The holidays are officially here! This is my most favorite time of the year because there is so much you can do creatively and TONS to be thankful for. Going to shows, baking, holiday crafting, touring christmas lights, hanging out with friends and family... hold your head up and purpose in your heart to celebrate the gift of LIFE this holiday season.
One of my favorite events here in Colorado is Denver Arts Week and it starts today!. All of
the art communities come together and host several events over an eight
day period. One of the things I'm looking forward to trying out is Denver Arts Week free night at the museum not to mention Denver Film Festival. Shuttle buses will be available for anyone who wants to check out Denver Museums.
Also coming up this month is "Single's Day". Yep, that's right Single's Day. Singles Day 11/11 was started in China among young people who proud to celebrate the fact that they are single...I like that idea! Alibaba.com sees potential growth.
Now that we are passed Halloween and heading towards Thanksgiving, ever
think about hosting a Friendsgiving? I found some many DIYs and Culinary
ideas on Pinterest that are simple, quick and easy. This is something that is on my bucket list to do.
Most of us don't look forward to this time of year when darkness sets in early, it can bring us the blues.So instead allowing dread to set in, brighten up your outlook by creating a bucket list or a to do list for the season. My mom would say: "Focus on what you DO have NOT what you don't have" Here are 20 ideas from my personal Bucket List.
1. Pick out a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch and carve it.
2. Take in a show or visit a street fair
3. Sip some chai tea or apple cider with a friend/s
4. Plan a 3 day weekend
5. Find a pair of Uggs boots and a new scarf
6. Go on a hayride
7. Slow cook a pot of chili (crockpot)
8. Breakfast at Snooze
9. Pumpkin spice latte and a day at the museum
10. Celebrate 50 year anniversary of Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin
11. Get a massage/ facial 12. Take Fall foliage drive & go star gazing / watch the sunrise 13. Decorate the front door or porch 14. Get outside your comfort zone and go through a corn maze 15. Play a board game/puzzle at a your favorite coffee/tea shop 16. Paint outdoors (Plein Air) 17. Visit a winery 18. Go people watching at the mall on Halloween 19. Volunteer and Donate to a food bank 20. Start each day with a grateful / thankful heart ♥
AUTUMN, there is something so calming and romantic about this season.
There is a different kind of excitement as we began to think about the holiday season coming up. Our clothing changes, the foods we eat changes, maybe for some even your home decor changes. Autumn comes and goes so quickly here in Colorado, if you are not careful you'll miss the beauty of it all. Art has allowed me to travel and meet people at different stages in their life. As much as I love Fall, for some, it brings a low to their spirit; God knows I've been there, the holidays were not always fun. So this year, I wanted to share what I do take make this time of year special and exciting. Maybe, just maybe it will you out too! Come along on this FALL INTO AUTUMN journey with and re-discover the beauty of the season. Besides, how could you not Fall In Love with Autumn.
Last year I created a few home decor items made of ornaments from The Dollar Tree, Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Christmas decor can be inexpensive and divine at the same time. Most items were purchase after Christmas 2014 (70-80% off) I'm excited to share what I did this year.
Frame is from Michaels summer clearance and black,
gold white words are from Hobby Lobby.
Green Christmas tree from The Dollar Tree and red ornaments
from Hobby Lobby.
Gold and white star from Hobby Lobby, white flower
and gold bells from The Dollar Tree.
Gold bells, gold ribbon from The Dollar Tree and silver harp from Hobby Lobby.
Black canvas and silver snowflakes from Hobby Lobby, Silver star ornaments and red reindeers from The Dollar Tree.
Gold and white noel ornament from Hobby Lobby,
white star from The Dollar Tree.
Peace from Hobby Lobby, red and green pick, red ribbon from Michaels.
All items from Michaels
Canvas from Hobby Lobby, gold ribbon and green glitter from Michaels,
green bulbs and skates from The Dollar Tree.
Happy Holidays from Michaels, ornaments and black foam core from Hobby Lobby, white angel from The Dollar Tree.
I received a complimentary sample pack of Ponds Wet Cleansing towelette to testing from Influester. Inside the influenster box I also received a coupon for $1 off Pond's products at Target. The wipes are soft textured cloths with a light fresh scent.
I have the opportunity to travel the country doing what I love and that is art.
I recently took the Pond's sample with me to Via Colori Houston. I was impressed how the wipes cleaned my face and hands of chalk residue.
The cloth wipes did not dry out my skin, the vitamin E did it's job.
I would recommend Pond's wipes to friends and family. I do not where make up often, however, I would use the wipes to freshen up my face. I would use them again when traveling.