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the haunted hollow tree

| handmade

the haunted hollow tree

mother, crafter, painter, blogger, pyrographer. lauren from the haunted hollow tree is a mutli-talented gal and her work shows it. i love the feeling her art gives me, one of whispering neutrals and serene scenes. i decorated my last home in whites, beiges, browns and neutrals and i find myself missing the palette deeply. i think one of lauren's paintings would have looked lovely hanging on the wall.

the art of action

| indie biz

do you have a dream? i know you do. we all do. i have some so big that i've never even shared them with you. dreams can be scary, right? what if i can't do it? what will people think? how do i even get started?

that's where the art of action comes in.

if you've followed tara gentile and scoutie girl for very long, you know she's a master of action. she takes her dreams and turns them into realities. quickly!

the art of action
 
after reading so many of your stories from the do what you love giveaway, i can tell so many of us are struggling to get started on our big dreams. you've been laid off from work, don't like your job, or are just too tired from it when you get home to even think about your dreams.

there's an art to action, and a way to accomplish your goals, one step at a time. that's exactly what tara's goals are for the art of action. it's an e-course where you'll learn step by step how to act on you big dreams and goals in life, and put them into action.

"Your big dream is your art. Your idea, a brushstroke on canvas. Together, we will set up your easel, get out your paints, ready your brushes, and begin." - Tara Gentile

the art of action
 
it's all about execution. the art of action will help you put what you learn into practice. it will help you define your goals, finalize your concepts, and move forward.

it will help bring your dreams into reality.

the art of action tara gentilevisit the art of action to learn more, get inspired and register today. spots are limited!

i'll see you in class!

xo, bonnie

missed connections

| handmade inspiration

you know i love a good story. i think you'll enjoy this one:

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these paintings are by the amazing artist, sophie blackall and are part of her missed connections project. it's an ongoing series of paintings based on real, anonymous messages posted online by lovelorn strangers, and i can't help but get my heart strings all wrapped up in them.

omm writer

| lifestyle

hello, friends! i have to share with you my latest discovery (via tara gentile). in fact, i'm writing to you from it right now! it's the most amazing program for writers, bloggers and those of you who just want to focus while you work. as tara puts it, omm writer turns your computer screen into a low contrast, high focus zen wonderland of creative flow.

with options for different backgrounds, texts, writing sounds, saving options and music choices, it really does create an exceptionally concentrative space. i like the zen music so much, i've found myself leaving it to play while i'm around the house, or even eager to practice some yoga to it! just watch the video above to see what i mean.

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right now, i have twelve tabs and about 4 programs running on my computer. how many do you have? normally, while i'm trying to write or focus, my eyes are always jumping between my twitter and e-mail inbox bar, or i'm being notified that someone just came or went online via skype.

serisouly? it's an overload.

how am i supposed to get anything done? i can't believe i have accomplished anything before now (at least in a timely matter) without omm writer. i have a feeling it's going to increase my productivity ten fold. i find that it calms me down and helps me escape from the craziness that is today's online world. it helps me focus tremendously.

omm writeromm writer offers a free version or their latest version, in which you decide the price you want to pay for it. how yogic! i'm in love.

sponsor welcome and giveaway: do what you love e-course

| giveaway | sponsor welcome

do what you love e-course
 
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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pretty packaging: knot and bow

| handmade

knot & bow pretty packaging

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!

three little ducks

| indie fashion

three little ducks

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.

pie bird press

| handmade

pie bird press
 
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