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Thursday, December 20

softer and more beautiful*


our home, canon digital rebel xti


"Christmas waves a magical wand over this world,
and behold...everything is softer and more beautiful. "

~ Norman Vincent Peale

I am closing my eyes and wishing that each of you will discover some sweet magic (in places where you'd never expect it) and with this glimpse of enchantment, your lives will feel softer and more beautiful.

Down in the depths of my soul, I feel dreams will be coming true in the new year...yours and mine.

39 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you and Boho Boy this Christmas! Have a great holiday...
Love, Amy (in North Carolina)

December 20, 2007 at 7:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger enchantedartist said...

Oh, so wishing you a wonderful, blissful holiday season!! Enjoy all your warm, cozy time with your family.

Merry Christmas....
Celeste

December 20, 2007 at 7:38:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Becca said...

"Down in the depths of my soul, I feel dreams will be coming true in the new year...yours and mine."

I do too D.....I really really do and I cant stop smiling because of it!
Peace, hugs and spirited joy to you and yours!
Becca

December 20, 2007 at 9:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger Schmoops said...

amen, sister... xoxo

December 20, 2007 at 11:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Schmoops said...

p.s. i love this photo, i remember snuggling on that couch, that chair, that floor... so warm. miss you. xoxo

December 20, 2007 at 11:23:00 PM PST  
Blogger chocolate covered musings said...

your home is so beautifully furnished and inviting. i've been moving around so much recently myself that all the beautiful little touches you have in your home are sorely lacking in my own. you have inspired me to decorate!

wishing for you both a great christmas with your families.

December 21, 2007 at 12:28:00 AM PST  
Anonymous amy said...

i hope you and your family have a wonderful, sparkly Christmas. i share your feeling about dreams coming true in the new year. take care.

December 21, 2007 at 1:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger baltonurse said...

I love you and your sweet, gentle spirit. Hoping you continue to find peace and magic.

Love, calissa

December 21, 2007 at 2:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger meesh said...

your home is beautiful.

i'm missing a tree and christmas decorations this year. my husbands family is jewish and our oldest son just had a bar mitzvah december 1st. we decided to just do hanukkah this year.

we usually celebrate both. this year we felt a need to not get to hectic with everything and keep it simple.

peace to you.

December 21, 2007 at 8:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger charmarie said...

Denise,
This is gorgeous! I love it! Happy Holidays and many blessings to you and Boho Boy!

-Char

December 21, 2007 at 10:02:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's awesome. I used that same quote on my Christmas cards this year. :D

Merry Christmas!

Lynn S.

December 21, 2007 at 10:03:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Leonor said...

Yes, I am sure of one thing, next year your and our dreams will become true. And we will share them and say Tank You for all those gifts.
Best Christman wishes to you !

December 21, 2007 at 10:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lucky Candice said...

I love your style. I love you very much - Happy Holidays!

LC

December 21, 2007 at 1:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger blisswarrior said...

I feel it too boho, I feel it too.

December 21, 2007 at 5:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger Alex aka Gypsy Girl said...

Ah! I really felt softer after this post! You have such a soothing way of saying things... It's wonderful, really. Happy Holidays to you! xo

December 21, 2007 at 9:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

happy holidays my beautiful friend.
i have the same sense of wonderful things to come in the year ahead.
love and hugs to you and your boy!!!
xoxoxoxo

December 21, 2007 at 10:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger Megan said...

Merry Christmas, sweet Boho's

December 22, 2007 at 8:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger Christianne said...

What a BEAUTIFUL living room you have, and very Christmassy and warm. Have a blessed holiday.

PS: The print arrived in all its gorgeous wonderfulness. Thank you so, so much! It's perfect.

December 22, 2007 at 9:13:00 AM PST  
Blogger This dreamer girl said...

Thank you for Sharing... I love catching up with you and your wanderings.. ponderings and the like... Happy Holidays to you and your family!

December 22, 2007 at 9:34:00 AM PST  
Blogger melanie jennifer said...

Such a beautiful blessing! Thank you.

December 22, 2007 at 2:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger tracey said...

Amen sister. Right back at ya.

December 22, 2007 at 11:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Swirly said...

I think you are right my dear...many dreams are now living underground, waiting to spring upwards through the earth in the new year. Can't you hear them all? Whispering and giggling, thinking we don't know they exist.

December 23, 2007 at 9:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger megg said...

This year is going to be amazing. Merry Christmas to you and Bing. Love to you as you go.

xo

December 23, 2007 at 2:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Louise said...

That was beautiful, thanks!
Merry Christmas to you and a happy new year!
HUGS

December 24, 2007 at 1:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger ~Michelle~ said...

We give thanks for unknown blessings already on the way. Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2007 at 10:10:00 AM PST  
Blogger brittany said...

me too, beautiful. Merry Christmas!
xo

December 25, 2007 at 7:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger chest of drawers said...

I strongly believe this too! Fingers crossed for all of your dreams!

December 26, 2007 at 12:44:00 AM PST  
Blogger kim brimhall said...

i love your style. seriously love your style.

December 26, 2007 at 9:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Maddie said...

Yes they are coming true sweetie
~ I feel it too!

gorgeous soft magical room ~
makes me want to tiptoe in with
a glass of wine and curl up:)

December 27, 2007 at 7:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

"When I die, she said, I'm coming back as a tree with deep roots & I'll wave my leaves at the children every morning on their way to school & whisper tree songs at night in their dreams.


Trees with deep roots know about the things children need."

Just to say welcome back...I've been singing tree songs for you! xx

December 29, 2007 at 8:31:00 AM PST  
Anonymous nashay said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, beautiful Boho! Your openness has helped me appreciate what I have instead of dwelling on what I don't have. May your dream come true this year!
Love, Nashay

December 29, 2007 at 8:39:00 AM PST  
Blogger nap girl said...

pure comfort. love red. lots of it in our home ~ even painted my studio pomegranate! have similar, if not the same, curtains in our living room~will post a pic on my blog at some point. sending new year blessings your way boho girl :)
kelley

December 29, 2007 at 10:22:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boho Girl,

I read your blog months ago, with one of my closest friends, who lives in Baltimore, and I have followed your tale off and on since then.

This is her story: She tried to concieve for 9 (heartbreaking) years and finally at the age of 39, went to South America with her husband in search of doctors and remedies beyond the eastern and western ones she had tried over and over again.

Long story short... she met a midwife (in Peru, of all places!) who gave her some advice... and she is now pregnant with a capital M for miracle (just shy of 40, and told she would NEVER have a baby!)

I remembered her showing me your blog, and how your story is so much like hers in many ways, so I thought I would share with you what worked for her! An easy recipe and advice to follow.

GINGER/MACA TEA INGREDIENTS

8OZ WATER (not from tap!)

1 TEA BAG OF ORGANIC GINGER TEA

5 DROPS OF LIQUID BILBERRY

2 DROPS JUICE FROM LEMON

10 DROPS OF LIQUID MACA

1 TSP APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

DO NOT STIR WITH PLASTIC OR METAL, USE A WOODEN STIRRER (LIKE A POPSICLE STICK FROM THE CRAFT STORE)

Here's the deal. The midwife told her: Stop thinking about your cycle, because your cycle is not on the one science thinks it is. many women concieve at times that science doesn't understand. Instead both you and your husband drink the tea recipe above EVERY day, from 1-3 times per day.

The important part of the recipe is this: when you drink the tea, you must do it in a quiet space, with no distractions. Don't think about baby, husband, bills etc. Instead, find the space behind your eyelids and focus on it thinking of nothing!

When you feel that first wave of peace wash over you, then drink the tea, while its still hot, clearing your mind before each sip.

The other advice she gave was to never think about procreating while initiating sex or making love with your husband, instead let it be fun and natural.

At any time you are home alone with your husband you should be completely naked, both of you, like you lived in the wild. Reading, doing dishes, doing laundry, whatever! Then whenever one of you feels a natural urge you should have sex right then, which is made easier by the no clothes part.

I got such a kick out of hearing the funny stories my friend told, because she is naturally very modest (in the bright light of day), but she and her hubby followed the advice, from the tea to the nudity and 7 months later they are decorating a nursery. He's 43 and over the moon excited!

I figured this was something you could do that wouldn't take too much effort, so I hope you don't mind unsolicitated advice from a stranger.

I hope it helps, or if nothing else it is brings you health beneits!

December 31, 2007 at 12:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger michael morrow said...

As we wrap up good ole' Pisces 2007, and enter unified and intuitive 2008 Aquarius, I must recognize and validate the shift in attitude I am experiencing. I am the typically untypical boomer who came kicking and screaming into the information age, crying and sniveling about technology with its ever present energy suck tentacles clandestinely removing my illustrious brain out through my ear to be used and abused by the ever hateful military industrial complex....yada, yada...
Posts like this last one from anonymous, have finally convinced me of the goodness that computers and the information age play in my life. Whether or not you try this wonderfully natural and playful idea is secondary to the love and concern this person has shared with the universe. Here she is, a woman I feel sure few, if any, of the readers here know, bringing information from far off Peru, information shared with her through the beauty and love of a very close friendship, putting this very grass-roots, loving and practical kind of life-giving support out to us through the wonderful, powerful, and enlightening strength and accessibility of the internet.

Happy day. This post is a great example, for me, of the fear shattering, fixed belief shattering, fresh approach to learning and expanding universal consciousness coming forward through the power of technology. It's people like us coming together, sharing and caring for one another, lancing and healing ills of too long-lived war mongering attitudes that is the remedy for the confusion we see all around. I love coming to my computer and getting acquainted with you wonderful and concerned, engaged and productive people. Thank you, Happy New Year, and keep up the good work.
I am sharing a poem I wrote and choreographed as part of my degree project at school.

ALCHEMIST'S DREAM

To dance-
It is my quest-
Movement liberates heart and head-
Turns living language turmoil lead-
GOLD

December 31, 2007 at 8:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this blog is beautiful and so are your pictures!
the camera you use is the one that I am craving is it as good as I think it is. I need another push to just get it.

December 31, 2007 at 10:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger Meghan Rose said...

such beauty and warmth here. it brings light to my holidays to see others in such a happy space. blessed new year to you.

January 1, 2008 at 2:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sarcomical said...

i hope your year has begun beautifully.

xoxo

January 1, 2008 at 9:26:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Two Write Hands said...

gorgeous, gorgeous room

January 6, 2008 at 4:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Short & Red said...

I've been fascinated with this picture ever since I saw it, it looks so warm and inviting... mind if I ask a rather mundane question - how did you attach your curtains to the ceiling like that? :)

January 31, 2008 at 12:37:00 PM PST  

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