Post image for Harvesting Creativity & Overcoming Setbacks

Creativity can be anything from an art piece, to a written work, to a new business idea. What ties the concept together, in all cases, is that it is an outward translation of something within ourselves. We have thoughts and images running through our heads as well as feelings and emotions reverberating through our bodies. Creativity happens when we connect and utilize our talents to communicate what’s inside, breathing it into existence. Of course, that can be easier said than done. Read more »

Sabina -Aug 30, 2014, 1:16PM
Great post. I don't know any creative person--even professional--who doesn't go through slumps and needs an inspirational boost. Also--love the photo of the building that looks almost bloodstained.
Lauren -Aug 30, 2014, 10:44AM
A great post, i think this perfectly illustrates some of the struggles of every creative! I find talking to other people with an artistic mind really helps me develop ideas and thrive from the excitement of theres x

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It’s been a little while since we’ve featured a wedding here on the blog.  But the other day, I got an email from MacK Mars, who works part time as a stylist for Free People.  The photos from her wedding day stopped me dead in my tracks – read on to hear her describe it in her own words, and to get a serious dose of wedding inspiration! Read more »

Alice -Aug 30, 2014, 3:03PM
Great photos as always! Obsessed with the vibe of this wedding. <3 Aesthetics in Wonder
Roisín -Aug 30, 2014, 12:21PM
This is a lovely post with such great photos. All the dresses are beautiful! ♡ TotallyRoisín | UK Fashion & Lifestyle Blog ♡

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Right on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, just 12 miles from the French border, is a little Spanish city where Europeans go to unwind: San Sebastián. Read more »

Faiza -Aug 30, 2014, 9:49AM
Take me to Europe. Seriously. It never fails to amaze me. http://etsy.com/shop/earthlingcreations/
Laura -Aug 30, 2014, 9:07AM
San Sebastián, preciosa ciudad! El País Vasco es una de las partes más bonitas de España. Os animo a tod@as a que lo visitéis! I love your Blog. Keep it up! Laura.

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Post image for How to Pack The Perfect Carry On Bag

I’ve been traveling since before my memory even serves. Road trips and flights were a regular thing in my family, and for a while, a bag sat at the foot of my bed, always half-packed or half-unpacked, depending on how you looked at it. Read more »

Eva -Aug 30, 2014, 3:38AM
Great tip! I always bring all of this stuff as well. Seconding what people said in the comments about lip moisturizer. I usually pack one that's in a tin so I can also use it for my hands if I need to. A little spray bottle with water (and maybe conditioner/coconut oil) is helpful to spray your face if you're feeling extra dry. http://magellanandpan.com
holly -Aug 28, 2014, 7:02PM
This list is essential! I love the tip about lip balm in the comments too, nothing dries out lips quicker than changing climates. http://hollyemeryphotography.blogspot.com.au/

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The feeling of being alone is one that we have all experienced. Read more »

Shelley -Aug 28, 2014, 5:14PM
I love this post. I'm going to bookmark it. Being an introvert and a creative, I need my alone time, but I find if I'm alone too much, I start to get kind of weird! I love all your suggestions, I would also say call someone! Even if you don't have your friends close to you, call one far away. Human contact is essential. https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthChildArt?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Anonymous -Aug 28, 2014, 3:19PM
I recently graduated from college and all my friends left me! I haven't been feeling too lonely, but I'll get random spurts of sadness that make me worry about myself and my health... I look up to you, Bridgette, Julie and Julia, so hearing that you, too, feel lonely sometimes helps me realize that it's perfectly normal! Thank you for this! <3

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“Don’t Stumble Over Something Behind You.” Read more »

Maya -Aug 26, 2014, 8:26PM
I have to say that this quote really resonates with me, especially in light of some recent life events. My fiancé and I recently moved. The move went well, but we ended up having a bit of a disagreement with the neighbors where they accused us of doing something something that we didn't. This really, really bothered me and although things are better, it has made it a lot tougher to develop a relationship with our neighbors. Luckily my fiancé really took the initiative to help move us past this event.
Dee -Aug 25, 2014, 9:13PM
This is such a great saying to focus on for the week ahead. I agree that "There’s no need to waste energy and feelings on problems that are already behind you. If it’s fixed, let it be fixed." I think this also applies to things that you have no control over. DW | http://www.daundra.com

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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia! Read more »

Anaïs -Aug 26, 2014, 5:45AM
Thank you for this beautiful post and to the people who wrote their own experiences in the comments. It brought tears in my eyes...I experienced two losses that usually aren't considered as real ones... I had two abortions and it really was like a loss to me, both times. It took me years to get over them. I think I know what it feels like to lose someone you love, in my case someone that I knew without really physically knowing. <3
Paula -Aug 25, 2014, 11:48PM
I recently lost my husband of 36 years. I took care of him at home for the past 3 years. Your post is so right on. It is gut wrenching and a very lonely time. Grief IS experienced differently by everyone

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This post comes from our AVM and Social Media Specialist at Free People Aspen, April! Read more »

Christina -Aug 25, 2014, 4:28PM
so inspirational! i need to get out of my office! - Christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com
Laura -Aug 25, 2014, 3:05PM
found the sweatshirt! http://www.milehighclothing.com/store/p3/I_Heart_MTNS_Crewneck_Sweatshirt.html

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Twenty-four hours in Vancouver, and what do you do? Read more »

Carol -Aug 27, 2014, 8:38PM
Some other great places to go to in Vancouver to visit can include Artigiano Cafe and Kitsilano Beach !
Chantal -Aug 26, 2014, 2:46PM
My home !!!!! Thanks for visiting!!!

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Post image for Farm Life Inspiration: Meet Jade

Imagine a life where days are spent tending to the land on which you live. The food you eat is the food you grew. You get your hands dirty – and it’s always in a dress. Adorable goats, chickens, and rabbits grace you with their presence every day. Beauty is all around, and you never cease to notice it. Read more »

Deborah -Aug 27, 2014, 4:36PM
What a lovely expression. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. Mom
Jade Winter Chessman -Aug 21, 2014, 4:37PM
So thankful for all of the generous and encouraging comments. Thank you for taking time to read and thank you Free People for the provoking questions and for sharing a little of our story!

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This post comes from Julia of the blog StylonylonRead more »

Love Improchori -Aug 21, 2014, 6:45AM
weeee the Accessorize cow made it in your photo diary! lots of love from London! x
Lee @ Modern Granola -Aug 18, 2014, 3:39PM
Looks like so much fun! And love the dress.

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Post image for Monday Quote: Everything Connects

Eventually, everything connects. Read more »

Donna -Aug 19, 2014, 10:57PM
Love it! I couldn't agree with this more. "Eventually everything comes to light, and everything works out just the way it's supposed to."
Faiza -Aug 19, 2014, 10:46AM
"Everything works out just the way it's supposed to." I do believe that's going to stick with me. Thank you. http://etsy.com/shop/earthlingcreations

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