Wow, May is here, and that means the first quarter of the year has already passed! It sounds so clichéd to talk about how fast time is moving. Normally I feel quite aware of how I’m spending my time, but every now and then it sneaks up on me. Which really is the universe telling me to slow down and reflect; to find joy in what has been working, and really look at what is proving to be a challenge.

So with the advent of this new month, I thought it would be nice to share with you some of what I’m thankful for, in the hopes that you are thankful for them as well, or encouraged to try something new.

My short and sweet grateful list:

◊  my funny, clever, handsome man…  ◊  …who makes me cheese toast whenever I want it  ◊  good, strong coffees  ◊  trying new dishes out for our dinner  ◊  being able to share my passion for dance with others    playing with handlettering and typography  ◊  dates with my girlfriends  ◊  new pink lipsticks  ◊  having deep and meaningful conversations about life  ◊  new books  ◊  being able to see the moon all year round from our apartment    taking the time to learn about things that interest me    shiny temporary tattoos  ◊  having friends over for nights of too much food and so much laughter   music. always.    reorganising our bedroom, so it feels fresh and open    sunsets  ◊  unsubscribing from overwhelming emails and blogs (so much breathing space)  ◊  watching fun movies  ◊  planning our Thailand trip  ◊  dreaming and planning the future  

I would love to hear what you are grateful for! Let me know below what is lighting you up at the moment. Remember, joy is potent and catching..


< Danielle LaPorte >

Sending love, dear ones.


seeking inspiration

Occasionally I find it hard to get motivated in life. And when that happens, I usually go on an internet-binge, searching for beautifully created and inspiring messages. Given I am feeling a bit flat at the moment, I thought you guys might like to read some of these as well! I hope they help make change, make you think, make you smile. Enjoy lovelies!


< Melissa Ambrosini >

Gala Darling

< Gala Darling >

lovers gonna love< Rebel Road Company >

Set the world on fire

< The Virtual Typewriter >


< Danielle LaPorte >

october love

Wow, how did it get to be October already?? I blinked and missed September, in the best way possible: I was having bucket loads of fun, and I’m glad I took the time to just be and enjoy.

But a new month inspired me to get back online, and share some of the goodies I’ve been stockpiling. I thought it would be fun to do an October inspired round up of gift ideas for your loved ones, including yourself! Let me know which of these you love, or if they inspired you to search for something new you might never have considered before…

October 2014

one. The stone for October, tourmaline (watermelon tourmaline bracelet from Two Feathers NY)
two. The main sun sign of the month, Libra (Libra jersey scarf from blackbirdtees)
three. Libra’s ruling planet, Venus (Roman mythology art prints from meganlee)
four. Sapphire, Libra’s stone (sterling silver and sapphire cuff links from BreigeKing)
five. October’s flower is calendula (calendula infused body oil from TheScentedTree)

I am so excited to be doing Gala Darling‘s #lovetober Instagram challenge this month as well! I have never done a photo challenge before; they’ve never really inspired me to go out and take photos outside of my comfort zone. But this one I loved as soon as I started reading the prompts, and I can’t wait to share the photos I have in mind for each one. If you want to see what I post, you can follow me here, and make sure to share your photos with me as well!

Sending you peace and happiness for the weekend! X