My Spinach Lemonade {A Mermaid's Seaweed Smoothie}

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
My dear friends, 

I thought about just titling this post "A Mermaids Seaweed Smoothie", but then I said to myself two things, "They'll never click over because unless you're a mermaid, even the thought that it would taste delicious would stop you in your tracks and for SEO purposes it's a tricky thing to title blog posts highly niched."

The truth is, I am notorious for changing the names to things and giving everything a nickname. So in good mermaid landlocked humour, I want to still call it 'A Mermaids Seaweed Smoothie' even though there's not an ounce of seaweed in it.

Now having prefaced all that, I am also a person that will not drink or eat something unless it tastes divine. I have never been that gal that would eat diet foods because they're good for me, but taste like rubbage. So when I say this spinach lemonade is yummy, I scouts honour swear to it.
I drink this lemonade every single day, like clockwork. The reason I started drinking it, was because before I started practising the law of attraction, I had lived with the belief that I had adrenal fatigue. I adapted that belief because other people would tell me it wasn't normal that I enjoyed sleeping so much. Nowadays, I know I slept frequently because I had loads of resistance in my awakening state. I was constantly on the lookout for ways to raise my iron levels without impacting my digestive system.

I might also state that I have anaemia. I am not able to donate blood because of it, and if you know anything about anaemia, you are aware exhaustion is apart of your life. I finally found this recipe, tried it and loved it. The best part is there are only a few ingredients and it gives me resounding energy.
A Mermaids Seaweed Smoothie
Ninja Blender {you don't have to use a ninja, I just love my ninja. It blends the ice to perfection, like a snowcone, yum}

Spinach 2 cups {just grab a few handfuls and throw it in the blender

Fresh Lemon Juice 4 tablespoons ( I like a tart/sour lemonade so you can play with the taste by adding or subtracting the amount)

Honey 2 tablespoons {Treasure Trove Tip ~I actually heat my honey up in a little bit of water in the microwave before adding it to the blender of ice. If you don't the honey is too cold and won't blend well.}

Ice and Purified Water {I just guess with the amount of ice and water. I like my lemonade thick.}
And there you have it! Spinach lemonade, it's sweet, cool and refreshing. These are all things I would know about since I live in Florida and I'm a true Southern woman. {smile}

I would love to know if you try this and then swim back and tell me what you think.

How Gardening Taught Me About Perseverance

Friday, April 19, 2019
 My dear friends, 

Yesterday I spent the day in the front garden planting lovely new flowers that my BG {Beloved Gardener} surprised me with as an early Easter gift.

I am constantly thinking, especially when occupied in my pursuits.

As I began to dig, there was unveiling evidence of small cobblestones all throughout the patch of dirt where I was to cultivate. When gardening, before you start, you lay out your plants to see where they will look nice. There is symmetry, height, width and sun availability to take into consideration.

So in my tenacity to spade exactly where I had laid out the flowers, my thoughts about gardening twirled into a metaphor about life.

I could have easily surrendered, to look for other spots in the garden to plant those flowers because the place I was digging was beastly. It took me twice as long, and I was exhausted by days end.

How often do we see other folks in the face of adverse circumstances or lack of determination seek the easy way out; looking for a quick fix or short cut? Perhaps, I should speak individually on this matter. I have seen oftentimes where folks want to skip the arduous work as an entrepreneur, or artist, in order to relieve their plight.

I find that folks want to ride the coattails of others, instead of spending the efforts, necessary time and years to put into the work of success all on their own.

I know the world is made up of NOW, and we spend quite a bit of attention on the arrival of successful individuals. Too often we don't see all of those voyages that were lengthy, tear-jerking, and disappointing.
For example, I have seen a friend that wrote 5 books and spent nights crying because she was hoping that 5th book would've been picked up by a traditional publishing company.{Good news, she finally did get published and they both turned out to be New York Times Best Sellers} Or the woman spending years going on auditions to only get picked over for parts time and again. Those are the moments we don't often see, we see the arrivals-the big breaks, the highlighted reel.

I believe it takes many folks years, and I would hope in the future that we see more of the voyages, so as to inspire folks that are in the beginning/middle stages. I do believe it would create a visual of encouragement. 

When folks skip steps, they are missing all of the beautiful aspects of what will one day be so meaningful for them. The fact that they didn’t give in or surrender when there were 'cobblestones' in their way. They didn't seek easier, softer soil, and the universe indeed rewards that immeasurably. The flowers will be symmetrical and have height variation. It will be a living, breathing colourful pallet of wonder. 
It would’ve been more facile for me to move the flowers to the back garden, but in the long term, I would’ve regretted it. I would have had to transplant them from one bed to another for lack of sun, constantly worry about the chickens demolishing the new growth, and have to put up wire fencing to keep the ladies from eating petals.

How often folks do this same type of extra work because they wanted to skip steps, take an easier route, and not work arduously for their success. In the end, it’s so much better to play the long~end game, receive true accolades from within because you know you did all the work yourself. The reward: you’ll have a gorgeous garden of flowers.

There's going to be days, in fact, mostly that your garden will look like rubbage, you'll have no blooms and there's an enormous amount of weeds to pluck.

We need to stop looking at other folks gardens, comparing it to ours. It's an easy trap to look upon their blooming flowers, picturesque {social media worthy photographs} and then get down on ourselves because ours looks less appealing. 
Give yourself time, remember your voyage is your own. We aren't seeing all the time and effort they put into their garden. All of the years they've spent time weeding, cultivating, learning, researching, and digging. The times they didn't go out dancing with their friends but stayed home on weekends to work in the garden. You aren't seeing behind the picket fence, you're looking at what appears externally. 

Don't be so hard on yourself, and surely remember to keep your head down and work on your dreams. When you do this, you'll find you have no time to even notice another woman's garden/success, because you'll be too busy accomplishing yours. 

Before you know it, you will be the woman with the beautiful garden/success story.

I shall write again soon.

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx

6 Ways To Navigate As You Transition Out Of Your Religious {Mormon} Faith

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
My dear friends,

I speak often on my blog about subjects that are partly vexing. My attempts are too fragrant them just enough to know that I am polite in my efforts, and in no way do I have the intentions to cause anyone affliction. 

With that being said, I should also like to share a quote that I have on my desk as a reminder of my well being.

"What other people think of me is none of my business."~Gary Oldman

A verifiable writer has an expansive desire to speak about their lives, share particulars that nearly ripped them to emotional shreds, or to simply write about a lovely stroll at the park. A writer must write as if their life depends on it. Between writing and breathing, in order to survive;  both are required {smile}. 

How The College Admission Scandal Contradicts The Law Of The {Seaweed} Harvest

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
My dear friends,

Today, I'd like to talk about the college admission scandal involving Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman. Let's dive in, shall we? I feel the real issue beneath the makeup sponsorships, the youtube channel of Olivia Jade {Lori's Daighter} and the dismal repercussions of this story have more to do with a lack of ownership and parental enabling than anything else.

Why We're Turning Our 1974 Home Into An English Victorian Cottage {To Then Sell And Become Homesteaders}

Monday, April 8, 2019

 My dear friends,

I received the news last Wednesday that we were out of the running for the curatorship of Flanders Mansion in Carmel By The Sea. I wasn't devastated or distraught, because I know that just means considerable specific desires that Jeffrey and I have are coming. I deeply trust the processes. I spent over 5 years diligently working with the city, historical research on the mansion, the Flanders family genealogy, and I feel very confident that all of that work was leading me to what will be.
My newest little cross-stitch I'll begin this evening by kerosene light.
My Beloved Gardener and I have a little routine that we do on weekends. After our home chores: we get baths, dress, jump into the truck, drive about looking at homes, land and property. We go to all sorts of little farmers markets, flea markets and charity shops. It's one of our favourite things to do as a couple.  He also knows that when I take my big camera there's going to be many stops for picture taking and picking of wildflowers. {I keep a little pair of clippers in my car, along with a little corked bottle of water, just for those spur of the moment times}.

So, upon learning that Flanders' was no longer in our future, we talked about where we might want to set down roots to create our 'forever home'.

Our plan is to find a substantial piece of property and become homesteading farmers. We have even talked about buying one of those stone cottage kits and build our own little cottage just the way we like it. We are going to get 5 sheep, more chickens {we'd like about 20}, roosters, more rabbits and a few dogs. That will be plenty for us as we will have all the farming to do, especially since we plan to have a large vegetable/ flower garden too. Jeffrey is most excited about the garden, and I can't wait either. I feel a little like Tasha Tudor. I can imagine she was just as happy the day she purchased her property to begin her dream home.
 I will have a stone wall such as this, along with the entire cottage being made of stone. Even the sheer thought of it makes me beyond giddy.
I think of Louisa May Alcott when she and her family finally moved into The Orchard House.  She, too, had always moved around and I can only imagine she was thrilled to bits to finally land at, "The Orchard House".

I am actually a bit relieved to finally know that I can now get on with life~so to speak. I had spent so many years living in a state of uncertainty with Flanders. That feeling begins to take a toll on someone after a period of time~ it did for me, anyway.

I do love the little home that we named Staffordshire Cottage, and it has so many delightful features and a surplus of potential. I had the idea of turning it into an authentic Victorian cottage a few months back as I was speaking with my dear friend. She is the friend of Tasha Tudor's children. We were chatting it up last week, and as usual, Tasha came up. She knows so much about Tasha and I gathered many more intentions from her. I got off of the telephone and thought to myself, " I shall do as Tasha Did." Tasha wasn't always where she desired to be. It wasn't until much later in life that she lived in her dream home that her son built by hand. Did you know for a little over a year Tasha and her children lived in their barn while the house was being built? She went many years living in another home, and while she was there, she sketched and dreamed about her one-day dream home that she envisioned.

The other day I was thinking about how often women, look at other women and compare their lives. We forget~ that artist/author that we admire so greatly has been on their personal journey for decades, and maybe our journey is just beginning. They, too, were where we are once upon a time. I am into my journey of only a few years. There are others somewhere out there, just beginning. Let us be mindful, we will get our greatest desires and dreams, but we must relish and live in the NOW. Each of us is unique and individual, and we mustn't focus on others and what they are doing. Regardless, of how similar in nature someone's life seems to appear, it is not. I think women do a grave disservice to themselves when they compare their lives to other women.
I acknowledge to you that I say this frequently, and the reason I do so is, that what better person to speak of such a thing, than a person that once upon a time struggled. It tore me up mentally, and it's truly no good for our sweet little spirits. Let us cut that out. {smile}

The long end path of Jeffrey and myself will be to spend much effort in transforming our little cottage into an English Victorian Cottage. Our tentative plan is to then sell it, make a decent profit and buy our piece of land. We are going to give ourselves a good year to work on the cottage, and in our spare time, continue seeking a beautiful piece of land. Do you dream of living in the country or are you a city gal?

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx

How I Used The Law Of Attraction To Land A Job With Celebrity Jon Gruden, Giving Me Credibility As A Blogger

Thursday, April 4, 2019
 My dear friends,

I made some chai tea for our little visit today.

This post is something that I have wanted to share for a while now, because oftentimes, folks only HEAR of the Law of Attraction working, but never quite understand the actuality of HOW it works. I will attempt to disembowel it a wee bit.

Why Taking The Advice Of Another Woman Will Shoot You In The Foot Every Time

Monday, April 1, 2019
My dear friends, 

I had such a flood of inspiration for blog posts come upon me last evening that I just couldn't wait to share. I have some black tea all ready for us and our little visit.

Before I commence, let me say to you, Rabbit Rabbit! The sweet little painting above is of the dear Tasha Tudor. I wanted to paint her next to the ocean. To those close to her, she was known to say on many occasions that when she died, she would reincarnate back to the 1830s, as a captain's wife.

As an ode to Tasha, I thought it only fair to paint her by the water's edge.
Have you ever heard of the British saying, "Shoot you in the foot?" I happen to adore that saying, I think it's because I am a sucker for anything British, are you?

How And Why I Feed My Chicken Ladies Their Own Eggshells

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

My dear friends,

How are you on this lovely fine day? It's tea time my sweet friends. I made us some banana bread to accompany our tea today. You're going to love it. I tried a new recipe this time, It's one with brown sugar.

As many of you know I had wanted hens all of my life, and I can happily say, I love having chicken ladies. They are a year and a half now. My mother grew up on a chicken farm, as that was her gentries livelihood. I am learning every day that despite all the things I'm sure my mother knows about farming and chickens, I am constantly researching for myself. I try and emulate the olden ways of homesteading. The Victorian era is my end all to beat all. (smile)

How Not Being Able To Dress Like Laura Ingalls Wilder {Old~Fashioned} Became One More Reason I Got A Divorce

Friday, March 22, 2019
Little gloves for the foxes and fey.
Image courtesy archives of painter  Samuel McLoy {1831~1904} 

My dear friends,

Happy spring to you! The cottage is all warm, I have some tea on my serving tray, the chickens are roaming the garden and the smell of confederate jasmine permeates the air.

I have been reluctant to speak in depth on many occasions about my divorce. I have gotten better throughout the past three years as my emotions have become more focused, subsided, and I have softened.

3 Particulars I No Longer Do On The Internet {And Why My Life Is Better For It}

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

My dear friends, 

Make yourself some tea, because today I am going to be spilling some and we're both going to need it. {wink, wink} Just teasing. It'll be painless, I promise. {smile}

" If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain."~ Emily Dickinson

The Art Of A Bonnet

Monday, March 18, 2019
 My dear friends,

Did you have a lovely St. Patricks Day? I had a most lovely day. Jeffrey and I made Guinness stew and I made some Irish soda bread. I was intending to make the Martha Stewart scones but decided not to and just remain steadfast in my traditional Irish Soda bread.

Good Day All

Thursday, March 14, 2019

My dear friends,

I won't bore you to tears, but I have been away because I have felt under the weather. I think it may be pollen. The pollen here in Florida can be ghastly. I know it perpetuates the notion and is a true testament of the law of attraction. When we notice and speak of things, even if we do not want it, the universe gives us more of it. In addition, I think I am a bit hard-headed at times, and refuse to slow down, so the only way is to become afflicted. Do you ever feel this way?

Beatrix Potter, Be Still My Heart And Big News!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
 The Lady Of Shallott hanging in my foyer. I purchased it from I am obsessed with anything John William Waterhouse.
My dear friends,

I am in desperate need of some biscuits to accompany my tea today, won't you deliver some to me at speed. {smile}

The Many Executions At Staffordshire Cottage

Monday, March 4, 2019
My dear friends, 

Did you have a delightful weekend? I had a lovely weekend and I was quite productive. 

I had a nice visit with my parents, went shopping and got enough custom drapes to cover over half of the cottage windows. I'll show pictures tomorrow. I am currently hemming the last pair this evening. The ol' rabbits in tow. 

Little Women And Mermaidling Request Day!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
My Dear friends, 

How are you, darling souls? I have some banana bread in the oven and I am waiting for the kettle to whistle. I am so excited to share this post with you.


You may not know this about me, but a few years ago when I picked my paintbrush back up after  36 years, I decided to create a day of the week that I would offer to paint little custom illustrations for those that wanted a piece of personal art. I had such a beautiful and warm welcome, that I have decided to bring it back. I have missed painting ever so much. 

I will be posting on my facebook fan page {link above} every Thursday for custom painting orders, or you may comment below here on ye olde blog.  It was and has always been a special experience for me to paint for you. I posted a few paintings below from my very first customers.


An original custom Mermaidling or Little Women {I named it after little woman as that is my nickname from my father since I have been a child. I think it's a sweet sentiment} Illustration. 4.5" x 6". Each little painting is $20 sand dollars. Every little portrait is in sepia ink and painted with watercolours. I then infuse the paper with aged seaweed, flower tinctures and floral notes that I personally created from my garden here at Staffordshire Cottage.

My saltwater has been charged with crystals of rose quartz and moonstone. I believe that sending my paintings into the world with a little magic adds a touch of love to all those that purchase my art.

Along with each painting comes with a personal hand chose beach combed shell.

In order for me to navigate through with your classification please clarify your desires accordingly:
~ Hair colour and length/ updo or down
~ Skin & or scale tone
~If you would like a particular historical era.
~ If you would like to add particulars such as a pet, flowers, your Mermaidling/Little Woman in an active pursuit such a reading, writing, gardening, borders, etc. specify that as well. Each addition is $1.

Explore your dreamy imagination. I can paint whatever you'd like!

Your Mermaidling/ Little Woman ships worldwide through the post in a medium size packing envelope.

If you would like to upgrade your shipment to priority shipping so you can track the painting, please be sure to let me know before purchasing.
This upgrade will be $6 within the U.S. and $13 internationally!
This is of a little picture that I painted of Wren with her pet rabbit. This was such a popular painting that I sold 16 prints. Every time I have it printed, I immediately sell out.

I believe that is why art either sells or doesn't sell. Have you ever wondered about that? Why does some art sell rapidly and some art you couldn't give it away for free. 
I believe all things are energetic. If I am an artist that absolutely is in the flow and I am so happy painting, I know my art will sell. I trust and believe in vibration. When the artist and the recipient are lined up, in a sense we are energetically dancing with one another.
Three pets of a dear friend that wanted some whimsical art to hang in her tea room. She hangs these every year at Christmas time. 

This was a newly married soul mate couple and wanted a little painting to remember their initial union. 

My dear friend Beth from Patina White. This was a memoriam from her two pets that had passed. 

A sweet painting of an adoption story of a little girl with her two puppies.

A grandmother and her grandson. They have a special tradition at Halloween storytime.  This depicts that moment for them.

My dear friend Ashley, The Mermaid Lady/ Author with her darling husband while on an underwater photo shoot.

A sweet friend with her pet kitty. 

A sweet little mermaid that loves to sing. 

A painting I did for my mother on Mother's Day. She absolutely loves squirrels. 

A sweet mermaid holding a heart of her beloveds name and banner of the date they were to marry. 

A little woman holding a candle. 

A Valentine for a granddaughter.

Do you believe in energetic vibration too when it comes to art? 

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx

The Art To Manifesting Your Dream Home

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
 My Dear Friends,

I had the sweetest birthday on Monday and my beloved gardener surprised me with some beautiful foxgloves, Eugenia topiaries and some mint herbs. I was busy working on a DIY project out back in the garden and went to go check the mail a little while afterwards and boy wonder had surprised me by leaving the flowers by the garage. I shed little tears. I was reminded of his genuine kindness and thoughtfulness towards me. All of my children have been exceedingly kind and have been messaging me quite frequently. What a welcoming feeling. My heart is full.

In Honour Of Beatrix Potter

Thursday, February 21, 2019

My dear friends, 
It should come as no surprise that I have had a fascination with Beatrix Potter since I was a child. 

Even though her books are recommended for children ages 7-12, I presently enjoy them, and will forever more.

My books are also for ages 7~12. I have always been drawn to Beatrix in one form or another. Whether that was collecting the storybooks to read to my children, decorating my children's nurseries with rabbits, or having my very own cottage bunnies, just as Beatrix did.

How Tasha Tudor Used The Art Of Scripting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

My dear friends,

This post is sure to be most delightful. Might you pour some tea and let us have a visit. I think my choice of tea today is cinnamon spice Chia Teavana. I cannot get over how much more flavorful a loose leaf tea is.

Shall we get on with it? As i was pondering how to bring my salient characteristic to this post, I thought what better way than to pull life experiences along with copious articles that I am personally fond of. What could be more perfect than writing, art, and life metaphors through one of my heroes, the great Tasha Tudor!

The Art Of Making Staffordshire Cottage Shipshape

Monday, February 18, 2019

My dear friends, 

I am having my tea a bit early. I wanted to gather my thoughts, so I have put on some Claude Debussy to angle my disposition of writing this evening. The day has been quite scorching and conditions are lacking in adornment, however, the sand cranes have been flying overhead cackling. I love to hear them and my ol' beloved seagulls. I cherish the sounds of seagulls along the ocean waves as they kiss the stoned fairy moss rocks. 

Mermaid Musings, My Thoughts On The Law of Attraction And Why I Won't Ever Read The Secret

Saturday, February 16, 2019
 My dear friends,

Did the day of LOVE serve you well? I surely expect that if you didn't have a Valentine you were your own Valentine.

It is so very important that we show ourselves a deep love and appreciation before seeking to find it from another. I read this quote this morning and wanted to share it with you.

"The world outside responds to the world inside of you." I really loved this reminder. I think all too often we want to blame others for the way things are in our own lives, when in fact, It's actually we just simply must change what's going on inside of us. It is not difficult to change the world inside of us, but it will take releasing resistance. The only action that we should put forth is inspired action {Here}.

The way we see the world, and what is happening to us daily in our lives is mirroring back what we are sending out.

If your car is broken down, if your checking account is in the red, if you got into a fender bender, a speeding ticket, can't seem to sell your home that's been on the market, fights with your family members, got taken by a hoax posing as a Munk, have a disease or illness... Guess what! That's all of your thoughts leading to things.

You are creating that. I know it seems harsh to hear, the truth always is. If someone resonates with my blog, I know they are the ones that are seeking the same things as I. I believe there are many in the world that are not ready for such in-depth understanding of universal laws. I look at some of the great seekers of the world, and at the time of their living, they were all considered lunatics. The truth is, they were ahead of their time. Oprah still won't put Esther Hicks on her tv network but will interview her on her radio channel. Esther Hicks is the entity that channels Abraham {Higher Consciosness} the key original source of, "The Secret".
The Secret was a watered down version of the Law of Attraction, so as to get people to accept the idea. Before the Secret was written, Rhonda Byrne went to Esther Hicks one on one to tell her that she was going to write a book based off of Abrahams teachings, but not tell them where it came from. She felt they wouldn't accept it because it was "out there." In my opinion, I think she wanted the glory to stay her own. I mean let's look at the success of her book, It has sold over 30 million copies and has been translated into 50 languages.

Esther says that really bothered her, but that the path of least resistance would be not suing Rhonda.

That to me was a form of stealing plagiarizing like an artist because Rhonda wouldn't tell the source of where she received her information. Always, always tell where you got your sources from or do not share. It is a form of respect. Esther Hicks asked Rhonda to please leave notes in the back of the book so that if others were to seek further they would be able to learn more. She did not do that. Esther ended up removing herself from the movie because she would not receive residuals from the sales of Rhonda's book. I think that is plain dirty what Rhonda did. I never read the book just because of that.

Furthermore, all you have to do is attend a workshop or follow Abrahams teachings and you will learn all there is to know about the universe and how it works at large. The teachings of Abraham far outweigh Rhonda's book "The Secret" and furthermor,e the words in" The Secret" are Abraham's so the book is bound to be a success.

I love to expand and become more of a deliberate creator of my life.
I am seeking satisfaction in my daily life and really having a fun time. I disembowelled the carpet from the cottage this week and I am so tickled it's finally all gone. It's been a bit of a prickly situation for me as of late. I am so eager to place the cottage up for sale, but we haven't quite put the sign up yet. Do you ever have those feelings? I do believe it is a matter of making a choice and following your bliss. The issue many have is when they want one thing but contradict it with a belief. We then become confused. That is all confusion is though. A worried sense that if you make a certain choice in life it may be the wrong one.

I know this feeling all too well. I was always struggling with this. I believe it was because I was raised a religious girl, and I was taught you can be wrong for things. I now understand and know otherwise.

What would you do differently in your life if you knew you could NEVER get it wrong?

Would you make different choices or decide on something? I guarantee you would. I did. My greatest contradiction was to finally decide once and for all I was divorcing my ex-husband. I made the choice and lined up vibrationally with it. It went fairly smooth considering all of the horror stories I have heard of. I created the story about my divorce that I wanted. So be it, so it is.

 I wanted to show you these unsightly photos just so you would be assured that life isn't always the most perfect setting. To live amongst restoration, remodelling or anything else is perfectly the way it's supposed to be. I used to struggle with how everything appeared externally. It came from my beliefs about having to be perfect and making all things around me perfect. I am actually writing a book about it entitled, "A Real-Life Mermaid's Transformational Tale, Her Voyage Back To Self Love" which will be published at the end of this year.

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That is a belief that will cause someone to want to give up completely. Mormonism {my old religion} was notorious for this. The culture that is placed and engrained into girls, women and people, in general, is a dangerous slope. It does nothing but place this neverending drive inside, feeling you will never be enough no matter what. I am not bitter, and I most definitely appreciate the church for what it was. It served me well at the time in my life when I needed it.

I knew innately this was not my truth. No matter how much I wanted to fit in, I never did. I have learned my truth now, and it is the most wonderful feeling I have ever known. I have truly come home.

Have you come home?
This is the throw carpet that I found at the thrift store for $19.00. It is 11 x 15 and almost fills the whole room.
A few of my books this week. I keep piles of books all over the cottage. Reading has always been my anecdote for anything in life.
Chickens chickens chickens... I am writing my book, and I am almost complete. The next step will be the illustrations. 
 Every time I see a bunny, I know the universe is giving me a nod," All is working out for you Raquel."

What have you manifested as of late?

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx