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Mar

08

2017

2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

Every year, Pantone selects a color of the year.  This symbolic color selection is a snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.  This year’s Color of the Year is Greenery 15-0343.

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Here is how Pantone describes this color:

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

Towards the end of 2016, I created this custom simplewear box set with the request of designing the set based on a little turtle.  Little did I know, my color choice would be so on point with 2017’s color trend.

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Custom Simplewear Gift Box Sets can be purchased, here.

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Dec

19

2016

Christmas Music & English Bulldog Shaped Sugar Cookies

To get into the holiday spirit, Bumble Bee and I played Christmas music this weekend, while baking English Bulldog shaped sugar cookies. Well, I baked, while Bee was nestled all snug in his bed, while visions of sugar plums danced in his head.  🙂

I found this adorable English Bulldog cookie cutter on Amazon last week and I immediately had the urge to bake sugar cookies.

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Here’s how they turned out. Definitely gives a new meaning to the saying, “You’re so cute, I can eat you!”

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I thought this cookie looked the most like Bumble Bee. The rest of the batch looked slightly overweight or almost hippo like. LOL!

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Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season so far!

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Nov

11

2016

Peace & Inspiration

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A quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

*This photo was taken at Akaka Falls State Park on The Big Island of Hawaii.

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Nov

26

2015

thanksgiving greetings & gratitude…

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a quote by: William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

so thankful to each and every person in my life for making me feel gratitude on a daily basis… my husband, my pup, my family, my friends, my yoga instructors, my clients, and even the people i walk by on the street that simply just smile and say hi.

happy thanksgiving today & every day!
xo, ina & bumble bee

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Nov

28

2013

i am thankful for…

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…this amazing california weather.  (we really are so damn lucky!)
…clients & projects that keep me motivated and inspired.
…my hot yoga practice for keeping me grounded and always sweating for more.
…my family & friends.  they are the heart & soul of me and i would not be complete without them!

what are you thankful for?

wishing you and yours a safe & happy thanksgiving!

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