Green is where the Heart Is for May 30th, 2018

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:05

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterdays junk” ~ Louise Smith

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Memorial Day weekend 2005 Randy moved our furniture from Ohio to our darling beach house in Kure Beach.  Thirteen years ago.  Where has the time gone?  He left me in Ohio with a bed, a chair, a coffeepot and the bare essentials needed so I could work till the end of August when my 401K was completely vested.  We were also in the planning stages of a big fat Greek wedding for our middle son, complete with several big fat Greek wedding showers and I needed to be close at hand.  Our other children were living in New York City, San Diego, and our youngest was serving in Iraq.  Randy and I were empty nesters and heading to the beach for our next adventure.
Right after Labor Day my sister drove down with Bugzy and me, arriving the night before Hurricane Ophelia, my first day living on the island.  No electricity, torrential rain and high winds created the background as our neighbors Betty (aka Lucy) and Mike brought wine, welcoming me to the island.
Real Estate prices had skyrocketed. Carolina Beach Boardwalk was in terrible condition and Caroline Meeks had an idea to ask women on the island to help businesses spruce up their storefronts, the birth of Island Women.  As more new people moved here, new ideas surface.  A Boardwalk Committee began work cleaning, painting and revitalizing the area.  An Arts and Activities Committee committed to bringing and supporting arts on the island.  The Farmer’s Market found its place around the Lake on Saturday mornings.  Plans were moving along for an area called Arcadia to revitalize the area where the new Hampton Inn now stands.  It was going to be shopping with green space, parking and condo living on the top floors.  Opposition from long time residents who did not want to see the island change, thwarted the project.  The East Coast Greenway was trying to create a bicycle path through the island connecting Maine to Key West using our island to hop on the ferry and on through Southport. This is still in the making.
Recycling on the island was taken to the next level. Big blue recycle containers in CB and 65 gallon containers in KB replaced the wimpy 18 gallon crates.  The Island Women committed to ‘talk trash’ as Anne Terry and Inger Gilbert would say, educating the public on how to recycle properly.  ‘Please do NOT put recycles in a plastic bag.  The bags get caught in the conveyer wheels on the MERF floor causing the production to close down.  Consequently, bags will not be opened for inspection and will end up in the landfill.’ 
This past weekend I found freedom as we unpacked the last of the boxes in the garage from our move into our dream home, joined the annual Kure Beach Village Yard Sale, sold some stuff and got rid of the rest as the Rescue Mission picked up the leftovers at 1:00 that afternoon.  The removal of yesterday’s junk has given me a new sense of liberty, appropriate for a Memorial Day weekend. 
Over the years I have loved working with clients designing uplifting living and work spaces.  Feng Shui is my passion. My studio has been in my house, in an office, in Artful Living Group and
now in Carolina Beach Furniture.  I work mostly in people’s homes doing house calls, running to workrooms, sourcing products and sewing in my home studio.
 I am decluttering my life to make room for more JOY.  If you need me, please call to make an appointment. I will be traveling quite a bit this summer and am booking into August now. 
Enjoy your summer and let go of the old to embrace the new.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products. 
Her design studio is located in Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 30 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.


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