IMG_0614Of magic doors there is this,

you do not see them even

as you are passing through.

– Anonymous


The greatest step is out the door. – German Proverb

We just landed back in reality.  I know this for a fact because I just finished a pile of laundry and found sand in the lint trap.  I fell head-over-heals in love with Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The city had me simply at the color of its brilliant blue cobblestone streets and spectacular doors.  Yes, the doors.  Of course there were amazing chapels, castles, rain forests, unique birds and endless natural wonders…  But first, let me show a few doorways and the project they inspired.


“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.” – Helen Keller


“You must not for one instant give up the effort to build a new lives for yourselves.

Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.”

-Daisaku Ikeda quote


“Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock; each little adjustment of the dial seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein


“Every wall is a door.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


Castillo San Felipe del Morro


My first night home and I was busy creating something for our front door:  a driftwood wreath!  I started with a store purchased form and wrapped it in strips of burlap.  I used small driftwood pieces to create a wreath using a glue gun to attach each piece.  I had a stash of driftwood.  If you are looking to purchase driftwood, there are several options on Etsy.




Soon I will be back to show you the natural wonders of Puerto Rico.

I hope the spring season is a doorway to new beauty in your life!