Friday Favs

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I’ve been a little crazed this week with Valentine’s Day orders and wholesale orders, but not too busy for a Friday Favorites post! These are really my favorite posts because I get to share all of my finds without annoying the crap out of everyone on my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts ha. Hope you all have a great weekend!

1. Have you been to MADE in Jackson Hole, WY?! My cards are now available there and I’m beyond excited!

2. Did I tell you all that I started my 21 day challenge?! Well…I’m dying (but in a good way).

3. Yes! I’ve been wanting to make these forever

4. watercolor dip dye stationery DIY….yes!

5. For the love of god-get in my mouth

6. How to keep a clean house-I’m implementing this asap

7. breakfast burritos are my favorite things ever (and you can easily make them 21 day friendly)

8. Danielle from Merriweathercouncil shared some of her favorite creative people to follow on Instagram. Definitely some of the greats!

9. A great post about being busy

21 day fix

3315474133_542ef01c44_oI wasn’t sure if I was going to share this here or not. Would you all be interested in this journey? Is this something that makes sense to share on my blog? What if I fail? Can I share this part of my life without over sharing on my blog? Then I though…Melissa, stop over thinking and just go for it. This is a new, exciting part of your life and sharing it might help others and will definitely keep you accountable.

So…today I started the 21 day fix and I’m so excited! I’ve yo-yo’ed with weight for most of my 20’s and 30’s and I’m ready to take control of my life again, eat healthy and get it together! So without boring you all with all the details, I’ll just give you the gist of the plan.

First, you figure out how many calories you can have per day [there’s an equation to figure this out]. And this tell you how many containers you can have. These containers are color-coordinated (green, purple, red, yellow, blue, orange and a teaspoon).

The calories allotted for the day=the amount of these containers you can have for the day. So for example, I can eat:

4 green containers (vegetables)

3 purple containers (fruits)

4 red containers (proteins)

3 yellow containers (carbs)

1 blue container (healthy fats and cheese)

1 orange container (seeds and dressings)

4 teaspoons (nut butters, oils)

The second part of this plan is exercise. The 21 day fix comes with a daily 30 minute workout that kicks your butt and burns the necessary calories for the day.

So basically, it’s a portion control system that doesn’t make you count calories or fat or weigh out food. All you do is fill the container and that’s it…it’s so simple! The key to this plan (and probably any plan if you want to succeed) is that you need to plan out your meals for the week or else you’ll be hungry, unprepared and resort to eating junk. I spent an hour or so yesterday planning out my meals for the week, grocery shopping and purging the house of junk. It’s truly genius and I’m so excited to get started!

Let me know if you have any questions…I’d be happy to help in whatever way I can.

FRIDAY FAVORITES

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Some little bits and pieces from around the web this week!

1. This podcast always inspires me as a creative

2. This way of journaling seems brilliant-I may give it a try

3. 10 new Valentine’s Day cards are in the shop as well as all of the oldies but goodies

4. So cool—I love the idea of a time capsule

5. Sweet potato, coconut butter and curry—yes please

6. Key lime pie, you’ve stolen my heart

7. I have a lofty goal to read all of these—I’m on book #1

8. Beer pairing with Girl Scout cookies-you’re welcome

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Valentine’s Day Cards 2015

I’ve added 10 new Valentine’s day cards to the shop this week and I’m so excited for these! I’ve been working on them for the past few months and was happy to be able to bring a mix of snarky, foul-mouthed, sweet and sassy to the line. Of course, all of the oldies but goodies are still in the shop too. YAY!

Friday Favorites

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1. My word is SIMPLE this year, here are a list of others if you need a little help!

2. I ordered this and am starting as soon as it gets delivered. I’m psyched

3. Instagram tips for creative businesses

4. Valentines day cards are almost ready. Check out PAGEFIFTYFIVE for their reveal

5. A teens take on social media

6. The editing process of a movie is so cool

7. Anything that begins or ends with pizza has my heart

8. 10 homemade solutions for a healthier home and body

9. Sweet Potato deliciousness

Happy Friday!