A Time To Renew...

As the year quickly slips into holiday mode, the daylight is noticeably shorter, the weather takes on a snowy white chill, and the wonderful family and friend festivities begin.  This is also an ideal time to reflect on successes, be reminded of lessons learned from mistakes, and prepare to forge ahead with new plans, dreams, and visions...

Creating a Still Life Farmhouse Kitchen

Sorting and organizing still life props in my studio is a task I thoroughly enjoy.  Along with collecting beautiful vintage kitchen tools and furniture pieces, both instill a desire to create a "scene" or set for practicing still life photography....

6 Ways To Live A PURPOSEFUL Life

Just recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with  pencil and paper and ask myself some tough questions about what The Blue Cupboard | Purposeful Market brand was all about.  Having completed a self-defined process for "scent branding", it was time to go deeper and look at the broad brand landscape.  The word "purposeful" encompassed so many aspects of what I wanted for this business and I needed to define "why".  As I jotted down my answers to the brand questions, a theme was developing and I quickly realized I wanted to share with you, my idea of a "Purposeful" life AND business....

Change is inevitable...Change is good...

Life has taught me to accept change.  Some changes come on fast and furious and others happen with deliberate planning and vision.  Change is inevitable and change is good.  Change moves us in directions that may give us pause or instill anxiousness.  Change can also bring on such a strong level of excitment and hope that you wonder why you didn't see it sooner....

"Squares n Soap"

Sharing the funny parts of my life could fill a book...this one in particular is truly share-worthy.  There are also soap updates and upcoming happenings...come on inside....