Inspire yourself! WIN Vintage Trifari…

“Passion is energy.
Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

The holiday season every year, I’m reminded how lucky I am, how blessed I am, and how many inspirational things wait for me around every corner. That might sound corny. But the leaves are changing, my wind chimes are singing, families and friends are making reconnecting… There’s passion in the air. Passion for loving and living and being more aware of how inspired we can be by the amazing world around us.

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”

~Martha Graham

dancer colorful

Our lives are challenging, to say the least. Many of us (myself included) can struggle through the holidays with difficult memories or difficult twists and turns in our lives and families. But this time of the year, EVERY year, I’m determined not to let myself forget that how I react to my life defines my life. And I’m determined to be passionate. I’m determined to love and live and be excited about today and tomorrow–and to hopefully inspire people around me to want the same.

That’s why butterflies are my totem, and a major part of my brand…and my challenge to you ;o) If you feel down or stressed or overwhelmed this year, think of butterflies hovering freely on every breeze, around every flower, in every garden of your imagination. And even when it’s cold outside, they’re waiting, growing inside their cocoons, biding their time until they’ve transformed into something even more beautiful.

Like this!

trifari butterfly

My November contest prize!

It’s a vintage Alfred Philippi Trifari pin, like the special treasures little Polly cherishes in Christmas on Mimosa Lane.

Enter to WIN here.

Be inspired.

Pay it forward.

Share  your passion this season.

Share your excitement with those you love!

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3 Responses to “Inspire yourself! WIN Vintage Trifari…”

  1. peggy c. says:

    you know it is easy to be down as with the holidays and family are not near but then there are alot to be happy for such as the new christmas book out once you bury your nose in that then you feel alot better…have a great thanksgiving

  2. Cynthia E. Blain says:

    Regarding paying it forward: To me, when the holidays roll around, we try to have family or friends who don’t get out much for medical and physical reasons, come to our house for dinner and an evening of chatting and dessert during the month of November and December mostly. We go and pick them up and get them back home after their dinner and visit, whatever it takes to make someone happy who would not be having a nice holiday otherwise.

    As to being inspired, I paint wine bottles and then donate them to local charities for their raffles and other fund raisers. I get “inspired” by a sunset, beautiful flowers, landscapes, etc. etc. and then create a picture on a bottle. Some of them have a set of mini lights inside to light up the painting too. I am so happy to be able to make them to help others in need.

    Cannot wait to read this book.



  3. Cynthia E. Blain says:

    The Trifari pin is fabulous. I have a collection of pins that I have been working on for my entire adult life and I am hoping that pins come back into fashion. I still love them and wear them often.

    Would love love love to be the recipient of this one you have as a giveaway. I have always loved butterflies and with two adopted granddaughters from China and Dragon Flies and butterflies being a part of their heritage, I love butterflies. I have two glass pendants in the shape of butterflies too. They are so mesmerizing to watch too.

    Thank you so much.
    Cynthia B.

    Thank you so much.

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