Put Some Zen into Your Life

Although this article by Shannon Byrne was written for freelance writers like myself, I thought it would be a great idea to share. So put some zen into your life by checking out these:

10 Meditation Apps to Help Find Your Zen as a Freelancer!

I'm really liking Pause, as I'm a very visual person, but I'm also a big fan of inspirational quotes, as with Quotiful's Mindfulness Collection. I'm also going to try Calm because the sound of 'rain on leaves' appeals to me, as does the 5-day guided meditation program with The Mindfulness App

Check them out! And be sure to visit my Pinterest boards: My Favorite Things and Reno, Deco, Organization & Minimalism, as well as the Everyday Minimalist Bar Necklace, so dainty and pretty!

My Favorite Things.


Kiva: Loans that Change Lives

Dreams are universal. Opportunities are not...

From one entrepreneur to the next, I know how difficult starting and running a small business can be. Once there's no longer a struggle, wouldn't it be nice to help others in the same situation?

Kiva gives you, yes you, the chance to make small loans to borrowers from around the world, who are working hard to start businesses and improve their lives. Some of the amazing people I've helped have included:

  • a university student in Jordan
  • a weaver in Guatemala
  • a dairy farmer in Albania
  • a taxi driver in Cambodia
  • a cattle farmer in Vietnam
  • a pharmacist in Tanzania

I'm already lending on Kiva and thought you'd like to join me!

(Use the above link to donate & Kiva will give me another $25 to re-loan, 
so your $25 donation is basically doubled!!) 
Many thanks for doing so!

Try lending on Kiva today! Fund a loan. Get repaid. Fund another.

My Favorite Things.


Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28

Available from Nordstrom...and be sure to check out My Favorite Things by Designs by Orysa Steele!
Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Genuine Ostrich Feather Tank

Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Crop Flare Leather Pants


My Favorite Things.


BCBG Max Azria

I'm loving these moto-chic pieces from BCBG Max Azria, especially the Judy Faux-Leather Peplum Top! (Does she look like a Judy??! Sorry, just had to ask!) ;)

Stylish, yet fun and with a polished moto vibe - let's take a look at My Favorite Things!

Brita Faux-Leather Blocked Top

Becky Faux-Leather Peplum Top with Lace Inserts

Judy Faux-Leather Peplum Top

Jenhifer Embroirdered Faux-Leather Miniskirt

And be sure to check out Steve Madden Boots for Fall, as they're perfect for spring as well! 

My Favorite Things.