So this week forced me to face an often overlooked truth. I am by no means old enough nor young enough to ignore all that life has to offer. Meaning? We have no excuse to say no to much of our heart’s desire no matter our age, no matter the perceptions placed on our pretty little heads by society. Not even our loved onces can dictate when to stop agreeing to live life. And if you need a wake-up call to that fact, phone a friend. A good one. Best of the week? Y’all….Luke James is some kind of good stuff. Attending a Versus & Flow event left me and a friend pretty excited for his new album. I’m officially ready for new music! Here are a few links to get your weekend started….!
Stop Telling Women to Smile
Stop Telling Women to Smile is an exhibition of new works by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. An extension of her street art project of the same name, the show will include oil paintings, as well as photographs, drawings and prints. STWTS addresses gender based street harassment. The work was created to be placed in the street – placing the presence of strong women in that environment to combat mistreatment.
Sometimes, More is Not What you Want (or what you need)
The 7 Habbits of Calmness. My favorite?
Reduce noise. Our lives are filled with all kinds of noise — visual clutter, notifications, social media, news, all the things we need to read. And truthfully, none of it is necessary. Reduce all these things and more, and create some space, some quiet, in your life.
How to have a year that matters
The most amazing fruit you’ll ever meet really is the Avocado
Consumption of avocados has grown more than 200 percent in the past decade, and outgrowing and outpacing that of other fruits.
I’ve been slightly obsessed with kale recipes lately and think this is so apropos. There really is a Tumblr for everything!?!
Spread the word to those who don’t know. Black Girls are from the Future
LOVE this sneak peak & mini home makeover from Simply Cyn.
The Artists Way is making a comeback. The new (or old) solution to your creative slump
I’ve had crafts and the creative pen on the brains since attending one of Sheena’s Craft partay. Paper Pastries is everything I want to fuel the fire.
For the Stay at home/work at a desk/coffee shop awesome folks out there….this is for you! Ambient sounds to boost your workday creativity
A good friend will always hand you the truth. Pay Attention to things that connect you with joy
Girl Crushes | Classy Top Knot (so cute, & perfect for Summer!) | DIY Mega Moisture Mask
Spring refresher course? 10 Commandments of Curly Hair
Missed the memo on this, yessir! “Your Thirties are Do or Die”
Are us thirtysomethings really invisible? Are we quietly hibernating, honing the best of ourselves while we get fit enough to fight? Is the thirties just the decades-long Rocky workout montage of your life? Where are the TV shows about people in their thirties stumbling on their way home from the parties to puke up that expensive pasta they were finally able to buy with their really good graphic design job? I don’t know about you, but making sure my mortgage gets paid has been full of cinematic suspense for years now.