Weekly Wisdom: Live the Width

January 7th, 2013

We celebrated a milestone birthday with a good friend over the weekend, it was an intimate crowd of 25 gathered together to celebrate our doctor friend’s 50th birthday.  As our friend Brian stood to give a toast over dinner to thank his friends for coming, he started by reminding us he is a heart specialist and so many of his clients are elderly and looking at the last years of their life.

Brian shared that a common sentiment among his patients was that their biggest regret was not having spent time living life to the fullest, and how important it is to really live in the present, and fill your life with the laughter of friends and family.

The entire evening really was an expression of that principle, and we didn’t realize that six hours had passed so quickly between all of us because we had spent it talking and laughing and sharing good wine.  So when I mentioned I wanted to start the week with encouragement, this was the quote that came to mind!

live the width pink orange

 

This week, I’m encouraging you all to “live the width” and live life to the fullest!

 live the width samples

All three printable versions of the quote available here:

pink + orange / blue + green / pink + blue

 

We also made progress on the new shelves in the office, I’ll be sharing that DIY project later this week and some pictures taken with my new 35 mm lens too!

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Happy Weekend!

January 4th, 2013

Christmas is all cleaned up, packed and put away, and now we’re moving on to a few projects around the house.  We’re assembling some new shelves for my office this weekend and I’m prepping for a big photo shoot at my house too, I’ll be sure to Instagram a few shots of the process going on next week (follow me here.)

Have you toured the HGTV Dream Home for 2013?  This colorful bathroom is my favorite space, what’s yours? 

hgtv dream home 2013

 

I’d get way too grumpy on a juice cleanse, but I’m drawn to this food lover’s cleanse – a lot of these recipes look both healthy and tasty!

food lovers cleanse

 

I’m so excited about the return of Downton Abbey this weekend, are you?  I took the quiz Which Downton Abbey Job Is Right for You? and apparently the one for me is the same as my favorite character.  Awesome.  Take it and tell me which job you get!

downton abbey countess

 

A few other links I enjoyed reading this week:

Tips on Blogging as a Career

The Most Surreal Places You Can Travel

Keep It Pithy: Say More With Less

Flashback: the 25 Best Selling Christmas Presents of All Time

A stunning series of Startrails

6 Tips for Categorizing Clutter & Staying Organized

The Importance of Being Current

 

Have a great weekend friends, see you all back here on Monday !

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