Elevate the Everyday

What a wonderful mantra, motto, and philosophy for positive living. I, however, cannot take credit for such a fabulous phrase. There is a lovely entrepreneur in Fort Thomas, KY that has braved a new venture called French 75 Boutique with the goal of bringing unique selections of living, gifting, and celebrating into the lives ofContinue reading “Elevate the Everyday”

Do What You Love!

First-I’m hoping everyone out there is having a wonderful day. It’s a very hot, yet productive Friday here in St. Louis. Lots of editing of my second book and working on Etsy. I feel that too often, writing for WordPress comes last. Going to post below some of my favorite motivational Instagram photos. It’s funContinue reading “Do What You Love!”

My Little Etsy Shop

There are many magical selections at my little Etsy shop – Dusty Charm Designs. Quick shipping is available in the United States. Packaging is unique, and each order comes with a few surprises and a coupon for your future purchase. The following items are on sale until June 15… Chase Dreams & Be The Magic!Continue reading “My Little Etsy Shop”

Happiness is the Key to Life

Life is always brand new…and every single next ticking second of the clock brings the opportunity for happiness. Monday, two days of designing and the cost of postage will disappear into a USPS mailbox. I’ll be sending samples of uniquely handcrafted fare to a newly opened boutique in Kentucky. Chance more than risk. This mayContinue reading “Happiness is the Key to Life”

Rejection

Rejection comes in many forms…love, friendship, prosperity, creativity. Sometimes you even reject your own damn self with a heavy dose of self-inflicted misguided reasoning. I was recently told that the writing, creating, thinking, designing, innovating I do in The Studio That Never Sleeps is more of a hobby than a means of income. The basicContinue reading “Rejection”

Eighties Writer: Part Two

In the Fall of ’83 the following poem was published in the college campus literary magazine. It features a slice of time and my beloved 1979 Special Edition Trans Am that was left to me when my father died. The selection is appropriately titled: Trans Am. Reaching for the stars In ecstasy,Fits of passion comeContinue reading “Eighties Writer: Part Two”

Eighties Writer: Part One

Southeast Missouri State University, College years August 1980 – May 1984… Majoring in English… believing I could write. Here is the first poem published in our campus literary magazine – Fall 1981 – Title: My Feelings Feeling second hand Pumping words to this paperI find myself lost, not finding myself at all.Tired of searching, IContinue reading “Eighties Writer: Part One”

Mirabel Alisa Dawn

Though born with just one, I’ve had many names throughout my life. Some nicknames include: Cotton Top, Motorhead, Bookworm, Momma Noos, Debbie Do and Dearest One. Believing in magic and much of what it encompasses, I recently decided to do a self-exploration to find my Fairy Name. There are several ways to go about it.Continue reading “Mirabel Alisa Dawn”

Let’s Get This Party Started

So many possibilities to shake it up and make it big as we enter the first month of this new year. Self-improvement, health, kindness, positive outcomes. Just a few things to stuff into our carry and conceal weapon. Aching for the positive and longing for change. The only way it can happen is through mindContinue reading “Let’s Get This Party Started”