Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello 2013*

I can't believe another year has come and gone....

I am finally coming to understand what my dad has been talking about all these years, and am watching time fly faster and faster with each passing year.

2012 has come to an end and I am grateful for another year of blessings, lessons and life lived. That being said, I am so ready for 2013 and have high hopes for this new year. I have so many things I want to accomplish and create.

So, welcome 2013! I toast to you, and welcome you with hopes of an exciting year to come.

Happy New Year everyone!

-S xoxo

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What Surprises You?

A lovely soul (Hannah Marcotti) posted this question on her amazing website a few days ago and I have been rolling it around in my brain for the past few days, slowly working it (probably over-thinking it) out:

What Surprises You?

The love that S and N continue to show me, even though they are growing up

How touchy my sensitive heart is on certain subjects...

How close my dad and I have become in the past year.
*this one needs a bit of back story. My dad and I have always been close. I'm his first born and he would do anything for my baby sister and I. We have always known we are so incredibly loved. Our relationship has always been one where he felt the need to protect, almost a stereotypical Father/Daughter relationship. Now while that need is still very much there (and still very much appreciated on my part), this year we have become friends. I have to tell you, he is one of the most delightful people I know. Somehow I won the jackpot, because he truly is amazing...

How much I am enjoying the people I work with

How much hurt I will let myself endure before I finally say enough. 
 ( must work on this...)

How often the friends I have become close to in the past few years say "I Love You"
 (so very grateful for this...)

At how vulnerable (in a good way) and connected I can feel in the company of some ah-mazing women in an e-course that I am taking

How much travel to a new city (or a re-visit to my favorite city) makes me come alive

What surprises you? I'd really love to know...

Wishing you a life full of great surprises


Friday, June 29, 2012

shake me to my core

nyc you shake me to my core
you wake me up, wash the sleep from my eyes
in fact, it feels like you give me a brand new pair.
you challenge me, exhaust me,
thrill and fulfill me...
you are one of a kind

just a few (of many) shots from my recent trip to nyc

Saturday, May 19, 2012

make my heart swoon*

I have some exciting news to share...

After a cancelled first trip, many months (20 to be exact) of switched dates and every other possible problem, I am finally going back to visit my beloved city.

I will be in New York City (with one of my favorite people) from May 22 to the 28th.

I cannot tell you how excited I am. Excited for the noise, the smells, the food, the culture, everything

New York, you make my heart swoon...



Sunday, March 25, 2012

Link Love 3*

Here are some of my favorite finds this week

* such a sweet voice, and beautiful lyrics. I can listen to this song over and over: Something in the Water

* The Heart Loves What It Loves from peace.love.free

* The new Neapolitan by Dear Lizzy: I scooped up these beautiful papers in large quantities! I especially love the Mason Jars... so cute!

Wishing you a lovely Sunday,

-S xoxo

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Project Life: Making It Your Own

I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive my Project Life Core Kit and begin assembling all my memories of everyday life of 2012. I was in awe of how simple it was, and loved that I had everything all ready for me to go. It really was as easy as jotting down memories on the lovely journal cards, printing off pictures and popping them in to the page protectors....

However, after the first couple of weeks I noticed that I wasn't as excited about working on my Project Life Binder, and it wasn't long before I figured out why.

I am a paper and scissors and glue kind of girl. I love, love, love creating and I was missing this "creative" part in my Project Life Binder. I was longing to go back to my old way of Scrapbooking, just because I missed the creation aspect.

So I decided I would continue to use the pre-designed journaling cards (and filler cards) once in a while. There was absolutely no set rule saying I had to use what was given to me in my core kit.

I got out my paper and my scissors and my glue and made my Project Life Binder my own...

This was the missing step for me. I love Project Life and I love that I will have a collection of memories of what my life was like in 2012. Do I regret buying the Core Kit... absolutely not! I gave me a beautiful jumping off point and materials to go back to when my creativity is just not there. But I love to pull out my craft supplies (and believe me I have a lot!) and spending the time to make it my own...

Wishing you a day filled with creativity,

-S xoxo

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Link Love*

Just wanted to share a few links to some of my favorite finds this week!

* A message I totally needed to hear this week : Love Your Life

* It's time to start saying Yes: Opening Up, Saying Yes!

* This Photo: So Much Love!!!

* This Website: It's Me, KP . She lives in my favorite city (nyc) and shares my love of scrapbooking... how could I not love her website!

Would love to hear about the websites you're loving right now !

Wishing you tons and tons of found inspiration,

-S xoxo