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Photo by Amy Treasure on Unsplash 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

Reclaimed wood beds

I am a fervent recycler and after seeing a reclaimed wood bed during my visit to Maison Corbeil this morning, I decided to do this post. Recycling old wood into beautiful pieces of furniture (works of art in my opinion) is a great way to give old wood a new life. Combine the reclaimed wood with metal to give it an Urban look or keep it plain for a simpler, more minimalistic look. The first and second photos are of beds that you may purchase - just click on the picture to be taken to their respective sites.


  1. As well as plain wooden beds, you can find options designed specifically for a younger audience that provide the theme for the rest of the room.


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