Posts in Inspiration
Sparkle Swapped

Hello friends, happy Wednesday to you! I hosted a Sparkle Swap in September, with the hopes of bringing cheer to fellow bloggers. 25 participants signed up to send 4 unique gifts — a bit of sparkle, a treat that soothes, something sweet, and a surprise. After delays, international shipping issues and general pre-holiday mayhem, I am finally getting around to sharing a recap post...

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The Truth About Gift Swaps

Swaps are popular within the creative blogging community, especially this time of year. I've participated in several and hosted a handful, including the Holiday Love Gift Swap, the Good Karma Gift Swap, and most recently the Sparkle Swap. I am by no means an expert in successful swapping, but I have learned a few things along the way...

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Sparkle Swap

Hello my sweet friends. I hope the beginning of September is treating you well. My 2-year blogiversary is around the corner and to help celebrate, I am hosting a Sparkle Swap! This swap is all about bringing cheer to a fellow blogger. Send a package with 4 unique gifts — a bit of sparkle, a treat that soothes, something sweet, and a surprise...

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Unread Items

I am an explorer, a collector. I pay attention to the ideas, people, places and things I'm attracted to. I find inspiration in nooks and crannies. Revelations come in surprise packages and obvious encounters. My habits include coveting too many books and subscribing to more blogs than is really necessary. Collecting dreams the way some gather seashells...

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Creative Weekend To-Do List

Happy Saturday my lovlies! I'm in the midst of enjoying a beautiful morning on the patio with my mister. The weather has warmed up, and we're anticipating temperatures in the mid-80s for the next few days! Since stepping up into a new role at work, my time for blogging and Twittering has lessened. My hope is to spend the weekend diving back into my favorite things...

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Creative Weekend To-Do List

Hello and happy Saturday to you. This week has been interesting, and I'm so grateful for the weekend! Sorry for being quiet the last few days, other areas of my life have required extra attention. I am planning on an extra productive weekend ahead. I hope the following creative to-do’s inspire extraordinarily joyful weekends for all of you. As always, I would love it if you shared your plans...

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Rest, Relax, Repeat

It's important to pause and evaluate a day's work, to recognize when enough action items are complete, and acknowledge when it's time to power off. Life has been clicking away at a beautiful pace lately, and I feel fortunate to have stimulating projects to work on in my career at the office and in my web work at home...

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A Summery Thought

Since writing about my craving for cooler temperatures, I've received hints to appreciate the seasons as they are. I invite you to soak up summer along with me. Nosh on fresh fruit, go for a late-night walk, relax by the pool, make homemade ice cream, pick up flowers from the farmer's market, grill out with friends, and cherish the sun's warmth on your back...

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Back to School is Back

This time of the year always inspires me to buy new clothes and office supplies. Growing up, I delighted in finding the perfect outfit for my first day of school. Getting my notebooks, pens and highlighters sorted was a favorite activity. My love for this time of year even influenced my decision to study education in college...

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A Carefree Reverie

I sometimes daydream of spending my days tucked away in a sleepy beach town. I picture myself sipping lattes in a vibrant coffee shop and practicing yoga on a rock overlooking the Pacific. In these dreamy moments, constraints of time & money do not exist. Logistics play no part in my reverie...

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7 Link Challenge

Last month Darren Rowse of ProBlogger fame shared a 7 link challenge for bloggers. I found it to be a fun exercise, especially as I prepare to celebrate my 1-year blogiversary. The following links are my take on the concept...

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Countdown to My Blogiversary

I adore spending time quietly reading blogs, sifting through emails and thinking about life. It's during time like that when I feel connected, creative and energized by the work I do here online. In 32 days, I will be celebrating my 1 Year Blogiversary. I am filled with gratitude for all the magic that's entered my life as a result of this tiny website...

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