A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Today’s blog post comes in two parts… the first is a day-in-the-life style vlog and then a little roundup of what’s been inspiring me lately. P.S. Be sure to subscribe via Youtube if you want to see more daily vlogs. I won’t always share them […]

Amanda’s Love Letter to California

Amanda’s Love Letter to California

California, my old friend, I’m happy that we are so well acquainted after my fourth journey to the west coast. Through these many trips I’ve ventured to the tops of your mountains, kayaked through your reservoirs, driven past your deserts and lakes, and now driven […]

A Chat with Olivia of Atiliay

A Chat with Olivia of Atiliay

How has your summer been going? Mine has been lovely. Really slowing down and enjoying life. I also have a fun project in the works that I’ll be announcing very soon. So keep your eye out. You’re going to love it! Meanwhile hop over to Atiliay to read […]

Venture Link Up | August 2016

Venture Link Up | August 2016

I’m delighted with this week’s features! Hop over to these ladies blogs and explore for even more inspiration. 🙂   1. (above) Cara shares tips on scrapbooking and papercrafting over the busy summer. 2. Gabrielle encourages us to stop and smell the flowers (literally.) 3. Alison shares […]

The Positivity Kit by Lisa Currie

The Positivity Kit by Lisa Currie

I’m super excited to announce the next book for #venturebookclub! 🙂   Da-da-da-daaaaaa… The Positivity Kit by Lisa Currie!   Watch below to see why I decided this was the perfect book for our next “read.” (Spoiler alert: This book is more interactive than just […]

Savouring the Everyday Side of Adventure

Savouring the Everyday Side of Adventure

  As much as I love connecting with friends and communities through the internet it’s been refreshing to take some time to unplug for my anniversary and my Mama’s birthday. Over the last fortnight we’ve spent time catching Pokémon, enjoying sunsets, gathering herbs, taking dance classes, baking scones, […]

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

It’s time to chat about Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin!   Watch below for my thoughts on the book and leave your comments here or on Youtube. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfXIAZS4mYg] (Experimenting with a video series for Venture Book Club. I’ll be announcing our next book […]

Meet Kate of A Playful Day Podcast

Meet Kate of A Playful Day Podcast

This week I am delighted to introduce you to Kate of A Playful Day. I discovered her podcast during my winter hiatus and was delighted when she chose adventure as her theme for the second season. I’m sure you’ll find she’s a kindred spirit too, so without any further ado here is our chat… What drew you to podcasting? I was working in London and commuting in from the suburbs each day when I discovered podcasts. I devoured hours of other people’s creativity and I felt like I wanted to add that conversation. There was a creativity challenge on a blog week and I decided to try a podcast. I loved it and haven’t looked back since. Read more.

Exploring Crystal Bridges American Made Folk Art Exhibit

Exploring Crystal Bridges American Made Folk Art Exhibit

Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a sneak peek of the American Made folk art exhibit at Crystal Bridges. And it was stunning! There were a variety of works including signs, paintings, weathervanes, whirligigs, and furniture, but the pieces that really resonated with me were the quilts. Our guide spoke about how young women expressed their creativity through practical means since they weren’t accepted into the wider community of artists. Household items that needed to be made from hand were constructed beautifully. And even Amish quilters who weren’t allowed to use ornamentation used beautifully intricate stitching on their simply designed quilts. What I took away from the exhibit was a renewed sense to look for ways to fit beauty and adventure into the everyday. To make mundane tasks beautiful. To see the opportunity where there at first appears none. Read more.

Venture Link Up | July 2016

Venture Link Up | July 2016

June has flown by! Last month we only had a handful of link up participants, and they all had lovely adventures so you’ll see them all featured below. 1. Lorna gives us a glimpse of England’s Lake District. (Pictured above and below… I couldn’t choose between photos!) 2. Mary Kathleen takes us on a Photo Walk (LOVE this idea!) 3. Jean shares her adventures in Raja Ampat (and activity ideas for non-divers.) Read more.