Why I Seriously LOVE Washi Tape

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“When you do anything that expresses who you are, you are adding to creation.”  -Deepak Chopra

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Some people have a thing for shoes – I have a thing for beautifully colored & patterned tape – known as washi tape.  My (growing) collection brings me so much joy.  I love wrapping presents with it, using it in my journal, on a greeting card, or on my handmade mini journals. I even used them to keep track of our water glasses this weekend.  (Brilliant if I do say so myself!)

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I love these little rolls because they make it very simple to be creative.  It is a beautiful medium to express yourself in case you are not an expert artist.  Anything goes and the combinations are endless.

If you are craving some creativity in your life but feel stuck… go get yourself some washi tape and see all the charm & magic you can create.

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Mini Yoga Flow *1

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Just 5 minutes to stand + breathe + bend – you don’t even need your yoga mat or yoga clothes.  Do it and your body and mind will thank you!

 

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Let it Evolve

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My altar is always changing even though I crave to get it ‘right’, so I can check it off the list.

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My Shiva statue moves to greet me at the door.  My succulent found a sunnier spot. My rose petals eventually dried out.  I find new crystals to add.  I arrange my pictures in a new way.  And one day I may just start over.

It’s evolving…and so am I.

So as you build your little altar – let your treasures ebb and flow.  Let it represent the space you carve out for yourself.

#myaltarspace.

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A Tour of My Altar

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This is how my altar looks today:

a beautiful poem + mini malas

a beautiful poem + mini malas

a bowl full of water (for movement & flow) + rocks & crystals (for charm & magic)

a bowl full of water (for movement & flow) + rocks & crystals (for charm & magic)

pictures of the people who I love & who I feel guide me

pictures of the people who I love & who I feel guide me

powerful symbols & figures: mother mary + ganesh + stunning om doodle by my cousin + golden heart + shiva

powerful symbols & figures: mother mary + ganesh + stunning om doodle by my cousin + golden heart + shiva

FUN! air plant + wooden hot pink feather

FUN! air plant + wooden hot pink feather

inspiring quote & hot pink lotus candle

inspiring quote & hot pink lotus candle

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Mother Mary + Ganesh + an Air Plant…

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All live together on my altar, along with some other treasures that provide a visual pep talk whenever I see it. Once you find + clear a space for your altar gather objects that are meaningful and uplifting and arrange them beautifully.

Here are some options:

fresh flowers . a beeswax candle . incense . a picture of your grandma . your vision board . a dream catcher . buddha . crystalsmala beads a poem . plants . figurines of saints, gods, or goddesses . a sacred shell . a beautiful quote . a hot pink feather… whatever floats your boat.

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I recently cleared off books to make space for my altar.  I especially love the bursts of hot pink.  They remind me to tap into my 7 year old self whenever I am feeling too serious.

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