I am so excited to be partnering with Workman Publishing over next several months on some special releases by Flow Magazine. Flow is a magazine that takes its time, celebrating creativity, imperfection, and life’s little pleasures. In a time when other print media is focusing their energies on their digital properties, Flow Magazine is finding success by fully embracing the physical qualities of paper. It’s weight, texture, the way it takes color, and the formats and ways in which it can be delivered. Their newly released book, A Book That Takes Its Time (An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness), is a book about mindfulness and a book that inspires mindfulness written by the editors of Flow Magazine along with Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst. It is a book about doing, about experience, and about intention. This book is a great reminder to slow down, breathe deeply, and be present. It is a book you will want in print since it includes hundreds of interactive paper goodies! It includes, journals, postcards, stickers, thank you notes, posters, and dozens of other treasures. I have absolutely enjoyed reading it, and filling out some of the prompts and interactive activities!
I feel like lately the word busy is brought up in nearly every conversation. How are things? Busy. We are always busy these days. I don’t know if it is the stage of life I am in or if something has changed, but I really think it is both. The younger generations feel so much pressure, stress, loneliness, and anxieties. I feel like it is much more than ever before. But why? I think technology is to blame, privilege, lack of being mindful and present and intentional in how we are living.
Memorial day has passed, summer is officially here, and it is one of my favorite times of the year! I am so excited to share with you to a new weekly feature on my blog! Introducing…….. the Friday Replay!
This is where I’ll share with you weekly happenings going on around here (the kids are out of school, and I may go crazy…. ), my latest obsessions (guys, I am no longer a Lululemon virgin!), places I have been (taxi driver from lesson to lesson to lesson), what I’m excited about (almost time for Europe!), my favorite new books (chick lit or bust), latest beauty finds (do the words vampire facial scare you…?), what I’m watching on Netflix right now (xoxo Gossip Girl… why? … you know why…wink), and so many more other things buzzing around my mind…. This should be fun!
Freaking out! Because one of my favorite designers Studio McGee came to my house last month to film a webisode! I desperately needed help with styling our new built-in shelves we had built last summer. There were just TOO many shelves, and when I thought about getting them styled, my head started to spin! They took away that burden, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I just sit and stare at them ALL DAY LONG! You can take a peek at all the items they used if you hit the Shop > My Home tab above! Be sure to catch the complete webisode on their site here!
I am so excited to share with you something that has been in the works for months! I have dreamed of the day that my site would get a new look that reflected my brand, and I am thrilled with how it turned out!
I always wanted to bring my readers a nice clean site to browse and view my posts with ease, and a bright, colorful happy space on the internet!
I worked with Blush Creative Studio on the site redesign and logo, and she was absolutely amazing! Jess at Blush Creative Studio was able to bring my ideas in my head to life, and implemented them onto my blog and customized it all to my liking. She was so professional and easy to work with, and I highly recommend her for any design needs you may have!
So, feel free to browse around, everything is nice and organized by category, and I hope it will be easier for my readers to navigate around my site, and find what you are looking for!
I would love to hear any feedback you may have, and as always, thanks for being a reader of Armelle Blog. It has been my pleasure to share with you my favorites things, my life, my travels, my creations, and my passions. And, I hope you will be able to be inspired to create a beautiful life.