Everyday Style ~ Stitch Fix

When I find something that I think is really cool, I feel compelled to share it. That’s why I want to tell you about Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You create an online style profile, then they pick out 5 items and ship them to you. You try the items on…

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The Artsy Blahs

When I sit down to write a post I usually stop to ask myself: what would be inspiring to write about? What is going on around me that pertains to art or passion or just plain inspiration? How could I pass a little bit of that art and inspiration on to you guys? But here’s…

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Everyday Style ~ Summer Essentials

  It’s been a wonderful summer so far and I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time with my kids at the pool, at the beach and in the backyard. When you’re a stay-at-home-mom with young kids, summer style is very simple: sandals, a sun hat and some lip balm seem to be my…

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The Latest Around Here

I apologize for being a bit MIA on my blog lately. But things have been koo-koo-crazy around here. We had end-of-the-school-year festivities. We had some family visiting. We had my daughter’s ballet recital. We had 4th of July goings-on. But the biggest thing that has happened in the last couple of weeks is that my…

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Blessed Unrest

I love quotes and I post a lot of them here on my blog but this one has got to be my all time favorite: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time,…

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The Gift of Motherhood

This morning I had a flashback to my childhood. When I was a little girl, my mother would comb my hair every morning before school. “De, come here and let me comb you” she’d say. I remember exactly how she said it because in my too-smart-for-my-own-britches kind of way, I would always think “technically Mom,…

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My Life ~ The Soundtrack

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about music and how it inspires my life. As Brené Brown puts it in The Gifts of Imperfection: “Whether it’s a hymn at church, the national anthem, a college fight song, a song on the radio or the carefully scored soundtrack to a movie, music reaches out and offers…

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Selfie Love

Self-love has been on my mind a lot lately.   Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and it’s getting harder and harder to look in the mirror without seeing all my flaws staring back at me. Wrinkles are creeping in, saggy skin is starting to happen and worst of the worst: cellulite! Ugh. No one…

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If Walls Could Talk

I attended a two-day workshop this last weekend taught by the incomparable Orly Avineri and Seth Apter. It was art journaling and book-making and the theme was “If Walls Could Talk”. We examined walls in their literal form and in their figurative form. We discussed how walls shut things out and secured things in. Walls…

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Feeding Your Soul

Do what is healing to your spirit, and without effort you will offer the world healing in return. ~Alan Cohen I read the above quote in a book of daily inspiration the other day and I immediately thought of my art journaling workshops. The truth of the matter is that I love teaching so much…

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