I just wanted to tell everyone Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you have a great one. Don't forget to show everyone that you love how much they mean to you.

Love Joy Peace,


Happy New Year

When I think about 2012 it seems to have gone by so quickly. I have no idea how it has already been a year since last New Years. I know that as the years go by they will just keep going by faster and faster. I read that the reason our perspective of time gets faster and faster is because as we get older our days are too similar and our brains have a hard time separating each day from the others. When we are children we experience new things everyday and because of this each day is special, unique, and memorable.

I challenge you this year to take on as many new adventures as you can and let's make 2013 be as memorable and exciting as when you were six years old.

I bet that everyone has accomplished some amazing goals this year. It is important to take note of these accomplishments to realized how blessed we all are. We have have come to close a great year and we have the opportunity to experience another year. Not everyone will be so blessed. We have only one life, let's make it last as long as we can.

Here is a list of the things I have accomplished in 2012

1. I stayed at a full time job for over 1 year

2. Moved to an area I have always wanted to live

3. Got engaged!

4. Started a blog

5. Expanded my portfolio

6. Got a raise

7. Opened an Etsy shop

I'm sure I have more too, but those are the important ones.

Love Joy Peace,


Give to a charity in their name.

I know that I would rather have someone give to a charity that I support than give me something I don't want or need.

Here is a list of some of the organizations that I love:

Happy Gifting!

Love Joy Peace,


Are you done with your Christmas shopping?

I often browse the internet trying to think of gift ideas for my family and friends I stumbled upon these lists that were helpful for me.

Here are some other ideas:
I hope some of these ideas help. I know that gift giving is supposed to be fun, but sometimes it gets stressful if you are a procrastinator like me.

Love Joy Peace,