Marker Girl Monday – Joy

Joy

I am leaving tomorrow to go to the UK for the funeral of my mother-in-law. Her name was Joy a name that suited her so well, always smiling and happy. I truly learned from her what the true meaning of joy is and my heart is full of joy with memories of her spending time with our family.

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I am taking time today to remember and ask one simple request this week, that you take time to give JOY to someone else. Even if it is a simple thank you or just a smile. This is my request to remember a wonderful woman Joy this week.

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My son’s best memories were feeding the ducks and helping in the garden. Joyful memories…

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My daughter who is younger was only 8, when Joy’s dementia had taken over her memory. So my daughter doesn’t have as many memories as we do. Instead has something very special “Sally the Pig” her favorite that she slept with, her lovey (security blanket). Joy gave me money for the kids each Christmas and requested I buy a gift, one Christmas she really wanted me to find a book for my daughter who was only 3. I found “If you give a Pig a Party” that came with the stuffed animal. Joy said yes that is exactly what I want to buy her. It is still one of my daughter’s favorites. A gift of Joy to my daughter.

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My husband wrote his tribute to his Mum a few weeks back right after she passed. Click on this link if you would like to read the story about Joy and how after all she went through in her life still was Joyful. Richard Davis Blog

I am taking a little break with blogging while I spend time with my family.

Happy Everything, Karen

 

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BE-YOU-tiful Decorating Ideas

 Being You is beautiful isn’t it… I think that is the way we should approach most anything in life with authenticity! 

Sharing with you a few ideas I think show ways to be you when decorating.

My office is my creative fun space it has things that I like. One is a fabric I bought from Barbara Barry’s Kravet Collection. It was furniture illustrations.  I cut them out individually and made them into art statement for my office.

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Or consider framing personal letters things that have sentimental value.

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Colors you love and not just because they are the trend.

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How about a fun piece of furniture that stands out and shows a bit of you.

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Whatever you decide just remember that it is your space and needs to really be a reflection of you!

Happy Everything! Karen

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