I recently attended a clothing swap at my fabulous friend Amy's. She is an all-around rock-star, I'm lucky to teach at the same school and ride carpool with her. There was, as always, a fantastic group of ladies at her house and some really nice finds- a dress from Anthropology, a Patagonia shell, some cozy loved sweaters, to name a few of the treasures I took home. Our current financial situation matched with my love for fashion makes clothing swaps my favorite social event. Love it.
Some favorite finds at the clothing swap came from the publisher of Mamalode, Elke Govertsen, who is a fantastic writer. I've been reading much of her work online since, and have become inspired to be a better writer.
I found inspiration in Beyonce singing at the inauguration (I don't care if she had to lip sync, her recording & performance was phenomenal.)
Finding inspiration as I think of my parents' hard, hard work to give my brother Nick and I what we needed to succeed, to become leaders in this world. So, I go back to the quote I framed for Nick many Christmases ago.
(I will also blog once a week. If you're reading this, go get 'em today! Listen to some Gillian Welch & Andrew Bird, and steady on.)