Tag Archives: $5 ideas

Ways to connect- Friday 5

Hey Lovely Soul,

Connecting is something that really matters to me. However, as with many of us, it’s easy to get caught up in the gotta do and should do and lose sight of what we need or what matters right now.

Here are 5 ways to connect (this weekend or anytime)

  1. Connect with Beauty. Buy some flowers, go outside and seek out something beautiful(tip, start looking at details instead of the overwhelm of everything in your view!)
  2. Connect with yourself. Allow yourself to just be still for even 5 minutes ( I know this can feel like hours if you’re not used to it. I love to find stillness in child’s pose) Journal, put your hand on your heart and one on y our bell and ask yourself what you need, sit and listen to a song with your eyes closed and feel it.
  3. Connect with others. Spend time with loved ones or friends, look people in the eyes (this includes people who are ringing you up at a store or the like) Reach out in person or via text, phone or some other way!
  4. Connect with your creativity. Take a photo (or 20!), Get a journal, magazines and a glue stick and glue down some images and words that you love, feel drawn to, doodle, color, knit.
  5. Connect with your body. How are your shoulders feeling, are they up to your ears? What is your body craving, take deep belly breaths, what food or beverage would really nourish you today?

Here is to living Creative, (Connected!) Inspired and Empowered



5 Stocking Stuffers for $5-ish -Friday 5


Hey inspiring Souls!

 I thought this week I would share 5 great stocking stuffers $5 ish and under!

 1)      Post it notes.. and use this post to give them some ideas for those post its! They are good for SO many things and come in such fun colors..

2)      A journal, there are SO many varieties to choose from you can even jot down a personal note to them or personalize it a bit for them using washi or stickers. 

3)      Fun pens (Papermate  Flair markers are my favorite) Most big box stores probably have these in the office supply area. 

4)       A few “kids” art supplies from the craft store or Dollar store. (Even if you are stuffing a stocking for an adult there is something really freeing and not “precious” about kids craft supplies that just encourages us to play a bit without worrying about “messing it up” .. Some ideas .. Water colors, Color Pencils, A box of crayons, inexpensive sketchbook

5) A magazine, get a favorite or go through different ones and choose one that has articles or images (or both) that you know they would like, find inspiring etc. *Bonus* they can use the images and words to put on a vision board for 2016 🙂

Those are just some ideas for fun, useful stocking stuffers..  Here is a list of 30 Inspiring ways to spend $5

What are your favorite stocking stuffers to give and get?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Inspired