• Happiness,  Inspiration

    Michelle Obama’s Intimate “BECOMING” Conversation

    Guys. Michelle Obama. I love that woman. Rob and I took a trip up north to Vancouver, British Columbia to see her speak. Her new book, “Becoming” came out in November and I’m in the process of reading it now. I started it before she came to to town but didn’t finish it by the time we saw her last Thursday. That’s ok! I’m about a third of the way through it and am even more excited to finish it. I’ve been a fan of Michelle’s for a while now. After hearing her speak and seeing her more in the spotlight shortly after Obama took office, I became very interested…

  • Currently,  Inspiration

    Podcasts I Listen To.

    I am a total podcast junkie. I have listened to SO many episodes of a wide variety while driving, on vacation, cleaning the house or doing a creative project. I love to learn something new, be given a different perspective on something or just listen to a story. There are too many for me to list here but I want to share some of my favorites. There is a wide range: business, self help, mental health, storytelling. Seriously, this is just a fraction of my list. But these are the ones I’m listening to the most right now. Enjoy! Side Hustle School/ Chris Guillebeau started this podcast back on January…

  • Inspiration,  Make It


    I have a gorgeous bouquet of flowers that my mother in law gave me two weeks ago and today it’s still looking pretty decent. It is full of white alstroemeria, magenta gerber daisies and stargazer lilies and lots of greenery. The alstroemeria (peruvian lily) are lasting the longest and the gerber daisies went a few days ago. But some of the stargazers are still around and a few are even blooming. I was looking at the stargazers a few days ago and was noticing all go the intricate parts that make up this beautiful flower. I then had an idea to deconstruct one and photograph its parts on my iPhone…

  • Currently,  Inspiration,  Live Well,  Thoughts

    What do you LOVE about YOURSELF?

    Love. Love for your glorious, beautiful and worthy self. That’s what we’re going to talk about today. Growing up, I wasn’t taught about self love. It wasn’t really an idea in our household. I realize that my parents did the best that they could with what they had, but as an adult raising my own children now, I feel as though this important piece was definitely missing. And it’s something that I fiercely believe in and am determined to teach my children. To love themselves. That they don’t have to be perform to be loved. That they can make a mistake and still be loved. That I believe in them…

  • Happiness,  Inspiration

    A List of Things to Quit.

    I saw this on a friend’s Facebook page the other day and immediately saved it to share. It’s a “List of Things to Quit” by new to me poet, Amy Turn Sharp. And I’ve become a big fan of hers in the last few days and am reading and soaking in anything I come across from her. I just wanted to share her goodness with you. Enjoy! xo (words by Amy, photo design by me)