Celebrating Books!

February 12, 2012  |  Color Me Inspired, Inspiration, Personal  |  No Comments

I’ve got a special treat this week!

This month I launched a personal project called Val&Words here! A little intro to the site:

I have a big love for words. In high school I wrote poems and songs on my guitar daily. I dreamed of being Poet Laureate or a songwriter. In college, my life revolved around the college newspaper. Post grad, I worked for my local paper designing pages until the wee hours of the day. My passion for words has crept up again, this time in the form of a fun and inspiring hobby. This site consists of three parts:

BOOK NOTES – I LOVE to read books that can change my life. I strive to be the best Valerie I can be and I have found so much wisdom in the books I’ve read lately. The hard part is making it stick. My book notes are all things I’ve highlighted straight from the goodness of each book! I’ve found myself reading over the notes simply to edit and make sure there were not any major errors. The truth is, I found myself deciding I wanted to reread these notes weekly until they were ingrained in me. My hope is that you will find these notes beneficial as well! : ) Find thosehere.

BLOG POSTS – Columns were one of my favorite aspects of working at a paper. Here’s my outlet to share things I’ve learned. This life is a journey and I look forward to sharing it with you!

PRINTS – As a designer, I couldn’t help but design something that will continue to inspire long after you’ve read the book notes. Here, you will find my favorite quotes from each book designed for you to purchase. Full proceeds will go to a few of my favorite charities. Prints and charity specifics COMING SOON! : )

Each month or so I plan to post four more reviews. I’ve got them divided into categories, everything from business to creative and health and spirituality, finance and marriage.

I’m excited to start this personal project. We are capable of so much!! We simply need to learn it! I truly hope these notes will help you grow to be your best self. Unused energy is a waste. I don’t want to look back on my life and think I could have been more. May you be inspired! : )

To celebrate, I decided to do inspiration boards every day all inspired by book covers! Check back later today for our first inspiration board!!

Going Green

January 12, 2012  |  Color Me Inspired  |  , ,  |  1 Comment

I had this post set for this morning. I’ve been trying to fight off sickness the last two days but it’s officially taking over. Taking to my bed for the next two days. Some lovely inspiration for your Thursday though.

Happy Thursday everyone!! Today I’ve got a clean black and white palette with a touch of greenery. I love the simple feel it gives off while still being completely chic. Enjoy!

Black White & Green Inspiration

1. The Cinderella Project 2. Donna Hay 3. Etsy 4. Snippet & Ink 5. Design Sponge

Blush & Bashful

December 19, 2011  |  Color Me Inspired  |  No Comments

Today’s inspiration was our vision for Tara and Dustin’s wedding last weekend. Tara loves pink and all things girly but she wanted to add some elements to make it masculine as well for Dustin. We incorporated pink & gray, lace, natural wood and chevron. Enjoy!!

Our Christmas Inspiration

November 29, 2011  |  Color Me Inspired  |  No Comments

It dawned on me this morning when I got dressed in my Christmas inspiration colors that I haven’t shared with y’all my inspiration. I may one of only a few people that go into this much planning for decor but I’ll take any excuse to make a fun inspiration board! : ) Anyways, I’ve been obsessed with cozy winter retreats for some time. Though it doesn’t snow here in South Louisiana, I wanted our home to feel just as cozy and warm!! Enjoy!! 

Midnight in Paris

November 14, 2011  |  Color Me Inspired  |  No Comments

Happy Monday Everyone! I’ve been inspired a lot lately by gold and thought today was the perfect day for a little French glamour incorporating a little black and peony pink! Enjoy!!

1. Pinterest 2. This is Glamourous 3. Unknown 4. 100 Layer Cake 5. Pinterest

Spicing it Up

October 21, 2011  |  Color Me Inspired  |  1 Comment

Temperatures have been dropping this week and I’m loving it! It makes me want to nestle in a warm blanket and comfy pj’s with a cup of hot chocolate. A warm red and brown is pretty common for fall but I thought I’d update it by throwing in a neutral gray to keep it mellow. Enjoy!!

Credits: 1. Beauty-Jelena Blog 2. & 5. Modern Hepburn 3. Proper Hunt 4. That Kind of Woman