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Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself. 
For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed. 
For a very long time I have equated my worth with …

Deck the halls!

Part of the fun of Christmas is to be able to trudge out into the snow and pick your own Christmas tree. There is something about the snow crunching under your feet and the scent of pine that just makes everything seem warm and inviting even on the coldest of days.

However many people, such as myself, don't really have room for a Christmas tree in their living room so we have to find other ways of adding the Christmas spirit to our homes.

Given that my own personal decor leans towards industrial glam with a smattering of minimalism (which basically means I like a lot of silver and white and I don't like clutter), I am always on the lookout for Christmas decorations that are simple and that won't clutter up my living space.

This year I found so many wonderful examples on Etsy that I had a hard time choosing. The following items were chosen for both their design and their originality. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Just click on the photo to be taken to each individual Etsy shop.







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