Last year when I designed her landscape her kitchen was sheet rock. Last week, below, still unfinished it's already fabulous. Sheepishly, she said, "I know it's ridiculous but it makes me happy to look at my new chandeliers."
A wise observation. Over a decade ago, in Penny McHenry's garden, I realized the same thing about things that made me smile. Her garden, tastefully, had many.
Near my front door, above, the cat. I bought the cat for no other reason than it made me smile.
Go ahead, give yourself permission. Choose things that make you smile.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara