Last night was no different.
The stars were twinkling and we had just come off of a week surrounding the full-blue-eclipse moon that had everyone taking to the night skies with their cameras. It was a perfect evening.
If we are home alone (little ones, close your ears), we are usually...gasp...naked in the hot tub!
I mean, let's be honest, a hot tub in the winter is great until you have to get out with a dripping, cold bathing suit to get back inside. And, after all, we are not only adults, but we have a privacy fence, and other than the neighbors to the west who have an upstairs window facing our backyard, and the neighbors to the east who have a 3-story slide that over-looks into our yard, we are completely safe. (Because I'm on an outdated computer typing this blog, you will have to use your imagination and enter a "thinking emoji" here.)
Benny and I tease that we solve all the world's problems when we are soaking under the stars. No t.v., no phones, no distractions. We can easily find ourselves being inspired.
Last night was no exception.
While Benny sat in the bubbling waters outside, the sun was still in the west sky, but was slowly making its way to the other side of the earth.
I prefer not to be an exhibitionist, so I was cooking dinner, waiting for the stars to appear, signalling it was safe to join him.
Little did I know he was being inspired while I cooked. The following is a transcript of a video that happened just shortly after I stepped down in the water.
Well let's be unconventional for a second.
Here I am sitting naked in a hot tub, (Paula chuckles and annoyingly coughs due to a recent respiratory bug) talking about your home and decorating.
WOW! That's pretty unconventional, isn't it?
Actually I just ate a portobella mushroom and a little smash drink that my wife made. So, a little more unconventional going on in the hot tub.
I just want to encourage you guys to live YOUR dream and live YOUR life, and let it be YOU, not somebody else.
My gosh, too many people follow trends ad nauseum. I'm not against trends, but I'm against them when they don't represent you as a person. So, I just want to encourage you to allow your home to be your own private sanctuary. Be bold about it. Enjoy your home, and don't be apologetic about it.
Allow your friends and family to come over, invite them to come over, encourage them to come over. And let them feel the essence of who you are by the way your home feels.
I know sometimes we need help...and that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help you achieve your goals regarding your home, but I'm not here to make your home look like me.
So give me a call, let me help you achieve some things that you are desiring in your home that you don't know how to pull off yourself. Let's do this thing together. And let your home speak of who you are. Others will come in and love it, and appreciate it, and be just enveloped in it. You are going to find it as your wonderful haven, your wonderful place of rest and peace if you allow it to speak of who you are, using things you love, colors you love,. It might not even be something on trend, but if we do it right, it will be beautiful, and it will be you.
Go have a beautiful life!