September 13, 2017 Laura

Happy Positive Thinking Day!!! A good day starts with a good thought. Wake up every morning and think happy things to get your day going. To celebrate Positive Thinking Day I made a list of twenty things that make me smile. A simple trick but a trick that works – If you’re feeling a little down, think of something wonderful in your life. Gratitude is a gateway to happiness. Train your mind to see the bright side of everything.  Having breakfast with my son. Flowers. A good laugh with my boyfriend. Talking on the phone with my mom. Having a…

September 7, 2017 Laura

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an #artthursday round-up post…I’m feeling a bit crafty! I have a secret love for sharpies so this was a fun one for me to put together and I can’t wait to give some of these a try! This list is great for some new home decor and for some gifts for loved ones for the upcoming holiday season!  “Stained Glass” with Sharpies from Happy Hooligans – These are a sure way to add some color to your kitchen. Fill with fresh flowers and place to add a little “Sunshine” in your day!  Sharpie Dot Flower Pot…

August 8, 2017 Laura

We’re all on a journey, each of us winding down an individual path crossing into and out of each other’s lives. This month my focus is on regaining the balance I need in my life. The balance between body, soul, heart, and mind. Naturally that turns my attention to developing myself spiritually as well to help bring all those points together as one. This month’s collection is a collection of books to bring out and deepen our spiritual sense and growth.    Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism – In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest…

July 1, 2017 Laura

Summer is officially here and I am so ready to hit the sunny beaches! I put together this great list of reads to pack in your beach bag for while you’re soaking up the sun. 2017 Reading List: Beach Reads   The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor –  One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark. Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of…

June 8, 2017 Laura

We all know the “I’m borrrrrreeeedddd” whines from the kiddos we get once school lets out. Here’s five super easy to pull together crafts to jump into. 1. Make a sun-melted crayon candle. – I did this one a couple weekends ago with my son. (You can check out my day here – A Day In My Life: Weekend Bliss & Tasks). Fill a jar, we used a vintage looking mason jar, with unwrapped crayons and add a wick. Set in the sun to melt. 2. Paint Pet Monster Rocks. – Collect some smooth rocks and paint in bright colors. Glue on…

June 4, 2017 Laura 1Comment

Looking for some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing? Need a push to get through to the next step of your artistry? Have a little writers’ block? Check out this month’s Reading List: A Reading List for the Creative Minds, the Innovators and the Out of the Box Thinkers: The Book of Doing and Being – Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love, and Work – With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning filmmaker Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock the raw power of the creative self. Sharing creativity principles and practices at the leading edge, The Book of Doing and Being offers…

May 26, 2017 Laura

So super late, must admit, the last week has felt a bit overwhelming, just so much that has crept up on my plate. In some moments I feel like quitting and crawling under the covers and sleeping right through all the chaos but in most of the moments I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I finally got home last evening I was having a “ah, forget it, I’m so tired moment” but then some little things with big impact to me happened…I received two of my product shipments for my upcoming store launch (more…

May 20, 2017 Laura

Sometimes we find ourselves feeling a bit off, feeling a little lonely. Finding a way to reconnect with loved ones, the world, and with yourself will help qualm these feelings. Here’s a list of 15 activities to help you beat those blues and reconnect with yourself and the world around you.  Message a Friend. Read a book. (Here’s a great list of some wonderful Self-Care & Self Love Books: 15 Books to Bring Self-Love & Self-Care Into Your Life) Put on music and dance around the house. (Something upbeat to get you moving!) Go to the gym. Call your Mom or…

May 18, 2017 Laura

Let’s get some arts and craft inspiration going this week! I love jumping into new projects during the warm weather seasons. Summer makes me think bright, beautiful colors and lots of happy projects! I put together 10 projects I hope to tackle this year that I wanted to share with all of you too! You can check out more great craft ideas on my Pinterest Board: ‘Feeling Crafty’ Pinterest Round-Up: 10 Arts & Crafts To Try This Summer: DIY Monogram Planter from Remodelaholic – Head on over to Remodelaholic.com and check out this great tutorial on how to make a gorgeous…

May 11, 2017 Laura 5Comment

Today’s #ArtThursday is brought to you by me…and the benefits of Art Therapy. Did you know that practicing art or even by doing a craft it can act as a meditative practice for you? When we channel our energy into creating something it can have many therapeutic properties. 1.) Art is relaxing and has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and decrease worry. 2.) It can teach us insight, empathy and acceptance. 3.) It promotes self-expression and can help us express and process emotions or stress that we may have suppressed. 4.) Art therapy stimulates the mind. 5.) It…