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Today has been a good sunday.  Ive spent the ENTIRE day so far deep cleaning my house.  I kind of love cleaning my house.  Does that make me odd?  If so, I dont care.  Not always.  And I kind of hate, okay, really hate, folding laundry.  I remember hating it as a kid too when my parents made me.  Id sit there for an hour on the floor before Id fold anything, ha ha.  Or sometimes even just lay on the pile and fall asleep.  But on days when I get in the mood to deep clean, I love it.  I always get inspired to move things around a bit, hang new things on the wall, rearrange.  And the feeling afterwards is just so good when everything is just clean and put away.  My first few rent houses I lived in, I could care less really.  I was messy.  But being in this home that is just ours, makes me want to take pride in it.  And Ive realized through living here, how wonderful it can be for your soul when things are clean and calm, and decorated just to suit you.  Mmmmmm.  Home.  It can be a sanctuary if you make it be.

Im taking a shake/blogging break right now.  I just made the yummiest shake.  I just threw stuff in, so Ill try to give the 'abouts' of what is in it... 1 cup vanilla chai tea, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 banana, handful frozen mangos, a few ice cubes, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp ground flax seed and a bit o cinnamon.  Yum!  Can I have more please?

So, today is father's day.  It's a little bit too painful to talk about right now, so all I will say is, I miss you daddy.  Your kiddo, misses you.


<<< Giveaway winners >>>

The winner of the Vegan Bodycare package from Naked Eye Beauty is Mae Live Free!

The winner of the Intuitive Heart Sanctuary is Marissa Moondaughter!

Please email me at violet_bella (at) hotmail.com.



  1. That is so funny that you hate folding laundry. It is my ABSOLUTE LEAST FAVORITE chore. Our clean laundry piles up on chairs in our bedroom for several days until I muster up the will to do it. Also, that shake sounds so drool worthy. Hope you find some awesome ways to honor your daddy today. :)

  2. frozen banana, peanut butter, almond milk & instant espresso is my go-to shake. why i never considered chai in the mix before is beyond me! brewing some now... can hardly wait for it to cool down!

  3. Not weird at all. I find I feel awesome after my place is cleaned up. I usually light some candles and read a good book to kind of savor my space after it's all clean.

    Chai shake? yum.


  4. I was thinking about you this morning. *hugs* That Chai shake sounds absolutely perfect.
    Catherine Denton

  5. I hate folding laundry for the same reason. Folding laundry and mopping were the only chores I ever really had as a kid, and are the two things I hate most as an adult. I LOVE doing laundry, though, for some odd reason. Sometimes I re-wash towels when there's nothing else dirty. Then I make my husband fold them. :P

  6. I like the little rainbow in your shake from a hanging crystal right? I have them hanging in every window in my house, I love the rainbows they cast on the walls and things around the home :) I definitely like to deep clean my home too. I'm really into Feng Shui so its always auspicious to clean and reorganize any space. That shake sounds delicious, I'll have to try that combo soon!

  7. That's one hell of a shake! I love it! And i'm a big cleaning fan too - but the laundry doesn't bother me - it's the dishes in the sink that I will avoid like the plague. I hate doing dishes.
    Ahka Vintage SHOP
    Ahka Vintage BLOG

  8. I feel the same way about cleaning! I used to be messy too, cause we went through a couple years where we had to move from city to city, across the country, etc & it just felt like we had no roots! I just couldn't bring myself to have pride in our apartments/houses. But now we are back in TX to stay & finally found a place that is perfect for our little family, and I can't get enough of the cleaning process. I just love it... having a place that I can take care of and be proud of :)

  9. Oh Laura! I am so excited to have won! I emailed you, but I am not sure if you received it.

    Also I will have to try out your yummy looking smoothie recipe!

    Love and Blessings,
    Marissa Moondaughter



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