My little family is hitting the road for Ashland, Oregon, where one of my closest friends will be getting married – in a little used book shop! – on new years day. The couple is made up of two writers and I think the idea of binding their union amongst the books is so freakin’ sweet. It promises to be an awesome weekend and I can’t wait!
And now, the goodness, the greatness, the best tool in your kit for practicing positivity, Le Love List:
1. Finally having a proper Hanukkah, the last in the line of awesome holidays we observed this winter. Or, alternately, Being An Atheist.
Everyone is different and I can only speak for myself, but I feel really lucky that I was able to grow up exposed to – and participating in – all sorts of customs and religions and beliefs. I never had any sacred dogma pushed on me by my parents (moral yes, religious no) and that allowed me to make my own connections to various spiritual and cultural rituals. Now as an adult, I love that I get to celebrate lots of holidays, and each one has it’s own cherished meaning to me. As a mother, I look forward to providing the same opportunity for Waits.
It comes in such spurts for me! Sometimes I couldn’t care less about clothing and I feel so totally lost about how to dress myself and what might appeal to me. Other times, like recently, I’m completely inspired by everything, delighted to play dress-up each morning and empowered by feeling I get from putting in a little extra effort. I’ve been poring over fashion blogs (alas, there aren’t many that match my style – I never claimed to be trendy!) and tumblr feeds and Pinterest. What excites me most these days is multi-toned candy-colored hair, Helsinki street style, vintage frocks, awesome leg wear, and overalls done right. Where do you find your fashion inspiration?
The website Raw Food World had a special holiday sale (discount code Holiday18, not sure if it’s still good) that I just couldn’t pass up. They offer “at-cost” specials and with the coupon on top – whooo boy! I was a very happy camper when this box of goodies arrived! I got: 1 lb Maca, 1 lb Mesquite, 1 lb Irish Moss, 3 x 1 lb bags of kelp noodles (they last forever in the fridge and they’re really expensive here in town), some Rawmesan “topping” that I’ve always wanted to try, a 1000-tablet pack of Chlorella tabs (great for traveling!), a jar of Spearmint Tooth Soap, and 2 tubes of Hurraw! raw vegan lip balm.
Now I’m stocked up and super excited for superfood smoothies, supergreen cereals, and a super high-raw winter!
Also! reflecting and re-centering before the new year // lists! // black cherry lip balm, mmmm // finding the shiny side // knowing that happiness and success and relationships take work; working // Harley snuggles for Glee marathons // the amazing readers here on Bonzai who never ease to touch me and inspire me and brighten my life // road trips! . . .
Alright guys, now it’s your turn – tell me what you’re loving this week!
My darlings, this happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, please introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!
Happy weekend, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!