This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is to show Variations on a Theme.

So, here are some photos we took of my son 3 or 4 summers ago at Allegheny National Forest in New York.

boy on rock


boy in the woods


boy on large rock


Other photo challenge posts:

Air Plant Collage

I Love Bridges



Want A Lucky 2018?

Want a lucky 2018? Why not try a few of these tips…

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of arrangement in relation to the flow of energy.

Feng Shui

(To learn more about Feng Shui, check out the sites listed at the end of this post)

Lucky Colors to wear for 2018

The lucky colors for this year are of the Earth and Fire element:

Terracotta (Clay)
Light Yellow


Mix these colors in your outfits and you may swing some luck your way this year. Nervous about a big interview or presentation? Why not use these colors to help boost your confidence?

paint palette

Tips for the home or office:

  • Clutter is a no-no. The secret to good energy is flow. It needs to flow through your house or office without running into too many obstacles. So, clean out your house or office of unnecessary or broken items. I could never be 100% a minimalist but I know I feel better when my house is cleared of clutter. cluttered room
  • Get rid of negative energy. You should not keep any items that have negative memories attached to them. A souvenir from a trip with an ex-boyfriend or an old cast from your broken leg while on a ski trip, can all promote negative energy for you. Throw them away. Try to keep only items that have happy memories attached or items representing a goal you wish to achieve.
  • Let the fresh air in! Nothing dissolves stale energy like fresh air. I know people who never crack a window – it’s either the heat or air system on all year-long. Fresh air brings much-needed humidity into the dry winter air and in the summer you need to sweep out allergens and dust to sleep better. Figure out the direction of your wind and open the windows in that direction and directly opposite to create a refreshing cross breeze. open window
  • Let the sun shine in. Let as much natural light into your house or office to raise your mood and flood the space with positive energy. If you have a room with no windows or an inadequate window, you can still mimic natural light with light-colored walls and decor items such as a poster of a bright sunny day. Banish the doom and gloom from your world! sunshineThese are just a few things you can do to improve your life energy. If you try any of these tips, be sure to let me know how it goes for you.


To read some of my other Feng Shui sites, check these out:

How To Feng Shui A New Home

Feng Shui Intuitive Collage


To learn more about Feng Shui and what it can do for you, check out these sites:

Know Feng Shui

Feng Shui For Real Life


I wish everyone a positive and lucky 2018!

Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Signs That You’re Addicted To Blogging

Are you addicted to blogging??
Start your 2018 with some humor…Thanks Phil

The Phil Factor

10. Going about your normal day you have a random thought that is followed, without pause, by the thought, “I’ll have to put that on my blog.”

9. Your hear a joke or see a movie and you think to yourself, “I’ll bet IdahoBlogWoman274 would think that was funny.”

8. You use your work computer for blogging more than working.

7. You actually think that your thoughts, life, or ideas are so interesting that you’ve got more than one blog.

6. You’ve upgraded, your computer so that you can blog better, whatever than means.

5. The word “blogiversary” is now part of your vocabulary.

4. You like people in the blog world better than the ones in the real world.

3. When you go on a family vacation you take your laptop with you and berate every helpless desk clerk unfortunate enough to work for a hotel with a bad…

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