History for Beauty

5 links & a video + thank you!

Thank you so much for the over 1,000 comments!! I waited a bit because I know the comment number counts my own comments as well, but I think I’m well beyond that point. You’re all so fantastic and each comment helps keep this blog and me going! And it’s about time I post a round-up […]

Life tip #11: Relax

Good Monday to all of you amazing people! I hope you’re taking some time to relax today. We’ve all heard the saying “life is short”, but how often do we do something about it? While many would look at this phrase and think I need to hurry up!, I think what’s most important to me? For […]


My love for quotes and searching out new ones depicted in beautiful ways lead me to Julian Bialowas and his 365 day project. Each day for 365 days, Julian posts a photograph of his own with a quote. As of 31 March, he has posted 173 such quotes. Every one is unique and wonderful in […]

A round-up of interesting links

Goodness me! Ever since I started bookmarking links I wanted to share on my blog, there seem to be more and more of them by the day! In the past two weeks, I’ve especially found quite a few great blog posts that I wanted to share.

Growing is forever

I’ve watched Growing is Forever before, but I can’t remember where I found it. Today I was lucky enough to be reminded of it by The Home Ground. The video by Jesse Rosten depicts the beautiful Redwood Forests in Northern California. I must go there one day… have any of you ever been? The narration said […]

Orchid in bloom + fasting

This beauty has been blooming since late February and is now absolutely stunning. At first I was worried it wouldn’t have another life in it, but as you can see, it’s full of life! On some days it would be snowing outside and indoors I had this loveliness to gaze upon. Right now there are […]

They Draw & Cook: recipes illustrated by artists from around the world

Pasta with Handfuls of Herbs by Naomi Bardoff I’ve loved They Draw & Cook‘s artistic recipes ever since I laid eyes on them. They may even look yummier than the food itself! I try to be creative with my recipes, but they can’t even compare to these works of art. They Draw & Cook is […]

Recently found & worth noting

I’ve gathered so many interesting and news-worthy links lately that I’ve decided to summarize and bunch them all up in one post to share with you. I hope you find something worthy of your interest! Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream Portrait series – I saw a few of these Disney Dream Portraits before, but this was […]

Magical snowflakes

I found this short film by Joe Simon on The Owl Diary. Joe Simon is a wedding cinemetographer who lives in Austin, TX. He wanted to capture the abnormal snowfall in Austin and came up with this lovely little film. The forecast can’t make up it’s mind on whether or not it’ll snow here in […]

Oh, the places you’ll go with ImagineNations

I used to love spinning my family’s globe around as a child. There was a game my brothers and I played where we’d spin the globe, close our eyes, and put our finger somewhere to stop it. Wherever our finger landed, I think it represented where we would live in the future. I don’t actually […]