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Love A La Carte: Blissful Feeling

20 May, 2016
desk with tablet, phone, makeup, glasses, computer, handbag, headphones

Love A La Carte features all the little things that make my life just a little more delicious. Ordering color-coordinating office supplies (namely the aqua color from Poppin) Beautiful spring weather – 50s in the morning, 80s in the afternoon, sunny and clear! Attending the beautiful wedding of some very good friends, near and dear to my heart. Being able to celebrate their two lives coming together was a huge blessing and I am so happy for them! Soft, spring…

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A Virgo Perspective on… Moving

17 May, 2016

One of my major goals for this year was to move out of my current home and into a new space. The goal is to move to a smaller, safer, easier-to-care-for space that I will keep tidy and cozy for myself and be able to invite others into. My hope is that it will promote feelings of pride and hygge. I am getting ready to move out on my own for the first time in a very long time. Although I’ve…

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Love A La Carte: Story Time

22 March, 2016
book, letter, writing ideas

Love A La Carte features all the little things that make my life just a little more delicious. Paint & Sip Nights. Owl Crate. I got my first one yesterday and am so pleased. The Writer’s Block box included The Serpent King, which I’m loving after only the first five chapters, a pair of banned book socks from Out of Print, a quill pen, some awesome pins with writing inspiration, and another book – 642 Tiny Things To Write About. Reading…

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Focus on Feelings 2016: A Hygge, Proud, Curious, and Beautiful Life

30 December, 2015

Each year for the past few years, I’ve chosen a few key words or feelings I wanted to focus on for the year. Instead of just choosing arbitrary goals, I’ve picked out the way I want to feel when working on and completing those goals. Once I’ve chosen the way I want to feel, I think strategically about what will make me feel that way and decide on goals based on activities that will make me embody those feelings. After…

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Assessing the Present: Goals and Core Desired Feelings for 2015

29 December, 2015
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It’s nearly the end of the year, so I found it was time to assess my progress. Around this time last year, I chose five Core Desired Feelings* I wanted to embody throughout the year: BOLD, Joy, Creativity, Radiance, and Grace. These words served me well for the previous year and I wanted to continue to work on all of them because my work on these particular feelings wasn’t completed. I thought a lot about how I could accomplish each of…

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Whole 30 Redux: A More Sustainable Solution

19 October, 2015

After 30 days of eating clean, I decided I wanted to try going back to eating some of the things that I cut out some of the time. My intention was to eat 2 of 3 meals a day on Whole30, but only doing Whole30 a little bit didn’t seem to work for me. I very quickly went back to the way I was eating before Whole30. What this taught me is that I do well with order and I…

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Love A La Carte: When It Gets Crisp In The Fall

13 September, 2015
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Love A La Carte features all the little things that make my life just a little more delicious. Taking the time to make character sketches and plot out my next novel. Pretty excited about this one! It feels good to get back into some semblance of creative flow. Skype dates. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Writing before work. A sense of accomplishment before 9 a.m. It’s wonderful! Fall is just around the corner. My favorite season! I can’t wait…

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