while i gather my thoughts.


{photo}
In my nest research yesterday, there was so much more I wanted to share! Like these wall decals from Simple Shapes on Etsy.

 

Or another necklace from Wildwonderful's Etsy (who is currently away, life is like that...)


We don't know how much longer we'll be here, could be another 2-6 months. So, our current nest is temporary to be sure. Temporary's length is what keeps me up at night, woolgathering + worrying...

{photo by samantha lamb}
But it still feels good for things to look settled, do a little spring cleaning, find some old books and lost bracelets.  

{more paintings in trish grantham's etsy shop}
What helps you gather your thoughts?

38 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

To gather my thoughts I like to listen to music, read, or write.

I find it difficult to sleep when I worry and I am always worried.
Not always- but often.

Oh, My Darling said...

Oh wow, I adore those wall decals!

Debby said...

How cute is the necklace?! xo

ag. said...

ohh i love that necklace, so gorgeous! you've really shown how beautiful nests can be.

Hollie said...

taking a drive, by myself with the radio up and the windows down has become my thought gathering ritual. :]

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

the wall decals are cutesy!

staring out the window or sitting on our roof.

this free bird said...

Heather that necklace is just beautiful!

When I'm feeling scattered I try to sit still and calm my mind. Something I have been working on for the past couple years is practicing silence. It is so therapeutic. Once I get calm it is so much easier to collect/organize my thoughts and move forward.

Also helps to do this when I'm sitting quietly on the beach!

xoxo,
Carrie

Diana Mieczan said...

I love that tree...I love love love this post:)
Kisses,sweetie

Gracie said...

The wall decals are lovely. i would like a few in my home.

To gather my thoughts, I either write it down in a journal, in list form or even speak out loud to myself.

Indie.Tea said...

O, that's all so lovely!

Sunny & Star said...

Absolutely adorable. I love your blog.

Hope you can check out my blog. We are currently having our first giveaway. :-)

http://sunnydaystarrynight.blogspot.com

Phoenix Peacock said...

there is something so comforting about nests...

and flowers pick themselves said...

i gather my thoughts with the help of coffee, a big dry erase board, and long talks with my mom. great post!

xo Alison

its simple love said...

Man I love wall decals. I can't wait to get into a house where I can go crazy with them!

Rachael

PursuitOfLLT said...

I LOVE that necklace!!!

I try to take a deep breathe and normally I find myself just sitting there looking in the distance.

OneCraftyFox said...

Such lovely images!! Cleaning and organizing helps me straighten out my thoughts. It's like mental de-cluttering :)

PS Can you please remind me who won the Cupcake Challenge? I haven't heard anything from that person yet and am afraid I have lost track of Cuppies adventures so I wanted to follow up. Thanks!

Josie said...

Oh, that little bird's nest necklace is absolutely adorable!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Phoenix Peacock said...

thanks for the sweet comment on my guest post at marthas!

MarchMusings said...

Cute decals. It's worth collecting pretty things for your next nest.

April said...

Making lists. Lists always comfort me, just a little bit.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Heather, Oh, thank you for your comments; I am always encouraged by people who get my messages and come back! AND YOUR NEST projects are lovely. Since blogging, I have come to enjoy birds more and now I am making my own bird art...nests, jewelry, drawings, and other things. They are such sweet creatures and make for wonderful motifs.

Have a great day out there in Chile!!! Anita

Krystal said...

ohhh i would hate the uncertainty! especially while nesting. oh my goodness...but isn't it all so exciting? a little? :)
and yes, i've definitely wanted to stay home and just blog before...hahah :)
excited to catch up on the rest of your blog now :) have a good day!

Lady Grey said...

Oh so beautiful! The wall decals, that necklace... all so gorgeous!
When I need to gather my thoughts, I find I have to be outside.
oxo

blisschic said...

good post! i would think i like to recollect my thoughts for the day through blogging.. either via text or posting pictures. in addition, i also enjoy reading blogs and forum threads for inspiration when im trying to gather my thoughts.

Meg said...

LOVE the thread nest! When I feel stressed or worried, I make a list of everything that needs to be done. And I slowly mark each one off. It's a great way to stay organized AND it makes you feel accomplished =0)

Scientific Housewife said...

Cute! I love wall decals!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Lovely decals! Hmm pen and paper are always useful when I'm gathering my thoughts - let the thoughts flow!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Well, you know my feelings on that deer, I assume... LOVE! XX!

Jesa said...

wow this is beautiful, love that picture.

music helps me gather my thoughts or just a good sleep :)

x!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!
Kisses,darling

Diana Mieczan said...

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!
Kisses,darling

Kellie Collis said...

Wonderful way to connect nature with decor! Have a glorious day, Kellie xx

DolceDreams said...

Try not to worry too much, once your little one pops out you will have plenty :). This is the time to relax and pamper yourself ~
Nathalie

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

my best thought gathering is usually done while driving (i have to have SOMEthing to keep me from going 'road rage' during my stupid-horrible traffic commute home). :P

your nest is where you make it. sounds like you need a nest with wings! (there's an image for you. :P)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love all these bird things! Those decals are too cute! And that necklace is adorable!

christine ♪♫ said...

these photos remind me of spring. it's a nice reminder cuz we are heading into fall, and i'll miss spring- i just know it! hehe.

it's usually hard for me to gather my thoughts. but i guess the best time is when i'm about to sleep and just relaxed with no distractions...

Sophia (my visual illusions) said...

those things are to cute!!

Valerie said...

That nest necklace is SO adorable! So is the tree wall decal. Hope you're having a great week.

xo
Valerie

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