Monday, January 27, 2014

Bouquets on Mondays:

Quartz crystals, prongs of ferns, chrysanthemums, and 
delicate baby's breath surround a single white rose bud.

I love waking up to fresh sunlight hitting these stems and jewels.

      Mondays can typically induce feelings of discontent, dismay, or dissatisfaction. The sparkle of the weekend has faded and the idea of beginning yet another week can seem utterly gloomy. However, instead of disliking "the Mondays," perhaps a slight shift in perspective is in order! Give yourself  something slightly frivolous to anticipate and look forward to; whether it's a steaming cup of extra strong coffee from your favorite cafe or perhaps relaxing in a hot bath the moment you are home. Remind yourself to welcome a new week filled with seemingly endless possibilities instead of dread. And don't worry, if you can't beat your case of "the Mondays," I'll have a bouquet waiting for you right here : )


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Monday, January 13, 2014

A New Year A New Sunrise Each Morning:

    Another year has waved hello and then goodbye all too quickly and I'm excited and enthusiastic to give 2014 a warm welcome! While considering a new year and all that is has to offer, I realized that nothing could symbolize renewed hope more so than a sunrise. It is my desire to treat each and every sun up with resilient enthusiasm and I also wish the same for you as well!

     I captured these images at a local beach in the area called Seacliff in Aptos, California. This precious gem of a spot has been a great source of comfort to me this past year. I have spent many very early mornings here getting some healthy exercise and collecting bits of treasure lapped up onto the sandy shore. On this particular visit however, I spent time with a friend discussing our New Year's Eve plans as well as goals we had for the upcoming calender turn. Although I do not typically commit myself to making a resolutions, I decided this year was the exception:

-Open an Etsy shop for my jewelry designs
-Seek inspiration often and blog my findings religiously
-Do what makes me feel happiness 
-Read often
-Explore my country's landscape 
-Spread kindness like an infectious disease

     What are some thoughts you have on the upcoming year? Any resolutions for 2014? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!