Tag Archives: inspiration

Motivation – Brought to You By a Case of The Mondays

2 Jul

My Monday could use some motivation. How about yours? Yeah, thought so.

love on many levels

true story. there are no shortcuts.

this carrd had my name all over it.

let’s end the inspiration on a joyful note!

Now I’m ready for yoga and a run tonight! How about you?

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Come On, Get Happy

5 Apr

Ladies and gents, it’s been a long week. And it’s only Thursday. So I thought you might be able to use a pick-me-up as much as I do. I raided my Pintrest Boards for things I’ve collected that make me smile. I hope they lift the corners of your lips today, too.

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savage chickens

my manifesto

sometimes i feel this is all i can hope for

ooh baby baby

bow ties are cool

i love it when t-rex tries!

it really is time

amen

and again, amen

i want to see these lights someday

it really is that simple

my current favorite pic of a and i. hawaii, five year anniversary.

Running With Dr. Seuss

1 Mar

I learned to read on Dr. Seuss books. His rhymes hold simple truths and wisdom that are simple enough for children to memorize. I’ve loved this quote for a long time, but something about seeing it represented so visually, connected to my personal mountain – running – makes it even more powerful. This is my new life motto:

image from motivationintohabit on tumblr

 

Do you use pictures to motivate yourself? Quotes? What’s motivating you today?

Fair’s Fair…I Put A Bird On It

9 Feb

Yesterday I shared my love of a Portlandia sketch, mostly because I like to put birds on things and love the irony. So I thought it would only be fair to show you how many things I’ve put birds on in my house, and a few things I’d love to have with birds on them. Because I’m such a hipster.

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From top to bottom, left to right:

1. My mantel clock, bought for me by my mother.
2. Glass bird side table from Pier 1.
3. Bird au natural doormat, bought by my mother at (I think) Target.
4. Vintage cupcake stand, purchased from the yarn shop I used to manage.
5. Owl wallet, bought for me by my mom (she buys me a lot of bird stuff!) from Urban Outfitters 7 years ago. It’s lasted that long!
6. Flying birds wall decal, from Styley Walls on etsy.
7. Bird nest necklace, from ManoCalebrates on etsy.
8. Birds on a Wire painting, from The Dancing Brush on etsy.
9. Clear bird umbrella, from The Cross Decor & Design.
10. Owls of the British Isles Wallpaper, from Abigail Edwards.
(LOVE great wallpaper, and totally regret that my walls are textured so I can’t use any.)
11. Henrietta the Bird ornament, from amyperch on etsy.
12. Birdie teapot, from A Spot of Paint.
13. Bird on a Branch necklace, from hartley studio on etsy.
14. Red Cardinal on Agapanthus Rectangle Pillow, from joom on etsy.
15. Bird Cage Pillows, from Movi Modern Vintage Home.
16. Russian Bird Pillow, from The SoHo.
(I feel like I could make this…hmmm, will have to try one day…)
17. Bird nursery decor, from All Things Thrifty.
(This is SOOOOO my style nursery, for when we’re at a life-stage to start thinking of such things.)
18. Birds on a Wire Photo Clips, from fredflaire.com.
(For the office supply geek in you.)

What about you? Do you like to put birds on things? Seen any good bird decor lately?

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