June 13, 2014
Attending a Father's Day Barbecue Feast!
It's Father's Day and what better way to celebrate with the family and friends than to have a barbecue! This Father's Day I will be sporting the light pinks and whites for the elegant and daughter look I am going for. Light pinks are hot this summer! I chose to pair white pants with a white flowy tank and a light pink blazer. This shows the business casual and daytime fun. If the weather seems to be a little hotter than expected, I suggest the coral romper with the white blazer for that extra room and comfort. Pair that outfit with camel colored heels or sandals, a tan/camel colored tote bag, and the Gold Rays Necklace by Susan Harbourt Designs! The gold of the necklace really ties together the entire assemble with a shimmer of flare. If you are looking to create a fun-loving, whole hearted outfit, choose the Gold Rays Necklace to instantly make a bold and classy statement.
This weekend I hope to hang out with my dad for Father's Day. We nicknamed him "Digger Dad" because he has all kinds of stuff he has collected over the years, and whenever we go to visit he always has some random treasure he has to go "digging" for to show off and tell a story about. So I will need to be nice and comfy in some relaxed jeans (or dungarees and my dad would call them)I can roll up and get dusty helping him "dig". My dad also was an engineer (as in the mathematical kind) before he retired but always had dreams of being a Choo Choo train engineer. He even has another nickname of Freewheelin' Freddy to go with that little dream of his! He has even pursued his dream of becoming a train engineer as his hobby, so I need to go with some fun black and white stripes to pay homage to the traditional pair of stripped bib train engineer overalls and a reddish cardigan to play off the colors of the red handkerchief of an engineers "uniform". My Up-cycled Forget-Me-Not Earrings and Necklace made from reclaimed copper featuring the aged ombre finish seems like an appropriate addition to my outfit for a day of exploring treasures from the past with my dad.
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January 04, 2021
When you complete a big accomplishment, and you are asked how you did, do you normally focus on what you did wrong...or do you celebrate what you did well?
I admit that I have a habit of dwelling on what I didn't do as well as I had wanted. Sometimes I even get on a fixation loop of replaying my mistakes in my head. But what I have learned is that this is not a productive behavior and can lead to anxiety and depression.
What I have started to do is focus on what I did well and acknowledge that first. Then instead of looking at my errors as mistakes, I view them as areas of improvement instead of calling them failures. For every area of improvement that I identify, I assign a new action or make a plan to improve so that maybe I don't repeat that behavior or pattern in the future.
Today I want you to reflect on 2020. Push those negative thoughts aside.
January 03, 2021
Every great movie has a great soundtrack that accompanies it. The music sets the stage for the emotions of every scene. It pulls you in, your heart syncs with the rhythm of the beat, and you will connect with the moment and really feel the emotion more deeply than if there was no music.
Visualize this: If you could write your movie, the way you would want it to look, what would the story be?
January 02, 2021
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
-George J Seidel
Welcome to Day 2 of my 30 Day Challenge: Cultivate Creativity and Nurture Joy. Today we will look at connecting with yourself using a sensory scan.
To begin this challenge, simply sit down. You can do this exercise anywhere you are that is a safe place to just sit and exist for a few moments.
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