Perfectly Imperfect™ Blog beautiful imperfections of the everyday home Tue, 31 Dec 2019 01:25:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wonder | 2019 Tue, 31 Dec 2019 14:00:30 +0000 Wonder | 2019 There is just something about this time of year.  For me, it stirs up childhood memories of Santa and my mom and magic and excitement… And wonder. We napped under Christmas plaid. We made enough hot chocolate for us and Santa’s elves that was always too hot and triple stacked with marshmallows. We rolled a […]]]> 0 To Step Outside of the Box Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:08:57 +0000 To Step Outside of the Box   I sit in the living room typing.  It is the same spot I’ve sat for the last 10 years typing, recording for myself or for you all, here at Perfectly Imperfect.  Today I sit typing, remembering just how far I stepped outside of my own comfort zone over the last few years, and realizing […]]]> 6 The Birthday Cake Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:38:33 +0000 The Birthday Cake It was the Friday night before Ava’s tenth birthday. Keep in mind we were having a small celebration, nothing fancy, on Saturday, with our family and a few of her close friends.  There would be fun pink snacks and pizza ordered, a little shopping, and a spend the night adventure. But…sighing and laughing at myself…I […]]]> 5 The Creative Exponent Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:00:30 +0000 The Creative Exponent So interesting where life leads us. For the last few years, I’ve spent time consulting and coaching into other companies, focusing on marketing, branding, and story telling.  While I have loved every single minute of it, I knew eventually I would come back to this space and I would write again. That’s where this lady […]]]> 0 Stillness Fri, 02 Aug 2019 19:05:24 +0000 Stillness I sit quietly in my living room, a room I wouldn’t sit in for almost a year before my marriage ended.  It was like the silence of what was happening under the surface of me was too piercing in here, too deafening.  Too revealed.  I retreated to spending time in my bedroom most days when […]]]> 6 Begin Again Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:09:14 +0000 Begin Again There is just something about a studio.  A clean, white space.  Everything is fresh.  Everything is new.  Blank.  This is the place where new things are born.  I walked into Marian’s studio this week, and some of the moments within the space stopped me in my tracks.  It is something, really.  How a change in […]]]> 7