Listening to myself | The buffet weekend

Embracing my entire life – all the good and bad – one thing that I loved doing when I was younger was writing. Even simply in a journal, or poetry about my life and emotions. A part of me, I lost in my later high school years and have only begun to recently find again. I forgot the incredible release that comes with writing. Similar to the creative boost that I feel when I follow my artistic intuition. Here’s to bringing out more of me in 2018!

This past weekend was both fulfilling and productive.

I have had a vision for our home for many years. After we moved in I began visualizing how we could make it ours by taking the existing home and making some adjustments. The reno’s are more than I could have anticipated and my heart is so full with what we have accomplished.

We had decided to make another move and with doing so opened up a space for a beautiful piece of furniture for at the top of our stairs. I had a vision in mind of what I wanted, the vision of course wasn’t completely clear of how or where. I just knew when I saw it, I would know.

This weekend, on Saturday I was doing some running around downtown, dropped off a few boxes to donate at our local thrift store, picked up a couple things and was driving downtown headed in the direction of home, but feeling compelled to not yet head home, when it hit me… Go to the antique store in town there is something there!

I went into the store and began browsing for that perfect fit for our home. The owner came over and asked if I needed any help. I explained to her what I was looking for. Something about 4′ long and no taller than 4′. She turned around and right behind her was a small buffet with a marble top on it. The top looked very similar to our counter tops in our new kitchen. She grabbed a measuring tape and it measured 4′ 3/4″. I called home and had my son measure the space we had… 4′ 1″. Took a picture and sent it to my hubby to see what he thought – he gave the thumbs up! Bonus… it was 30% off!!! Hubby was working, so I asked the couple if they could help me load it into my van once I moved it in front of the store and folded the seats down (thank you Town and Country Stow and Go Seats!!!). I went outside and moved the van in front of the store, looked across the street and saw my brothers truck! What impeccable timing!!! He came into the store with me, loaded the marble top – it was heavy and I was nervous not wanting to break it lol – and then helped me load the cabinet! It fits perfect and bonus… its solid wood! Hubby got home and unloaded the cabinet with my son – it fits perfect – like the space was meant for it!

This was a big highlight of my weekend, something else that was falling into place. It feels good to set and intention and reap the rewards.

We also enjoyed family and creative time! I pushed my comfort zone to share my oily love in person online by making a few videos! Our girl Mads made a baby blanket with her grama. We celebrated our beautiful cousin at her baby shower and my hubby started a new little project thats allowing him to be creative and his construction skills and knowledge really shine! Best of all we accomplished significant things off our to-do list and we enjoyed downtime. It was awesome. Exactly the way I picture every weekend for us – exactly what we are working towards. Its so close ❀

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