It’s birthday week on Living on Love! I can hardly believe it, but this little blog of ours is turning THREE! To celebrate, I’ve got some fun stuff lined up for the week, including a GIFT for all of you, a way for YOU to be a part of this great community, a GIVEAWAY from some of Living on Love’s BIGGEST supporters, and a little look back at where we’ve been and all we’ve done in the past 3 years. It’s going to be fabulous! And just so you know, this post is a bit lengthy. Make sure you make it all the way to the bottom!
First of all, I want to say thank you to each and every one of you. This blog would not be here if it weren’t for the readers. I am so grateful for those of you that take time out of your lives to stop here and read a post, leave a comment, or share something here with your friends and family. I hope you know that I work so hard to put out great content that will be beneficial to you in some way. My greatest wish is that this blog would inspire others to live simple, meaningful lives, day in and day out.
If I could afford to mail each of you a little package with a gift of gratitude, I SO would. You all deserve to be taken out for brunch! (My very favorite thing.) To say “thanks,” I had a watercolor print designed just for you (above). On it, you will find one of my very favorite quotes by Mr. Thoreau, surrounded by beautiful, springy flowers to celebrate the natural beauty that exists all around us. Make sure you find time to print this out. (Just click the link beneath the photo to print out your 8.5 x 11 pdf print.) Frame it, tape it to your wall, stick it to your bathroom mirror, pin it above your computer… Put it somewhere that you’ll see each day. May it serve as a daily reminder to give thanks for all that we are and all that we have.
This print was created by my beautiful and talented friend, Joya Logue. Make sure to check out her work at Rajovilla. Joya was kind enough to send me photos of her watercolor process along the way. Aren’t they gorgeous?! Thank you SO MUCH, Joya, for the beautiful work you did here with this print. xoxo, L
The second exciting thing for you all today is that I have finally launched a NEW SPACE where YOU can get involved. You might remember that I launched a newsletter called The Gathering last year. Turns out, I’m not great at sending out newsletters. It’s not something I enjoyed and it’s not something I did well. I apologize for that. Instead of a newsletter, The Gathering is now a Facebook community. Not a page to like, but a group that we can all be a part of. The Gathering is YOUR place at the table. It’s a place to share ideas. It’s a place to tell stories. It’s a place to inspire. It’s a place for you to meet and converse with other readers. It’s a place where all of us, together, can live simpler, more meaningful lives every single day. Think of it as a homecooked meal or a cozy night around the fire, surrounded by the people you love.
Again, I cannot believe that this little baby of mine is 3. It has been a fabulous journey and I know this year will be filled with new adventures, challenges, and joys. I’m so happy you are along for the ride! I cannot show how deep my gratitude is. May you have a blessed day, full of meaning and joy. I love you all!