noellemena MMM! (Microwaved Muffin in a Mug) I'm loving my breakfast in a mug the past few weeks. I kept putting off making my usual breakfast bars that last me all week. I opted for trying the MMM & did a very healthy twist on it. It. Is. So. Dang. Good. But poo. In a microwave!! Why can't it cook easily, quickly in something healthy? It's gluten free & dairy free & sometimes vegan. (I use vegan egg substitute) Oats, almond meal, flax seed, almond milk, cinnamon, 1 egg, salt, agave, touch of baking soda, blueberries & throw a couple chocolate chips in for sue! :) I keep everything in a bag in the fridge to just pull out and mix in a big oversized round mug. 4 minutes to my texture. Full for hours. I'll go back to my big tray of bars cooked in the oven as I don't like using the microwave but this is awesome for days you need it quick. Protein, Tons of Fiber, no sugar, healthy fat, and tastes delish. 3w

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noellemena Playing with color.
I love the texture in the moment.
#watercolor
#create #explore #nashpadartroom
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noellemena 4:15am I might be addicted. I created her skirt with watercolor on paper & then imported it to my iPad & finished drawing /painting her. It captures the process in short minute video. (This is cut off) I'm going to keep working it! This was just to play. good way to practice. #create #digitalart ##mixedmedia #nashpadartroom 1mon

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noellemena Sharing the progress! My giant fence is not done yet but Daisy is coming & decided to let it sit some before I continue working on it. I do LOVE it so far. I hung a shelf right on top of it that matches the other shelves & mantle I built in the room. I have art work I'm waiting on from my house in Florida. It's an old barnyard look I did to the wood & still in process of where I'm taking it. The sectional is so huge and heavy it is actually supporting it so no need to bolt it on the wall. It's really, really feeling like home. *little note:
3 Pillow Covers .99 each Goodwill.
Beautiful blue/grey basket 3.99 Goodwill
Hanging glass candle holders $6 at Kirklands.
Blue curtains, someone left at Uhaul section to give away.
All totally washed sanitized of course. Mercy.
Wood Shelving $7 stain probably $1 worth. Shelf brackets .78cents each Home Depot.
Thrift. Love.
#creatinghome #nashpad #repurpose
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  •   noellemena @mollymcmahan it's in progress! I'm loving so far 1mon
  •   eyegolf Very nice so far! 1mon
  •   mollymcmahan Me too- I saw this after I saw the comment in the other post. I wish I had a Nash pad- pewee pad and Lou pad just don't have the same ooomph 1mon
  •   noellemena Thanks @eyegolf It's good to step back & take in the next step. 1mon
  •   noellemena @mollymcmahan You're so funny woman! I love your profile picture! You look full of oomph woman 🏼 1mon

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noellemena 2 College guys just carried this up to my 3rd floor door for me. I either have an amazing idea I'm working on, or someone's going to be carrying this back down in the near future. I'm believing for the amazing idea!! It's dang hot outside but let's get to it so I can bring this baby in! #nashpad #creatinghome 2mon

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noellemena This is the 1st time I have smiled in a picture like this in over 6 years. Can I tell you that just at the end of last year, I smiled full out like this in a mirror & realized I had newly formed crows feet and under eye baggage that I had never seen??? I was shocked! You know if you don't smile your wrinkles don't show. When I gained weight 8 years ago so dang abrupt from hashimotos, it made me come to depend on a me that I no longer recognized in the mirror. It has been a very hard journey. One I have made even harder on myself. Because I know who I am dang it. It has nothing to do with what I look like. But today, without lips shaking (as they usually do when I try) I grabbed this shot in my hallway at The Nash Pad. No filters or touchups. (did I say how much I hate pictures of me as a whole even at 110 pounds???) So! HELLO! I AM HAPPY and dang well headed out for some thrifting & supplies to keep #creatinghome. I'd love for you to smile with me. And if YOU haven't for awhile, find a way to make it happen. #letyoursmileshow #whereyourjoy #nashpad 2mon
  •   lisashawcares Beautiful 2mon
  •   mollymcmahan Oh my sweet Jesus. This picture makes me want to cry you are so darn beautiful and happy and glowey (is glowey a word?) 2mon
  •   coachkyna You beauty. 2mon

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noellemena Today in between working my design biz, I refurbished some shiny black candle holders. Lots of layery goodness. Somehow there is simplicity in the layers. I've felt like one complicated compilation of layers lately myself. Figuring out my stride, and breaking into the layers. Unfolding. #nashpad #creatinghome #repurpose 2mon

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noellemena Hanging out in our tree house we call home. The mist from the heavens gets caught in our own little jungle and it's so beautiful and peaceful. Breathing it in & getting work done too. #nashpad #nashvilletn 2mon

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noellemena Got this coat rack at Goodwill, was baby blue with white snowflakes all over it. Letting the journey show through while giving it repurpose. Kind of like me. Outside Easel. 77degrees in June.
Love at the #nashpad
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noellemena Was a rainy Sunday here at the #nashpad Favorites are something I just don't have. Except when it comes to giraffes. @isisdazzles got me this one awhile back. He's always by my window. My Neighboors always see a friendly face. 3mon

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noellemena Unplugged during the lightening. People in Nashville don't know what a real lightening storm is though. Orlando puts on the best show for that. I'll give them that. #nashpad 3mon

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noellemena Vintage Antique handmade tiny flower doilies dangling in the wind of my ceiling fan by the thread of burlap.
Our ceilings our high here at The Nash Pad. Yesterday I unpacked a special package of endless yards of vintage lace that came from a special, special person that is now in heaven dancing in the most feminine attire. This world can try to keep us from being who we are. I've always known who I am. Right now I'm creating more than a home. I'm creating the me that will see me through the second half of my life. It will take some time. There's much I've either had taken from me, I've let go of, or I've lost. But can I say how much at the same time has been given to me, I've grabbed hold of or I've found? I'm right where I am. Those that are supposed to be with me on this journey, are. It's a beautiful thing. You never know what relationship is right around the corner either...
#nashpad #creatinghome
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  •   mollymcmahan Love the idea of the lace doilies on the thread and your words- just beautiful. You are such an inspiration 3mon
  •   noellemena @mollymcmahan You bless me. 3mon

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noellemena What's in your Walkman?
Joyce Meyer on Setting Boundaries of course. This was packed up & I opened it to find a very relevant teaching for me today. That tapes been in there probably 15 years. God's Timing. The Word never returns void. His Truth is timeless. #growingforward while #lettinggo
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noellemena Going to get @isisdazzles from BNA! Got my orange University of Tennessee on to welcome her back to Nashville. Home. #nashpad #wearingjammiesunder #thewomenofmidlife 3mon

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noellemena Stillness. Quiet. Solitude.
These are welcomed words.
Life has many seasons. These words will always have a place in each of their descriptions.
#nashpad
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noellemena Here's to being done in more ways than one. Been painting all day. This color is following me...
#nashpad #creatinghome
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noellemena It's not a ‪#midnightmention‬ but it's beautiful isn't it??! Ha! Sometimes only chocolate will do. ‪#goodwillmug‬#fleamarketspoon‬ — feeling strong. #nashpad 4mon

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noellemena Evening Tulips.
Love having them gathered everywhere. #nashpad
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noellemena Waking up to tulips. Hello Monday, here's to a bloomin good week! #nashpad 4mon

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noellemena My mommy. That smile. I so miss that smile. She deserves so much more. Living with her those 15 months through the divorce, she took care of me. I do not remember a time when she was not there when I needed her. I want to see her smile like this again. Life is hard, I thank God for this woman, my mom. I LOVE YOU SHIRLEY SUE! 4mon

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