It’s summertime – the feeling is easy, it’s the perfect temperature, time is spent laying on the beach all afternoon, followed by roasting marshmallows over a campfire and staring at the stars at night. Who doesn’t love summer?! It’s no wonder so many famous movies have been set in the summer! What…
“I dream, therefore I exist.. I can’t give up my dreams. I can’t and I won’t. Dreams make you who you are. They are gifts, and they shouldn’t be wasted—no matter who says they’re wrong. Dreams wait in the mirrors and in the darkness on your ceiling at night. They’re not about the outside world; they’re about your contract with the universe, with your true self. They are why you came here—why you were granted a life. To capture a dream, what do I have to do? All I can do is all I must do. For without dreams we are but a shell seeking a purpose, and no more. This is not my destiny. My destiny is to fulfill the purpose—whether anyone else understands that or not”—
"If you work out 3-5 times a week, not only will you look better, but you will also feel better. Your attitude will change and your self confidence will rise. You will notice people look at you different not only from the way you look, but from the way you carry yourself because of your new found confidence. One of the hardest things to do is make the time and put forth the effort to go work out and do something physical. It takes 3 weeks to form a habit and only a week to break one. Get regimented and go at the same time on the same days for 3 weeks to get into the routine. Even if you have a hard day at work and you are really tired, go for 15 minutes just to stay in the habit. Give yourself 3 months and I promise you will not only see a difference, but you will feel a difference mentally as well. Not to mention you will be ready to roll to all the kick ass pool scenes around town."
“Your days may be full of energy and clear thoughts, happiness and gratitude, productivity and advancement, or they can be the complete opposite. Sluggishness, foggy thoughts, sadness, regret … basically, a bad day full of wasted opportunities”—Cameron
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasnât the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of âgritâ as a predictor of success.
My name is Anne and I’ve been a lover of all things beautiful for a long time. I enjoy beautiful design, places, spaces, food, clothing - and until now that has been all contained in scribbles in my journal, magazine pages from my walls, pins on my Pinterest board, my instagram, and countless photos on my computer. I’ve been a life long designer, wanderer, explorer like people are lifelong learners.
And I’ve been holding it in… but today I am changing that.
I’ve decided I want to share my love of style with the world.
I want to bring wild fantasies into reality. The things we dream of in movies and in the pages of magazines - I want to capture them all. And bring them down to Earth into the simple, seemingly mundane decisions of life. The difference as clear as sending a gift card versus a box of Sprinkles cupcakes.
I want to help us all live out our crazy beautiful dreams through this blog - and make life a little better, a little more fun.
My hope is this place can be somewhere to inspire others to go the extra mile, pursue that one big passion, travel somewhere new, or discover new things to love.
Looking forward to sharing this adventure with you!
“Jack White talks extensively about the reduction process in music and art, and how hard it is to find the truth in its simplest form. He goes on to say, “Technology is a big destroyer of emotion and truth. Opportunity doesn’t do anything for creativity. Yeah it makes it easier, and you can get home sooner, but it doesn’t make you a more creative person. That’s the disease we have to fight in any creative field: ease of use.””—
“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday, and then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today, and that someday is yesterday and this is your life.”—
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (via psych-facts)
Kindness costs us nothing and pays exponential dividends. I can’t save the whole world. I can’t bring peace to Syria. I can’t fix the environment or the health care system, and from the looks of it, I may end up burning my dinner. But I can be kind.