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Writing on the wall of life…that I was here. I came, gave, and loved with gratitude and joy and left it a better place. ~Topaz

Oven Fried Shrimp – Easy and Delicious!

Oven fried shrimp is so easy....and delicious. There are a couple of tricks to it, though. So be sure to read to the end. This is a quick, easy, and DELICIOUS alternative to frying. Got a couple of tricks here to make them look just like you fried them in a pan.

52 Simple Ways to Create a Beautiful Space: The Closet

52 Simple Ways to Create a Beautiful Space Challenge for March is.... The Closet. That's right folks. We are going in. It might get ugly in there, but we can do this. We've got this. If you are new to the challenge, it started in January, and we have been working on one small area at a time. This is a system for those of us who struggle with organizing and staying organized. This is for those of us who get overwhelmed with big projects. Feel free to jump in anytime. 52 Things is a series of simple projects over the year designed to de-clutter, organize, simplify, and make your life more beautiful. Each week is one simple project designed to concentrate on one small area. A large project can become overwhelming. This often keeps us from even starting. With these small, but very purposeful projects, you will find it easy and feel productive as you take one small area at a time and transform it a beautiful space. These are manageable tasks and can usually be done in a small block of time, but over the course of the year, a lot of little things will add up. Click here to read more and to download the free, printable calendar...

7 Inspiring Ways to Declutter a Closet

Is your closet out of control? Do you have things in it that you have not worn in years? Has your closet become a scary place? If so, then you are going to love these

Wow. The Stories of How These Women Prayed Moved Me.

I love when we hear a story of someone's life, and it touches us in that deep place where it whispers softly. This. Do this. This is how you want to live. These are two stories of two mothers, one setting an example of how to pray, and the other interceding for her 12 year old son who is a gang member coming home at 3:00 AM. I cannot even imagine how Victor's life would have ended had it not been for his mother interceding for him. Read more on the prayers of these two women...

52 Simple Ways to Create a Beautiful Space: February Challenge

February Challenge: This is a system for those of us who struggle with organizing and staying organized. This is for those of us who get overwhelmed with big projects. 52 Things is a series of simple projects over the year designed to de-clutter, organize, simplify, and make your life more beautiful. Each week is one simple project designed to concentrate on one small area. A large project can become overwhelming. This often keeps us from even starting. With these small, but very purposeful projects, you will find it easy and feel productive as you take one small area at a time and transform it a beautiful space. These are manageable tasks and can usually be done in a small block of time, but over the course of the year, a lot of little things will add up. Click here to read more and to download the free, printable calendar...

Thinking Beautiful Thoughts

This keeps coming to my mind...how important our thoughts are.  It's a quiet whisper that I have been feeling for a couple of months. I feel it deep down in my spirit. Our thoughts matter.

52 Simple Ways to Create a Beautiful Space

This is a system for those of us who struggle with organizing and staying organized. This is for those of us who get overwhelmed with big projects. This is my system for the year. Things have gotten out of control over the last few years. I need a system. A simple system to regain control of my space. And because life has been so crazy, I need it to be a manageable system, something that will not overwhelm me or make me want to quit the first month. But it needs to be something that at the end of the year, I will feel more peaceful about my space. 52 Things is a series of simple projects over the year designed to de-clutter, organize, simplify, and make your life more beautiful. Each week is one simple project designed to concentrate on one small area. A large project can become overwhelming. This often keeps us from even starting. With these small, but very purposeful projects, you will find it easy and feel productive as you take one small area at a time and transform it a beautiful space. These are manageable tasks and can usually be done in a small block of time, but over the course of the year, a lot of little things will add up. Click here to read more and to download the free, printable calendar...

One Word for the Year

As the new year approaches, this is a time that many of us are choosing our one word for the year. It is when we choose a word, one word, that is speaking to us, calling to us. Instead of focusing on too many things, it is a way of keeping one goal in front of us all year. It could be a word in an area we would like to grow, a way we want to be, a life philosophy, or a goal. Continue reading to find out what my words were last year, and what words are speaking to me now.

10 Ways to Make Beautiful Resolutions and Goals and Keep Them

Are you making resolutions right now for the New Year? It is the 31st, and this is what I will be doing as I ring in the new year. I just started thinking about mine. I am not going to sweat that. I've gone into January working on mine. We can do this anytime during the year, whether it's December or July. It's always a good time to make resolutions and goals. Goals give us focus. Whether you are setting goals for the New Year, or you are setting goals in the middle of the year, goals give us focus, and when action follows this focus, we create an energy and momentum. This is where the magic happens. This is the place you want to live. Read more on... 10 Ways to Make Beautiful Resolutions and Keep Them.

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Welcome to The Art of a Beautiful Life!

This inspirational blog is about creating art with our lives and living a beautiful life…even if our life is a hot mess. No matter what your life looks like right now, a beautiful life could be just on the other side waiting for you. Even in the midst of a messy life, we have a beautiful life waiting to be discovered. It is about the way we choose to live life, the attitudes we choose, the reframing we do of our stories, the way we challenge ourselves to be who we were created to be…AMAZING.

A beautiful life is a way of living, a way of seeing, a way of believing. It is about letting our light shine. As you find yourself discovering this art, you will begin to see and live life differently. Your life becomes what you do. Each day. Life is a special gift, not to be wasted, but to be lived fully. Fully alive. Fully awake.

I am writing on the wall of life that I was here. I came, gave, and loved with gratitude and joy and left it a better place.

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Writing on the wall of life…that I was here. I came, gave, and loved with gratitude and joy and left it a better place. ~Topaz