Inspiration

Friday, July 15, 2016

Have you ever gotten yourself in a rut and had a hard time getting out?  Sometimes the catalyst for change comes in the most unexpected forms. 

I have been wanting to get back online, blogging about the things I love, the stuff I find inspiring, passing on any bits of creativity I can come up with.  But I haven't.  I will save that long and involved story for some other time when you're perhaps bored and I can keep your attention.  Tonight I just want to inspire you to make a change that's been sitting on the backburner... bugging the crap out of you.... niggling at you when you just want it to shut up.

My inspiration came from my nephew Luke who has been watching my blog.  On a recent visit he mentioned that he still visits my site even though there's nothing new.  So this is for you Luke... may we both continue to follow our dreams!




Merry Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to all my friends!  It's been a crazy year, a year you didn't see me much.  I'm not going to lie it was a rough go.  I started 2015 with a broken leg, and things just seemed to stay challenging.  I learned a lot. I worked on myself.  I know myself better, I love myself more.  I think we all need these cocoon years to really focus inward and inspect what's there, to purge the baggage to make room for new amazing growth.  

I look forward to sharing creativity, vulnerability, and random crazy in 2016.  

Wherever you are in your journey here on earth, know that every season is important, transformative, and necessary.  Blessings to you as you live out your own adventure, and remember.... we're in this together.
Love & Peace, Steph aka The Hippie Moose

Fall Changes

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall always seems like a time of change for me.  Time to put my summer clothes away, pull out my warm cozy clothes, can all my harvest.  Was looking at my Pinterest today and I think everyone else must be in the same Fall mindset because this seems to be my most popular pin so far this month (click the picture to go to the pin):

Picture the Moose

Sunday, January 04, 2015

My nephew Luke drew me a Hippie Moose and I have to say... I'm SO impressed!!
by Artist Luke Peters

Moose Relocation Program

Monday, December 15, 2014

We have finally relocated, phew, done.  Now I have to admit there are a few boxes kicking around still, and my office looks a bit like a tornado, but things are shaping up nicely.
We moved on November 1st, and I can almost see our old place from my kitchen window now that the trees have no leaves, so we didn't move far!!

We got in just in time because November and December here have seen a lot of this....

Luckily we just installed one of these....
(The woodstove, not the dog)

The cat has found a new favorite spot among my collection of coffee pots.


This is what the front yard looked like on Thursday morning...

This is what I looked like by Thursday at noon...

Sometimes life is hard to understand.  But I'm really happy I managed to get so much unpacking done before this happened!
Enjoy yourselves... but watch that ice!


Trip to The Enchanted Forest Studio

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My husband and I took a trip to The Enchanted Forest Studio for the Westport Studio Tour.  Our friend David R. Maracle was playing and showing his sculptures.

The house, built by photographer Brian Mantrop, was simply amazing and I had to share some pictures.  He built it from the ground up using tons of recycled and repurposed materials.


Faithful dog guards the apple basket.


The house is 4 levels, the main floor living area, office area, and two bedrooms.

There are amazing outbuildings on the property that serve as studio's and sheds.


Kathy Cashman's studio, she makes amazing clothing!



The front porch of the main house, including a stone seating area for your morning coffee....



 The main living area, tons of windows let in natural light.


 The amazing woodwork comprising the ceiling on the main level.


If you ever get a chance to visit this amazing place I promise you won't be disappointed!

Mailbox Makeover

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Fall to you all!  Thought I would post some pictures of my latest project!



Our mailbox has been in some need of TLC for some time now and I finally managed to pick one up on sale at TSC (sorry that was a lot of abbreviations!)


So, a mailbox, some white rust-proof paint, a paintbrush and your're ready to go!

The reason I haven't put it up yet?  We are MOVING!! At the end of October we are moving just down the road and into the woods.  We are SO excited,  The mailbox is getting packed up and is moving down the street with us!