A Thanksgiving Post

Always be grateful.

Today we’re having a very quiet Thanksgiving. Bad weather in Minnesota prevented my in-laws from visiting, as planned, so instead we’re thankful for friends in town who are welcoming us into their home for an evening of good food and probably a bottle of wine or two. There has been plenty to be thankful for this year,but I have a lot of appreciation for the spare time that has allowed me to dabble in watercolor and hand-lettering. This morning I did the piece above and although I’m still in need of a lot of technical improvement I have so much fun doing it and am grateful for that. Happy Turkey Day!


Get a jumpstart on your goals and New Year's Resolutions for 2015 with the Daily Page Notepad and the 21 Page Challenge!

You’re invited to join me for the #21PageChallenge January 1-21, 2015! What’s the #21PageChallenge, you ask? Let me tell you more!

During the #21PageChallenge you are invited to utilize my Daily Page Notepad and follow along with the Challenge Calendar (below) to help establish heathy and productive routines for the year ahead. You determine what your daily goals are, and the #21PageChallenge will help keep you accountable while also helping you connect with a group of like-minded folks! How to get started:

1. Visit my Etsy Shop and purchase the Daily Page Notepad in any format. I sell it as a notepad that will arrive in the mail, or as digital downloads that you can print at home. Get 15% off your order with code 21PAGECHALLENGE at checkout. If you already own one, then you’re all set!


Single- The Daily Page : $13.00 + Shipping

2 Pack- The Daily Page: $23.50 + Shipping

6 Pack- The Daily Page: $60 + Shipping

12-Pack – The Daily Page: $100 + Shipping


8.5 x 11 Daily Page Download ($15.00)

8.5 x 11 Daily Page Download with room for a 3-hole Punch ($15.00)

6.25 x 8.25 Planner Size Daily Page Download ($15.00)

A5 Design (5.8 x 8.26) + Margin Hole Punch Digital Download ($15.00)

3.7 x 6.7 + Margin for Hole Punch Digital Download ($15.00)

2. Download the Challenge Calendar below and print out a copy to have handy (if you order a notepad from my Etsy shop a copy of the calendar will be included with your order)!

3. Think about what you want to accomplish in 2015 and how the #21PageChallenge can help you get a jump start on all of those goals!

4. On January 1, 2015 start the #21PageChallenge by completing the daily tasks on the Challenge Calendar. Share your daily updates to social media using the hashtag #21PageChallenge.


Winter Wear: Outfit 1

Winter Wear: Black + Plum + Gold.

I’ve been wearing a lot of black-on-black lately. I don’t know why, as I’m usually pretty colorful, but perhaps it’s the change in seasons that has me constantly turning to my favorite black skinnies (The AG Stilt Skinny, $168.00). I also can’t stop wearing a new lipstick (MAC’s Rebel, $16.00 ) that I heard about from Cupcakes & Cashmere and bought instantly. It would also be great if we could put these Phillip Lim boots ($675.00) at the very top of my holiday wish list. The rest of it: Helmut Lang Cross Front Top ($160.00), ALDO Kristin Earrings ($8.00).

Create Yourself.

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw

Today’s Inspiration:

Quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Background: Created using Oil Brush Pack.

Font: Lemon & Milk, a free front from DaFont.com.


Image above was created using Old Style a free font from DaFont.com.