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LABOR OF LOVE: Feng Shui Your Space Over the Holiday Weekend!

What better way to spend Labor Day Weekend than by improving your home decor, re-energizing your spirit, and uplifting your feng shui? If you are ready for the Feng Shui By Fishgirl makeover challenge keep reading. You don’t have to spend a lot of time on it—just a few simple things will give you a tremendous boost and strengthen your feng shui.

*Take inventory of clutter bombs. What’s a clutter bomb? It’s a pile of clothes on your bedroom chair (washed or unwashed, it belongs in the closet or dresser or washbasket). It’s a stack of paper piles on every tabletop that belongs in your file or on one desktop. It’s a sink full of dishes, a bathroom overflowing with magazines or an assortment of nearly empty shampoo bottles. It’s ‘stuff’ everywhere you look. Open your eyes, see where you have clutter, and then give yourself 30 minutes to clear up as much of it as possible. Just that little bit of time will help you get back on track and feel so much more room opening up in your space. That clutter is blocking you and here is why.

*Giveaway pile. While you’re cleaning up the clutter bombs you might notice you have a stack of old magazines piling up. Find a nursing home or doctor’s office to donate them to. Were some of the clothes in the pile there because they haven’t been worn in a looooong time? Give them to charity orgs (many communities have collections for veterans or you can donate to Salvation Army).

*Raise some Cash. A quick way to make a few extra bucks is to have a yard sale. Put your unwanted stuff out and giveaway whatever doesn’t sell (just put a “free” sign out and see how fast it disappears!)

*Paint it red. Do you have boring white walls? Do you need a boost? You don’t have to paint an entire room. One accent wall or door in red color can lift your ch’i (energy) to new heights and won’t take a lot of paint. Try locating your Wealth, Fame, or Love sectors on the bagua and paint that wall for particularly good feng shui results. You might also try painting your toenails red for that personal lift 🙂

Happy Labor Day!


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We hold these truths to be self-evident….happy independence day from Deer Isle Maine! We are about to go check out our local July 4th parade but first we are installing a new billboard tarp over the leaking roof of the Art By Katy art studio. The billboard tarp is pretty darn cool. It’s a used advertising billboard and it’s 5 x stronger than a regular tarp so it should last longer. I had leakage and drywall damage over the winter in my gallery. It’s going to rain today after a scorcher of a hot weather streak. I’m armed with spackle and paint to redo the interior walls of the studio gallery. What are you doing today?

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I found two of these in a local junktique shop and went searching online under “Redneck Wine Glass”. Sure ’nuff, several sites came up with suppliers of this hilarious novelty item. What is a Redneck Wine Glass? It’s a Mason Jar or a Ball Jar attached to a chunky glass stem–and the metal lid is still attached to the jar portion! I think these will make for a fun shui 4th of July table setting, don’t you?

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Letter from a Mother to a Daughter: “My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way… remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionaly lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you… my darling daughter. ”

The above post including the photo was borrowed from Spring in the Air on facebook. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there from Feng Shui By Fishgirl.


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They’re calling them pEi pods and they come with a cushion inside but Feng Shui By Fishgirl thinks they would make really swell litterboxes for your cat. The easter egg design works as good yin energy and you could turn the opening away to disguise the entry for good feng shui. Looking for some other type of litterbox feng shui solution? Click here to a previous post.

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2 HEARTS ON A PENCIL…Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Feng Shui By Fishgirl! Hearts are a universal symbol of Love & Relationship (imagine what it would be like if instead of the cute heart shape we associated feelings with our lungs or kidneys?). Notice this picture of a pencil and the twin hearts carved out of the graphite tip in one piece. To me this represents several important ideas to remember about love: its beauty, its fragility, that two hearts are united as one, that we are all connected like links in a chain, that we write on each other’s hearts daily with the words we choose to express ourselves (so be careful what you say to one another so as not to hurt the one you love). Be sure to search through my archives to find several articles related to Love & Relationship and how to improve your feng shui in this regard. Much love xoxo, fishgirl


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Do you have a guy that’s hard to buy for? I do. He’s got discriminating taste and everything he wants he usually has gotten for himself already. What to do? Well…luckily this week he decided to shave his beard for the first time in over 30 years (and yes, this is the first time I am seeing him cleanshaven). So when I saw this unique Reflect showerhead online I got excited. It’s Made in the USA from aluminum and costs $295 so make sure you give it to a guy that’s gonna be around awhile 🙂

Or imagine the fun we’d have together in this covered electric tricycle? Guys of all ages will want this! Check out the Icona website for more information. I’m afraid to ask the price but I can dream, can’t I?  Maybe a levitating lamp would go over big. Like this one by Angela Jansen.

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