Fall Road Trip {2017}

Fall us upon us, which means it’s time for another around the country road trip for this lady! I left Oregon this morning and will be on the road for 62 days :) I’m planning a little time in the Southwest before making my way to Maryland for family time. This will be a more… {read more}

Choose joy.

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. Henri J.M. Nouwen

Shop Updates

It’s hard to believe the Alaina Ann shop has been open for nearly two years! Thank you for the amazing support on this fun printable adventure :) As time goes by, it is clear which printable sets people most need and want from my little shop. As a result, some sets will be retired and… {read more}

Every encounter.

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet. How important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of your self that you leave at every encounter with another. Fred Roger

Falling in love with Oregon.

Truth be told, I fell in love with Oregon long before calling the state home three months ago. Alas, my heart has managed to burst at the seams with each passing day. Three months in and I have a sweet little home, filled with purple, teal, gray and blue decor. In my favorite area of… {read more}

Do that.

What is the most important thing you can do today to move things to where you want them to go? Do that. Danielle LaPorte

Intentions :: September 2017

Being perfectly honest, I have no idea what happened to August. The month started with the celebration of my brother’s marriage, a cross-country road trip back to Oregon, a childhood friend and her daughter visiting for the eclipse, followed by working hard and making plans for my next dream to reality moment. Phew! September is… {read more}

Understand more.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. And now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Madame Marie Curie

Happiness Jar Strips {Free Printable}

My apologies for the {one day} delay. Internet speed was not on my side yesterday! As you may know, I have a little happiness jar and add notes of goodness throughout the year. Today’s printable contains fun and simple strips for these lovely little notes. If you keep a happiness jar and are looking for… {read more}

When sleeping women wake.

When sleeping women wake, mountains move. Chinese Proverb