smell the roses

garden rose
{we received a shipment of these garden rose stunners for a special event this weekend. I promptly stole one for a small vase on my desk. All the better for stopping and smelling.}

When you’re surrounded by beautiful things every day, it’s easy to become a little jaded to their loveliness. I imagine the same goes in places like bakeries, though I can’t believe cupcakes and fudge frosting could ever lose their appeal.

I’m trying to make an effort to spend more time in the present, instead of always thinking a few steps ahead. To stop and smell the roses, if you’ll pardon the obvious florist pun. In my heart of hearts, I want to be the person that puts the art/love/passion first and lets all the technical stuff follow suit.

While we’re on the subject, here are a few recent posts from around the interwebs that I’m particularly inspired by:


I love Sydney’s perspective on being ‘busy’, and overcoming our self-imposed overloading.

The next time I’m in a creative rut, I’ll remember Elsie & Emma’s advice that good ideas take time.

I really appreciate Kendi’s thoughts on being true to yourself within the parameters of your blog.






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  1. 8.18.12
    pinknmascara said:

    I really agree, we are all so busy today. We need to realize what’s important.. Loved this post.. Now following.. I’m new and this is my beauty blog

  2. 8.17.12
    Jupe said:

    WHAT a rose. That pic just made my day :)

    <3 Cambria

  3. 8.17.12

    This is so true! We get so caught up in our lives and always rushing to the next thing. Thanks for reminding us to stop and smell the roses and appreciate today! Heather