Today I have one piece of the room to share: this photo. It is the last snippet to share before you see the whole room. (I know, I know, I’m dragging this out, but it has been weeks of pulling things together, repurposing, getting frustrated, impatient, and indecisive, and now, one last thing to be hung. You’ll see it all on Monday!)
As you saw yesterday, one of the objectives of this room is to inspire my children. I want them to write and write and write some more. I want them to love writing anything from notes and letters to their very own stories. I knew stocking this special room with something that was so incredible and exciting would only encourage that.
This past weekend we finished a few more things to this new and improved room for the kids. I still can’t decide what to call it. It is a place to explore, a place for learning, a place for creating, and a place to inspire. So in unveiling the room to you, I want to do it piece by piece. One of the most importnat new pieces of this room is the art/writing caddy. And I can tell you, it is a much loved new addition around here.
Good morning! I’m happy to announce that early registration for the Yoga for Congo Women event right here in Carlisle, Pa., is open!!!! Please register if you live on the east coast. For you out-of-towners, there will be a grand prize for the furthest traveling participant. And early registration means a lower registration price for you and guarantees your choice of t-shirt. Remember all of the proceeds to your registrations go directly to Women for Women International.
We want this to be the biggest Yoga for Congo event yet. Pass this on to friends. Car pool to Carlisle, Pa., together. Make an event of it!
This will be an experience to remember.
This has been quite the experience or highs and lows for me in hosting this incredible event. There have been many things I’ve needed to do out of my comfort zone to find sponsors, a venue, etc., with the busyness of my life. And yet, the more that people give of their time and means, the more I see the power of this event and what it is doing for others. It changes you. It changes the women in the Congo.
I can feel the excitement and energy of the event. I can feel it in my town, as more and more people are coming together for the cause. I’d love to meet many of your readers at the Yoga for Congo Women event! And remember, you don’t need to know yoga to help in the cause. It will be one hour of spiritual awakening as we come together for those women in suffering.
Check out the most recent Yoga for Congo Women video and see the most recent event’s photos here.
Thankfully most of you readers haven’t entered my home in the past month. We’re still living amidst piles and undecided room layouts. And do you like the new wall art? It is a combination of teal oil pastel and marker. Thank you, Ainsleigh.
There are a few recently finished projects around my house just waiting to be hung. That is the most exciting part, isn’t it, of putting it all together and stepping back to see how it all fits a space?
But I’m still stuck in the step right before the hanging of things, when there’s one unresolved dilemma to a space that everything else must wait upon.
So let’s not talk about that, how about I show you what I have completed. That sounds much more exciting.
Right before the twins were born, we moved into a temporary new place. I was itching to fill the space set aside for creating and sewing, but alas, the twins came 2 months early, and so the sun-lit room had to wait.