Friday, August 31, 2012

today's horoscope

"Time to re-invent yourself and be surprised by the results.  Investigate the improbable, and document your decisions well, but act from the heart.  Invest in your business."

It's all about heart.  Today was a dress and cowboy boots day too.  I also got myself a pinterest account last night.  I finally gave in and I'm in heaven.

happy friday!

the boy surprised me with flowers last week.  the big lilies are still lookin' beautiful.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

looking for the silver lining

I found out yesterday that I may need shoulder surgery.  It was very disappointing to hear as I have been frustrated and injured for the past 8 months.  I'll miss playing tennis this year and miss training, but I have to remember the good things.  Free People posted this yesterday and I really needed.

7 Uplifting Thoughts for Your Day

1. Enjoy what is now, don’t worry about the future and think of the past, just concentrate on now and making the most of the time that is now and you will find you won’t get bogged down.
2. Do what you love and do it often.
3. Speak from your heart, people will engage you more.
4. Challenge yourself. Don’t get caught up in the comfort zone, always push yourself and you will come out feeling great.
5. If you don’t like something, change it. Life is too short to do something you dislike.
6.  Stop comparing yourself to others, BE YOU!
7. Share what you’re passionate about, talk out loud about things that inspire you and inspire the people around you, too.

Monday, August 27, 2012

monday quote

I feel like men are more romantic than women.  When we get married we marry one 

Cause we’re resistant the whole way, until we meet one girl and we think: “I’d 
be an idiot if I didn’t marry this girl she’s so great.”

But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best 
option or something. I know girls that married they’re like: “Oh he’s got a good 

I mean, they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they 
marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around.

Ryan Gosling

Saturday, August 25, 2012

saturday morning sweetness

There is something about weekend mornings that just makes me burst with energy and productivity.  I like to greet the morning sunshine and scratch off my to do list before lunch time. 
This morning I took an invigorating run to the football stadium where Shannon and I ran the stadium steps until we thought we may actually heave a lung.  We walked home, calves shaking under the weight of our bodies, but they were definitely unsteady steps of satisfaction.
I folded laundry methodically.  Something so simple...a chore indeed, yet relaxing.  Then it was off to the farmer's market...a summer dress day is always a good day.  I wish I took a picture of all the fresh zinnias.  Swoooooon.
Currently sitting in the coffee shop studying.  Check marks all down the to do list.
Cooking a lovely meal of stuffed peppers tonight.
All is good.
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

thursday quote

You can’t just make me different and then leave. You can’t. You can’t change me and make my whole life centered around you, then leave.
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

a little birdie told me

I made these little guys while I was watching the Olympics a couple weeks ago.  They are for sale at CIRCA in downtown Geneva if you need to find a gift or something to brighten your day.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 20, 2012

monday quote

"if you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely."

-roald dahl

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I am beyond thrilled to have my typography canvases available for purchase at Circa in downtown Geneva.  Someone pinch me!  I still cannot believe how it all happened.  I like to make art for other people to enjoy.  I rarely keep anything I make for myself and I enjoy the process and the idea that something I took the time to create may brighten someone's day or home.
The new shop owner, Christina Lambert, is a beam of sunshine.  You can clearly see she enjoys her job working there by the way her eyes light up when she talks about her clients or tells shop stories.  I am incredibly thankful for her support and kindness.

night at the circus

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

thursday quote

I am driven by two main philosophies, know more about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The art of pushing people away

Let them in really close. Almost so close it scares you, then it actually does scare you. Rip the band aid off and run from all feelings or notions of human emotion. Rinse. And repeat. One day I won't be the one saying the goodbyes and I'll be on the flip side of all this.

Monday, August 6, 2012

monday quote

I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.
Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

Thursday, August 2, 2012

thursday quote

Love is the strongest emotion any creature can feel except for hate, but hate can’t hurt you. Love, and trust, and friendship, and all the other emotions humans value so much, are the only emotions that can bring pain. Only love can break a heart into so many pieces.
Amelia Atwater Rhodes

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

dear august/GPOYW

preparation.  work paying off.  staying motivated.  milking as much time as possible at home.  new beginnings and routines.  fresh spaces.  forming new relationships.  finally sorting things out...who i want to be and who i am and forgetting what others think.  dresses and cowboy boots.