Thursday, September 30, 2010


she was a girl who dreamt with her eyes wide open. she dreamt of love. she dreamt of escape. she dreamt of traveling. she dreamt of fantasy. she dreamt of parties. she dreamt of hiding and of course, she dreamt of cupcakes.

eat, pray, love.

i love when you put it out there 
that you are in need, 
life sends you signs...
yesterday, my sign was Ganesh. 

Ganesh is the bestower of luck, 
the remover of obstacles 
and the god of safe travels. 

i have read eat, pray, love twice.
i cook and eat italian food on a regular basis, 
try to meditate {try}, practice yoga regularly
and spend most of my time in love with being in love
{if you follow my blog, you know that i am crazy in love with L.O.V.E}.  

the past few days, i let some anxieties creep in to my head 
and was feeling unbalanced, i exercised, prayed, and ate...
but, still wasn't seeing 'the light' so to speak...

i had promised my daughter for weeks that i would take her to see 
eat, pray, love. 
yesterday, she had the day off of school, so we made a plan.
first, we had a delicious, vegetarian, indian lunch
{knowing we would be craving indian food while watching the movie},
then watched the movie, followed by
a homemade italian dinner.
it was a perfect day.

what made it even more perfect 
were the signs...

first, in the movie, julia roberts sees Ganesh statues, inquirers about them, only to be told that Ganesh is the remover of obstacles...sign #1
{i made a metal note to get my Ganesh charm out when I returned home and put it on}...but, then, i forgot all about it... 

then, hours later, after watching America's Next Top Model, we switched to L.A. Ink, first thing i see is Kat tattooing a gorgeous Ganesh on someone...sign #2

i immediately went to my jewelry box, 
pulled out the soft, red suede cord 
with the gilded Ganesh charm 
and wrapped it around my wrist...

Ganesh is there to remind me, 
that although there are always 
going to be obstacles in my life, 
there will also 
always be faith....
faith in a new day. 
faith in hope. 
faith in possibilities.

today, i feel balanced.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

totally cute handmade and eco-friendly totes and tees from white apple threads!

love the handmade and eco-friendly 
totes and tees 
from san diego local designers
of white apple threads.

and how cool is it 
that you can have 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

dance with me.

today my inspiration is fueled by this song and video.
i have been listening to this song over and over again for a few days
...{it's the OCD in me,
i have a tendency to listen to something so many times
that it becomes a part of me}...
there's something about this song that makes me
really, really happy,
and best of all, super motivated...
to set some new goals and MAKE things happen!
{not a bad thing to OCD on}.

found via {honestly...WTF}.

so, today:
1. it's early morning yoga
{temperatures are going to reach over 100 today, got to get it in early}.
2. a serious revisit of my goals, need to take some big steps...this week...
3. some creative time set aside to get the 'art' in my head to materialize. {sometimes, there's so many ideas in my brain that they get lost not 'made'}.
4. some 'paperwork' time...
invoices, checks, orders, shipments {the fun stuff :)}.
in other words, time to get out the calendar and write these things down.

today, this song is going to take me there...

what's motivating you this morning?

maybe you'd like to dance with me and find out...

tenthings. holiday. photo shoot by stephen simpson.

french kiss earrings.

and the behind
the scenes shots.