Sunday, August 28, 2011


lots of staring out the window and daydreaming

feathers drawn and waiting for color

sitting on the front porch with Lucy so she can get her vitamin d

and listening to this album on repeat

Thursday, August 25, 2011

powerful words

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

~ Goethe

The quote above is what inspired me to open my Etsy shop.  It's kind of amazing what a inspirational quote can do for you.  The "dream you can" part of that quote is what really did it for me.  I remember thinking, "Well, I don't know if I can do it and be successful, but I can dream it." 
 That dream was good enough to begin it.  And I'm so glad I did.

Now, I'm not the kind of person who looks in the mirror and speaks affirmations to herself.  (Ok, well, I may have tried it once or twice but I found it to be ineffective and sort of weird.)  But I do find that a great quote written or painted in a beautiful type can do wonders for my attitude.  Here are some of my faves...

"Joy" by Katie Daisy

"Let It Be" by Fresh Words Market and, of course, The Beatles

"Power Off" by Laura George

"Creative Life" print by Hello Cherie Handmande

I also came across an awesome Etsy treasury today, which is totally brilliant, and is good advice for everyone.  See it here.

So tell me, do you have a favorite quote?  Words that changed you forever or helped make your dreams come true?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Dear London,

You're breaking my heart.

Please stop.