Thursday, February 25, 2016

sketching intentions for the year

Awhile back, I had the incredible honor of guest posting over on Alisa Burke's blog about sketching intentions for the year - I wanted to share with you here in case you missed it! A new year is so exciting to me. A clean slate. A fresh start. Endless possibilities! It is my absolute favorite time to dream + plan – and I do this by setting intentions. Setting intentions is a wonderful way to hold yourself accountable and declare your dreams to the universe! Here are my best tips for creating your own intentions: 1. Spend a few days really digging deep into your heart + soul. Think about what you’d love to do over the course of this coming year. Make a list! 2. Find a special place to record + document your intentions. For me, I used the first page in a brand new journal. But you might like to display yours on your bathroom mirror or even frame it on your nightstand! Think about a place where you will see it daily and stay inspired to work towards those dreams. 3. The sky is the limit! Here’s your chance to get expressive and doodle your heart out! Your doodles can be as simple or intricate as you want them to be – let loose and have fun with it! Choose materials and colors that feel good to you. Do you have a favorite pen or pencil? Use it! Do you want to incorporate your favorite colors? Go for it! Maybe you’d rather create a collage from magazine clippings to depict your intentions. Really let your creative soul have fun with this. There are no rules!

I've been doing these for the past few years and is so much fun to look back and see how much you've grown!
Have you already set intentions for 2016? I would love to know! xo

love note revolution

Is there anything quite as fun as opening up your mailbox to find something bright + cheerful inside? A little reminder that someone has been thinking of you? (I will answer that: I don't think so! Well, I actually love the art of SENDING mail just as much as I love receiving it. But you get the idea). I recently posted this photo on instagram and was THRILLED to see that there are so many wonderful souls out there who love sending snail mail as much as I do! You guys rock.
Lately I've been cutting up magazines and paper and collaging love notes to send to my people. Cutting and pasting. Seriously one of my favorite ways to relax. 

Want to join in on the love note revolution? You can check out a bunch of my love notes here! 


Wishing you a beautiful day, friends.
xo

Sunday, February 14, 2016

love, always

Happy Valentine's Day beautiful friends! xo

Friday, January 29, 2016

peace like a river in my soul

Choosing a guiding word at the beginning of each year to serve as a gentle reminder, encouragement, and inspiration for the days to come has become one of my all time favorite traditions.

This year, my word came easily - I like to think it rather chose me! 'Peace' has been a whisper on my heart for ages and I'm finally ready to fully embrace it and all that it will bring (more peace...yes please!).

My heart is in desperate need of this word to calm anxieties and to quiet fears.
And I have to tell you - since declaring peace as 'my word' of the year....it has been showing up almost daily(!!). No joke.

One of the craziest/coolest reminders happened the other night. My little family went into town for an evening walk, and I could sense an argument with my husband approaching...in that moment, I looked up to see A NEON GREEN PEACE SIGN, all lit up in a shop window. I absolutely love happenings like this!

So tell me!
Have you chosen a word for 2016? I would love to know!
xo

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

in the studio!

Friends, I am beyond honored and thrilled to share that I'm a guest over on Alisa Burke's blog! I'm answering lots of questions about life and art, and of course I'd love for you to join us. :)

xo

Monday, January 25, 2016

my heart resides on the outside

It seems as though I've only just blinked my eyes - yet here we are, nine months (to the day!) since my last blog post. The day before our sweet son was born. I used to hear parents exclaim that somehow, after children, life accelerates. Time flies. Days are long, and years are short. Yes, yes, and yes! Oh, how i get this now. It's so beautiful + heartbreaking (the fast-ness).

My heart has missed documenting and savoring and sharing here, and it seems only fitting that today be the day that I jump back in with both feet! If you've been following me over on instagram, you've caught glimpses of life these past few months: adventures to the beach, walks in the woods, stolen moments for creativity, and lots of photos of my heart (aka baby boy Sawyer):
  So much love to you, dear friends. I've missed you!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

beauty in the waiting







We have officially hit 39 weeks + baby is the size of a watermelon! (This reality always becomes most apparent when my husband collides into the baby bump on accident;)).
Our midwife believes we will be having an 8 pound baby and oh how that fills my heart with such happy! I am so so ready to meet this little angel.

There is so much beauty in this time of waiting. I've been practicing filling these moments with peace + contentment + doing my best to remain present and intentional with my time.
A few weeks ago I sent up a prayer that I would be more open to receiving messages from God.
It's so amazing all that is waiting for your heart + soul when you're open and looking.