It’s time to chat about Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin! Watch below for my thoughts on the book and leave your comments here or on Youtube. Next week I’ll be announcing our next book (its a super fun one!) so stay tuned. Read more.
This week I am delighted to introduce you to Kate of A Playful Day. I discovered her podcast during my winter hiatus and was delighted when she chose adventure as her theme for the second season. I’m sure you’ll find she’s a kindred spirit too, so without any further ado here is our chat… What drew you to podcasting? I was working in London and commuting in from the suburbs each day when I discovered podcasts. I devoured hours of other people’s creativity and I felt like I wanted to add that conversation. There was a creativity challenge on a blog week and I decided to try a podcast. I loved it and haven’t looked back since. Read more.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a sneak peek of the American Made folk art exhibit at Crystal Bridges. And it was stunning! There were a variety of works including signs, paintings, weathervanes, whirligigs, and furniture, but the pieces that really resonated with me were the quilts. Our guide spoke about how young women expressed their creativity through practical means since they weren’t accepted into the wider community of artists. Household items that needed to be made from hand were constructed beautifully. And even Amish quilters who weren’t allowed to use ornamentation used beautifully intricate stitching on their simply designed quilts. What I took away from the exhibit was a renewed sense to look for ways to fit beauty and adventure into the everyday. To make mundane tasks beautiful. To see the opportunity where there at first appears none. Read more.
June has flown by! Last month we only had a handful of link up participants, and they all had lovely adventures so you’ll see them all featured below. 1. Lorna gives us a glimpse of England’s Lake District. (Pictured above and below… I couldn’t choose between photos!) 2. Mary Kathleen takes us on a Photo Walk (LOVE this idea!) 3. Jean shares her adventures in Raja Ampat (and activity ideas for non-divers.) Read more.
This month’s guest love letter comes from Dee Burleson! My Dear Grand Tetons, I remember the first time I saw you. It is a moment that stands out as one of the most spectacular visual scenes I have ever witnessed. Your stunning peaks rose out of the ground and into the clear blue Wyoming sky as a welcome but unexpected sight. My cousin and I had taken a trip to visit your big brother Yellowstone to the North and after spending several days in awe of her great beauty, we decided to stop by and visit you as well. As a little girl I longed to visit Yellowstone. I was totally fascinated with the history and stories of the National Parks and my dream was to visit the first park. Read more.