Setting Intentions in the Fall's my absolute favorite time of the year, and not just because it means that my birthday is around the corner.

Apple cider
Warm socks
Crisp air
Brightly coloured leaves

It means change and the start of something new, all over again. There are cool mornings, warm afternoons and fireflies at night.

This month, set the intention for change.

Imagine the life that you so badly desire. What does it look like? Where are you standing? What are you wearing?

Lead with intention, be open to change, and know that there is a constant flow. The leaves on the summer trees change colors in the fall, so why can't we? Why do we have to stay stuck in the same place, day after day?

The answer is that we don't. But we do because we choose to, or because we are afraid of the alternative.

Be less afraid.
Set the intention for change.


Sponsor Love {Part Deux}

Round two of sponsor posts for the month of September!!

Hi there! My name is Jill (Totally Momma) and I am currently a Stay At Home Mom to 2 adorable little toddlers. I was a working mom up until December of 2010 when I just couldn't stand being away from my little ones anymore. I taught Kindergarten for 7 years and have a great love of children and learning.

I started this blog as a place to share the happenings and interests of my life. I really enjoyed reading others blogs so I figured, why not start my own!

I met my amazing husband in 2004, got engaged in 2005, bought a house in 2006, m
arried in 2007, birthed my first babe in 2008 and my second in 2009! We had a busy few years there!!

I enjoy blogging, shopping, going to the pool, vacationing (especially at WDW) and most importantly spending time with my family!

Building Our Story chronicles the happenings of one adorable little family - Censie (mama), Jeremy (daddy) and Jude (super cute blondie boy with a million watt grin!)

Explore daytrips in and around their hometown in Colorado, big trips to far
off places like Barcelona, and many many Red Sox games.

Follow us and you will be pleasantly surprised with funny kiddo stories, parenting tips, milestones, gear reviews, GIVEAWAYS (like Rockabye Baby!) and much more.
We look forward to making our community grow!

I’m fairly new the Mommy blog scene and I use mine to document my crazy life! Recently I discovered I’m a college grad (thought I had a few more classes to take), also I’m now the “bread winner”; and my husband is currently Mr. Mom while looking for a new job, (oh and I work 30 hours a week in a crazy finance customer service center). Our life revolves around Lexie Lou born 8/9/10. We take each day a time and try to stay optimistic and with us there’s Never a Dull Moment!

Sparetire Design has been creating individualized design solutions for over ten years. We provide our clients with tailored design solutions for all their print, web and stationery needs.Our stationery boutique was born from a passion for design, paper and sharing in life's wonderful moments. Being able to share in the joyous events of weddings, anniversaries, showers, births and all of life's little moments, is truly a perk of stationery design. An invitation sets the stage for the event. Design choice, material choice and craftsmanship all need to work together harmoniously.

Sparetire Design exceeds expectations by providing you with the perfect stationery solution while holding ourselves to the highest trade standards. All of our designs are interchangeable. What does this mean? If you are looking for personalized stationery and see a design shown as a wedding invitation, we can use the preferred design and make it your personal stationery. Just ask! There are so many exciting options and solutions. Contact us with any questions, we are looking forward to helping you.We have many stock designs for you to choose from. Every design can be tailored to your event by material, font and color choices. We will guide you in choosing materials that suit the season and feeling of your event. For a truly unique stationery experience, contact us about our custom design service.

Please visit our website to view our full portfolio. A little about who you will be working with.

I am Jess, the owner and creative here at Sparetire Design. I have my BFA from Alfred University. I am a wife, mother of three wonderful children, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. My goal is not only to create a personalized stationery set for you but to foster an open communication during the process. If you have any questions concerning my designs, process or stationery in general, please contact me. No obligation, I will happily answer any questions you may have and look forward to hearing from you.

At Candy Couture Events, we design a custom plan for your candy buffet as we believe in capturing the essence of who you are and the theme of your event. We can match to anything; your favourite colours, bridesmaid’s dresses, or a creative theme. A night in Hollywood, Pink and fabulous, a princess tea party, possibilities are endless. You imagine it, and we can create it!

Candy buffets are the newest trend at social events. They can be a decorative focal point, an addition to your cake table, or a sweet favour to thank your guests for attending.

Lina Manuel, the creator and owner of Candy Couture Events, brings the glitter and glam of Hollywood to her home town!

Starting off as an event planner in Toronto, Ontario, Lina’s life took her to Sunny California, where she worked as a Catering Manager at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Hollywood California, also known as the “Hotel of the Stars”. Planning events for brides, celebrities and high profile companies, Lina learned all the latest and hottest trends in events and how to create that special ‘red carpet’ effect.

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Sponsor Love

Welcome to another edition of Sponsor Love, a little shout out to my awesome sponsors over there on the right hand side!

Growing Up Geeky celebrates our quirks and outright geekiness and provides you with a healthy dose of super cute baby. I started writing in it after a few unsuccessful months of trying to conceive; I needed an outlet. When I became pregnant, it turned into my pregnancy journal, and now it has become Carina's virtual baby book. I don't want to forget so many things about her and our lives right now, so I document them in my blog - along with some of my rants, confessions, and Mommy fail stories (sadly, there are quite a few!)

I am always on the lookout for unique and exciting baby products, as well as products that could help make my life as a new Mom easier. I love to do reviews and offer my readers fantastic giveaway items. I also recently opened my blog up to sponsorship and am planning on attending BlogHer '12 next August!

I'm a wife to a wonderful chef in training; mother to a chunky, fun-loving little boy; keeper of two spunky dogs; and teacher to many of rambunctious high schoolers. I am a bargain shopper, coupon cutter, price-matching fool. I'm a little bit random, a bit OCD, and appreciate a nice cold glass of Moscato wine.

I believe in baby led weaning, standing up for what's right, and trusting yourself. I enjoy the simple things in life and have faith in the Lord. I don't judge a book by it's cover (but I know that if I was an author my contract would include a clause stipulating my approval of the cover art).

Atutudes Handmade Tutu's are simply the most gorgeous and fabulous tutu's to suit every little girl! Created by Kristal and Jennifer out of non-flammable tulle, ribbon, crystals and gorgeous feathers. Atutudes was recently featured at the GBK Productions Primetime Emmy Awards Gifting Suite, and our peacock tutu is in nearly every promotional photo with a variety of celebrities including cast members from Glee, Wizards of Waverly Place, Modern Family, Mad Men and more! Up next is the GBK Productions Gifting Suites for the Golden Globes and Oscars!
We are so excited to have you drop by and visit us. We are passionate about all things girly and cute! It is truly a labor of love to create our tutus for the special little girl in your life. We put so much love and thoughtfulness into each creation. When you buy our tutus, you are taking home a little piece of us.

Atutudes came to fruition with the birth of Jennifer's beautiful daughter Elan. It was love at first sight! We were planning her 1st birthday party and were looking for just the right tutu. Not really finding what we were looking for, we decided to try making our own. Viola!...

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