Law of Attraction, Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth

How To Hear Your Intuition + Intuition Owl Art

When we are present and not ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, we can hear our intuition. Our intuition may be warning us about a person or situation, or nudging us to take an action that will better our lives. I think I've spent probably 75% of my time or more not… Continue reading How To Hear Your Intuition + Intuition Owl Art

Law of Attraction, Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth

Raise Your Vibration! Share Your Affirmation(s) Related To This Art

An affirmation is a positive statement about how you want to feel/believe or something that you want. When an affirmation is repeated, it reprograms our subconscious mind, which the universe works through and inspires our actions to those new beliefs/statements. If we all share affirmations in the comments related to this art we can read… Continue reading Raise Your Vibration! Share Your Affirmation(s) Related To This Art

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Christmas Spirit Snowman Art With Meditation & Focus Words To Raise Your Vibration

This is my painting from 2006 that I embellished with related words to meditate and focus on in the holiday season. It is available to purchase on Fine Art America here, and the print is available as prints to hang on your wall, coffee cups, jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards, fleece blankets, tote bags, clothing and… Continue reading Christmas Spirit Snowman Art With Meditation & Focus Words To Raise Your Vibration

Law of Attraction, Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth

You Get What You Think About

You get what you think about. Think good and lovely thoughts. Look for experiences, people and things that you love. When driving I look for things I love and when I see them, I say it out loud. The colors of the trees. A pretty car. When someone lets me in a lane. I do… Continue reading You Get What You Think About

Law of Attraction, Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth

Tips For Raising Your Vibration

If you are not familiar with what raising your vibration means - it simply means getting in a better mood. When we are in a high vibration, or good mood, our energy is magnetic to other energy at the same level and we attract good experiences, things and help the universe bring us our dreams.… Continue reading Tips For Raising Your Vibration

Law of Attraction, Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth

Attract Your Dream Home

Instructions: With the questions that follow, don't limit your answers in any way. You can write your answers down or keep them in your head. After the questions are answered, visualize the complete package, then visualize that vision whenever you can. The more frequently you do this, the more powerful it will become, and the… Continue reading Attract Your Dream Home

Law of Attraction, Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth, Self Improvement

Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth #2 Relationships

This is a series I have committed to. Each post may have affirmations, an inspiring video, art with quotes or affirmations, manifestation stories and more. My first post (Reprogramming Our Subconscious Minds to Live Heaven On Earth – #1 Prosperity) in this series explains why we need to reprogram our subconscious mind and how to do… Continue reading Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth #2 Relationships

Advice, Law of Attraction, Reprogramming Our Subconscious Mind To Live Heaven On Earth, Self Improvement

Reprogramming Our Subconscious Minds to Live Heaven On Earth – #1 Prosperity

Our lifetime of experiences has lead us to believe things about those experiences which may or may not be true. Every time we've had an experience we've thought and said things about that experience. Our subconscious mind hears and believes everything we think and say. Our subconscious mind dictates our actions. That is why it… Continue reading Reprogramming Our Subconscious Minds to Live Heaven On Earth – #1 Prosperity

Using Herbs and Flowers

Yarrow To Stop Bleeding Cuts & Heal

As I was working in the garden this summer, I accidentally snipped a finger with my clippers which caused it to bleed. It was nothing serious but it didn't want to stop bleeding so I thought I was going to have to go inside to get a bandage until I remembered that Yarrow stops bleeding.… Continue reading Yarrow To Stop Bleeding Cuts & Heal

art, Signs and Symbols

Pink Tulip Symbolism & Art

Pink tulips symbolize affection, caring, good wishes and love. Here are my thoughts on these qualities. My pink tulip art is shared at the end of this post. Hug the people you love. Some people (including myself) forgot about hugging during the pandemic. For your significant other, kiss, hold hands or put your arm around… Continue reading Pink Tulip Symbolism & Art

art, Signs and Symbols

Bumble Bee Symbolism & Art

Bees represent community, service and prosperity. Here are some thoughts on these qualities. At the end of this post, I share my bumble bee art. Community. When you have community, you and all members have support. Community can be family, friends, church members and others with common interests. There are online communities and in-person communities.… Continue reading Bumble Bee Symbolism & Art

art, Signs and Symbols

Orange Daylily Art & Symbolism

Orange daylilies symbolize joy, love, courage, beauty and devotion. Here are some self-empowering thoughts on these qualities. At the end of this post I have shared my daylily art. Joy. Joy comes from within and it is a choice, no matter what is going on in our lives. It may be difficult sometimes to find… Continue reading Orange Daylily Art & Symbolism

Food/Cooking

The Most Delicious Oven Fries with Fry Sauce

I've never been a fan of oven fries until I tried these. Adding flour and seasonings to the oil makes all the difference! The flour gives them a tasty crispy coating and the inside of the fries is creamy and delicious! I am including the video below for how to make them. I followed everything… Continue reading The Most Delicious Oven Fries with Fry Sauce

Gardening

Plant Potatoes For Food Security

In the current times of food shortages, a great way to have a little food security is to plant potatoes. If you happen to have any potatoes from the grocery store that have sprouted, they can be planted. You can even cut the potatoes to where each piece has at least one sprout on each… Continue reading Plant Potatoes For Food Security

Gardening

What’s Blooming In My Garden May 2022

We have had a very rainy and windy Fall, Winter and Spring here in western Washington zone 8b. It has been a cooler than usual Spring with less sun so a lot of my plants are blooming later than usual. The blooms are very appreciated. Chives Columbine Columbine Spanish Bluebells Spanish Bluebells Spanish Bluebells Torch… Continue reading What’s Blooming In My Garden May 2022

Food/Cooking, Herbs, Using Herbs and Flowers

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Chive blossom vinegar is very easy to make and takes your regular vinegar up a notch! Pick your chives on a dry morning after the dew has dried. I picked and used blossoms with stems attached since the stems are flavorful also. Stuff the chives into a sterilized glass jar and pour over your favorite… Continue reading Chive Blossom Vinegar

save the earth

Earth Day – Save The Soil – Inspirational Videos

We may think there is nothing we can do about the climate crisis but if we all did small things it would add up to hopefully save Earth. There are many things we can do, and many are small easy things. If we all contribute as a collective, maybe we can make a difference. If… Continue reading Earth Day – Save The Soil – Inspirational Videos

Food Forest Gardening (Permaculture), Gardening, save the earth

Jerusalem Artichoke, An Abundant, Beautiful and Delicious Survival Plant

With the current events that we all know and the food shortages, I thought I would tell you about Jerusalem artichokes, a sunflower that has edible tubers. I had heard about them last year and decided it would be a great addition to my food forest (Food Forest Gardening). So I bought 10 tubers from… Continue reading Jerusalem Artichoke, An Abundant, Beautiful and Delicious Survival Plant

Road Trips and Adventures

Photos from Pt. Defiance Park Tacoma WA April 6th 2022

Due to gas prices, our road trips are practically non-existent, but we did get to go to Pt. Defiance last week. It's been a stormy winter here (western WA, pacific northwest) with lots of rain, wind storms and grey dark days. On this ONE day, it hit 74 degrees and sunny so we decided to… Continue reading Photos from Pt. Defiance Park Tacoma WA April 6th 2022

Food Forest Gardening (Permaculture), Gardening

Food Forest Notes: Apple Tree From Seed Planted / Compost Boxes Extending Flower Beds / Wind Storm, Pine Branches and Paths

I planted my little apple tree that I started from seed last year. About a week of increasing hours on the porch to adjust it to the weather. I've read that when you start apple trees from seed you never know what kind of apple you will get because the seeds are not true to… Continue reading Food Forest Notes: Apple Tree From Seed Planted / Compost Boxes Extending Flower Beds / Wind Storm, Pine Branches and Paths

Gardening

An Easy Space-Saving Way To Propagate Plant Cuttings

I love to propagate plants. It's fun and it saves money because then I don't have to buy them at the store. I also sell plant cuttings on eBay, Mercari and Etsy. If you'd like to see what I sell, here is a link to my Etsy store. I don't have many rooted cuttings yet… Continue reading An Easy Space-Saving Way To Propagate Plant Cuttings

Recycling & Upcycling, save the earth, Uncategorized

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls From an Old Sweater

The Renegade Seamstress

diy wool dryer balls

Oh no! You reached for your favorite wool sweater and realized with heartache that the moths have gotten to it, and now there are holes. Maybe your treasured alpaca wool sweater has been unraveling, and you’ve been wondering what to do with it. Even worse, maybe you didn’t realize that your wool sweater wasn’t machine washable, and it shrunk. What do you do now? No worries — we’re here to help. Instead of throwing it away or donating it to the thrift store, try using the wool to make mittens, quilts, home decor or even wool dryer balls.

diy wool dryer balls

Wool dryer balls are a wonderful way to make use of the natural fibers of wool from old sweaters. Replacing disposable dryer sheets with reusable felted wool dryer balls can help reduce waste and save money. Plus, dryer sheets have been getting a bad rap lately. It’s been said…

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Food/Cooking

Baked Potato Salad with Bacon and Cheese

I made up this recipe thinking of things I would put on a baked potato. I made it easy by cooking the potatoes in the microwave and leaving their skins on - this also adds more nutrition. The serving size is small, for 1 or 2 people but you can double or even triple it… Continue reading Baked Potato Salad with Bacon and Cheese

Herbs, Using Herbs and Flowers

How to Dry Lilac for Use in Herbal Preparations or Dried Arrangements

I am blessed to have a couple of old Lilac shrubs that have dark purple flowers growing in my yard. They will be flowering in May so I will be gathering a lot to dry for herbal preparations. The main way that I use dried Lilacs is to make a salve that is anti-aging and… Continue reading How to Dry Lilac for Use in Herbal Preparations or Dried Arrangements

Being Self Employed, Recycling & Upcycling, save the earth, Thrift Hauls, Thrifty

$30 Reselling Thrift Haul: Boho, Floral Dresses, Plus Clothing, Bras, Pearl Snap Western, Italian Boots, Snowboard Boots, Camo Pants, Torrid and More!

This thrift haul comes from a local Thrift Store in Tacoma WA called Thrift City. If you shop with them for clothing and shoes and spend a minimum of $20 during the week, they write on your receipt that you will get 75% off clothing and shoes if you come back that Sunday. My daughter… Continue reading $30 Reselling Thrift Haul: Boho, Floral Dresses, Plus Clothing, Bras, Pearl Snap Western, Italian Boots, Snowboard Boots, Camo Pants, Torrid and More!

Being Self Employed, Recycling & Upcycling, save the earth, Thrift Hauls, Thrifty

My Most Recent Thrift Haul for Reselling

Hi all! This is a subject I've been wanting to write about for a while now. The biggest reason for not doing it yet is that I've been very busy reselling. I quit my 9 to 5 last May and have been working very hard to make ends meet; seems there's been no time to… Continue reading My Most Recent Thrift Haul for Reselling

Herbs, Sage, Using Herbs and Flowers

Sourdough Onion & Sage Bread — Comfort du Jour

The generous amounts of onion and sage I’ve added to this loaf make it perfect for Thanksgiving stuffing or dressing, and you’ll probably want to have an extra loaf on hand for leftover turkey sandwiches, too. Sourdough Onion & Sage Bread — Comfort du JourSourdough Onion & Sage Bread — Comfort du Jour Rosemary Garlic Artisan… Continue reading Sourdough Onion & Sage Bread — Comfort du Jour

Food/Cooking, Halloween, Home And Garden

10+ Spooky Halloween Dishes (& what to make with all that candy!)

Halloween is here and it’s a time for all things spooky and all things pumpkin! I just love doing food for any holiday – the girls absolutely love it! And obviously Halloween is the best Holiday, obviously. 🙂 The food for it is festive and fun and the girls just get the biggest kick out… Continue reading 10+ Spooky Halloween Dishes (& what to make with all that candy!)

decorating

A Sunflower swag for Our Little Red House.

And all at once summer collapsed into Fall. Oscar Wilde I can’t believe Fall is finally here. Here in Arizona we all look forward to the cooler temps of Fall, although we are still warm here in the city, up north the temps are getting cooler. I love that. I decided before heading up to… Continue reading A Sunflower swag for Our Little Red House.

Herbs, Self Care, Using Herbs and Flowers

DIY Fire Cider

Fire Cider is a traditional herbal remedy used to warm up the body during the cold months and support immunity during cold and flu season. Its striking blend of ginger, garlic, onion, horseradish, chilis and other herbs gives it a potent warming quality, while apple cider vinegar and honey give it a pleasant sweet-sour flavor.… Continue reading DIY Fire Cider

Gardening

Two Ways To Get Free Tomato and Pepper Plants In A Cold Climate For Next Season

Many of us that live in colder climates where we get freezes in the winter are under the assumption that tomato and pepper plants (bell and hot) are annuals. In warmer climates where it does not freeze they are actually perennials. So the first way to get free tomato and pepper plants for next season… Continue reading Two Ways To Get Free Tomato and Pepper Plants In A Cold Climate For Next Season

Advice, Self Care, Self Improvement

Guest Post: You Grow From Your Challenges

Another Reminder! So I learnt something about Happiness today. Happiness is a decision. And sometimes happiness is not really a ‘thing’ at all, but a decision. Deciding to live with a spirit of gratitude. Choosing to be thankful, to see the bright side, to love and smile and have hope, regardless of what’s in the… Continue reading Guest Post: You Grow From Your Challenges

art

Oil Pastel Poppy with Reference Photo

My latest piece of art This was the reference photo. It's a photo of a poppy growing in my yard: It is available printed on useful and decorative items at Fine Art America: Thank-you for looking! Click here for more items available with my art printed on them. Warmly, Monica Face Masks With My Art… Continue reading Oil Pastel Poppy with Reference Photo

Homemade Beauty Products, Using Herbs and Flowers

DIY Herbal Bite and Sting Salve

Folks, it’s that time of year. Summer. Ew. When mosquitoes lurk around every corner, and poison ivy and thorns seem to meet you at every turn in the woods. In addition to these common skin irritants, I’ve noticed as I’ve aged that prickly plants – not just thorns like raspberries, but even summer squash and… Continue reading DIY Herbal Bite and Sting Salve

Self Care, Self Improvement

Water Wisdom for Autumn

Just a few weeks ago in the Northern Hemisphere, we began Lúnasa season, while those in the Southern Hemisphere began its waxing counterpart and complement, Imbolg. How are these seasons manifesting for you, and in your locale?   At this time of year I normally begin to feel the shift of energies from the Fire… Continue reading Water Wisdom for Autumn

Gardening, Home And Garden

Chop and Drop – A Free Easy Way to Improve Your Garden Soil

If you have poor garden soil you do not need to purchase amendments to make the soil healthier. There is a free way to do this, and it is organic if the rest of your garden is organic. It is a method called chop and drop. All you do is place existing plants leaves and… Continue reading Chop and Drop – A Free Easy Way to Improve Your Garden Soil

Self Care, Self Improvement

Overwhelmed? Time to Review Your Self-Care Strategy

Sometimes, being an adult truly sucks. We often mourn the carefree existence of our youth as we feel like we constantly face challenges in our lives. From planning dinner each day, ignoring the mountain of ironing that is growing in the corner, dealing with arseholes at work, never-ending to-do lists, health worries, money worries, childcare issues, aging parents, our own relationships with our partners and for some of us, perimenopause and all the joys that brings, it is little wonder we are feeling a tad stretched.

Blueberry Recipes, Fermenting

Homemade Blueberry Vinegar

Blueberry vinegar first began as a failed attempt at blueberry wine, but is now an annual tradition and the primary vinegar we use for everything. Making vinegar is a perfect use for old, blemished, and forgotten fruit. This recipe is for a sweet blueberry vinegar that is excellent as a finishing vinegar or to dress… Continue reading Homemade Blueberry Vinegar

Carrot Recipes, Food/Cooking, Uncategorized

Classic Carrot Cake

Classic carrot cakeClassic Carrot Cake Monica's art printed on useful and decorative items available at fine art america. Any purchase help support this blog. Thank you. Homemade Granola Recipe Homemade Convenience Food Series #2: Banana Bread Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Personal Pizza Homemade Convenience Ideas Rosemary Garlic Artisan Bread Wild Plum Ketchup Plum Crisp

Food/Cooking, Tomato Recipes

Fresh Tomato Soup With Love From THika

Hello and Happy Sunday! I am so excited to be sharing this recipe with you all!! It comes to you from Thika, Kenya – a delicious fresh tomato soup courtesy of our cousin Minal. About the recipe Okay as some of you may know I just returned from a holiday in Kenya this July and… Continue reading Fresh Tomato Soup With Love From THika

Self Improvement

Doing Something Small Daily On Your Goals Leads To Motivation and Results

Break goals down into small manageable pieces. Each day and do something small on each one of them. Sometimes doing something small inspires you to work on it longer. Sometimes doing something small is all you can do, and that's fine. At least there was a little bit of progress and that progress will keep… Continue reading Doing Something Small Daily On Your Goals Leads To Motivation and Results

Dating and Relationships, Self Care, Self Improvement

We MUST STOP interacting with their chaos and lies, STOP allowing their manipulation and gaslighting, STOP interacting with them altogether and most importantly STOP believing in them! From there we must work on ourselves to regain our footing, regain our worth, and be able to trust once again. Knowledge and education are our power that moves us forward with clarity and truth.

We MUST STOP interacting with their chaos and lies, STOP allowing their manipulation and gaslighting, STOP interacting with them altogether and most importantly STOP believing in them! From there we must work on ourselves to regain our footing, regain our worth, and be able to trust once again. Knowledge and education are our power that… Continue reading We MUST STOP interacting with their chaos and lies, STOP allowing their manipulation and gaslighting, STOP interacting with them altogether and most importantly STOP believing in them! From there we must work on ourselves to regain our footing, regain our worth, and be able to trust once again. Knowledge and education are our power that moves us forward with clarity and truth.

Food/Cooking, Plum Recipes

Wild Plum Ketchup

Wild plums are in season right now in the Midwest, and this is one of the best things I’ve made with them to date. Seven years ago, I put up a recipe for ketchup made from wild plums (Prunus americana or nigra will both work, as well as any common plum or stone fruit you… Continue reading Wild Plum Ketchup

Recycling & Upcycling

DIY Dress to Boho Bag

Kids grow out of their clothes so fast. Usually, they get donated, given to someone we know or, if craftiness calls, turned into something new! This cute, no sew, boho bag was upcycled from a dress my daughter had out grown. It was a fun project and she loves letting people know we made it… Continue reading DIY Dress to Boho Bag

Self Care, Self Improvement

JUST LET IT GO

Whatever “it” is, just let it go. Don’t worry about what they said about you. Let go of what happened at work. Don’t be mad if someone didn’t call you back. Let go of the anger and hurt of not being invited. Just let that stuff go. It’s too heavy, it prevents you from laughing,… Continue reading JUST LET IT GO

Law of Attraction, Self Care, Self Improvement

“Make the internal commitment to say yes to whatever arises in this moment” Eckhart Tolle

When we resist the current moment wanting something else, it causes suffering. I am relating to this currently because I have been wanting different things happening in my life than what are actually happening. Because I have been doing this, I have felt unhappy when there are actually things to be grateful for. Like seeing… Continue reading “Make the internal commitment to say yes to whatever arises in this moment” Eckhart Tolle