Every week, I highlight something that has inspired me for the week! Plan on being surprised and inspired too! Let's explore our world and make it a better place. I think that reading a great quote from someone is the perfect way to get inspired. 

It's Inspiration Monday Messages…

Happy Monday, Happy Inspiration Day!                                           Monday March 24, 2014

I always think, Monday starts a new week, it's time to make life this week a good one. I don't know about you, but this winter has been especially hard one. But as my Grandma Margaret used to say, "You catch more bees with sugar than vinegar!"  

Springtime is aways a time for renewal and I view this blog setting as my thoughts to share so "follow me" if you'd like to follow along on my adventures and what I've learned about design & life.
On that note, I'm going to post some source of Inspiration that I found somewhere for this week and hope that it inspires you too! I'm sorry I don't remember where I got this from.

By the way, I've been thinking for a while about changing up my blogs a bit so I haven't written in a while. I've finally thinking that this one, is going to be my main one, just because I like the name and had bought the domain name quite a while ago! lol  So, Just like Spring cleaning, I'll be changing things up a bit in between all my different jobs. Look for some new design goodness:) Blessings!

August 12, 2013

YES! Open your heart and Share your LOVE! 

I need to put this disclaimer out there~ I am a Positivity Junkie. I love to read inspirational messages that have a short, but sweet & sometimes sappy message to them. If they have a visual, I usually upload it to my Inspirational photo file. Plus I follow people who have pages and blogs about this type of thing.

I think what I'm trying to say is that I want a connection to this kind of thing because it makes me feel good and if you take the message that you are looking at and repeat it to your self for the week, it usually has am impact on you and your outlook on life. 

Some people call it a Mantra, devotion, meditation or other various words to repeat silently or out loud to yourself. This is thought to have an effect on you on both the conscious and unconscious level. 

So find an inspirational message and tell yourself that message this week, then see if it has a positive effect on you!

Mine for this week is: Open your Heart & Share the love!
Profound words put in classic songs by Queen and the Beatles & I'm sure many others too.
Have a great week & I'll be posting soon!

August 5, 2013

Inspiration Monday-originally posted at Design Spark!

March 11, 2011

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent van Gogh
This painting is called Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.

Vincent van Gogh was a brilliant but tortured soul. I prefer to look at his brilliance. That's what everyone wants to be remembered for anyways. I love the quote above. So much that I felt the need to put it up on our family room wall above the television.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. What does it mean to you? Think about it this week... as you go about your day today and 
...write down one of your dreams, 
then make a plan on how 
you are going to make it happen. 
Because dreams can take you anywhere, you just have to dream where you want to go first. Most ideas start out as a dream, it is up to you to make them happen. Just remember if you can dream it- it can become your reality. For your entrepreneurs out there. Take this to heart.

It's been really busy the last couple of weeks for me. It is mainly my fault, I just have so many different adventures I choose to do. I participated as a vendor with my Willow House business at the most amazing Bridal Expo at St. Johns in Plymouth hosted by a company called Whimsical Occasions. It was awe-inspiring. I was hoping to be able to post a few pics from the show, but have not gotten them yet, so look for them when I do. There were some really beautiful items and creative people there.

I also have been subbing quite a bit as I love the little kids. Third Graders & tomorrow- First graders. Kids see things so clearly we tend to forget to do that when we're adults sometimes. I love to hang with them a bit. You get to watch & see how easy it is to get inspired from the little things in life.

And last but not least, I won a prize from the One World, One Heart Blog Event that I participated in. I was so excited! It is the sweetest, cutest hand-painted bear from Annie who lives in Australia and has a lovely blog called:
It is really really beautiful and I am going to hang it up in our office so I can look at it everyday. 
So- in honor of Annie and her sweet gift she gave to me- 
Sweet Dreams 
this week to everyone. 
Enjoy your week.

Originally posted February 7, 2011

For today, I have chosen two quotes from Oprah Winfrey.  Her life is truly inspirational, when you know her back story. I love the fact that she tries to help so many others. I know my goal for this week is to help someone not expecting it, but needing it to help make the world a gentler place this week. 

"I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends..."

Oprah Winfrey

I am dedicating this weeks post to Paul Bieszczad. 
This week is going to be a little tough- but I know I can do it- my family needs me to be strong for them. It is hard when someone leaves this world unexpectedly. God Bless Uncle Paul, you've got your Angel WIngs. Bless you for your passion & feistiness! He was one of the first people in my life that I observed as a child who showed me how amazing your life could be when you love someone and live your life with passion. I was a personal witness to his and my Aunt Kathy's love story.Thank you for becoming a part of my family. I'll even say "Go Bucks!" in his honor (which is hard for a MSU Sparty fan to do), Uncle Paul was one of the biggest Ohio State Buckeye fans I know. He was not afraid to show it.  We will miss you so. xoxo