Archive for January, 2013

Giveaway Thursday :: 2013 “A Year Filled With Possibility” Planner

January 31st, 2013 | Giveaway Thursday!

If you’ve read our blog before – you know that I {Allyson} am an organizing fanatic. Yes, I’m that person – the person who gets excited to order her new calendar/planner at the end of each year so that I can plan and obsess over my schedule. So today our giveaway will help the inner-organizer in all of you. We’re giving away this beautifully designed {and extremely functional} 2013 Planner designed and handmade by Stacie Humphery’s of Girl*In*Gear Studio.

The planner has everything an organizer can ask…


Noted :: January in Pictures

January 29th, 2013 | Inspiration

It’s hard to believe that January is over in just 3 days. Where did this month go? While it seemed to go by in a flash – January was full the brim with projects, new Clients, new goals and resolutions and we even snuck a little fun in there too. Check out our month of January…through pictures!



Here’s A Thought :: Conquer Your Fears

January 28th, 2013 | Blog, Here's a Thought

Do you remember me talking about the RAGNAR Relay I ran and wrote about last year in this post? Well, call me crazy (I know, I know), I signed up for RAGNAR again this year. And, personally, I can’t wait. We are still looking for a few runners of any level. Are you interested in having the time of your life while conquering your fears? Leave a comment below and let’s get started.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear…


T A C K W A L L :: What’s On Our Wall This Week?

January 25th, 2013 | Tackwall

I think we all could use a little color to brighten up the end of this week! So, this week we’ve been working on everyone’s favorite… the Elements postcards! We start off by finding images that we like then we cut them out and spread them out across our conference room table. Next we group them into seasons, then into months and then start pairing up the images that work well together. We’ll then see what we’re missing, print out more images, and slowly but surely our vision starts to take shape. We’re in the beginning stages of the…


Moodboard :: Winter Blues

January 23rd, 2013 | Moodboard

Winter is definitely upon us. The last few days have brought freezing temperatures and snow and we’re only into January. We have a few more months before we begin to thaw!

But enough of the negative – today’s moodboard is intended to brighten up your winter “blues.” Between the shoveling, icy roads and heavy sweaters we forget that the winter can be beautiful too. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out even more of our moodboards on our Elements Pinterest page!

All image sources can be found…


Gadget Review :: Easy-Macro – CelLens

January 22nd, 2013 | Inspiration

One of my 2013 New Years resolutions is to take more photos. Whether it be on my iPhone or with an actual camerai {I swear, I still own one}, I want to document more of my everyday life. As some of you may know, this year during the holidays we all exchanged gifts here at Elements. Amy put it perfectly when she said ” I was so impressed, surprised and delighted at the level of thought each of us put into our gifts for one another – and we had so much fun plotting, planning giggling…


Here’s A Thought :: In Honor of MLK … What Do You Believe?

January 21st, 2013 | Blog, Here's a Thought

If you have never watched Simon Sinek TED talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” based on his best selling book “Start With Why”, I urge you to take the 18:04 minutes to watch this powerful message about leadership.

Sinek was able to pinpoint – and then simply illuminate – a common belief that all leaders share. He radically inverses how we think about what inspires, motives and resonates with people – be they your customers, your audience, your employees or your peers.

Using examples from Apple, Marin…