Tuesday, July 3, 2012

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

 Last weekend we said goodbyes to our majestic townhouse we've been calling home for the past year...
...and said hello to this cozier, smaller version of it. We had movers doing all the hard work, but since we went from 5-bedroom to a 2-bedroom house there's been some challenges getting everything to fit. And once again we got rid of tons of stuff, just like during our last move. It feels great to lighten the load of our material possessions. Since our move year ago we've been true anti-stuff people. We don't know the history of this place other than it's an old factory converted to lofts and townhouses, so smudging and blessing it with sage is essential. Here's what I did during our last move.
Sage is an herb that is known for its healing and medicinal properties. People have burned sage since ancient times to cleanse and purify objects and homes. Proponents of sage burning, also known as smudging, believe that the sage smoke is a way to bless your home and dispel it of negative energy and influences.

Happy 4th of July Americans! We'll be most probably organizing the house most of the morning and then joining some barbecue fun at my sister-in-law's.

"Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings."
Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Viime viikonloppuna hyvastelimme rivitalonpatkamme ja muutimme mukavamman kokoisempaan taloon noin viiden minuutin matkan paahan. Edellisessa talossamme oli 5 makuuhuonetta ja nyt meilla on kaksi, joten voitte kuvitella kuinka haastavaa tavaroidemme mahtuminen tanne on ollut (vaikka luovuimmekin suuresta osasta isoja huonekaluja). Tavarataakan keventaminen tuntuu kylla hyvalta. Mita vahemman omistamme sita vahemman stressia. Nykyinen talomme on entinen tehdas ja rakastan sen korkeita sisakattoja ja paljastettuja putkia. Heti kun loydan jostakin salviani aion siunata silla talon ja hankkiutua eroon mahdollisesta negatiivisesta energiasta jota taalla saattaa olla. Saman tein viime muuton kanssa taalla. 

Salvia on yrtti, joka on tunnettu parantavista ja lääkinnällisiä ominaisuuksistaan. Salvian polttaminen on tapa siunata koti ja hälventää mahdollista negatiivista energiaa.

Huomenna vietamme Amerikan itsenaisyyspaivaa grillailun merkeissa kälyni perheen luona. Hauskaa 4th of Julyta niille jotka sita juhlistavat!

5 comments:

  1. Happy 4th!!
    Good luck getting situated! :)

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    1. Same to you! And thank you! We still have so much to organize and try to get our stuff to fit, but I'm confident we'll get there eventually. Luckily we got this holiday in the middle of the week so today I'll be working on the house. And yes, bbq and fun later of course.

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  2. Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää :)

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    1. Kiitos Satu! Taytyy keksia jotakin kasvisherkkuja grillijuhliin. Aurinkokin alkoi juuri paistamaan joten eikohan tasta hyva paiva tule! :)

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  3. Huomenta :) Blogistani löytyy sinulle tunnustus/tehtävä. Toivottavasti tartut siihen:
    http://www.the-worldundermyfeet.blogspot.fi/2012/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

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