Escape the Ordinary...

January 30, 2015

Good morning and happy Friday! Today I find myself surrounded by sun filling the windows in my office and listening to birds welcome in the warm weather. Before I start working on anything that involves a screen I always take a minute to reflect in my journal about the week that has past, and the things that need to get done next. (Yes, I live by lists haha).

Yesterday I received an inspiring message from someone who explained how my blog has pushed them to follow their passions and to really explore the potential of their own creativity. I was overjoyed to think that in some small way I had a positive impact in someone's life, and no matter how small that is the one thing that keeps my pushing my own boundaries. So today my journal and sketchpad is filled with new ideas and thoughts as I move onto a new week ahead.

On a side note, my mug is filled with a new raspberry smoothie I invented. I love this mug, I had picked it up in Tokyo a few years ago and haven't found a better replacement for it yet. It's the perfect size and has a lid to keep things hot or cold and prevent spills. Around the rim reads a cute story about the picture "The rabbit is trying to trick the cat into sitting on her broken chair". Naughty rabbit!

Raspberry Smoothie Recipe is Called: Escape the Ordinary (inspired by my journal ;)

Ingredients (mostly organic):

2 cups baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup microgreens
2  cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Coconut water to blend

How will you escape the ordinary today? Maybe it's just with a new smoothie recipe (or maybe it's something more!) If you need a pick-me-up in the journal department, here are a few of my favorites from Kate Spade:

I hope you'll let me know how it goes here in the comments or on the socialsphere. Have a great weekend everyone.

-XO Julia

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