Home Decor: Why not make your home a sanctuary?

Not everyone is lucky enough to own a cabin in the woods.  When we see those gorgeous homes with wooden beam ceilings and a fire going, it looks just like heaven.  But its okay.  

We can still make our own sanctuary.  Even if we live in a penthouse studio, we can still have the sensation that we live close to the earth.

We all know Ralph Lauren.  He is the epitome of style and country manor chic.

But did you know that his name was Ralph Lifshitz?  He was not born rich. In fact he was born in the Bronx in poor surroundings.

Did he let that bleak reality stop him? No way. Imagination with a sense of fun is all it takes. No rules.  

An instant way to feel luxurious is with a velvety throw. While cotton can feel heavier and coarser, the silky texture always feels smooth .

Candles are the classic way to go for almost any decor. However, for scenting the house, there is a better and less expensive way. 

Wax warmers are incredibly inexpensive, and I was downright shocked at how long the wax lasts.  I brought a some pine scented wax for Christmas and still have plenty left. If they had been candles, I would have used them all.  

A good rule of thumb to go by: 
Life is too short to worry.  Never buying anything to impress the Joneses. 

Let's Kick the Can

Your body might deteriorate a bit, but your soul never has to.
Remember that classic Twilight Zone episode, "Kick the Can?"
Its about residents in a nursing home that were resigned to just hang around till they dropped dead.  Kind of like some of us.

Anyhoo, one of them had an inspiration.  Actually the old guy got a hell of a spiritual insight. He does not dismiss it either, like most of us. Not this old guy; he went with it.

In  a flash he realizes that if they would all just move around for the sake of pure pleasure; that the carefree feeling of youth would return. They would turn into kids again! This wise fart actually does something about it, and, well,  you know the rest.

Well, my pumpkins, we may not be kicking the can outside any time soon, it's either too damn hot, or too damn cold, but we can at least dance with the a/c full blast or the heater.