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diminish the influence of fate

I’ve been meaning to read more books in my free time instead of, you know, doing wildly productive things like re-watching every season of Beverly Hills 90120 on Netflix and crushing on Dylan McKay like it’s 1993. To make things a bit more fun, I’ve decided to start pulling out quotes that strike a chord with me and turning it into a pretty graphic to share with you all!

“Diminish the influence of fate” comes from Chang and Eng by Darin Strauss, a facts-mixed-with-fiction novel about the incredible lives of real life Siamese twins born in 1811 who achieved great fame touring as an oddity attraction in America. Eventually they both married and went on to have a combined total of 21 kids (!!) Life deals all of us a certain hand of cards, some of which we are powerless to control. However it’s our attitudes and actions in the face of these obstacles that truly determine what our futures hold.

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24 merry days 2014 promo

December is upon us, and you know what that means… 24 Merry Days is back in action! My inner Oprah is going bonkers right now – YOU get a present, and YOU get a present, and YOU get a present! Presents for everybodyyyy!

The amazing lady behind it all, Audrey of This Little Street, has scored some off-the-charts gifts this year that you really won’t want to miss. Want a few sneak peeks? Loeffler Randall handbags, a gold bar cart from Dot and Bo, and the cutest retro Smeg fridge are just a few goodies that will be up for grabs this month!

All the fun starts on Dec 1st, and my giveaway will be taking place this Thursday on Dec 4th. Be sure to check out the website (built by yours truly!) every day, or follow along via the 24 Merry Days Facebook page!

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adventure awaits

The day has finally arrived! Hubs and I are headed to Asia to visit my family in Taiwan, and then soldiering onward to eat our weight in ramen in Japan **fist pump**. I’m so excited to unplug for a bit, but things won’t get TOO quiet around here, as I have some awesome guest bloggers filling in for me while I’m away :-) They’ve put together some great content, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

Wanna tag along on our adventure? Follow me on Instagram and Twitter!

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i love you every step of the way

There’s an extra bit of love in my heart because we’re celebrating our wedding anniversary today! It’s a little crazy to think that we’ve been married for 4 years – an entire high school or college era (yes, this is how I always think of 4 year blocks). Time certainly flies when you’re having fun :-) Cheers to year #4!

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these are a few of my favorite things

Peonies | French bulldogs | Sweatpants | Grilled cheese sandwiches | Notebooks I Iced coffee | Traveling | Lightning bugs | Roasted marshmallows

I’m always intrigued by the cool icons my husband creates for the UI design work he does, so I decided to take a stab at making some myself! Mine are just a wee bit less technical, but I had fun honing my Illustrator skills nonetheless :-) So if you’ve ever wished there was an icon for, you know, sweatpants or a jar of lightning bugs, your prayers have been answered!

Download the free icon set (PSD) here!

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what should i blog about

I’m always a bit jealous of bloggers that churn out an endless amount of super creative posts day in and day out because, unfortunately for me, inspiration never seems to come in a nice and steady stream. There are days when I can’t churn out posts fast enough with all the ideas buzzing around in my head, while on other days, uhhhh not so much.

So last weekend, I decided to amass a little vault of blog post ideas in the form of a fun interactive generator called What Should I Blog About? I’ll certainly be using it when I’m racking my brain over what to write about, and I hope you’ll find it useful as well :-) Enjoy!

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