Motivational Monday, from our homegirl Oprah

Coming off a lovely little 3 day holiday weekend, it's sometimes difficult for me to get back into the swing of things. Fortunately my workaholic tendencies had me combatting the anxiety that usually comes with having lots to catch up on, so I spent part of Sunday afternoon setting myself up for success. I worked on some projects, cleared some items on the to-do list for the week and even cleaned up the studio. All of these are little things, but remain significant in the big picture for how I get things done. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and find this quote from Oprah to be inspiring.

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Can't believe we are over half way through spreading more motivation for each of your Mondays this year! I'm still using this watercolor set from Michaels and a brush that says Royal 2 on it (can’t remember where it’s from, sorry!). If you have a favorite quote – snarky, silly, or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments!

A slice of life... video style

A day in the life of us. I like the idea of making these vlogs on occasion, so let me know your thoughts! My goal is to keep them under 10 minutes, but clearly I failed at this one. Forgive me?

Field Trip + crafting after

You may have noticed that I have been posting more videos lately on my YouTube channel. Lately some of my favorite videos to make are the ones where I take you along for an adventure and then come back to the studio to get crafty. After reading the comments in the video I posted yesterday from The Color Run, it appears that you all like this format too!

Spolier alert - here is finished layout...

Scrapbooking a race

I would love to be able to shoot more videos on a regular basis, so if you have ideas of what you would like to see (that would be somewhat easy for me to shoot), please let me know! Do you like the personal stuff, the crafty stuff, a mix of both? Thanks so much for coming along for the ride on this blog or other platforms like Instagram and YouTube!

Last day to sign up for Everyday Traveler

Here's a little sneak peek at one of my step-by-step photos for an online class I'm contributing to at Studio Calico called Everyday Traveler.  Registration closes today and class begins July 6, 2015 - hope to see you in the classroom!

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Think good thoughts

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Hope your weekend was wonderful! Our Sunday sunset was pretty spectacular, as you may have seen on my Instagram feed already. No filter, no editing except for a square crop, and just plain magnificent. The sky was dark and then became brighter as it was getting later. It was something I had to capture in a time lapse video too, which will be included on an upcoming video, a la Casey Neistat. Working on editing a vlog that should be posted soon too. One thought I've had recently is to try and have a more rigid schedule with my blogging and YouTube channel. I'm thinking 3 posts a week on the blog and 2 videos a week on YouTube. It seems like a lofty goal, but something I have been thinking about for quite some time. Any of your thoughts on what you'd like to see more of would be wonderful! I still enjoy doing these motivational Monday quotes too. 

Last night we had a couple of the guys from Communigift over for dinner. Thomas shared his favorite quote, so I had to script it this morning.

Buddha quote

Can't believe we are over half way through spreading more motivation for each of your Mondays this year! I'm still using this watercolor set from Michaels and a brush that says Royal 2 on it (can’t remember where it’s from, sorry!). If you have a favorite quote – snarky, silly, or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments!