Archive for February, 2013

In Case You Missed It :: February Blog Recap

February 27th, 2013 | In Case You Missed It

It’s been a short month, but we have had a lot of great blog posts so far. Today we’re recapping some of our most popular blog posts for the month of February – just in case you missed it!

1. This post by Amy resonated with all of us – a story of love, loss and lessons learned. If you only read one blog post this month, this is the one to read!

Noted :: Lessons

2. It was a storm, and a blog post, to remember. Nemo hit…


Elements Library :: REWORK

February 25th, 2013 | Blog, Elements Library

This weekend, the kids, husband and I headed north to Vermont for a little R&R. As I was packing for our trip, I grabbed “Rework” by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson off the bookshelf. This turned out to be a good idea. A very good idea.

The drive was approximately three hours and I was able to read the entire book in the three hour drive finishing in about an hour after the drive. While I was reading the book, I wrote two pages of notes…


Picture(s) of the Week :: Olive Oil Tasting & Learning Event

February 22nd, 2013 | Picture of the Week

Yesterday I attended a press event at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City for a client we’ve been working for an exciting product – olive oil! But its not just any olive oil, the Flavor Your Life olive oil campaign is a three year project that is being promoted by the European Commission & the country of Italy and Unaprol – an organization of Italian olive oil producers. The campaign was launched to promote awareness of European high quality olive oil and olives while…


Here’s A Thought :: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

February 19th, 2013 | Blog, Here's a Thought, Inspiration

“Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.” ~Henry J. Kaiser

There will always be the competitor in the next lane, down the street, or even across the globe. What’s important is to not hyper-focus on them, but to focus on you and your business.

We all need to find our own niche, our own angle, what is unique about your own idea, service or product. For example, take a look at Richard Branson.

Richard Branson launched head first…


Here’s A Thought :: Hail to the Chiefs

February 18th, 2013 | Blog, Here's a Thought

In honor of President’s Day, I looked towards our nations leaders for inspiration, wisdom and some darn good common sense.

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” ~George Washington

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“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ~Thomas Jefferson

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Giveaway Thursday :: Happy Valentines Day!

February 14th, 2013 | Giveaway Thursday!

{image:: amy graver and her awesome hand-sewn valentines}

Happy Valentines Day to all our Elements blog readers! We love that you’re reading our blog and hope that we can make your day a little bit sweeter with a giveaway!

We’re going to make the actual giveaway item a surprise – and we’ll announce the prize, as well as the winner, on our blog and social media platforms this Friday. Trust us, this is a really *sweet* surprise that you’ll surely want to win!

So you say you love…


Moodboard :: All You Need Is Love

February 13th, 2013 | Moodboard

Source: via Sue on Pinterest


Even though shades of red are the “traditional” Valentines Day color, I was thinking pink while creating this moodboard. It’s truly a mix of items I love – flowers, food, sunsets – what else could could a girl ask for on Valentines Day?

We hope your day tomorrow {and everyday} are full…