the wanderers soul...

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All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

I grew up in Southern Idaho, where it's dry 88.9% of the time.  Where summer thunderstorms are unmatched as they roll in the smells of Sage Brush + damp clay soil.  I have distinct memories of running through tall, dry grasses and picking my mom's Yucca plant and succulents.

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

Now living for over 5-years in the PNW of evergreens, Cedar, and legit actual snow, I've been blissfully backpacking, snuggled in sweaters, drinking more coffee then ever.  However, when the sun dares to peak out, my soul really longs for the heat, the dry...I guess we can say i'm 'dessert dreaming'.

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

Recently, there's been a lot of up in the air going on at home.  The house we just moved into, has sold, and so our personal house hunt begins...which is open to possibilities I'm not sure if my wonderers soul can handle it.  I've been finding comfort in my ever growing collection of plants.  In all honesty, if I keep it up, my house will be turned into a greenhouse.

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

Now looking at "should we buy or rent" I want to pour myself the biggest cup of coffee known to man then dig myself a hole in the ground and hide there praying that somehow May 31st will pass and everything will fall into place.
Here is where I'm need some reader input...buy a house or keep renting for 1-2 more years? When buying a house, what were highs, lows, when did you know it was the right thing to do? (your comments and wisdom are overly welcomed!!!!)

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

I then found this (and a lot like it) on Pintrest and I started to swoon...

(found on Pintrest)

Planning + landscaping has peaked my interest to say the least.

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All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

So this morning, I happened to have a 45-minute window between dropping kids off at school and when I had to be at work...a window that REALLY never happens.  So without driving too far, I stopped by our Universities arboretum and even though I've been there so many times + spent so much time there I never saw they had cacti and succulents and sage brush and yucca plants and my little heart was calmed...over joyed.

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

Happiness can be found, I guess, in the most peculiar of places and times.  I walked the small section that smelled like my childhood, and I beamed with joy.  In a couple weeks we're making a trip down + planning on soaking up the beautiful Owyhee's but having a little taste of home this morning made my day.

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

So I started the day off right, and now it's to the studio to keep working on those uterus pots (see previous blog post for further explanation!)

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery

All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016 | @heather_woolery