Words for thought

It's been a crazy, stress-filled week and a half. I am trying, really hard, to stay calm. Last week ended with finally finishing up a huge project at work that had my anxiety monster going crazy. I didn't get fired (yet) because, like I said, I am crazy. I mean, my anxiety monster  is crazy...I might... Continue Reading →

There will always be someone who does it better

In life,  no matter what you are doing; no matter how much experience you have at your job; no matter the advanced degree that require post-nominal acronyms after your name; no matter if you’ve been doing it—whatever it may be—for 4 years or 40 years…there will always be someone who does it better. Or, at... Continue Reading →

9 Creative Quotes to Inspire

Because creativity matters, here are 9 of my favorite create quotes. Hopefully they you inspire you as they do me: 1. "There's no greater way to create a legacy than to inspire others than with your art." Maria Brophy 2. "If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got." Albert... Continue Reading →

Sometimes You Need a Do-Over

My 8-year-old has been wanting her ears pierced for two years. When we stop at Claire's in the mall, she admires the pierced earrings, longing for the day she can wear them. That day finally came this past February. She got brave for a moment. She found the courage to endure the pain of ear... Continue Reading →

Nothing but Positive Things to Think About

Now that I have given up social media (FB, Twitter and Google+) cold turkey I needed a little something to satisfy my mindless surfing and some positive things to think about. I can't quit the internet all at once, ya know. I am tiny house obsessed. Maybe it's the purging instincts in me. And, if... Continue Reading →

To Live a Creative Life

Words have power. Words can uplift or destroy. Words inspire me to live a creative life. This quote is the perfect inspiration for my One Word, Create, so I designed this fun print available in my shop. Also, this design is available on coffee mugs, throw pillows, phone cases, and tote bags. Add a little... Continue Reading →

Encouraging Words for When You Think You Are Doing This Mothering Thing Wrong

  Your tween says something so defeating it pierces your soul and you have to wonder, "Who is this kid?!"...then immediately ask, "Where's the nearest boarding school?" Maybe your toddler has been a perfect little Angel all day until...you walk into Target and the melt-down in the cracker isle begins. I mean, the explosive, throw-thy-self-on-the-floor-with-bloodcurdling-screaming-and-crying... Continue Reading →

Words + Image Monday

Take a moment this Monday, before the hectic week starts, and just breathe. By the way, if you're reading this and it's not Monday...it still works. You're welcome. (Background Photo: Source. Photo Editing/Typography: Ribbet.) May your week be filled with joy. May you find that joy in the presentness of life. (Yea, I just made up... Continue Reading →

You Are Not Alone

I took this photo last fall on a trip to Guanella Pass, Colorado. At the summit, it is quiet. As in total silent. Just the wind and my breath. Peaceful and fresh. Smells of snow. Standing on top of the world I realized two things: It's freakin' cold, and I am not alone. I am... Continue Reading →

New Joy Quote in the Shop

Last year I took a photography class at the Botanic Gardens (read about it here). Since meeting photographer Cedric Pollet at that class, I now look at bark in a different way. On a hike this summer, I photographed this tree with a bark heart near Mt. Evans, Colorado. Do What Brings You Joy. Add... Continue Reading →

Be kind…

Yesterday in church we prayed over members of our congregation. Members volunteered to step up on the stage and put it all out there confessing their worries, struggles, or illnesses. One by one they asked for prayers for their broken marriage, brain tumor, mental illness, surgery, family loss, single-mommy-ness, depression. These are people, just like... Continue Reading →

When something bad happens…

For Shelby. We  love you girl! No matter what. ********* Purchase print and cards of this design at Redbubble. Linking up at Simple as That.

December Daily | Day 25…for a child is born…

...a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate... Continue Reading →

Can you be too Christian?

So, have you heard of that Broncos quarterback named Tim Tebow? Since I live in Tebow Land, I have heard more than my fair share of Tebow news. The good news is the media is finally taking notice of the Denver Broncos. The bad news is they aren't really paying any attention to the game. ... Continue Reading →

The secret to success (accordng to Steve Jobs)

Think Steve Jobs (co-creator of Apple computers, along with Steve Wozniak) and you think S-U-C-C-E-S-S. He began with nothing and created a brand that has become a leader in computer innovation. Undeniably he knows a thing or two about running a mega-successful company. I stumbled across Steve Jobs’ 12 rules of success a few days... Continue Reading →

tell it like it is

"Other people are responsible for how they treat you, you are responsible for putting up with it, or stopping it." -Mel If you are in need of some serious tough love, then go here. Mel will tell it like it is. Love her.

great faith quote

I read this quote in Whole Living Magazine. I almost bought the magazine just because of it... When I was a teenager I dreamed of going to Paris. (Yes, I know the picture is of Montreal...in Canada, not France.) I even had a poster of the Eiffel Tower hung on my wall next to my... Continue Reading →

quote of the day

  Words to live by. Because you don't know what that person is going through in her life that she won't let you back-out of your parking spot in a crowded school parking lot, even though you have your backup lights on and you're inching your way out of the parking spot, she just refuses... Continue Reading →

micah 6:8

"He's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don't take yourself too seriously – take God seriously." Micah 6:8 ♥ Have you ever... Continue Reading →

stupid things women say: latinos look asian

After Latino students from a Las Vegas high school expressed their anger over Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle's (R) anti-illegal immigrant message she told them...well, you look Asian to me. "You know, I don't know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don't know... Continue Reading →

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