The weatherman goes crazy for storms such as this. I get excited with the anticipation of being stuck indoors and looking out at the bright, beautiful snow. My first item that I must stock up on? Hot chocolate! Blizzard = fire in the fireplace = hot chocolate. Does being cozy, warm and calm inspire you when […]
These courtyards are magnificent. When it’s a beautiful day, I could sit outside with the comforts of home. If it’s a rainy day, I could still open up the indoors to experience the outdoors… this is the best of both worlds. They inspire Ma!
Oh how I love the outdoors. I’d love to sit outside all day, relax and daydream! However, there are a few problems to this scenario. I really don’t like being out in humidity, extreme heat or around bugs!! The next best thing is being in a glass room. Perhaps this isn’t the “next” best thing […]
This post will be short because I’m baking cookies and it is gorgeous outside!! The kids and I are going back and forth between the backyard, back porch and kitchen. I love spending time outside in this weather before it’s too hot and buggy. Meanwhile, when I was looking at nurseries this week, I found […]
The other day, I found a really cute outdoor bench surrounded by flowers for my daydream spot post. At the time, I also found a very cute bench for my backyard that looks like a true mason created specifically for my space. The bench below is made of stones and wood and I’d love to […]
This spot certainly inspires Ma.
When I think of daisies, I first think of the common ones, Bellis perennis, with white petals and yellow centers. Second, I think of the Gerbera Daisies which are much larger and more colorful. They bloom in almost any color. I love them. Well, I found an abundance of plants that belong to the daisy […]
This is such an exciting time of year. Colorful blooms emerge and I feel hope and happiness for the new season. I love being outdoors in the nice weather… not too hot and not too cold. Does springtime inspire you? photos by: Rick Smith
“Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature,” says Richard Ryan, lead author and a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. Research shows that nature helps not only physically but also mentally. People have more energy, […]
A private space that is outdoors and indoors is a great place for me to daydream. It’s very relaxing to have the comforts of home but hear the birds chirping so clearly and smelling fresh-cut grass. Watching the breeze sail through the rustling leaves and then feel it flow across my face is so refreshing. […]