When we stop worrying about unimportant matters, we can devote so much more of ourselves to what is truly important.
We experience numerous disappointments each and every day. Our expectations go unmet, our plans are blocked by circumstance, our wishes go unfulfilled, and we discover that our lives are subject to a myriad of forces beyond our conscious control. In some cases, our response is powerful because we must invest ourselves and our resources to overcome genuine hardship. In others, our reactions are far more passionate than our circumstances likely warrant. The tension that permeates our bodies and minds when we are late for an event, interrupted at work, or sitting in traffic is not inappropriate, but it can interfere with our well-being in profound ways. When we stop worrying about relatively unimportant matters, we can be at peace and devote so much more of ourselves to what is truly important.
The small frustrations and irritations wield such power over us because they rob us of the illusion of control. But every problem is a potential teacher--a confusing situation is an opportunity to practice mindfulness, and difficult people provide us with opportunities to display compassion. There is a natural human tendency to invest copious amounts of emotional energy in minor dilemmas and frustrations in order to avoid confronting those more complex issues that are largely outside the realm of our control. The intensity of our response provides us with a temporary sense of personal power that helps us cope with challenges that might otherwise overwhelm us. But it is only when we let the little stuff go that we discover that the big stuff is not really so devastating after all.
In the stress of a singularly tense incident, differentiating between an inconsequential annoyance and a legitimate challenge can seem a monumental task. Ask yourself whether the emotions you are feeling will be as vivid in a year, a day, or even an hour. As focused as you are on this moment in time, your reward for letting go of your emotional investment may be the very happiness and harmony of being whose loss you are lamenting.
✨Imagine wrapping up your favorite person in stars! ✨
This beautifully modern star quilt uses tonal colors to create each star shape, which then weaves itself into the one beside it.
Suitable for constructing with fat quarters, pre-cuts, or scraps of your favorite fabrics. This printed pattern includes cutting and piecing instructions and clear illustrations.
Complete yardage info and layouts for Pillow, Crib, or Throw. Suitable for all skill levels.
Tap image to be taken to the pattern on my website! These make great stocking stuffers! 🙌🥰
Little Forrest Olive Oil Soap smells like Spruce 🌲💚 Benefits: a natural anti-aging beauty regimen, promotes healthier and more radiant skin, soothing and naturally rich in vitamins! What's not to love?! 😍
This week at @acozychair we’ll be sharing a mini-series of posts: 12 Books of Christmas! 🎄
It’s going to be a great week full of gift-giving ideas for the fellow book nerds and busy women on your Christmas List! Make sure you’re following along so you don’t miss a single one of our favorite reads!
Hint: One of them is the Lettered Grace Book Club’s December Book of the month...and I’m a big fan of the author. 💕
So friends!! Tell us what’s in store for your 2020! I'd love to know!
I've actually just booked a few nights away just after new years so I can really deep dive into next years plans! So excited for it!
📸 from our new Plan It Out collection! Yep we're really ready!!
Do you cringe every time you look at your logo? Has your website sat untouched since you first launched it 3 years ago? If so, it might be time to invest in a rebrand. This season is often a period of reflection, where we look back at the past year and evaluate what we can improve on in the new year, ESPECIALLY in our business. It’s a time where we set new goals and are strategic about how we can continue to drive new progress. So how do you know if a rebrand should be included in your business’s new year resolutions?
Your brand/logo no longer excites you. Maybe you’re even embarrassed by it and just instinctively know it’s time for an update.
Your offerings have changed. Maybe you’ve made a pivot in your business, and your brand no longer reflects your new products / services.
The last time you updated your website, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were still together (still not over that TBH).
You’ve reached a plateau in your business and are looking for a way to engage new clients. OR maybe your DIY branding has been helping you get by, but now you need that “it” factor that will engage new clients and help you hit those big goals.
Tell me 👇🏻 What are some goals you have for your business in the new year?
Whew! What a weekend. Still recovering a little over here from shows three days in a row. But wanted say a huge thank you to everyone who came out this weekend! It’s so fun meeting you and connecting in person. If you couldn’t make it out, not to worry! I have 4 more events coming up before Christmas! .
12/12 - Steel Toe Brewing Holiday Pop Up 5pm-9pm @steeltoebrewing
12/14 - A Handmade Holiday Market 12pm-5pm @lakesandlegends
12/15 Old St Anthony Holiday Bazaar 12pm-5pm @machineshopmpls
12/18 holiday pop up @jwhulmeco 4pm-7pm St Paul Location .
I have a very limited amount of calendars left, message me if you want me to reserve you one! Or place an order via Etsy, there’s still time to get before Christmas!
SWIPE - these pics shared by a @ginghamgirlgreetings customer are beautiful! The wintry scene featuring a vintage deer on a star box, a stags head ornament on a grey gingham background with velvet ribbon trim, and an ivory bottlebrush tree ornament using a silver plate salt shaker top as a base - all accent her flocked tree color scheme perfectly!🦌🌲⭐️