I’ve seen these floating around the internet, and never realized the were CHALK???!!! Amazing work by Dana Tanamachi. I think Im going to issue a challenge to Josh, our resident drawer (is that a word?) to fill our chalk board with something so cool!
I know its been a long while since I posted last. Do you ever have so much going on in your life you have to withdraw for a while. I don’t know how to explain it…yes there has been quite a bit of business in my life, my husband’s finger turned purple, infected and hugely swollen for no reason. Infection is a scary thing, After 4 doctors looking at it and prescribing huge amounts of antibiotics, a friends husband, who is also a nurse along with the Dr he worked for decided to open that baby up…I know nasty….and they said he was days away from bone infection and possibly losing it. (Hope your not having a snack while your reading this) Soooo…he goes back tomorrow and the culture will be back, say a prayer that its not staph.
Moving on, we have also had spring break, business has gotten busy with all the pretty weather, and wedding season has kicked off. My daughter is now a certified lifeguard, passed her driving permit test, and my sweet sister gave birth to her 5th baby, yep #5, no drugs, all natural birth!!! She’s a better woman than me. A healthy baby Boy, James Ellis. So Im not making excuses, but life has been busy.
Even with the business of life, Another reason I haven’t blogged in a while is that my mind has been busy. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes I get so many ideas and projects floating around in my head I sort of withdraw until I can get it all sorted out. At this second Im sitting at home all alone. That never happens!! And it is perfectly still and quiet, and I can hear my thoughts. Does that make any sense? I read somewhere once that Bill Gates takes 30 days at the beginning of each year and goes to a remote location all alone, just to think. Ive always secretly wanted to do that. Maybe not 30 days, maybe just a week?
Im not just ranting today, I also have a share, from the fabulous Deb Schwedhelm’s Blog. Something so pure and honest about these guys, Makes me want to cry for some reason too.
“In order of appearance they were: Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon (with Yoko Ono), Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson (with Kermit the Frog), Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso. The commercial ends with an image of a young girl (identified as Shaan Sahota) opening her closed eyes, as if to see the possibilities before her.”
Nooo…. not me. Have you seen this show on CNBC? I saw it for the first time last night. Im hooked!!! I am so interested in entrepreneurs and business, and LOVE a success story. If you have that bug too, take a break and watch this episode HERE. I especially love the Burt’s Bees story. Roxanne Quinby was a single mom, living in a cabin, with no running water, met a bee keeper hippie, and 7 years later sold her company for 177 million.
Do you know about all the wonderful Stylehouse videos on the Pottery Barn website? Just click HERE. My favorites are the “Where I Live” home tours.
The following video just reaffirms my love for design and photography in the home.
Beautiful, Black & White Fine Art prints of your family and children will be forever works of art. They will never go out of style, and what better to decorate with than memories and the people you love.
One of my favorite home tours:
Being a photographer, and word and image junkie, I was instantly drawn to this video. Jasmine Star is a very talented and successful wedding photographer based in Orange County California. You definitely do not need to be a photographer to draw inspiration from this brilliant marketing piece. Just Click the image to view.
One thing I’ve learned from an early age is to find successful people and find out what they are doing right. I’ve never been afraid to ask questions. My plan for this blog is to find succesful folks, creatives, business people, moms, friends and get to know them a little better, and share that with you guys. Some questions serious, some questions fun, and forgive my southern English, please.
The first person I had to interview is Josh Moates. We have been business partners for going on eight years now. I truly believe God put us together. He is like my brother. You will never meet a more honest, genuine, kind soul. The thing that impresses me the most about my dear friend is his ability to be accomplish any thing he sets out to do. He is such an individual. He lives life on his terms, and doesnt measure success by the worlds standards. He is a tremendously creative photographer, who has that special knack for capturing something so genuine in people. He is a super talented musician. (check him out on MTV here) And just the nicest, funniest guy you will ever meet. (And just in case you ever wondered, that tattoo of his says “Salvation.”)
Check out his projects here: