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Nov 24, 2022

This month is all about gratitude and I must say I've been feeling very grateful even though my house is in total chaos. Even though business is really busy. Even though I have a lot going on. I've definitely been finding a lot of peace living in the woods and a lot of space mentally, not just physically, but mentally, to have new feelings of appreciation move in on me, especially in this month of Thanksgiving and lots of reminders to be thankful. 


I must say living in the country has been so freeing in a way. My mind is not so busy. I'm not always caught up in things and I can really take a second to step back and say, Wow, that's cool. Wow, this is nice, It's not just giving thanks for my surroundings. It's also about giving thanks and having space to remember the people who support me and of course, my family. 


Today I want to specifically shout out to the people who make this podcast a reality. We are a very small team. But I must say they are integral to me being successful for the past seven years in this medium. I just show up, record this stuff and send it off. Sometimes with very little notice. Sometimes with less than perfect audio. And my team makes me sound so good and makes me look so good. It’s the behind the scenes actually putting this up and giving me the strategy by telling me what I need to do. 


I wanted to show them the gratitude I truly feel every week when I record this podcast, but I don't always say it because saying it every week would get pretty redundant but I do want to let you guys know that this takes a team. It's not a one woman show even though you guys are hearing one woman. There's other brilliant women behind the scenes powering this little engine that could.


Without further ado, let me get to the questions in my mailbag. 


This episode, we discuss…

[7:50] Do you have alternate ideas for kitchen flooring?  (Annette)

[14:06] How do I select the right bedskirt? (Sue)








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