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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 …

Industrial Chic Lighting by UrbanChandy

I have a thing for lights especially funky lights that contain recycled parts or up-cycled wood. So, as you can imagine, this reclaimed wood, Edison bulb, industrial chic chandelier made by Urbanchandy is rocking my world right now. However, the hand painted porcelain lights with Edison bulbs shown below are also pulling at my heart strings. The Industrial Chandelier with Vintage bulbs is also a knockout. All of Cassidy Brush's creations are stunning and I guess this is one of the reasons why Urbanchandy has been nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made award. If you want to vote for them you may do so here

 With thanks, all photos courtesy Urbanchandy


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