for!

They have the perfect cream tone
matte finish I have been on the hunt for!

I am so grateful
for this new beauty that I have saved for!

Riding out in nature
is always 
such balm for my soul
is joy in my heart.

As is hiking with friends!

We have finally gotten rain here in SoCal
it is a magnificent thing to behold!
Shades of green so vibrant
they take my breath away!

Wishing you a beautiful
joy filled weekend 
my blog friends!

I am ever so grateful for you!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life
find your gratitude


  1. So much to be thankful for...candles, coffee, beautiful scenery, gorgeous beads for your craft and your bike...would put a smile on any woman's face! Have a great weekend, Tamera!

    1. Thank you Pam! I am so excited for your upcoming speaking engagement at the BAM conference! What a well deserved honor my dear!

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  2. What a lovely way to begin each day! I love that view you have, the mountains look very lush. They would be perfect for hikes. Have a good weekend! I look forward to seeing your new creations.

    1. Thank you Holli! Yes, I am very grateful to live by such great hiking and natural vistas!

      Enjoy having your new tiles grouted this weekend! I know how exciting completing a project an be!

    2. What lovely photos of both your indoor and outdoor spaces! I'm so grateful as well for the rain. This time of year can be so lovely here.

    3. Isn't it just marvelous! Happy Weekend to you my dear!

    4. That terrarium is gorgeous! Did you make it? I love it.


    5. Suzanne I got the terrarium as a Christmas gift. It is a small glass pod that hangs … It even came with simple instructions of giving it 10 sprits from a spray bottle once a week … and it is thriving! I am sure they would be simple to make with the right materials and plants!

  3. It's gratitude what makes our life meaningful and happy. Once you have found it, life is going better and better. That's the rule of the
    universe ..I believe. To look at the photos from the hills which rise in front of your door open my soul.

    1. Dearest Mumbai … thank you for your beautiful gift of words … I too … believe that gratitude does make for a meaningful and happy life. Thank you for visiting here … I always cherish your words!

  4. Tamera! Your nest is the best!
    I am happy to hear that you have been back in your studio. Your creative process is so wonderful to watch!
    Can't wait to see the crowns!

    1. Thank you dear Lynne! I haven't been so excited with a product and process in quite some time! Thank you ever so much for your encouraging words! xo

  5. Good Morning! Your message was very timely! I needed that! Gratitude! and I thought I was the only one who likes burning candles in the morning!! Have a great day!

    1. Loreen thank you for your sweet words my dear! Doesn't gratitude make all the difference! Wishing you a joyful weekend!

    2. Being grateful is one of the keys to being happy. I am always grateful for the beauty that you share in your posts.