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Wow, Analiese, looking over your blog - and even through your IG feed - is like a mirror of sorts..or perhaps the message I hope to see reflected. Either way, I know what you mean. Stay wild. :) And continue to share your beautiful words. Also, it's quite amazing your comment came on a day it was greatly needed in my life. Thank you for connecting with me. I hope we continue to do so. //xo//
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2014 on living // life architecture at Colour Me Happy
Hi Diana - This really is such a fun, creative way to dye eggs. I hope you like how they turn out! Your round up looks fun; thanks for including me.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on diy natural dye easter eggs. at Colour Me Happy
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You know that one thing you want to do. Maybe it's the book you want to read or the blog you haven't yet started. It could be that marathon you want to run or the deadlift max you want to beat. It could be as simple as spending more time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Colour Me Happy
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"Journal writing is a voyage to the interior." - Christina Baldwin Quiet time spent scrawling mostly nothings with the occasional something gets to my bones. It is a form of meditation for me, except instead of trying to clear my mind through breath work and imagery, I can purge these... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Colour Me Happy
Aw yes, mediation has been calling out to me. I am not very dedicated or adept at meditation; Dave has helped me with some guided exercises recently. I'd like to strengthen my own though. Thank you for sharing your insight! It's helpful to have another suggestion as I'm going through this process. xo. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2014 on i'm a pleaser. at Colour Me Happy
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I fear I am driven by the need to be everything to everyone else. Even when I'm uninterested. Even when I'm uncomfortable. Even when I'm tired. Even when I'm overwhelmed. Even when I'm on the edge of burnout. A series of untimely and unfortunate circumstances (combined with poor management) at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Colour Me Happy
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These darker days offer a punctuation, a pause as the light waits to expand. Quiet moments allow us to see ourselves from the inside out, as people who can "make an impact on the world", rather than simply "navigate the impact the world has" on us. (excerpts from Justine Musk) Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
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The morning we drove into the hills to a small lake to watch the sun rise, a fog settled in, washing away all but the palest palettes of slate. It matched the hues of my heart, austere and somewhat sullen - not bleak - simply quiet and contemplative. I know... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
Thank you sweet friend. I love seeing your beautiful experiences and stories on IG. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2013 on currently // face to face. at Colour Me Happy
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Over the weekend the temperature sank deep into my bones, so we dove into a pile of pillows and heated blankets. Dave's fingers strummed through my hair for hours as I dozed in his lap. The frizzy mess was worth the affectionate attention. Winter's inaugural chill was worth the quiet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
Alicia, I've been trying to write today and am exasperated by my efforts. Your comment is timely and heart filling - an appreciated nudge as I continue to find my voice. xoxo Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2013 on currently // face to face. at Colour Me Happy
Faith, I feel it. Thank you - your comment means so much to me. xoxoxo Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2013 on currently // face to face. at Colour Me Happy
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I have never cried so many tears as those shed these past months. It has never taken such effort to simply Breathe. The summer I finally felt at home in my own skin is also the summer I lost myself. The months to follow were drenched in the most challenging,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
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No gluten. No cane sugar. Avoid most nuts and even seeds. No yeast. No dairy. There are others, but these are the biggies. These are foods I feel much better avoiding, if I am being completely mindful and honest with myself. Especially gluten. Especially cane sugar. A food sensitivity test... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
I think you are right and powder is an excellent suggestion!! Thank you. Sent from my iPhone
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The last couple weeks have seen an ebb and flow in my mental state: the much embraced exhale of finishing out a strong semester before diving into a three-week course on Islam and struggling to keep overwhelming and looming agendas at bay. It was not a conscious choice, but these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
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I sit here with wet, moppy hair half-hazardly twisted onto my head. It's quiet. I am acutely aware of the water drawing my skin onto my bones, tightly, as it dries. There is lightness again. It wasn't an hour ago I sat in this same seat feeling the unsettling pounding... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
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She arrived at summer's doorstep only a couple week's ago, filling my heart with a happiness I didn't know I was lacking. I'm certain she was a product of learning my love languages + completing a strenuous semester + shifting stress levels downward (in a big way) + breathing more... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
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No presents. No parties. He only wants a camping trip: a no-logistics-on-his-part foray into the wild à la me. Celebrating his birthday each year with blossoming cacti and warming temperatures is easily rising to the top of our favorite memories and adventures. I have wanted to share our recent camping... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
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feeling: the morning air is crisp and intimate. It seeps through my collar bones, wrapping itself around my ribs. The coolness brushes over my cheeks, painting them an intense flush of red. The smell is of dirt and newly forming leaves; the freshness feeds my lungs. I am acquiring a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
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There is a deep sense of excitement within me. I do not know what it is or from where it comes. Silhouettes of hope. Like passions stirring or confidence shifting. Awakening. Acknowledging. Flowering reminders of what is and what is not. Priorities, nonsense, niceties, essence...a greater sense of clarity settling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
Your life is amazing! I'm so happy for you.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2013 on "spring break" + living fully at Colour Me Happy
nice! I was thinking juice - like blueberry or blackberry - might work nicely. Thanks for the idea. Sent from my iPhone
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{{See end of post for updated dyes/colors.}} I meant to finish dyeing eggs early in the week to share a couple "new" ideas with you. It just didn't happen, and I'd rather get outside and play today. Quite frankly, I'm disappointed by the turn of our outdoor adventures today -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at Colour Me Happy
Hi Elannah ~ please share a link once you try your natural food coloring - clever idea! Sent from my iPhone