A little bit about Lisette.....

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I feel most alive surrounded by trees and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

When I am not working you will most likely find me spending time outdoors, volunteering with my church and exploring this beautiful planet with my family. 

This is my place to share my passion for life and to encourage you to take time to find the extraordinary in your life.

The $10 Happiness Project: Beautify your little corner of the world

How often do you see something in a magazine, at a store or on someone else's blog and think I could do that?

Today was rainy, gloomy and I needed a little creative outlet of happiness.

Sometimes I think I am in the minority of people who like to live small. I like our small condo, I like not having a lawn, I like not having a lot of closet space. Living small requires constant editing and purging of stuff. If I do not love it, I get rid of it. It is easy to think because you do not have this or that that you cannot be happy, but I am hear to tell you it can be the very opposite. You do not need a yard to have a garden and quite frankly it is easier to lean out the window and water your pots than trudge outside.

The task was easy: I wanted to beautify my meager little balcony garden.

I wanted labels on all my plants, not out of necessity, but aesthetic. Awhile back I saw some on this blog and with the help of Google I was able to relocate them.

With one trip to my local hardware store I was able to purchase all the supplies required:

paint brush
wooden paint stir sticks
paint brush
White china marker


Paint wooden stir sticks with black paint. I used black outdoor furniture paint, but you could also use chalkboard paint. Let dry.

Write the name of your fruits, vegetables or flowers with the China Marker on the stick. I wrote cursive on one side and printed on the other side. This way, if I grow tired of one style I can switch to the other.

Sunny thoughts

Scenes from the weekend