Fall Sentiments

pumpkin-spiceHere in the Northeast, the leaves are beginning to change, the temperatures have dropped and I’m sitting next to my first indoor fire. In other words….Fall is in full swing! These calligraphied fall sentiments express it well and are perfect to pop into a beautiful frame, to sit on your front porch or to give as a gift to whomever is hosting your Thanksgiving dinner.

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What’s your sentiment for Fall?!

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Calligraphy with Heart – Maghon Taylor

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.19.43 PMSpreading happiness is the mission of celebratory calligrapher/confetti lover, Maghon Taylor, via her company, All She Wrote Notes. And, from the looks of it…it’s spreading like wildfire. I stumbled across Maghon’s work this week and am enamored with her glittery style and her joyful outlook on life. She does the typical wedding invitation addressing and teaches calligraphy classes, primarily in the south, as she’s a Carolina girl. But, I am truly impressed with the depth and breadth of her offerings.

Custom gift tags. Baby name signs. Balloons. Custom notecards. Inspirational quotes. Pool floats. Yes…..pool floats. Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.27.42 PM tags_largeil_570xN.794226165_musi_largeil_570xN.620699239_itfh_large 51d2c20ad9e02a6b2f85ddf667dbb873_large tags2_largeScreen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.20.26 PMThe confetti chair – which I’m completely obsessed with, is a DIY project of Maghon’s. It’s not exactly related to calligraphy, but it sure is fun. To see her instructions for how to create one (dorm room or office insta-cool), go here!

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.15.06 PMI’ve got to get back to my shopping cart, becasue I’m loading up on Maghon’s celebratory goodies!

Spread some happiness today!

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One Word Resolution – Put It In Writing

Last year, I made a One Word Resolution (last year’s word). A word that had multiple meanings for me and that I was able to come back to throughout the year when I needed direction. This year, I keep coming back to the word, “Listen”. I’m not sure why, but since I can’t shake it, I’m going to embrace it.

For me, “Listen” means:

~ listening more to others. Talk less (that won’t come naturally) and let others talk. I think it’s important that people feel heard. I also know that we often learn more when we listen.
~ listening to my intuition. I’ve always had gut instincts and I’ve found that if I tune in and follow where they are leading me, things go pretty well. When I ignore those instincts….I usually regret it.
~ listening to my surroundings. I think that when we slow down and take in the sounds around us…wind blowing, birds chirping, children laughing that we feel more joy.
~ listening to my body. Should I be moving more. Resting more. Eating more (that will never be the case!). Eating less (probably).

It’s one thing to make an intention of a word, but when you write it down it has power. That’s why I love the new handwritten collaboration between Waiting on Martha & Jenn Gietzen of Write On Design. 

Select a word that will represent you in 2015 and Jenn will write it for you, along with the year and your initials. 

This offer is exclusive and only good until January 31st….so get your word on!

Instead of the pressure of a resolution or the gravitas of a goal, I truly found a word as a guiding light, something I could keep coming back to.

What would your word be?