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kerry macLeod
the Okanagan Valley
i am a mommy to three wonderful boys on a journey to "follow my bliss".. loving all things creative, yummy and loopy...setting up house at Birch Hill the abode we designed, built and moved into three years ago.
Interests: art, photography,Pinterest, fashion, home decor, cooking, parenting, reading, writing, photography, biking, crafts, baking, life!, outside, design/home design, sweet movies and songs
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Choose love over fear. In every challenging, confusing moment, we have a choice. We can react in fear. Or we can put our faith in love. Usually this means coming to a stop and considering all of the alternatives. Fear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at snickerdoodles
The Obama family brought so much class and good to our world, seeing them go and be replaced by such an idiot is still hard to fathom. I just finished listening to Obama's farewell speech and was in tears. Right... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at snickerdoodles
I should be working but instead I am sitting by the Christmas tree watching Christmas ads and short films that I adore. Bear is beside me as I am still working in the main room until I find time to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at snickerdoodles
We are being called to come together as a people of a new time, with wise hearts and an inclusive and united vision for the future. Our strength and our unity lies in our diversity. We have our voices, we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at snickerdoodles
THE HOUSE OF BELONGING I awoke this morning in the gold light turning this way and that thinking for a moment it was one day like any other. But the veil had gone from my darkened heart and I thought... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at snickerdoodles
Yesterday my teacher told me I needed to fight for myself. She said to believe I deserved what I wanted and stop pushing away things because I was scared. To stop taking on what others projected on me and see... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at snickerdoodles
My house is dead quiet besides the pitter patter or pet feet as they pass now and then, and the sound of the raindrops tapping the window beside me. I have not been here to write in so long and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at snickerdoodles
I look forward to the Facebook memories on my feed every morning. It is always a nice reminder of how fast the boys grow and to really try and be present. It is my third summer in a row of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at snickerdoodles
On my birthday a mentor and stunning, wise lady stopped in and shared a book with me that I have been reading since. I have read it slowly letting some things soak in, re-reading sections I really felt resonate in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at snickerdoodles
So much has happened the past year to really challenge me and despite being really hurt at times and scared I am grateful for the lessons. The keys to Birch Hill were passed on to a new family yesterday morning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at snickerdoodles
I know it has been forever since I have posted, I have no excuses, I just had no words. So many things are shifting in my world and I am being swept away emotionally but am excited for what is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at snickerdoodles
Your potential is unlimited... Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles and Patron of the Arts in the Hindu pantheon. Finding comfort working on this image in the Buddha series tonight. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at snickerdoodles
Bloom where you are planted. -author unknown Finding a lot of peace in the mesmerizing patterns found in flowers this spring. Related articles Delilah... happy to play a wood sheep this year... ladies who cuss... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at snickerdoodles
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Taking some time tonight to work on my Buddha Series of photo art. There... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at snickerdoodles
I am blown away almost daily by the art and brutally honest work my Noah is producing, he shares some on his page Accounts of a Flailing Mind. It is moving, witty, edgy and emotionally stirring; especially for a Momma... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at snickerdoodles
Posted May 14, 2016 at snickerdoodles
A lot is going on in my little world right now, and like many other people I am having an emotionally heavy week. Nothing tragic or traumatic and I am beyond grateful for that, but still I am worried. When... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at snickerdoodles
I have been exploring Pinterest tonight working on my new heART key studio logo artwork as well as some work for another business I am excited to be involved with. It is my happy place of ideas and images. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at snickerdoodles
Everyone loves has been the longest loved toy with all my boys for the past 17 years. In 2014 I hosted a Lego party for Ry at Birch Hill and did this post, which is still heavily visited: LEGO... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at snickerdoodles
I am going to listen to this again and again till it is second nature. Take 25 minutes as you tidy the kitchen or fold laundry and listen to this brilliant talk by Brené Brown on Super Soul TV. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at snickerdoodles
This is a reblog from a very special Easter in 2010 when our little family was all together and the boys still loved all the sweet traditions. This year we are in Mexico and will be keeping things simple. I... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 26, 2016 at snickerdoodles
The Magic is in the Mess - Elizabeth Gilbert I am in the final pre-holiday flurry but I wanted to quickly share this piece I wrote for another page before I go. I was asked a while back and didn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at snickerdoodles
Soon the boys and I are leaving to spend spring break with my parents in Nayarit Mexico and I am getting so excited. My folks left in October so the family time will be wonderful for all. We didn't get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at snickerdoodles
I like rainy Sundays. It is just Noah and I, with music and coffee and he is making a collage in my studio while I catch up on some projects and tidy from a fun gathering of friends last night.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at snickerdoodles
I am working late tonight and I cannot get enough of the cuteness of my last baby session. Shot after shot is making me swoon. As a photographer I am always nervous...capturing people's moments is a huge responsibility. It is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at snickerdoodles