Category Archives: Creative

Treasure Tray- Creative Connection

Hey Creative Souls!

A few weekends ago I did this fast little project and thought I would share with you..

What I used was an old part of a wooden dress-up doll set my niece had. It was going to be thrown away/recycled. But I saw potential for it to hold treasures!

Many of the craft stores would have a similar idea (though you may have to get a tray and a few smaller boxes/trays to go inside of it) you might also be able to find something at a garage sale or thrift store!

Before: 

I simply dusted it off

Painted it gray, or of course you could use any color!  (it took at least 2 layers) I used an inexpensive craft paint from the craft store (under $2)

Let it dry

Touched up where needed

Displayed my treasures. (see the top image, that’s the after!)

Mine could also be called an altar, but a treasure try (filled with whatever pretty, meaningful things you want) is a great way to describe it as well!

Sometimes you just have to be open to the possibilities or a new perspective for an item or a space or so many other areas these words could be applied to!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

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August Intention setting and Inspiration

Hey Inspiring Soul,

Welcome to August… Good lordy, how did that happen?

For the last few months, I have gotten away from entering into the month with intention. From hospital visits to the loss of my father, things have just been on react mode really. All of these things remind me yet again that I desire to live a life of intention. So I am starting where I am.

These prompts are good for anytime really especially the begging of a new month.

  1. How do I want to feel this month? (what do you most need?)
  2. What do I want to savor this month?
  3. What do I want to explore?
  4. What do I want to accomplish?

My responses to the above questions (and then some inspiration for August)

  1. I want to feel present this month, I most need to take moments to really listen to myself, my life, my body and those I love.
  2. Moments connecting with those I care about and Nature.
  3. So many things, but I will choose details of the every day through the lens in black and white.
  4. I want to get a few personal/household things done that I have been putting off and get that follow up cholesterol test done!

AUGUST INSPIRATION:

  • Back to school supplies (even if, especially if!) you don’t go to formal classes. Grab $5-10 and find some fun supplies they are plentiful in this month. A fave of mine is actually graph composition notebooks (.50) post it’s and fun pens.
  • Choose a book to dive into this month…. follow your gut not your should on what one you choose!
  • Get to the farmers market, buy a veggie or fruit that looks too good to pass up! Grab a bouquet of flowers.
  • Make a playlist to support those things you set intentions for (see the first part of this post!)
  • Add one tiny thing to your daily routine that feels nourishing ( a cuppa tea, make your bed, put on lotion etc…)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

It’s time to… In my journal

Hey, Beautiful Souls!

A message in my journal (Messages emerge if we allow them)

Sometimes the messages I am not allowing to surface will surface through allowing space to visual journal. They can come in the form of words, images or both (or even color and patterns etc…)

These feel like perfect, timely messages in my life.

I would encourage you to take a little time with your journal (or a piece of paper, index card whatever!) and grab a word or image and allow that to be the prompt. Spend 5-10 minutes or add to it throughout the week. See what messages surface for you.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Creative Jewelry Display- Creative Connection

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Hey, Inspiring Souls!

I wanted to share some “creative jewelry” organization with you all. I felt the need to mix it up a bit with my jewelry display and organization.  I found a little peg board from the dollar section at Target ($3) I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use it for exactly at first but then decided that I wanted to shift most of my bracelets there! As soon as I saw the ampersand in Michael’s I knew I wanted to use it for earrings!

Some other fun displays I have used: A key rack/hooks to organize/hang necklaces. The great thing about this stuff is that it can all be used in multiple ways if you no longer need or want it for what it’s currently being used to organize/display. A mini cupcake stand/candy dish to put my malas, earrings bits of jewelry in.

What fun, creative ways do you organize?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

A tiny peek (and a few tips) in my visual journal

Heya Beautiful Soul!

I wanted to share this short (and not super great lol) video I did of a tiny peek inside my visual journal. I give a few tips/ideas to use in yours if you feel so called to do so.

 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Lighten up- (Found) Journal Prompt

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This week’s found prompt is: “Lighten up” This can be explored in so many different ways.. Internally, Externally etc..

What ways might you want to “Lighten Up”?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

No wrong way, Visual Journal – Creative Connection

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Hey Beautiful Souls,

One of the practices that keeps me grounded is keeping a visual journal. I love that there is no wrong way to do it, that its ready when you are and the intentional or intuitive messages  it holds and bits of life.

This practice is really forgiving, you can work in them daily, weekly, monthly or randomly (anywhere in between!).

Sometimes my words flow with the image are inspired by it before or after. Sometimes the messages I didn’t know I needed to hear show up. Sometimes I just put down a pretty picture and spew out what’s on my mind.

Glue, Doodle, Paint etc.. it’s all welcome in this practice. It’s your expression there is not a way to do it wrong. If you are showing up it’s exactly what it needs to be for you for now.
what’s a practice do you love?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather