My Passion Project Selling Chinese Lanterns Has Been A Success So Far

October 9, 2018

Hello beautiful, creative people! I want to tell you about some experience I have been having selling Chinese Lantern decor in my Etsy shop. This was the effort that inspired me to start using the phrase “passion project.” A passion project is something I do because I love it rather than for some intellectual reason. […]

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Excited For Fall? Chinese Lantern Decor Is New In My Etsy Shop!

September 8, 2018

If you follow me on social media, you know I love seasonal decor. I LOVE vintage decor, flowers, colors, art, and home organization. I feel like it’s time to make these things a bigger part of my life. For years, I have kept this pastime a hobby, but this year, it is blossoming into a […]

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Super Cool For Back To School: Online Inspiration

August 22, 2018

A Big Enough Backpack I am hunting for a larger backpack for my daughter to use for school. When it’s too small, she just crams everything in until the zippers break. So, here’s what I found: the JanSport Big Student Backpack. LINK Perfect, if your child is in high school or middle school. I don’t […]

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To Your Health: Green Juice Every Day For The Win!

August 20, 2018

I had some health challenges again recently and they reminded me that I am not the healthiest eater in the world. As I get older, I sometimes think I should radically change my eating habits, and yet that never really works out. Perhaps you can relate? Instead of changing everything I eat, I have learned […]

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Flower Power: How Their Natural Beauty Is Revolutionizing The World

May 31, 2018

Turn on the news and you will notice that the world is presented as a fairly ugly place. The bottom line is: words often fail us. They are…limited. People get upset and use words as weapons. Next thing you know, we have divided humanity rather than uniting us. I am not crazy about the headlines […]

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Ode To Comfortable Shoes: What To Wear When Your Feet Hurt

May 7, 2018

A while back, I took a poll on Facebook asking what kind of shoes people find comfortable because my feet were killing me. When I was pregnant with Samantha, many moons ago, I gained a bunch of weight and my arches collapsed. Yes, it was as painful as it sounds. Fast forward sixteen years later […]

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For The Love Of Lilacs! Read This Post If You Cannot Get Enough Of Them

May 2, 2018

Every once in a while I need to write about timely things I love. One thing I love right now are lilacs. My lilac bushes are in bloom and our home is filled with vases of lilacs large and small. Why do I love lilacs so much? They were not part of my childhood. You […]

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Start A Joy Journal: Here’s A List Of Basic Collage Supplies

May 1, 2018

I attempt to collage daily in my Joy Journal. What this means is that I collage most days. Collage journaling is a straight path to self-discovery, inspiration and everything that makes me tick. What I love most about collage journaling (which I call Joy Journaling) is that it helps me stay up-to-date with myself. What […]

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Making Time For Yourself Pays Off In Self-awareness & Personal Power

April 25, 2018

There are really no words to describe how much I enjoy my Joy Journaling practice. As I collage regularly, I reap the benefits of connecting with myself in ways the world does not provide for me. This is what I hope to address in my work: bridging the gap between women and daily self-expression for […]

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