Sunday, September 16, 2012
bring in the new
Also...I picked up these books from the library and am having tons of fun trying out some of the techniques:* Art at the Speed of Life-Pam Carriker
* Surface Treatment Workshop-McElroy + Wilson
* Craft Corps- Vickie Howell (which is brimming with good advice, wisdom and inspiration)
I also have some over the top amazing great news!!! I won an e-course with Mati Rose and Wilo on Kelly Rae Roberts giveaway last week!!! I just found out about it yesterday and am amazed and excited beyond belief. This is exactly what I need!!! I am thankful and grateful x million!! What a way to bring in the new!!
Just settling into fall...stocking up on tea (my current fave is Republic of Tea (Blackberry Sage...yum) and Yogi Tea (Chai Black). I am also trying out loose leaf and dried flowers. And a few days ago we went fall/winter shopping for Tara and I am amazed at her sassy sense of style (she picks out her clothing now!!) and how much she is growing. Even shoes I bought her a few months ago don't fit anymore! And I am still in slowing down mode...trying to fit in self care every single day (meditation, music, a cup of hot tea with a fave mag)...and since we subscribe to OWN now...I wind down in the evenings with a little bit of Oprah:) And true to my word...I am wearing lots of prints these days. It's making me feel a little dangerous and bold, let me tell you!
The other evening we had some neighbors over for dinner and I kinda' blew it by putting my foot in my mouth. Big time!! And then I came across this quote by Iyanla Vanzant that I am really going to try and implement in all of my relationships + interactions..."Speaking consciously is evaluated by the question: Are my words kind, necessary, and for the highest good of everyone involved?" So true, so true. So I chose to eat some humble pie...and practice being a better person. Sometimes...you just have to take a deep breath and ...do better:) Bring in the new.