Happy Tuesday!! I have coloring page for you! Feather Your Nest with Thanks! Take some time to slow down and ease color into your life!
Wow! I seriously need to work on my coloring skills!!
Happy coloring!! And share this lil pic where ever ya want!
1:15 in the afternoon and I’m just putting this Instagram Sunday post together! I am so OK with that! Because really… It’s Sunday and we all get to slowdown!
The roundup this week is full of color and fun! I’m chillin with some sweet tea while the laundry is spinning and the weather is pushing 70! You KNOW that makes this southern gal happy! And these sweet IG-ers will totally give you a smile this afternoon!
Kate from Southern Belle Simple Kate is simply darling. She is the epitome of southern charm and grace! What I adore about Kate’s IG is she is super real! This is her LIFE ya’ll. She’s tellin it like it is and sharing her world from her place in the sun. Kate and I met a few years ago at a blogging conference and have danced around keeping up with each other over time. When you are ready for reality… when all those “styled” pics are screaming at ya… just head over to Kate’s IG. Her dreams, food finds, southern charm and precious fur babies will be a breathe of fresh air!!
I have long admired this amazing artist. Veronica Funk. This girl has my graffiti art dreams nailed! I say that loosely because her work has so many aspects to it. Layers of images, symbols, vibrant color… She has it all and makes it all work so beautifully! Veronica’s work truly is one of a kind and flows from her very being. Veronica’s is the IG to visit when your color starved and looking for glimpses of Canada.
Kelly Paulson from Your Color Consultant, goodness, you know how I love color and home design. Kelly delivers! Kelly’s IG is a mix of curated gorgeous design from around the world to her own stunning projects. She is quick to share the latest and best color combos from the big boys in the world of paint. As for style? Kelly pulls pics from Boho to Mid-century and yet they all play beautifully in her gallery! Take a peek but be warned! You WILL need to paint a room after indulging in her IG!
Well… yeah. I can’t even consider doing an Instagram Sunday without including flowers! How do you go through life without flowers!! OK. So. Ellen at THE BOTANIC COLLECTIVE. Just YES! And MORE PLEASE! Ellen’s IG is filled to the brim with gorgeous florals! I’m ready for Instagram to create a “SNIFF A PIC” feature!! Seriously! I know all these lovely blooms have the most intoxicating scents. Sadly, as it were… We will just have to enjoy the visuals. And Ellen has def got the visuals on flowers. Really… run over and take a lazy stroll through her virtual flower filled universe.
And there you have it! Sunday’s afternoon Instagram Inspiration! Now I need to refill my sweet tea and get over to that canvas! After all this inspiration I’m ready to create something! OK. So. Fold laundry first. THEN paint!! Have a fab week and stay inspired!
Cherry Blossoms are amazing right now!
I will probably pay for this tomorrow but I could NOT resist getting a power walk in this morning! Okay. Well. A little gal that was probably 90 flew by me on her morning jog, so maybe it was more of a stroll. ~sigh
Maybe a few pics I snapped this morning will give you some inspiration today! The sky was a sporadic overcast idea with the sun popping out every little bit. Canadian geese were quick to let me know they are tending eggs and if I value my legs, I best keep my distance. I couldn’t grab a pic, but a hawk flew up abruptly right in front of me. Totally startled me! He was being bullied by a couple of ornery crows.
So I’ll just plop these in here and hobble off to find the heating pad!
Hope your Tuesday is awesome and… If you decide to “power walk” maybe make it a short one?
The first Spring wild flowers
A picture of peace.
So exciting!!!! I have wanted to do this FOR*EEVA!!!! And nOw I AM!
Here’s the plan! I’mma post a new colorin page every Monday.. just for you! Down load that baby and use it to propel yourself into a bright beautiful week! Here ya go! *I haven’t even gotten to color this one yet!*
AND… If you would like exclusive coloring pages delivered to your inbox weekly JUST to brighten it up give a click right here! Otherwise, meet me here next Monday for another freebie! Yep! That’s the opportunity for TWO coloring pages a week!
Instagram Inspiration really needs to show up today! I think the list for this week is a mile long every single day. Thankfully, the sun popped out today cuz the rest of the week is totally threatening to rain. I may need to camp out daily in Instagram!
Anywho!!! Today’s lineup is full of color! And charm! Take a look!!
Nicole fills her Insta Gallery, Making It Lovely, with these gorgeous pics of the home they are creating. You cannot help but be inspired by all her ninja-design-skills. Nicole’s Insta stories are just blooming with killer fabrics and home finds. This pic, especially, is one of my faves! Really. Take a look at her feed and then hop over to her blog and scope out her sweet space!
I found Angelika’s Instagram gallery as I was searching IG for photos. Goodness she creates the most enchanting images! The children are unbelievably beautiful as well as the settings. Angelika’s photos just draw you into a different time and space. She created an amazing series based on Peter Pan. Drift through her gallery and enjoy a magical get away!
I could not wait to introduce this creative gal to you! Janette Lane. This girl.. Oh. My. Word. The sweetest thing. She is the creator/founder of Pocket Letters. Just came up with it on her own, Ya’ll! My heart is all like… YES!! She pulls pieces of this and that, bits and bobs, sparkle and shine and puts it all together. Pocket Letters have gone completely wild. It’s like scrap booking on steroids except your not using photos perse. You send these lil pages of joy to friends and pen pals. Ok. Seriously. I’m just gonna hush so you can run see her gallery!
And now!! Bring on the chickens! Sarah Hudock creates these attitude struttin, adorable chickens. Sarah’s imagination and artistic talent breathe life into the feathers of some of the cutest lil birds you have ever seen! Hang out on her IG for a bit and then start poking round the net. Quite a few of these chickens have flown the coop and landed on fabrics, calendars and tin signs!
I think I’m ready to start the week now. Maybe. A bit of inspiration. A bit of sweet tea. And some sun. Alrighty then! Let’s get to Monday!
Don’t follow your dreams.
There. I said it.
Shocking right? Especially, from me. I’m always all about, Dream big! Go for it! Build bigger than you are!
Your dreams aren’t going anywhere- unless you do.
We act like and believe our dreams are these bits of stardust streaking across the night sky, waving at us to follow them. We think “Oh! We should chase this glimpse of glitter and it’s gonna to take us to a new amazing universe.” Unicorns! Rainbows! The whole Shebang!
Umm. Yeah. A dream is only a dream.. Seriously? We get caught up in the romance of it all. The poetic story line of love, won or lost- the bittersweet emotion of dreams unfulfilled or never attempted- plopped on the curb waiting for the trash truck cuz we never explored them.
A dream is only a glitzy, sparkly thought dressed up in “what if stilettos”.
It’s not going anywhere *especially in those shoes! . It’s not reality.
Is it recurring? Yep. Like teenage acne.
Is it nagging? Remember your mom? “You need to practice piano!” That kind of nagging!
Is it going to let ya to catch it? Nah. It’s gonna laugh at you when ya try. Because IT is not tangible. It’s a glimpse of what could happen. A peek at a desire that could become reality.
But, it does not exist. Sorry to rip all the magical fairy dust from the moonbeams you may have been riding on. I know… This is like the massive, over the handle bars crash at the bottom of the hill on the gravel covered road to rainbows and happy endings.
Follow your dreams! Chase your dreams! Nope, these cliches have nothing to do with actually making a difference in someone’s life- YOUR life. And I can tell ya it takes perseverance, hard work, ingenuity and time.
“Chasing a dream” is your exclusive, gold embossed invitation for excuses to move right in, get comfortable and hog all the cheetos!.
You want a quick trip to excuse land? You got it! Focus on chasing a dream. All the “I can’t because” reasons bubble up immediately. “I’m too old- too young- too poor- too sick- too busy… on and on.. The “If only’s” are draggin’ in right behind, invading your supposed reality with a vengeance- If only I were… If only I had… If only I didn’t have…
The chasing of the dream is living in the middle of a perception of what you think it would be like for the dream to come true. Not working in reality, daily putting the pedal to the medal to accomplish more, do more, become more, means you don’t have to be responsible to make anything happen. Perception is the thief of your future. That sneaky dude robs you of the now while keeping your future just out of reach.
SO! Yep, you can sit and chase that dream every minute in the cubicle at your job, behind the counter at your sales position or while your doin’ dishes. You’re no closer to changing your reality there than you are your dream. Dreams are not reality. They are ideas you never have to act on cuz they live in your head- rent free. There’s nothing compelling or forcing you to take that dream to fruition- its JUST a dream.
Going to work is not a dream. It’s reality. It’s reality to want a roof over your head, and food to eat and maybe some clothes to wear. When you stop looking at your dreams as pie in the sky- someday stardust and actually invest the time and effort into the idea… you’re no longer chasing a dream. Your creating a reality. Your living your life by design.
Don’t chase your dreams. Create your reality that was sparked by a dream.