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Time To Get Lucky



What if you could give the world luck?

Can you recall the last time you felt lucky and how it changed your whole outlook for the day?

What if you took the time to intentionally make others feel "lucky"?

What if we all took the time to practice intentional goodness for those we love instead of only random acts of kindness for strangers?

It feels good to be thought of.

It feels good to intentionally be good to those we care for.

I'm not catholic so lent is not something I feel bound to participate in, but it's something I have chosen to partake in since my late teenage years. And for many years it was about withholding... I gave up fast food, Diet Coke, and a good many other things.

This year I want to practice bringing good to the world for 40 days straight.

I want to give to those who are part of my village and perhaps change their "luck" on any given day.

If you want to join in, I'll be instagramming the luck everyday under the #IntentionalGoodness hashtag. Come play along.

Maybe we can all change the world one act at a time.


Lost In A Beautiful Paper Vortex

Women love paper and fancy paper even more.

In fact, I have yet to meet a woman who doesn't go a little weak in the knees over the stationary aisle, a beautiful card or a clever sticky note.

Perhaps there are women out there who don't, but I don't know them.

We can conquer the world, invent amazing new contraptions, make the world hear us ROAR and still be wooed by a gorgeous piece of paper while doing it.

Because, that is how we WOMEN roll!

So, without further ado let me introduce you to MINTED. I have long found myself lost in a prolonged bliss with their website. They have beautiful paper for everything from baby showers to birth announcements and custom wall art to wonderful bits of awesomeness just for HER (and him too).

So, let me show you some of the stuff I love, and why.

This summer we will be headed out on a two week camping vacation in my home state of Michigan. I can't wait to document all of our adventures for our family. No one wants to bring a laptop to the beach or too close to the fire, so this will be a great way to document everything in a beautiful yet low-tech fashion. I love that you can customize the inside with lined, graph, or blank pages for no additional fee.


As a parent and an active member of the PTA I write LOTS of notes to my son's school and I love that this classy design allows my notes to be both clear and have a little flair at the same time.



One of my resolutions for this year was to write more, not write to blog, but write to connect with family and friends and I think this clever stationary adds just the right touch to a personal note.

These are just a few of the many fabulous products over at MINTED.

Go check them out now, everything there is so beautiful.

Disclosure: Minted compensated me with product to facilitate this posting. All opinions are my own.


Friday 5 | A Little Bit Of Fun

Featuring a whole lot of fun this week.

Every single video should bring a smile to your face.


Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing

     *Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show this week and I'm obviously a big fan of his work. I loved this bit with Will Smith from his first night. *

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Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips

     *Love these tips about how not to be a jerk! Thanks for the tip on this one @StaceyNerdin.*

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Fabio| Dancing to DupStep

     *This kiddo walked me through some iMovie stuff awhile back and so I thought this was absolutely adorable and it'd be my mini shout-out to him.*

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Maddie and Zoe sing "Let It Go"     

     *@MommyShorts was the first place I saw this and then it sort of appeared everywhere in my feed this week. My kiddo loves to bust out this song too...heck, so do I."

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Ragtime Gals | Ignition

     *More from Fallon and his Tonight Show gig. It's a great song converted to barbershop. Go check it out.*

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