A place for me

I have a room in our home that I can call mine. I am free to decorate it with things for only me. When I got married and moved into a house to share, I lost that “My Room” experience. It really made me recognized the gift that my parents gave me when I lived with them. I got a room to myself and was encouraged to express myself in the decor of it. Even though they had to literally close the door at times because of my lack of cleaning skills, and my dad had to repair and paint the walls because I had left a million holes from the tacks that held my posters and magazine pages. My parents never forced me to have anything in my room that I didn’t want. They never told me to take out anything that I wanted to keep. I am so thankful for that and what it inspired inside of me.

Not having that anymore never really bothered me until recently when I started to really discover my need to be me. To personalize a space just for the interest of my desires. A place to put the things that mean something to me, and that I don’t want to share. To express myself freely. I love being able to have things surrounding me that inspire me in beautiful ways while I work, or just relax.
This is something I need and treasure in my life.

It is something that I am truly grateful for.


The importance of Pinterest

One of my little secret weapons to staying focused and motivated is Pinterest. I joined about a year ago. None of my friends knew about it. My nephew’s girlfriend posted a comment to me on Facebook about how she thought I would like it. Oh was that girl ever so right. THANK YOU! I have visited it almost every single day since. At first it was just fun to find things I liked and save the pictures. After some time, I started to realize that what I posted on my boards was important because I am a firm believer that what you wish for, you get. It has been a big help to me as I have been changing my lifestyle. My “Food” board looked much different when I started than it does now. And as I find more blogs to follow with lots of good recipes, it is easy to add them to my board. That it is one of my biggest inspirations. Almost everything I cook now, I have found there. It saves all of the recipes for me, looks beautiful, and when I am ready for something new, I just go look. LOVE. I also started an “Inspiration” and “I work out” board. When I am feeling sluggish, bored, need to do something besides eat, or just having doubts, I go pin to those boards and I am revived. For people like me, who are very visual this is very helpful. I love being able to easily create a vision board. And it is so much more than a vision board to me now.

If you are looking for something to help motivate you, stay motivated, inspire you, or to help you set and keep goals, you should give this a try. If you already use it, then I suggest making a specific board for the things you want to accomplish and keep everything you pin there true to what you need and want.

If you aren’t already, you can follow me on Pinterest here:


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New shoes

Lola is not sure if she likes them.


Dea Lorea

Favorite Thing Thursday: Pajamas

Found on Pinterest, cute as hell, and in adult sizes.


I have been wanting a pair of these for me ever since my daughter wore them as a baby. They never made them in my size back then.

How comfy and cozy do these look? Totally comfy and cozy.

And how much fun? OMG so much fun!

They do make them with the opening in the back….but I dunno how secure I would feel knowing that that thing could come open be pulled open by Ted at any given time. So, I would get the covered ones and going to the bathroom would be a get naked thing. That could be fun…..or not.

Silly, I know, but as I get older, things like this make me feel young and fun. Which is rare lately.

I will wear them at home and enjoy them without bothering anyone but my family. They are used to me, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Dea Lorea

Favorite Thing Thursday: Haircut

I am growing my hair out and I have to have styles as I go so that I don’t look like a goofball for all of the in-between stages.

I posted in another Favorite Thing Thursday post about what my goal was then.

I am almost there now, and need to get a trim so I have found my next goal to go by.

Here is the goal for my next stage.

Found it on Pinterest. Of course.

I love this cut. Not the color. My hair is dark brown, and if I was going to do another color underneath, it would be red, or pink. As I have done before.

The fullness should not be a problem for me. I have thick wavy hair. I may actually need to thin it out  so that it doesn’t start looking like a huge puffball on top of my head.

Hopefully I will actually make it to this length this time before I go nuts and hack it all off again.

We shall see.


Dea Lorea

Favorite Thing Thursday: My Miche bag

I carry the same bag for at least a year. I think because when I choose one, I make sure I LOVE it. The last one I had I carried for exactly a year on my birthday. And I bought it as a birthday gift to myself. I started a tradition, because on my last birthday I traded that one in for this one:

It is a Miche bag. So when I get tired of this cover I can get a new one without changing out all of my stuff. And because I love the purse itself, but will need a change on the outside. So cool.


Dea Lorea