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TIMING

They – whoever they are – say that timing is everything. I would have to agree 100%! I have listened to friends, family, and strangers talk about timing, timelines, rushing things, forcing things, waiting for things, needing more time, saying the time isn’t right, and the list goes on…and on! In all my years I have been guilty of all these statements or excuses, trust me.

I consider “timing” like the “what if’s” in life. We could obsess over them or just trust that each move we have made (or that has been made for us) has been for a reason. Maybe it’s to test our strength or show us our weakness, to give us power or take it away; maybe it’s to show us the beauty of what’s in front of us rather than constantly looking back…or for that matter focusing too much on the future. I can’t help but wonder if our obsession with ‘timing and what if’ is driven by that little friend we all have called ego. The ego isn’t a bad friend, but must be watched closely because it can have a dark side, and ultimately be a game changer.

As difficult as it is, sometimes we all need let go and surrender to what is in front of us NOW, after all, we can’t change destiny. We all want to control our life, but at some point, we need to trust ourselves and just live presently. If all we have is time, let’s make the best of it.

I am so thankful that time has allowed me to find out who I am as a woman, both good and bad, and the true me I didn’t know ten years ago…maybe not even two years ago! Each day I get to spend more time with the people I love and the life I am fortunate to lead. Today, I trust that time is on my side, regardless of what happens tomorrow!

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INSPIRATION

I find inspiration everywhere, but mostly from the talented and creative people I surround myself with. I am so lucky and thankful to be in the company of beautiful minds. Whether it’s a handbag idea, a business concept, a house project, or even something as simple as hosting a dinner party, I feel truly blessed to be inspired by “my people.”

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THE BEST LOVE

How many times have you been in a relationship where you have changed the person you are to fit in to your partner’s life. I know I have, and embarrassingly more than once.

It starts with small things like becoming a vegetarian when all you crave steak, or you start rock climbing even though you absolutely hate it. You may change the way you dress because your partner likes you to look a certain way, even if you feel completely uncomfortable. Soon you begin to mold yourself into the person you think they want.

At 35 I have finally met a man who I am 100% myself with…the good parts and the bad parts of me. My heart is fuller, I am happier, more complete. I’m more in love than I knew was possible. My man makes me a better version of myself, not by trying to change who I am, but by encouraging and supporting me in all areas of my life he knows I love.

For the first time, I don’t feel the internal pressure to mold myself for him. I recognize the beauty of truly being myself and it’s the most wonderful gift of love.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED

I’m a fairly simple girl…sort of! I am simple in the sense small things make my life incredibly full.

I surround myself with people I love, I love my house, I feel inspiration everywhere. I am lucky to have found true love, to see the ocean from my porch, to walk in the mountains, and to feel the sun kiss my skin.

I feel blessed to have my health and an amazing family. I have support and encouragement not only in my personal life, but in business as well. I can say with 100% certainty that right now, I have everything I need. Today my heart is full and that’s a pretty kick ass way to start the week!

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PRACTICES, SUGGESTIONS, and GUIDELINES

Hello again Friday! You keep sneaking up on me so quickly. Wow, what an amazing week this was. I can’t even begin to describe how wonderfully lucky I feel to have the most incredible people in my life showering me with love and good energy. 35 has truly started off with a bang…and an amazing tribe of dolls!

As a perfect follow-up to “35 for 35” here are a few more important “practices, suggestions, and guidelines” I plan to acknowledge this year. I know that 35 is going to be the best year of my life! Bring it on…

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HAPPINESS

My heart is so full right now! Yesterday officially kicked off the next chapter of my already wonderful life. I feel so loved, so peaceful, and so happy. Ok 35, let’s do this, I’m ready for anything and everything!

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THE MAKER OF GOODS

Ok, I am officially tired! After burning the candle at both ends for the past month…or two, I am beyond thrilled I’ll be home for 7 whole nights before dashing back to NYC to attend the Coeur Show!

Today is day one of crunch time. Yes, I am a little stressed out about fulfilling all of my orders, but that’s part of the fun. I create leather goods. I am not a factory. I am not a machine. I take the time to execute an authentic and hand-made item. I am a small part of a global tribe filled with amazingly talented and creative people, the makers! Thankfully, I am incredibly supported by nearly all of my accounts and clients.

While I know I can’t finish all of my orders before I leave, I can sure as hell try! It’s go time.

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PLANS…THEY CHANGE

Ok, I’ll admit it. I am a Type-A person no matter how hard I fight to change it. I like things orderly, tidy, kept, and structured. I am a planner of all things; even things that haven’t happened yet. It’s a crutch I have been hoping to let go of for some time now, but it’s easier said than done.

Now that we are on day 17 of the new year, I wondered how I was really doing with my resolutions, or “plans” for 2014. Have I broken any, given up on any, or simply let them go because I haven’t made time to build stronger and new habits?

I have stuck with the more important “plans” like taking time to shut down the screens and read at the end of the day. Unwinding with a book after 10 hours of work is critical for me. I need to force myself to have downtime, because I am Type-A and there is always something to be done. With our unseasonable and frighteningly high temps, I have been at the beach and in the ocean all week to avoid heat stroke at my house (please rain or snow soon!) I am so thankful I have been able to take a beautiful horseback ride the past two weekends…and “plans” are in motion for some amazing trips, including heading to Tanzania in May.

If I am honest, my biggest “plan” of 2014 is to let go of my Type-A control, and allow my dreamy and spirited inner Pisces to take the reins. I need to see more of her. She is fun, care free, and easy-going. She is inspiring to be around. I am not going to work less, I am going to work more, but with the trust that everything will be amazing, even if it’s not.  Plans change, plans get broken, and plans restrict you. Today, after I get organized, I’m making a vow to release the control and open myself up to what the year has in store for me. I know it’s going to be an adventure and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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FOR THE LOVE OF GIRLFRIENDS

I run with a tight group of dolls. Some I see daily, while others a couple of times a month, or maybe a few times during the year. Regardless of the time together or apart, they are faithful friends who constantly inspire me, support me, encourage me, ground me, and always give it to me straight!

I must share a recent message I received from one of my girlfriends. We were chatting about work, boys, taking life by the reins, and not playing by any silly rules, or by any set formula.

Here is what she said to me, and how she sees me…I laughed out loud when I read the first sentence, and am very flattered by the rest.

“Be bold..,.who the hell cares!  You are not a cardigan, pearl wearing polite lady on the social committee baking a pie for the new neighbor in town. 

Oh no! ….

You can straddle a horse, make one-of-a kind hide’s into anything chic. You drink beer and look hot doing it, you can go barefaced and beautiful until you die, make an old flannel shirt look better than lingerie, curse like a sailor, whip up a pot of hearty chilli, and blog smart, funny and sarcastic inserts people wish they could post. 

The best part is you are all of those things and can put on the pearls and cardigan, and smile too…if necessary.  It’s a good place to be and the good ones will see it, and the rest will be blind or far too scared of your most powerful but feminine scepter.”

Yes, I love my girlfriends! Cheers to you dolls…and you all know who you are! Happy Friday.

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A FRESH START

With a fresh start to a new year I can’t help but feel stronger and more confident as the woman I am. I don’t want to be a version of anyone else’s idea of perfection because I think I am pretty damn awesome the way I am! And no, I am not embarrassed or ashamed to say that.

As I embark on the next chapter of my journey, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with excitement, and a little fear of what’s in front of me. I have a tingling feeling inside me that 2014 is going to be magical, and I welcome it with open arms and a warm heart. Let the journey begin…

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TAKE TIME

Yes, I would have to agree…100%! 
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GO NOW AND LIVE

Everyone in life takes a different path. We all want something unique to us and that is what makes life beautiful.

Success, failures, twists in the road, falling down, picking yourself up, making mistakes, falling in love, letting go, embracing change. Knowing yourself, trusting yourself, testing yourself, and living honestly and openly makes life an amazing adventure.  Wherever your path takes you, go now and live!

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POWERFULLY SEXY

Lets start the week off right…shall we? I would have to agree 150% on this one. Have a great Monday ,and don’t be afraid to be powerfully sexy this week, and always for that matter!

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I AM BEAUTIFUL

I am going to say it…I think I am beautiful! No, I am not being a complete narcissist by saying it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying those three little words out loud…I am beautiful!

This topic stems from my girlfriend and “Shoeologist” Shannon Bindler’s recent article in the Huffington Post called “I’m Not Afraid to Say I Think I’m Beautiful.” She is the bees knees and has openly touched the sensitive topic of beauty. Well done girl! Over the years media and exposure has made women become so judgmental not only of ourselves, but of others. Shame on us!

There is not a single person on the planet without a flaw. I see flaws as unique characteristics  like a birth mark. Yes, I wish my ass would stay put and defy gravity. Yes, I wish I would stop getting pimples at 34. Yes, I wish my tummy didn’t have a little extra love hanging over my bikini. Guess what…I don’t care about any of it, and I’m still going to wear a bikini, giggly ass and all!

I work out 4 -5 days per week to feel fit and healthy, which is exactly how I feel, fit and healthy! I have curves that I love, I have scars that remind me of adventures, I have stretch marks from a growth spurt, and I don’t want to fix any of it. I am completely comfortable in my own skin, and I’m a firm believer that confidence is the absolute sexiest quality a woman can possess.

I will say it proudly, openly and honestly…because I know that true beauty really does come from the inside out, I think I am beautiful!

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HOME SWEET HOME…UNTIL SUNDAY!

As much as I love a good vacation, there is nothing like coming home….even if it’s just for one week! On Sunday I am off and running to Vegas! While it will be brutally hot, I am SO excited about the ENK Vegas Trade Show, and to see my sister. Over the weekend I finished all my samples, designed my new booth (pics will post next week) and am in the final stages of my marketing materials!

I am so thankful I was able to have a two-week holiday, but now it’s Go-Time! It’s a good think I absolutely LOVE my job, life wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if I didn’t. Happy Monday!

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IMPOSSIBLE? NEVER!

This is for all my people out there who are going through difficult times in their life. Although everyone’s situation is different and it may seem impossible to overcome or move forward with the obstacles in front of you, I assure you it’s not!

You are strong, you are brave, you are fighters, you are loyal, you are compassionate, and you are amazing. You are my people! Keep moving forward and before you know it, you will have crossed the mountain. Nothing is impossible so don’t ever give up!

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PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

I am happy to say I have hit the mark of being 100% comfortable with who I am as a woman! I am who I am…take it or leave it (but I’m pretty fun so you should take it!)

I’m not trying to impress everyone, I am not attempting to keep up with everyone, and I’m not trying to please everyone. I shoot from the hip, I don’t always think before opening my mouth, and march to my own beat…without making excuses for myself or actions.

With all that, I have learned to embraced my strengths, work on my weaknesses, accept my flaws, and challenge my insecurities. I am imperfect and I have no interest in changing that, if anything, it makes me stronger.
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CREATIVITY

I have always been a creative person. From a young age I was encouraged to get creative in all avenues of life…playing outside, sewing, drawing, dancing, writing, filling spare time, working, you name it, I got creative doing it.

While I am at the beginning stages of planning a new and exciting collection, debuting in August, I am feeling flooded with ideas…which is a feeling I love! Who knows where it will end up, it’s always an amazing process.

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365 DAYS LATER

It’s been one year since the life I knew changed. Rather than beating around the bush, I’ll come right out and say it, I was dumped! Yup, my fiancé and partner of nearly ten years (sorry Matty, I know you are reading this) dumped me.

While my heart and ego took a massive beating, my subconscious was seemingly ok; knowing he made the hardest, and ultimately, the best decision for both of us. After a week of sulking, I turned my ‘poor me’ attitude into the only thing I could think of; ‘it’s go time!’ After all, it’s just a break up and I was headed to Africa!

I made a one year goal to focus all my energy on bettering myself, building my business, and staying single. The year is up today! Here are 6 of the best things I learned in the past 365 days.

1. Girlfriends are the most important relationship you will ever have. They will laugh with you, cry with you, listen to you, advise you, and in my case, drink a TON of wine with you!

2. Life is unpredictable and you have to learn to roll with the punches. We can’t control everything, especially other people,  so be adaptable and open in order to weather the storms. We all have highs and lows in various arenas throughout life, it’s how you handle them that make the difference.

3. Set big goals for yourself personally and professionally. I decided to focus my energy on ERLG, and the pay off and support has been remarkable. Dream big and big things can happen…but you have to work your ass off too!

4. It takes so much more energy to be negative than positive. Anger, jealousy, and hatred are wasted, and pretty much useless emotions. So you might not have what your friends or family have, big deal. The grass isn’t always greener! There is never a bad time to reinvent or change yourself, it just a decision to do it.

5. Travel as much as possible. It’s the best education money can buy. You will see the world, interact with other cultures, and take yourself out of your comfort zone. It’s amazing what the world has to offer when you are willing to experience it.

Today, I’m in the best place I have ever been in my life. It was worth all the hard work, struggle, and sacrifice. That being said, none of this would have been remotely possibly without my people. You all know who you are and I love you!

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THREE SIMPLE THINGS

As much as we like to complicate everything in life, what we want most of all is pretty simple.

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BE READY NOW

How many times have you said to yourself, “I’m not ready”…or, “it’s just not the right time!” This could go for anything (and everything) in life…marriage, children, buying a home, taking a new job, breaking up with your partner, or moving away. I know I have said those words throughout the years and have made decisions based on my living situation, my job, my friends, my boyfriends…but honestly, I have been too scared to make a change.

This past year I’ve realized how important it is to take a risk, take a chance, make a change, and be impulsive (sometimes.) Life is about living in this moment, not when we are ready…Really, when are we ever ready to throw caution to the wind and be open to whatever comes back to you?

I dare you to try it sometimes, it’s pretty amazing when you can trust your gut.

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RULES TO LIVE BY

I have never been a big believer in setting New Years Resolutions. I feel like it puts too much pressure on me, and I don’t need any more pressure (I already go to Pilates Plus 4 times a week!)

I prefer to live my life by a code of ethics and values so I can feel good about every day I’m alive. Of course we all need to be reminded of these simple things from time to time (and I can use a good time out for an attitude adjustment every once in a while) but this pretty much sums up how I live, and love, my life!

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BEAUTIFUL THINGS

I think it’s fair to say I’m a bit of a workaholic. In fact, I know I am. There is a fire inside me that pushes me to accomplish all of my goals and reach higher.

For the past month or so, I have been working my tail off to complete two beautiful seasons for ERLG, and it has not been easy. I have messed up bags, left straps on the airplane, cut areas that weren’t supposed to be cut, and have had to start from scratch on some.  As I am nearing the end, I can’t help but be really proud of what I have accomplished and what’s to come. The bags are simply marvelous.

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SURRENDER

I have spent countless hours daydreaming and planning my perfect life…and let me tell you, none of it has turned out the way I thought it would. Please don’t take that statement as a complaint because I have lived an amazing and full life. Everyone has a different path, some take more twists and turns than others.

I have decided that I don’t care what my life looks like to anyone else but me, and it’s time to start living fully and focus on one thing, happiness!

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WHO SINGS TO YOU?

This holiday season, I have been thinking a great deal about love. I swear it has nothing to do with watching Love Actually nearly 100 times, or that embarrassingly, I have been streaming horribly cheesy Christmas movies…I refuse to admit which ones, but they all happen to be all about love.

The holidays are a time of reflection and opening your heart to those around you. I am so grateful for the friends and family in my life who love me, and who I love. It truly is the best gift. They may be near or far, but they are always with me…and yes, some of them have fancy cars and beautiful clothes, but none of that matters because each of them sings me a different song.

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LESSONS LEARNED

Life likes to throw us curve balls all the time. You never know what will happen when you wake in the morning, who you will meet, what you will see, where you will go, or how the day will end.

Regardless of your day, your actions, or your moments; each element is precious. We are human, we make mistakes, we make sacrifices, we make laughter and love. Each of these beautiful moments create a full life. Embrace it, enjoy it, and live fully without regret.

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TODAY AND EVERYDAY

I am rarely for a loss of words or things to say. Anyone who knows me usually can’t get me to stop talking. However, I feel absolutely overwhelmed when thinking of all the things that I am thankful for because it feels like a bottomless pit.

The level of love, friendship, support, and encouragement I receive from those in my life, make everyday a day to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

TURN IT AROUND

This is my new motto! Plain and simple. You never know what life will throw at you. Just open yourself up to the possibilities and start making plans! I bet you will be surprised how amazing life can be if you just turn it around.

RULES OF THE DAY

Here are my Monday rules to live by. Remember them, because it’s very easy to forget! Have a great week everyone, I am off to make more trunk show bags…they are looking lovely (I’ll post photos soon!)

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people don’t just happen” – Elizabeth Kubler Ros.

Now, close your eyes, think of the beautiful people you have in your life, and send end them your love. Happy Friday!

TAKE A LOAD OFF

I think that we can all agree that 2012 has been a very difficult year. I have spoken with friends and family near and far, all who have faced some of the most challenging moments of their life, this year. From relationships falling apart, losing loved ones to illness, being fired from jobs, and losing houses, it has been extreme. As we near the end of 2012…just shy of 2 months…we can add Sandy to the  hit list. Millions are now effected by her, changing their lives forever.

I have made it a point, in my life, to forgive and forget. I try not to hold on to negative “stuff” because most of it is out of my control anyway. All I can do is make the best of what I have, work hard, keep moving forward, and try like hell to keep the level of baggage I carry to a minimum.

It’s ok to let go and not fear the change it may bring. Give it a try to see how light you can feel!

ALL KINDS OF LOVE

I have all fallen in love and have fallen out of love. Each time I open my heart to the brilliant feeling of love, its fresh, new, one of a kind, and above all, its always worth it. Love has a way of teaching you something new about yourself, if you let it.

Whether it ends in happiness or heart ache, the people I have loved have made me who I am. Each love is truly unique and I am thankful for every experience I have had. Never be afraid to fall in love, it’s magical!

WANDER FREELY

How many times have we been told to follow our heart? The concept is quite simple, but the reality can be a much tougher battle. Our heart is the keeper of our soul and holds the key to our happiness. Let you mind wander freely, after all, you never know where it might take you.

LIVING, SIMPLY

There is nothing I can say about this…believe it or not.. This is 100%, absolutely, whole heartedly, all so very true.

BE FIRST RATE

Lately, my girlfriends and I have been talking a lot about character and quality traits that make a person shine.  Depth of character and our integrity is the root of who we are. I have found that people get so distracted and caught up in acting like someone else’s idea of who they should be, that they lose all sight of who they actually are.

I have been called every name in the book over the course of my life, both good and bad, but I have always known who I was and stood by my ethics. Of course, as we all do, I have had moments in my life I am not proud of, but I’m human.

Each day, I try to be the best person I can be. Some days are easier than others, but I know that if I work hard at my job, love unconditionally to those in my life, live the happiest and simplest life I can, be honest with those around me, and try to laugh out loud a minimum of ten times a day, I feel fulfilled. Knowing that I am always true to myself (regardless of what others may think) makes me feel first-rate and nobody can take that away from me.

WISDOM, SIMPLY PUT

I think this is a helpful reminder for everyone to think about today. It’s very simple, yet sometimes quite difficult.

LEARN TO DANCE

Everyday we are faced with moments…both good and bad… that define and redefine our path in life. These tiny bits of time mold us into the people we are, and in a flash, your life can change.

We have all weathered our own storms, that’s life, but I can tell you it’s a lot more fun to dance in the rain than it is to s

RISE UP

Everyone has highs and lows in life. We fall, we rise. It’s how you test your strength and willingness to survive. The past 6 months has been a climb and incredible journey for me and I am so happy to be back!

My low points in life are just moments, and those moments will not define me, they will make me stronger and encourage me to grow.

SALT WATER:

There is something remarkably healing about swimming in the ocean. I’m a Pisces so if there is a body of water around me…and  if I get hot enough…I’ll strip down and jump in.

Yesterday was no exception. After knocking out a TON of clutches and working on the final bits of my fall launch, I needed to take a break and rest my mind. I headed to the beach for a swim and a visit with some of my favorite people. When I got home, I felt rejuvenated and energized. The stress of my morning had disappeared and I was ready to take on my next project.

IT’S GO TIME

After the shoot I needed to give myself a week off. I cleared my schedule, canceled all my plans, and just enjoyed a very, very lazy week. Ok, I can’t lie, I did make about 10 bags…

The fun part of the shoot is getting it set up. Taking it down is painful! I felt like I had been bulldozed after moving furniture (you should have seen the mattress and box spring on the top of my car…that I had to move alone), building the tent and bed, racing back and forth from site to site with bags and clothes, and making sure each bag is shot. Whew!

Well, all of that was a breeze compared to what I have in front of me. Now comes the hard part of editing the pics, marketing the season, searching for new stores, and making each bag order!

It’s a good thing I LOVE every bit of it! Bring on the hard work, I’m ready!

TAKE THE POWER

I think this just about sums it up for a gloomy Wednesday morning…

THE WORK

I always feel proud of myself when I finish a collection, but for some reason, this season is different. This season I have poured my heart and soul into each bag. Perhaps it’s because the hides are from Africa, or that I am so excited about all the possibilities ahead, whatever the reason, I am thrilled.

Yesterday I took a long look at the bags in front of me. I felt unsettled feeling something was missing. There was an element  I needed, and wanted. After some solid input from my closest and most honest friends, I ditched a couple of bags, reworked one, and made 5 more! 12 hours (and a great tan) later, I can say that all the hard work paid off!

I am absolutely 100% in love with my Fall Safari Collection and can’t wait to share it with everyone. Now, I can give my blistered hands a break…at least for the night, maybe.

DREAM ON

I am a dreamer. Plain and simple. I daydream all day long, imagining what my life will be like in 5 years (or even 6 months) and I believe that all of my dreams will come true…If only I had a crystal ball to give me some clues, but that would ruin the fun.

Maybe it’s the Pisces in me, or perhaps it’s that I have BIG plans for myself, regardless of the reasons, I love my wild imagination and never want to lose it. Amazing things happen there!

THIS MOMENT

I am asked quite often why I pack so much into a day. The answer is simple; I enjoy my full days, and tomorrow could throw a curve ball in my direction. At this point in my life (with the exception of a few small things I need to check off the list) I can say with certainty that I have no regrets, I do what I love, and I am happy. Each moment I have experienced, big or small and good or bad, has made me who I am today. Without it all, who would I be?

Moments in time slip away so quickly we don’t realize they are gone. Don’t be afraid to live the life you want to have!

FROM PRINCESS TO QUEEN

In my father’s eyes I have always been his little princess, although, I’m not so sure the shoe fits. I have never expected my prince charming to arrive on a white horse, I have never dreamed of living in a castle, I have never needed to be saved, and I’m not one for following rules. In fact, I would make a terrible princess.

Now queen on the other hand has such a nice ring to it. I want to make the rules, break the rules, take on the world, and embrace my life…as the Queen of MY life!

PERFECTION

Perfection is in the eye of the beholder. I am not perfect, I never will be, nor do I ever want to be. Honestly, it seems like an awful lot of work. However, I choose to be the best person I can be. I choose to be happy, healthy, and full of spirit.

Create your own definition of perfection and never let anyone make you feel less than that. After all, life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.

TELL MEIf there is one thing I have learned and witnessed the past few years, it’s that life is way too short.

We only have one, just one, precious life. Now is the time to stop dreaming of the life we want and start living it. You never know what tomorrow will bring. Be daring, be wild, and make magic in your life before it’s too late.

NO MISTAKES

Enjoy all life’s moments even if you make mistakes along the way. Sometimes your  mistakes make the best memories!

BE LOVED

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” – Richard Bach

What would happen if you were set free?

SHINE ON

Always be the best person you can be. Be the best friend you can be. Be open and honest, and never let anyone dull your shine. Your shine fuels your soul.

THE LIST

How many of you have a to do list? Perhaps they include the grocery store, the gym, or the dry cleaner.

What about ‘The List,” your bucket list of your life’s big dreams and adventures? The list that gets buried under the bills or become stored as a fantasy in the back of your mind. Whether you don’t think that you can do it, that you will do it when the kids are off at college, or when you have a little bit more cash to really enjoy yourself, chances are most people never get to slash a line through their list.

Though it is on my “List,” I never thought I would go on an African safari, but I planned a last-minute trip, and I leave Saturday! Be open to the possibility that you can do whatever you dream. Life is short.  I encourage you to live your dreams as much as you can. You never know what will happen tomorrow.

LOVELY MONDAY

Lets start the week off with a lovely note about love. Believe in love, cherish it when you have found it, and never let it go. So easily we let love slip through our fingers or walk out the door without knowing we have lost it. It really is worth fighting for. Have a wonderful Monday!

BEAUTY

The weekend has rolled around once more. Here is a good tidbit to think about while you have a couple days to relax and reflect.

Beauty runs deeper than the make up on your face, the clothes on your back, and your body type. Beauty lives and breathes inside your soul. Only you get to determine how your beauty can shine by the way you choose to live your life .

A GOOD REMINDER

This is a hard reminder to swallow, but it’s incredibly important to understand. Everyone’s path in life is different. I am embracing my path and welcome it with open arms. You never know what’s on the other side of the crystal ball.

HAPPY MONDAY

I am really into wonderful and inspiring quotes, clearly. I treat them as my daily fortune, which make a whole lot more sense than what I get from a cookie. Forgive me for yet another “quote post.” Happy Monday.

WORDS OF WISDOM

When life gives you lemons…make a lemon drop martini and dance your ass off! You never know what will happen the next morning.

FRIDAY WISDOM

Dare to be different! Here is a little something to think about over the weekend…how true it is.

Happy Friday!

HARD WORK

I am a hard worker, plain and simple. If I don’t have the time, I find the time.

This past weekend was no exception. I had a day and a half to finish 8 bags for my  “Skye Collection” all while attempting to put a dent in the orders stacked up in my office. I lead my double life. One as someone else’s employee and the other as a self-employed designer and manufacturer. Both are a full time job. I admit my social life is a bit dull at times, but I love the outcome of my hard work. I made it through Sunday with a group of beautiful handbags and I even managed to sneak out for a fantastic dinner date with my sweetheart.

People think I am nuts for working so much but I expect great things from my life. I refuse to sit around waiting for them to happen and I am going to working my ass off while I can.

DREAM BIG

I’m a daydreamer, a huge daydreamer actually. It can range from a pair of shoes to building my dream house.  I love my life, but I can’t stop my brain from thinking about the next “big dream,” whether it be expanding my business, planting a garden, or painting my living room. Perhaps it’s the Pisces in me.

While most of my dreams have come true, others require a bit more work. I’ll take that challenge with open arms!.  If you if you never dare to dream, you never know what you can accomplish.

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