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INSPIRATION

Inspiration is everywhere once you open your eyes to the endless possibilities of the universe. Open your eyes and see the beauty that lies in front of you.

5 Ways to Stay Inspired

There could be different reasons to why you clicked on this post. You might be in a rut, feeling drained of energy and inspiration, or you just want to read how to keep yourself motivated and productive. With the busy lives most of us live, it is important to acknowledge how you are feeling, and stay inspired no matter how busy or stressed out you are. Did you know that stress can lead to insomnia, headaches, depression and a weakened immune system? So, taking care of yourself is a vital part of feeling good and being the best possible version of yourself. Here are some of our favorite rituals to take care of ourselves and some things we love to do to ground ourselves and feel inspired. Gratitude list Every morning and night, write down five things you are thankful for. It could be the smell of coffee in the morning, or a hug from you mom. No matter what you feel grateful for is worth thinking about. Creating this as a habit and a daily …

Monthly Mixtape: February Edition

Tucked away in a cabin in the middle of the woods, I continue to find myself lost in the simplicity of it all. The snow surrounding us feathering down to create thick white blankets coating the trees and the ground, warming our hearts. We finish a bottle of wine, revisiting old childhood movies, planning our next getaway. This February Edition is a collection of some of my favorite songs at the moment paired with the beautiful suggestions from all of you. Relax, enjoy, and indulge yourself in this month’s playlist.   + Be Sure to Check Out The Latest Edition to The Site +Stay Groovy, Kirst

How TF I Stay Organized

One of the biggest obstacles of being your own boss is the lack of “structured time”. Basically, everything that I have to do, can be done from bed in my underwear wearing my favorite hot sauce stained sweatshirt. But, no matter how much I wish it was, THAT is not a recipe for success. I’ve had to learn to set deadlines for myself and figure out ways to stick to them or else nothing will ever get done. I have developed some method to my madness, but I’m still far from productive perfection (see the fact that I’ve had the Word Document open to write this post all damn day). Here are some of the apps I use, the strategies I implement, and the ways I stay motivated to get shit done. Google Calendar So basic, yet so necessary in my life. It’s great to keep track of the big stuff. I use 2 separate calendars to keep things extra organized. There’s one for all things Velvet Drifters, it helps me to schedule posts and organize meetings. …

January Favorites (+ Giveaway)

The winter can be hard for me. Especially being in a place so familiar with such little structured time, I can find myself getting stuck in a rut. The dreary weather seems to inevitably find a way to dampen my mood. January was long, dull… but none the less filled with small moments of joy, love, and light. This month I tried to take the time to figure out what I needed. How could I best comfort myself through the long winter months ahead. Setting routine, trying to give myself a little extra TLC. As I move out of January, I  know that I need to be better to myself, give more hugs and kisses, step away from my phone more frequently. Also, if you haven’t already go enter our giveaway on Instagram. We are leading up to the announcement of our first ever Book Club title,  I thought that this would be a good way to celebrate. To Listen It’s been a really long time since I’ve dedicated some time to making myself a …