15 Affirmations For A Bad Day

On a surprisingly cold November morning in Charleston, I dragged my feet into the kitchen for my daily shot of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). Despite the bad taste it left in my mouth and stomach, it was time to get rid of the bad vibes I woke up with. I walked backed to my room, and reached for the stack of index cards on my dresser.

“Today is the most magnificent day of my life!” I recited with a fake smile, “Health, wealth, happiness, love, success, prosperity and money come to me in great abundance.” Yes. All of that. This was the beginning of my morning affirmation routine. After my ACV shot, I read the index cards while staring at my “third-eye” in the mirror. (Your third-eye is basically in between, but slightly above, your eyebrows.) For 3 weeks, I repeated about 20 affirmations out loud at 3 times each. So. Many. 3s. Supposedly the ACV wakes up your third-eye, also known as the ajna chakra, so it helps you soak up all the good vibes your affirmations bring.

My motto at this point in life was fake it till ya make it. If I read the affirmations enough in a believable tone and with a smile on my face, they’d eventually become true. At the time, I just quit my job and ended a major freelance contract which left me money-less. This also meant moving out of my cozy bachelorette pad and of course, stress eating. All the changes had me way down, so I was looking for all the positivity I could get.

What is an affirmation?

An affirmation is a “statement that is declared to be true” (Shoutout to dictionary.com for a formal definition). Positive affirmations help us believe in our potential and strengthen our minds. If it’s not already part of your self-care rituals, today is a great day to start!

A few years after my affirmation routine was born, I rediscovered at least 100 index cards. There was an obsessive phase I went through with self-help: books, webinars and videos. I’m talking about the obnoxious ones with “Earn a 6 Figure Salary in 6 Days By Being Your Best Self”  type of content. Although most of it was fluffed-up common sense, some of them did bless me with gems.

Originally this post was supposed to be a cute affirmations printable. I decided to go green by not encouraging you to print anything. I just feel better knowing that I too *dramatic pause* helped the planet. What actually happened is I never spent enough time learning to create a printable on my own after proposing this idea.

So shoot back that ACV, light your sage wand and repeat after me.

15 affirmations for a bad day

1. Nothing in life is worth the price of worry. 15 Affirmations - The Palmetto Peaches

2. I constantly visualize my purpose, seeing it clearly in my mind’s eye.

3. I radiate beauty, charm and grace.

4. I always focus on the positive.

5. My fears of tomorrow are simply melting away. 

6. Today I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.

7. My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.

8. I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening and will happen. 15 Affirmations - The Palmetto Peaches

9. Today I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.

10. Though these times are difficult, they are only a short phase of life. 

11. My efforts are being supported by the universe; my dreams manifest into reality before my eyes.

12. A river of compassion washes away my anger and replaces it with love.

13. I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind.

14. I believe in myself, and my abilities.

15. I am the architect of my life: I build its foundation and choose its contents. 

Do you have a favorite affirmation to add to the list?

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You Can Quote Me: Memorable Book Quotes

I was never an English major. I can’t discuss Sylvia Path or Kafka at length. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austen book and I’ve been told (by lit snobs  majors)  that this makes me basic. *Kanye shrug* I love books!! I have fictional crushes on literary characters. I have a Kindle, but I love and use my library card like I’m trying to earn frequent flyer miles. I refuse to see a movie unless I’ve read the novel it’s based on first  Basically this is me:

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Back in undergrad, I started writing down some of my favorite quotes or passages from literature. I now have a few notebooks of these fantastic book quotes and I wanted to share a few with you all (with some of my commentary 🙂 ).

Memorable Book Quotes

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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“’Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’” —E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

 

 

 

 

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I couldn’t pick just one quote from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

Sorry, not sorry.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

 

 

 

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I love John Green. Sue me.

“You can love someone so much… But you can never love someone as much as you miss them.”— John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

 

 

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“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines.
She was beautiful, for the way she thought.
She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved.
She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad.
No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks.
She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.”  — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

 

 

 

 

 

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“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

 

 

 
 

I’m always looking for new reads. What are some of your favorite passages or quotes from books? Leave a comment below.

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Friday Whine Down

Friday Whine Down - The Palmetto PeachesHappy Fri-yay!! I’m no Matt Bellassai, but I was hoping you would indulge me for a few paragraphs and let me get a few things off my chest aka let me whine about it (feel free to enjoy a glass of wine while you’re at it).

Friday Whine Down

  • Men who think they know more about sports than all women – A week or so ago, I’m standing in line at Starbucks (I’ll never forget to do a mobile order again) and ended up chatting with a girl in front about me about Seth Curry. The guy behind us was clearly eavesdropping and couldn’t wait to interject — “Actually it’s Steph Curry, not Seth and he plays for the Warriors”. His smug look said it all. Little did he know…

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Me:Uh no smart ass, we meant Seth Curry, Steph Curry’s younger brother. You know the guard from the Sacramento Kings?! *z snap & Kenya Moore twirl*

Smug Face: *stutters an apology* + pretends to take a call.

Okay, so I didn’t call him a smart ass (and there was no Z snap or twirl), but I did shut him down. This guy was so excited to jump in and talk down to two girls who dared to have the audacity to talk about sports in his presence because men all are-knowing when it comes to sports. *rolls eyes*

  • The Worst Upstairs Neighbors – I’ve lived in the same apartment since I moved to Atlanta. There were times when I didn’t even know I had upstairs neighbors until I happened to see them out on their balcony. So I’ve been pretty lucky until back in February when the upstairs neighbors from hell moved in. These two dudes sound like tap dancing elephants, but they can’t be more than 125lbs soaking wet.  Here’s a little taste of what I’m dealing with:


  • Valet Trash – I’m not sure how many of you live in apartments and are forced into this service, but can we start a petition, puhleaze? If you’re not a part of the lucky bunch that has to use this – essentially, the leasing office dictates the particular hours of the day when you can set your trash outside of your door and someone from the valet trash service will come and collect it for you. Sounds like a deal right — except you have to pay for this. Mhmm, I get charged an extra $40 a month for the service and I can’t opt-out. That’s $480 a year, I could have spent on clothes, planner stickers, makeup, or food… you know fun things. I can take out my own damn trash (fo’ free!!). What really gets me is the service (at least in my complex) runs Sunday – Thursday. So Saturday after hosting a football watch party when I have two or three bags of trash, a hangover and I don’t want to walk my trash to dumpster, they won’t help me. Thanks for nothing!

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  • Overpriced basics – I’m working on creating a capsule wardrobe, so my Bloglovin’ feed is filled with posts from fashion bloggers.  What kills me is all of the fashion bloggers that recommend “affordable” $125 plain white v-necks to add to your collection of basics. $125 for a basic?!! Bless your heart. Now, I love a good basic t-shirt that you can wear alone with a great accessory or layer under your sweaters or jackets when the weather calls for it. I get it: quality and all that blah, blah, blah, but what about my affinity to get my foundation on my t-shirt or drop the avocado from my lunch on myself as I try to type and work at my desk. No, you spend that kind of money on your spring essential and I’ll head over to Old Navy or Target and pick-up two or three, $7 or $8 shirts that I won’t cry over when I inevitably spill coffee on it.

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Whew! I feel better. Thanks for letting me whine about it.

Your turn. What are some things that are currently bothering you? Whine/Rant/write in all caps about it to me in the comments below.

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It Me: 13 Times My Life Was a Meme

A meme is worth 1,000 words

especially when it comes to my life. Even though a good meme isn’t hard to come by on social media these days, only the gems  earn a spot in my iPhone storage.

Have you seen “it me” as a response to a status or picture on social media? If not, let me give you a quick run down. The first time I saw it, I thought it was a typo, so I automatically changed it to “it’s me!” in my mind. Then I kept seeing it, from different people, spelt the same way.
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What is “it me”?

Naturally, I had to Inspector Gadget this meme, because I laughed out loud whenever I read one. Andrea Kats, @PastaVersaucy on Twitter, created the “it me” meme after the James Franco texting scandal. While making fun of the awkward conversation, which included an even more awkward selfie, “it me” was born. (If you care, or have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read Andrea’s Paper Mag interview.) Eventually, saying “it me” became another way to say, “that’s so me” or “this is me“.

Anyway… I’m good for responding to text messages, Tweets and Facebook comments with a gif or picture, so I was floored the first time I saw this picture of Beyoncé online.

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You maybe tired of me writing about Beyoncé, but I’m not and I ain’t sorry. However, this post isn’t 100% about Queen Bey–it’s about a picture of her that is basically me on a daily basis. Her face and body language are so perfect for most of the thoughts and emotions I go through on a typical day. One of those “When Bless Your Heart Isn’t Enough” faces. It may seem a little petty, but Mercury is in retrograde until May 22nd, so I got the time today.

13 Times My Life Was a Meme

When the server reaches for my plate or glass, and I’m not done yet.

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When I tell someone I have 8 nephews, and they ask “So when are you having kids of your own?”

It Me Meme - The Palmetto PeachesLike..did you hear me?

When inaccurate or irrelevant news goes viral on Facebook.

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When my friends crack a racist joke, and I gotta remind them I’m Black. Like, very Black.

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When my nephews told me Happy Mother’s Day.

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When 8 people hit “reply-all” in the work email with personal questions.

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When I tried to say “yes” to everything like Shonda Rhimes, but couldn’t keep up.

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When someone goes live on Facebook, and sits there watching TV the entire time.

It Me Meme - The Palmetto PeachesPlease find your way back to Snapchat.

When I tell someone an idea, and they repeat it back to me like it’s theirs.

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When I bought a carton of wine, and the cashier didn’t ask for my ID.

It Me Meme - The Palmetto PeachesYes, I said carton of wine.

When the bus is 30 minutes late and the driver asks, “How are you today?”

It Me Meme - The Palmetto PeachesI was great an hour ago, sir.

When I’m walking, and a stranger pulls over to ask me if I want a ride.

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When someone shows me an ugly dog and asks, “Isn’t he the cutest?”

It Me Meme - The Palmetto PeachesNo. Nope. Nah. It ain’t.

Is this you too? I’d love to read (and laugh at) a situation where you’ve felt like how Beyoncé looks in this picture.

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Get Fit Playlist

Get Fit Playlist - The Palmetto PeachesI don’t know about you but when I listen to music I tend to have a more productive. I also don’t find myself counting down the seconds to the end of the exercise or run. In my effort to get summertime fine I did some research on how best to incorporate  music into your workout. I learned that you playlist should include songs that build up to the same BPM as your target heart rate, which is actually a range.(Caution: Some math follows.)

Your target heart rate = 50 percent to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate.

Your maximum heart rate is about 220 minus your age.  So for me:

  • Maximum Heart Rate: 220 – 26 = 194 beats per minute/BPM

  • Target Heart Rate: 97 – 165 BPM

According to the American Heart Association: Heart rate during moderately intense activities is about 50-69% of your maximum heart rate, whereas heart rate during hard physical activity is about 70% to less than 90% of the maximum heart rate.

I’ve pulled together this Get Fit Playlist with the BPM of each song included. Feel free to customize your own playlist based on your target heart rate. There are plenty of apps or resources that can help you identify the BPM of your favorite songs.

Get Fit Playlist

  • Rihanna – Work – 92 BPM
  • Nick Jonas – Levels – 102 BPM
  • Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza Seeb Remix- 102 BPM
  • Drake – One Dance – 104 BPM
  • Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling – 113 BPM
  • Jonas Blue – Fast Car – 113 BPM
  • DNCE – Cake by the Ocean – 119 BPM
  • Missy Elliott – WTF (Where They From) [feat. Pharrell] – 120 BPM
  • Andy Grammer – Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah) – 120 BPM
  • Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama – 120 BPM
  • Ed Sheeran – Sing – 120 BPM
  • Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Joe Perry & Travis Barker – Bad Man – 120 BPM
  • Tori Kelly & Big Sean – Hollow – 126 BPM
  • Kid Cudi  – Pursuit Of Happiness (Extended Steve Aoki Remix) – 128 BPM
  • Britney Spears – Work B**ch – 128 BPM
  • Muse – Uprising – 128 BPM
  • Ghost Town DJs – My Boo – 130 BPM
  • 3OH!3 – Don’t Trust Me – 130 BPM
  • Lady Gaga- Applause – 140 BPM
  • Sheppard – Geronimo – 142 BPM
  • Florence + The Machine – Ship to Wreck – 142 BPM
  • Drake –  Jumpman – 142 BPM
  • Chris Brown – Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) – 146 BPM
  • Justin Timberlake – Chop Me Up – 147 BPM
  • Maroon 5 – Harder to Breathe – 150 BPM
  • Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark – 152 BPM
  • The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – 160 BPM
  • Panic! At the Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies – 170 BPM
  • Hairspray Soundtrack – You Can’t Stop the Beat – 170 BPM
  • Drake – Energy – 172 BPM
  • Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us – 180 BPM
  • Jack White – Lazaretto  – 180 BPM

What are some of your favorite workout songs? Leave me a comment below and I’ll add some new songs to the get fit playlist.

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10 Reasons Dogs Are A Girl’s Best Friend

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“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.”*

When I was little I wanted a pet rabbit. Instead my parents got me a few goldfish…one of which my dad stepped on. The sight of his/her fishy guts on our living room floor traumatized me for life. R.I.P Buggy.  Yes, I named it Buggy the fish.

My next stop into pet ownership was brief. I bought two hermit crabs with the coolest painted shells – Shrimp and Biggie. Hermit crabs are not cuddly at all and I realized they actually kind of creeped me out.

Fast forward to September 2014 I’m in Columbia for a football game (Go Gamecocks) and my mom let’s me know she’s in town as well. I go to say hello and am greeted by the cutest little pup. Yup, my mom ambushed surprised me with a dog. That’s how I became a fur mama.

On Tuesday, my fur baby, Sgt. Pepper, turned two. So in honor of my little muffin’s birthday I’m sharing 10 reasons dogs are a girl’s best friend.

 

10 Reasons Dogs Are a Girl’s Best Friend

  1. Cuddling is always on the table. Usually there is no persuasion necessary, but a little treat can convince Sgt. Pepper to come cuddle on the couch with me for the duration of whatever movie or bingewatch session I’m completing.  And not only are they willing to cuddle with you…
  2. The are always down to nap with you. Fur mamas (or daddies), raise your hands if your dog has fallen asleep right on top of you and you try not to move because you don’t want to disturb their little sweet puppy dreams. Besides that, dogs are always down for a nap- some can sleep up to 18 hours a day. What a fantastic life!
  3. They are always so excited to see you. Sgt. Pepper gets so unbelievably excited every time I walk through the front door. I could have been gone for 60 seconds to grab that one grocery bag that I couldn’t manage to bring in the first trip and you would have thought I had left for hours. His joy can make me forget a miserable day at work or at least temporarily make it seem like it wasn’t a big deal.
  4. They are your ride or die. As soon as I grab the leash, Sgt. Pepper is ready to go. Whether or it’s a quick drive to run an errand or a 4.5 hour road trip to Charleston, he’s happy to go wherever I’m going.
  5. They won’t bawk at your nicknames. I don’t have pet names for most people. You’ll get a boo or boo boo from me, but that’s about it. Because of my fur baby I finally have a use for all these nicknames I’ve been holding on to: Little monkey, little monster, boo boo, love bug, munch munch, puppy baby…
  6. Unconditional love. Dogs hand out pure unconditional love and ask absolutely nothing in return – although food and water are a part of the deal. They won’t hold a grudge against you. I’ve accidentally kicked Sgt. Pepper off of the bed and he just snuggled up next to my face as if nothing happened. Boyfriends and girlfriends will go, but your dog will always happily be by your side. 
  7. Built in vacuum. You just can’t stay mad when they make a mess and perhaps it’s because they will help you clean up. When I mean help, it’s more of a mad scavenge for any morsel of meal that you may drop, but still it’s helpful.
  8. Built in dinner date. Ok, albeit, your dog just wants a bite of your food, but you will never ever have to eat alone again. Sgt. Pepper will stare at me (sometimes until he falls asleep), or curl up on my feet while I dine. I’ve realized I will never eat alone whenever he’s around. P.S. I’ve got a super simple recipe for some homemade doggie treats you can throw your fur baby so they’ll leave your plate alone.
  9. Deals with your mood swings. I’m a fairly happy person, but then I’ll watch three episodes of Parenthood or a Grey’s Anatomy season finale and fall into an emotional black hole (Damn you, Shonda). Sgt. Pepper will come and put his head on my lap and get extra snuggly. The same goes for when I’m sick. He just knows and loves on me just the required amount. Dogs can sense these things and will adjust their behavior accordingly.
  10.  They will never cease to amuse you. My dogs makes even the most mundane chores interesting. Sgt. Pepper has an affinity to roll around in my piles of dirty laundry. He also is obsessed with my slippers (because none of his toys is good enough for him apparently). He sometimes plays with his food and it’s hilarious. And who doesn’t love a good dog chases his tail session? Cat owners probably, but cat people are a topic for another day.

In case you were wondering Sgt. Pepper enjoyed a trip to Bruster’s for a “doggie sundae” for his special day and demolished it. He wasn’t a fan of the bone though.

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*To be clear, I am still very open to diamonds.

Do you have a furry BFF? Share some stories and pictures with me!

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Digital Vision Board: 6 Month Progress

Daaamn, Ace, back at it again with the vision board.

In November, I shared my digital vision board with you in Use a Vision Board So I Know It’s Real. Originally, there were 2 digital vision boards in the post, but I made a rookie mistake by deleting one from Photobucket.

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November 2015 Vision Board

Vision boards are a way to visually keep up with your goals and dreams. If you place it in the right spot, you’re constantly reminded: “Hey girl, you want this. Go get it.” The purpose of my digital vision board was to keep it on my phone as a daily reminder of what I wanted. It’s time for me to admit that didn’t last long. I don’t look at my vision board as much as I initially planned to, which is why my progress isn’t THAT significant. But hey, let’s celebrate the little wins today!

What’s on my digital vision board, and where am I now?

  • Write: Children’s books, coming of age dramas, screenplays, novels…basically everything.

    Update:

    They say real G’s move in silence like lasagna, so once it’s finalized–I’ll share the writing opportunity I accepted. On another note, the more Netflix and #LEMONADE I watch, the more I want to be a professional storyteller. Recently the universe connected me with a potential future mentor. She’s a social activist and writer. If I don’t take advantage of this opportunity, I’ll be the only person to blame. 

  • Travel: The picture with the big moon is New Orleans. The picture of the house with the outdoor fireplace is my future home. I have to add curtains to those big windows though.

    Update:

    So far the only cities I’ve visited outside of South Carolina are Charlotte, NC and Tampa, FL. BUT Beyoncé recently added a show in New Orleans September 24th, and I have a pretty strong craving to go! There are some ideas up in the air for summer trips, but I try not to get excited about things until transportation is booked and/or I’m already on the way there. Digital Vision Board 6 Month Progress - The Palmetto Peaches

  • Fit that yellow dress again. I’m taking this off of the list for my sanity. Instead of trying to fit into my clothes, I should focus on being healthy. There isn’t any real progress here. I don’t weigh myself anymore, and my old clothes still don’t fit me well…so there’s that.
  • Become financially stable: Because I can’t do any of these things without money.

    Update:

    I’m definitely not there yet. Soon I’ll be starting a part-time summer gig, and I’m working on a few freelance opportunities right now. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of my financial freedom.

  • Go back to school: Translation = get an iPad.

    Update:

    I got an Amazon Fire, and it is not the business. However, it is better than relying on my phone for everything. Continuing my education is still something I want to do, I just want to make sure I’m going back to get me closer to my purpose.

  • Be a better business woman: Translation = get a new MacBook.

    Update:

    Between my planners and Evernote, I am getting more organized and less overwhelmed. You know what would be nice though? A virtual assistant to remind me to check my planner, or to read it for me. A social media intern would also be nice. P.S I’m entering a MacBook contest on the 22nd. Your good vibes are much appreciated.

  • GO TO DISNEY WORLD: I wrote it in all caps, because it is that serious.

    Update:

    I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD for my sister-cousin’s bachelorette party! Hopefully, I can keep it together. The last thing I need is for Mickey Mouse and Princess Tiana to see me drunk-crying in the magical, Disney streets. So. Many. Emotions.

Do you have a digital vision board? What steps are you taking to bring your visions to life?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Pinterest Meditation Mood Board

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mood board: an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc., intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept.

When I decided to create a mood board on Pinterest, I really thought I was going to pin a bunch of pictures to show how I was feeling. After a little research, I realized I was wrong. Everything I searched had color themes, texture and most importantly–a mission to create something. Clearly, I could’ve still broken the “rules” because I do what I want haha, but I decided to follow through…kinda.

It was easy, but still hard to do Wordless Wednesday this week. I was tired, but had so many emotions and feelings to talk about. Between new and exciting freelance opportunities and spending the weekend in Florida with my best friends (and Beyoncé)–my thoughts were on fleek.

Being overwhelmed has me craving a beautiful meditation space. So why not create a mood board to help visualize it into existence?
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What’s on my board

Green Chakra Stones

Green represents the heart chakra (Anahata). Opening the heart chakra brings forgiveness, acceptance and love. I know I’m not the only one who can use a little more of all 3 of those things right now.

Green Juice

Nothing says zen like a morning (or afternoon) green juice.

Green Space

Even though my allergies make me hate nature these days, I’d love to meditate outdoors. Some days I step outside and think, “I can’t believe I’m a part of this.” Waking up to a new day is one thing, but basking in the morning sunlight, or listening to the rain takes gratitude to another level.

Green Accessories

I rarely leave the house without a headband. Yes, even ones with flowers. Might as well get in meditation formation with a green headwrap, flowy dress and jewelry.

Why I chose the color green

Other than green being my favorite color, it relaxes me. I’ll leave this part to the experts. Jennifer Bourn (BournCreative.com) broke it down like this:

The color green has healing power and is understood to be the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view. Green can help enhance vision, stability and endurance. Green takes up more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and it is the dominant color in the natural. It is a natural choice in interior design as an ideal background or backdrop because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere.

Pinterest is not cooperating with me right now, so if my mood board isn’t visible in this post please visit this link to check it out: Ace’s Meditation Mood Board.

Have you ever created a mood board? I’d love to see them, and hear your tips for making one.

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May Day (May Planner Stickers)

Happy May, planner peeps!  Again, I keep finding the printables on random Pinterest boards and I’m excited you’re sharing them. We got so many downloads every month, but I’d really love to see how you’re using them in your planners. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram; tweet us; or send us photos via email! I may just pick one of our planner peeps and gift them with a custom sticker set. 🙂

This set was made for an ECLP vertical, but will also work with similar planners like the Happy Planner. Included are the ever popular checklist boxes and flags, headers and miscellaneous icons (bill, pay day, email, grocery shopping, laundry, etc.) Simply print this file on full sheet sticker paper and cut out your stickers. 1/2 inch punches are perfect for all of the circle icons.

May Day – May Planner Printable

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You can access the .pdf file here or simply click on the picture above for the download.

I’ve got a second page of stickers that match the May colors. This sheet features more check list boxes and a few spinoffs of the checklist boxes. Let me know if you like the notebook paper and clipboard boxes.

May Day - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.com - Erin Condren Printables

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I’d love to see how you use these stickers in your monthly and weekly layouts. Tag us on Instagram @PalmsinATL or use the hashtag #PlanningWithPalmsinATL.

Donni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches