are you doing what you love? that's the question that beth asks you in her new online adventure- the do what you love e-course. it will take you step-by-step on a path to discovering your true passion and finding a way to make it a greater part of your everyday life. and the best part of all? she has one place to give away, worth £69! beth believes that the world would be a better place if more people were doing what they loved. and i agree.
here's how you enter the giveaway!
visit this blog post to read more about this fabulous e-course, then return here to tell us why you think you would benefit from the course at this particular point in your life in the comments section. you have until sunday, febraury 27th to enter. a winner will be chosen randomly and announced here on monday, february 28th. good luck!
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what is it about a pretty package that gets me all excited inside? there's just something about dolling up a gift with strings and bows and everything beautiful to make it extra special for the person you're giving it to. i love the collection of gift-wrapping-goodies that knot & bow have to offer, everything from pretty doilies to mini clothespins. hop on over to their shop to discover all the ways you can make your packages all the more prettier!
helping to put me in the mood for warm weather is this sweet shop,three little ducks. handmade in sydney australia, the style is elegant and feminine, don't you think? perfect for a summer cocktail party or a lunch date with friends, they look perfect for warm summer days.
i found pie bird press yesterday as i was perusing one of my favorite blogs, sfgirlbybay, and couldn't help but fall in love with it. it has that flea-market, bright and cheery vintage kind of feel to it. you know, the one that makes me nostalgic to a time i never lived in? it's simple. it's colorful. and it's happy.
which brings me to.. have a happy weekend! hope to see you back here on monday. xox! bon-a-rooskies
i do a lot of handstands. i'll kick up against a wall while my coffee is brewing, or do a headstand for a few minutes as a nice break from the computer. it probably makes more sense for me, as i grew up deeply rooted in gymnastics, then went on to be a collegiate cheerleader, and have since put my skills to a more healthy and sustainable practice: yoga. to say the least, i've spent a lot of time upside down. but there's more to it than that. it makes me feel good. it refreshes me, and makes me feel strong. inversions are healthy for several reasons, and today i'm going to discuss a few of them. are you with me?
first, there are several ways to invert, no matter what your skill level is. above, you'll find a few of the more advanced inversions, but simply lying down with your feet up a wall will still give some of the same benefits (here's a great beginner's guide). find whatever is most comfortable to you, and don't try anything you're not confident with (that's my disclaimer!). :)
in general, inversions cleanse as they squeeze and massage your inner organs and improve blood flow, efficiently flushing your body of toxins as they allow new blood to flow in. they leave you with a renewed sense of overall health and vitality.
10 reasons to go upside down:
- calm the brain, help relieve stress and mild depression. the increased circulation helps to increase blood circulation to the brain and deliver a higher amount of oxygen which help increase our level of concentration and mental sharpness.
- stimulate the thyroid and prostate glands and abdominal organs. inversions upset gravity and the pituitary and pineal gland become activated as they synergize to balance hormone levels in the body. the result? a revitalized and rejuvenated body.
- stretch the shoulders and neck, which is why this is such a great practice for anyone who sits while they work (like me!).
- tone the legs and booty. squeezing, kicking up and balancing will help get you toned in no time.
- improves digestion. there's just nothing like turning everything upside to get things moving again. ;)
- relieve the symptoms of menopause, as inverting invigorates the brain, regulates hormones and helps shift and lighten your mood.
- reduce fatigue and help to alleviate insomnia. muscle tension is reported to decrease by 35% while inverting, which helps with anxiety, tension, and insomnia.
- therapeutic for asthma, infertility, sinusitis and headache.
- strengthen the shoulders, arms, and wrists.
- improve your sense of balance.
so are you ready to give it a try? you can do it! head on over to yoga journal to get step by step instructions on how to do each pose and find endless articles on the benefits of this kind of practice.
tick-tock cutesy clocks! i love to replace ordinary must-haves with intriguing conversation pieces. who says a clock has to be boring? turn it into something that draws attention and starts a conversation. who knows, maybe you'll inspire others to buy handmade!
i just love this little bright and airy flat. it's the home of designerjan skácelík and her style is right up my ally. wooden features and punches of color against a theme of white and gray bring this retro scandinavian style to life. if you love the featured artwork here, you can find similar works for sale in her etsy shop, as she's also a graphic designer. head on over to her blog, design attractor, for more inspiration!
i have to say, i am simply smitten with this shop! gloaming design is a treasure trove of handcrafted and vintage pieces collected from all over the world. as she spends her time between the u.s. and paris, france, her treasures come from near and far- some even from belgium! oh, what i would do to rummage through thrift shops and flea markets in france! i guess for now, i'll have to live vicariously through her and her beautiful shop and blog.
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