Happy Fall Y’all! (sorry- I had to do it!) I am ready for crisp mornings, the crunch of leaves, and cozy sweaters. My boys are already planning their Halloween costumes and plotting their candy route. Now that Autumn is here, I thought I would inspire you with a few crafts to get your mindset and house ready for the changing season. Keep on Reading!
A couple of years ago for my birthday, my mom gave me two plates to hang on my wall. One of a chicken and one of a goat. You see my mom knows how much I want to have some land and to be able to raise my own chickens and goats. She thought that if I hung these on my walls, that visualization would help me make this come true. I still don’t have my chickens and goats, but I look at those plates daily and think about how we can make that happen. Our life and my husband’s career took us on a unexpected detour to Arizona for a couple years so I am using this time to manifest my goals and dreams and to figure out what I want in life. In addition to those plates, I decided to create a vision board in order to make that happen.
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. -Oprah Winfrey
Vision boards can be powerful visualization tools and can be a great way to help invoke feelings to help you manifest those goals and dreams. If have never heard of Gaby Bernstein, I encourage you to check out her books or website. She talks a lot about tapping into your energy and love to help manifest the life that you want, not just by visual cues, but actually feeling it. As she says “The key to manifesting is to dwell in the feeling you want.” You can read more on this here.
I am a very visual person so for me, having a vision board that I can look at daily will help me focus on my dreams and goals. Here are some tips to create a vision board of your own.
1. Ask yourself some questions about your life and write down your goals.
What do you want for your life?
How do you want to feel?
What do you want to change about your life?
Having your goals clearly written down will help you to stay focused as you build your vision board. Try to answer these questions honestly without thinking of barriers that may stand in the way.
2. Think about words to describe how you want to feel.
Loved, happy, at peace, couragious, blissful, etc.
3. Gather your supplies.
-Something to affix your materials too: white craft board, bulletin board, book, etc
-Pins, glue, or clips to attach clippings
4. Find your inspiration.
Cut, print, or draw photos, sayings, and words that coincide with what you wrote for your goals and dreams above. Choose pictures that really invoke the feelings that you want to manifest in your life. Make sure those photos apply specifically to a goal. For instance, I have a strong desire to see Orcas in the wild. Not only do I want to see them in the wild, but I would also love to encounter them in Norway, where my grandfather’s family came from. So I chose a photo taken from Norway to help manifest that goal.
5. Design your vision board and create your collage.
I personally chose to keep mine a little more simple and clean. It is easier for me to really look at each goal/dream when it doesn’t feel so cluttered. Everyone is different so do what works best for you!
6. Hang or place in a location that you will see daily.
I decided to hang my vision board in our office/craft room, next to my chicken and goat plate. Since this is a room that I work in often, I know that I will see it daily. I look at it and think about how these pictures and words make me feel. I try to envision each one and put that energy into my daily life. It also helps me to have the visual reminder so that I can figure out how I can make these dreams a reality.
What do you have planned for this weekend? We have a weekend filled with celebrations and simple joys of being surrounded by family and friends. The perfect way to unwind after a busy week! As you settle in for the weekend, we hope you enjoy our Top 5 Friday Fun links for the week! Continue reading “Top 5 Friday Fun”
Do you ever go through times in your life where you just can’t seem to get motivated or you just feel so out of sorts, like you are in a funk? The kind where things don’t seem to go right or that you feel like you need a change. Maybe the tears start flowing and you can’t quite pinpoint why?
This funk hit me this past weekend pretty hard. Continue reading “Trying to get out of a funk”
Oh Monday, you get a bad wrap! I thought I would shake things up as we start this new week and list some things that make me happy. For some time now, I have ended each day with what makes me smile. I always pick three things from the day and sometimes I take the time to write them down and other times….well I just don’t. Ending each day with positive thoughts brings light to my day and gives me a positive outlook for the next day.
Being a happy, positive person is a choice that can be made each day and does not depend on anything other than yourself. Keep on reading!
Do you have a certain activity that always seems to put you back at peace or is your way of grounding yourself? I know for some people, like my husband, running is their form of stress relief. I completely understand why since you are able to zone out listening to music, going over your day, or just enjoying the sounds of the world around you. Personally, I have tried running, but all I think about is “When will this be over?” Obviously it is not the exercise for me! For me, yoga is my perfect way to unwind. I am by no means an expert yogi, but it is consistently the perfect way to relax and destress. Continue reading “Yoga Inspiration”
I am always looking for more ways to create peace and positive energy at home. It is Summer time and the kids are out of school so, most days we spend a lot of time together- at home. I have noticed that there are several things that I can do daily to keep a calm more laid back household. Don’t get me wrong- sometimes it still gets tense around here and we need a little more zen then others but, these changes help bring a sense of peace in our house. Kepp on Reading!
Lets Celebrate! We are proud to announce that we have completed 100 blog posts! Katie and I would like to take a minute and thank all of our readers who have supported the blog thus far and if you like what you see, please share with your friends. We hope that our crafts, recipes and eco friendly tips have helped you in some way. In honor of this special day, below are the top 5 blog post to date:
- Mantra Monday
- Perfect Gifts the Women in your life
- Gifts for the Guys too
- Eco Friendly Products
- DIY Make up Pads
Stay tuned for an epic earring tutorial, watermelon slush and more!
Windows down cruising in the car, sitting on the beach or jamming pool side, music sets the mood for Summer! Music of this season is cheery, lighthearted and combined with long sunny days puts you in a carefree state of mind. The nostalgia of Summer time will last into Winter with a little help from your favorite tunes.
One of my Summer time bucket list goals is to see Jack Johnson and Ben Harper in concert at the beach in Hawaii. Hopefully some day I will get to do that, but in the mean time I thought I would put together a playlist to listen to anywhere.
- Jack Johnson: You and Your Heart
- Ben Harper: With my Own Two Hands
- Zac Brown: Knee Deep (Toes- is a good one too!)
- Kenny Chesney: American Kids
- Jason Mraz: Have it All
- Bob Marley: Would You be Love
- Florida Georgia Line/ Nelly: Cruise
- G. Love: Give it to You
- Colbie Caillat: Like Tomorrow Never Comes
- Ed Sheeran: Castle on the Hill
- Maren Morris: My Church
- Lumineers: Holdin’ Out
- Andy Grammer: Give Love
- Tom Petty: Wildflowers
- Old Crow Medicine Show: Wagon Wheel
- Kenny Chesney: Get Along
- Norman Greenbaum: Spirit in the Sky
- Creedence Clearwater Revival: Up Around the Bend
- Ed Sheeran: Bibia Be Ye Ye
- X Ambassadors: Renegades