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Finding beauty

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. – Anne Lamott I’m taking an introductory six-week art class on Finding Beauty, taught by the beautiful soul, artist […]

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A room of her own

As many of you know, I’ve just moved into my first ever office outside the home since I started my marketing consulting business eight years ago. It’s blissful. The timing was just right, the stars aligned, and I felt clearly that I was supposed to do this. Bonus: It’s only 8 blocks from our house. […]

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Just as I had hoped, my Grandma Brown’s very powerful story is being shared with more readers! The blog post I wrote in January has been given a home in the newest issue of Sprout, an online magazine I’ve come to love. If you enjoy discovering new artists, writers, poets and photographers, you will want […]

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Imaginary outfit

The very first vision board I ever created surprised me with an aspect of myself I had never recognized: Apparently I have a penchant for fashion. While putting my board together I had unconsciously cut out images of Gwyneth Paltrow in two very different–but equally smokin’–outfits. I had glued one on top of the other […]

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Blogging heaven

I began writing this blog on January 21, 2010. Never, ever, ever could I have imagined how much I would enjoy sharing my life with all of you in this uniquely-me space. I now have 273 posts under my belt (274 as soon as I hit “publish” on this one.) Writing is a challenge some days. But […]

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Announcing Honeysuckle. Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year. Otherwise known as swatch #18-2120. I am pretty captivated by the prospect of a color being hailed as the “it” hue for the new year. Even if it’s only Pantone that’s saying so, this pronouncement is based on a certain amount of solid research and observations of […]

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A pretty cool (at least I think so) $10 bag

I took a leap of faith this year and created a handmade gift for my 16-year old niece for Christmas. In recent years, I’ve gone the way of itunes gift cards and cash, knowing how difficult it is to keep up with the rapid progression of a teenager’s taste. BTW, I think I’m safe talking about […]

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Here’s another wonderful piece of advice my previous boss, David Norgard, gave me. When he noticed that I was having a hard time dealing with criticism and could almost never remember the positive feedback I had received in the past…he suggested something very simple that has helped me tremendously. He told me to take a […]

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My stitching obsession

Ever since we had our very first Le Donne stitching bee with Gina Sekelsky, I have been a little obsessed with having a hand stitching project going at all times. Sheila and I went to Sewtropolis to stock up on colorful jerseys and bought little sewn bags to carry our projects around in. We made […]

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