Posts Tagged With: inspiration

Life Inspiration Collage Board

What do you think of this idea? It’s like a giant life inspiration board in the living room…which is pretty cool. But I’m kind of overwhelmed by the visual clutter of it. Would you consider putting up a display piece like this one? Would you change things out or just add to it over time?

Cheers, Amy

PS – Image found here

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Favorite Links: 5 Beautiful Photography Blogs

There are quite a few talented photographers sharing their work on blogs these days. Here’s five that I visit regularly and am always inspired by:

pia jane bijkerk : A curation of visual soul. Beautiful photos from the blogger and other featured sources.

Caroline Dreams : A magical, fanciful journey through a Paris photographer’s dreams.

Le voyage creatif : Gorgeous photos of a food stylist’s life on a Scandanavian island.

la porte rouge : Photos and thoughts chronicling a rural life in Australia.

from me to you : Behind the scenes fashion and travel photography from around the globe.

Cheers, Amy

PS – the gorgeous image above is from le voyage creatif

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Wanderlust: Human Nest

How cool is this? Treebones Resort on the California coast has a “human nest” that you can stay in. Imagine ‘camping’ on a pile of blankets, listening to the surf, smelling the tang of salt in the air, and staring up through a mesh of tree branches at the stars.

Might have to add this one to my life list. For full details, check out the resort’s website or read this post by Oh Happy Day.



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Inspiration Outfit, White Sangria Version

To go along with my easy sangria recipe from earlier today, I thought I’d post an inspiration outfit. Dress it up, dress it down: I’d love to wear this outfit while mingling with friends and sipping away.

The Goods

Sophie Dress from Garnish

Samara Straw Hat from Athleta

Earrings from Banana Republic

Clutch Purse from Banana Republic

Bracelet from Ross-Simons

Sandals from Timberland

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Grandma Moses: Amazing Mom

One of history’s most amazing moms? Grandma Moses. She raised five children on a farm. Then, in her 70s, she started painting for the first time and quickly became one of the most famous American artists.

I sometimes get a little stressed about how much of my time is taken up with my newborn son. Here’s proof that having kids doesn’t spell an end to your creative life. Grandma Moses is definitely good inspiration.

Interested in knowing more? Check out this NYTimes article on Grandma Moses’s life.

Cheers, Amy

(Images from here)

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Simple Joy: Swinging in the Park

Yesterday I walked two blocks to our neighborhood park with my son. For the first time in years, I sat in a swing and enjoyed the simple childhood pleasure of flying through the air.

It was amazing.

We move through our adult lives at high speed. Sometimes it’s nice to take a few minutes to reconnect with an earlier, more carefree version of yourself. What are your favorite simple pleasures from childhood?

Cheers, Amy

Image from here

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RAWRRR means I love you in dinosaur

In case you were wondering…

From the super cute Etsy shop harebrained schemes

Cheers, Amy

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Inspiration from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Image Source: Business Pundit

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Gabourey Sidibe on beauty and confidence

So Gabourey Sidibe totally rocks. We should all strive to carry ourselves with this thought in mind:

People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.

—Gabourey Sidibe

Cheers, Amy

Image and quote from grrrlvirus on tumbler.

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In Love With Etsy: amberalexander

I could spend hours browsing the beautiful Etsy shop of amberalexander. She creates animal images full of whimsy. Perfect for a child’s room or a playful adult:

Cheers, Amy

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