August 2015Pastel Whimsy: August 2015

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekly Whimsy ♥ #7

It takes courage to put yourself out there and create something.  When we create something we are expressing a part of ourselves that may otherwise stay hidden.  Being creative, and thinking outside of the box, opens us up to judgement from others.  This can be especially scary if what you have created is near, and dear to your heart.  Being creative, and willing to go against the status quo, is how so many of the great discoveries of the world came to be.

Creativity can be an incredible stress-reliever, and can help us to build mastery in certain areas of our lives.  What ways do you like to be creative?

I view blogging as a creative process, and a way to express myself.  Being able to take a peek into the lives, and visions, of others from all over the world is what I love the most about the blogging community!  I hope to tap in to more of my creativity on this blog moving forward, and I am excited to see what that will look like!

Feel free to pin this if you are inspired!  Have a great week :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weekly Whimsy ♥ #6

Here is your quote for the week!

This quote makes me think of those really big dreams we have for our future.  It could be a dream to get a great career, meet the person of our dreams, or just live a content, and happy life.  All of these things are within reach, but not if we are too afraid to take steps towards them.  We have to put ourselves out there, and take the risks that are necessary to achieve these goals.  We won't  be able to achieve those things we really want in life, if we just think about them.  We have to act on these thoughts too!  Take a step today towards something you really want in life.  If you do anything today, do something that helps you get another step towards being a happier you.

Feel free to pin this if you are inspired!  Feed your whimsy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Weekly Whimsy ♥ #5

It can be overwhelming sometimes to imagine how we, as one person, can make a positive impact on the world.  We are only one person in 7 billion.  As one person, we are not going to solve world hunger, or reverse global warming, but we can still make a positive impact just by being ourselves. Have you ever heard of the concept of 'Paying it Forward'?  Be kind to one person tomorrow, in the hopes that they pass that kindness on to someone else, or 'pay it forward'.  Smile at someone in the street, or let someone merge in front of you in traffic.  Pay for the person's coffee behind you in the line at Starbucks, or hold the door open for someone. Pay someone an unexpected compliment or send a nice text to someone you haven't spoken to in awhile.  All of these things are achievable within our busy lives, and they all add up.  Be a beacon of love and joy in the world, and watch that light spread from each person you touch.

What's something nice you might do for someone today?

Feel free to pin this if you are inspired!  Have an awesome day.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Bath and Body Works Repackaged Hand Sanitizers ♥ Review

I popped into Bath and Body works, aka; Nirvana, the other day.  My eyes were immediately drawn to the display filled with their repackaged PocketBac Hand Sanitizers! These things are beyond adorable.  They look like perfect little pods of bright-coloured awesomeness.  The colours are so vibrant, and the new shape is far superior to the previous, more squared-off design.  I grabbed three scents, Watermelon Picnic, Pineapple Sorbet, and Sweet Peach Tea.  I love the fruity, and citrusy scents from BBW so much, and these did not disappoint.  The employee who helped me explained that they have reformulated them so that they do not have such a strong alcohol-y scent when applied to hands.  I can confirm this!  When applied to my hands, there is no longer that moment where the alcohol vapours rush up my nose, which is awesome!  These are pretty much always on sale as well.

I cannot wait to see what scents they bring out for Autumn!  Have you guys grabbed any of these little gems?