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Tour Morocco via Melodi Meadows’ Polaroids, captured on our December Catalog shoot…Read More

Marsya -Nov 29, 2015, 11:13PM
I love how you describe how Morocco is and loving your photographs. It is enough to represent this lovely place. Love the post xo
MARTA -Nov 29, 2015, 2:55PM
These pictures are so lovely! MARTA from

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Join the final discussion of M Train by Patti Smith…

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Alexandra -Nov 28, 2015, 11:02AM
I love reading and it sounds like such an amazing book!! My dreams aren't always remembered but when they are it's all i think about all day!!x
Victoria -Nov 28, 2015, 10:59AM
I have yet to read something by Patti Smith, maybe I'll start with this book :) xx Victoria | Chronicles of a Mermaid

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Heading out to shop Black Friday sales today? Here are fives ways to keep sane.Read More

Sabs -Nov 28, 2015, 2:52AM
I did it Thanksgiving evening (when a few min before, we were all complaining ab the evilness of starting black fri on Thanksgiving, lol). Sneakers are a Must, along w/ water and fruits. Snagged a few great deals incl a maroon bedding set for my mom :) it seemed EVERYONE walked out w/ pillows, bedding, and blenders lol. I missed Santa at Macy's Santaland :( but the FP dept soothed my broken heart :)
Victoria -Nov 27, 2015, 10:14AM
I never take part of Black Friday, too chaotic for me. However, I do really enjoy Cyber Monday haha! xx Victoria | Chronicles of a Mermaid

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It starts with gratitude…and so important to count our blessings as often as we can. Read More

Emma -Nov 30, 2015, 12:43AM
beautiful! there are so many things to be grateful for, thank you for sharing. xx

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I picked up a letter from the post office the other day, addressed to me general delivery…Read More

Annie -Nov 28, 2015, 11:13PM
Totally lovely post
Lana -Nov 26, 2015, 3:37PM
I've been closing my eyes a lot today and envisioning Thanksgiving's from a few years past. Where I'd walk into my mother's house, she'd greet me with her sing-song "Helloooo..." and we'd smile at each other. We'd laugh and talk about life, and how funny it is to be a grownup. We'd do puzzles, decorate the house for Christmas, watch a musical, and maybe make cinnamon rolls. The small town where she lived has a holiday craft bazaar every weekend after Thanksgiving, and we'd make our way up there to see all the handmade goodies. Sometimes I'd play the piano while she'd make some treats, and she'd stand behind me reminding me of all the little piano rules I have forgotten since I quit taking piano lessons from her in 1996. "Remember? That means crescendo, get louder and then there, that means to go soft again." I'd laugh and tell her to stop looking over my shoulder because she was making me nervous. She died in 2014 at age 58 from cancer. Since then, this holiday has never felt right. It was our holiday. Last year I spent it in a fog, it was my first holiday without her. This year I've foregone the family festivities and my husband and I are having a quiet one at home with ribeye steaks, and for good measure we've bought a puzzle to do. But when I close my eyes, I can see it all like it's happening now. I just hate opening them up and realizing it can never be again.

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Though the ups and downs, it’s important that we still give thanks. Read More

fp joanna -Nov 27, 2015, 1:09PM
Thank you for sharing Victoria and Megan. I hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Megan, I am so sorry to hear about the situations you had to endure this year - you sound like one tough cookie... resilient and powerful. Your words touched my heart <3 xx, Joanna
Megan B. -Nov 26, 2015, 9:08AM
I really needed these words. It has been quite a year for me as well. The loss of two loved ones, my grandma and our family dog of 13, and a surgery that changed my life forever. With all the downs it gets hard remembering to stand up. Especially when everything crashes down all at the same time. One thing after the other. But I am thankful for family and the memories I shared with my loved ones as well. Although the surgery prohibited me from having children, I am still grateful to be alive.

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Join artist Melodi Meadows and I as we discuss what sparks our creativity. Read More

fp joanna -Nov 23, 2015, 4:00PM
Hi Faith, thanks for your suggestions! I love the idea of you and your daughter making collaborative work. xx, Joanna
Laila -Nov 23, 2015, 4:57AM
This was so lovely to read. I didn't know how much I needed some creative renewal until I read this. Also, I love that the structure itself was so organic and flowed so naturally, (instead of being a type A list with bullet points.) Thanks for sharing this! xx

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With every changing season comes an opportunity to reflect and renew. Read More

Michelle -Nov 19, 2015, 7:48AM
First of all, those pictures are beautiful! Every time the year slowly starts to end I reflect on the things that were good that year, and try to see things that didn't work out so well as meant to be.

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Post image for FP West Coast Field Trip: The Magical Side of Joshua Tree

Ever wonder what a Free People inspirational field trip looks like? Join the West Coast team as we travel to the beautifully bizarre world of Joshua Tree. Read More

Andrea -Nov 19, 2015, 1:21PM
This is so weird I grew up here! Just moved to Oregon a few months ago. I miss the magic but see everyone else is enjoying it :) I love the end. Kime is so nice and has the greatest stuff!
Lindsay Bosworth -Nov 18, 2015, 11:39PM
Wow what magical photos! Check out my inspirational blog

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It’s early Monday morning, and I notice someone behind me in line at the coffee shop is scattered and in a rush.Read More

Freya -Nov 16, 2015, 8:58PM
Ah I am in love with the journal in the photo! May I ask where you bough it from?
nancy -Nov 10, 2015, 1:18PM
I leave £5.00 notes in random places. Not necessarily in plain site. Sometimes I will pick a random address and put money in an envelope with a note that says 'buy something for yourself' and post it. My thinking is that if I do things anonymously even better. Saturday a lady was choking in a restaurant I didn't hesitate to help, I was surprised that only me and the one staff member were the only ones to help.

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Post image for Cobalt Blue is the Warmest Color

Share in the bittersweet nostalgia of a yesteryear…as found in our November magalog.
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Michelle -Nov 07, 2015, 9:44AM
There is actually an old photograph of my (sadly too early) passed away grandmother, and I sometimes look exactly like her in this picture. It always makes me think of her, although my memory of her slowly starts to fade away. My father always says that I'm a lot like her.

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Post image for Celebrate National Novel Writing Month With A 30-Day Writing Challenge

November is Nanowrimo — celebrate by putting pen to paper for 30 days straight.

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wichintown -Nov 12, 2015, 7:06PM
It's crazy but today I was thinking about this... and write... and I wrote, and I found this. It's ins spanish, i hope u can read it without problem. It's about your 12th day ;)
Megan b. -Nov 11, 2015, 3:08PM
I'm gonna be starting this a little late, but I really want to do it. Think of the Novel you will have written if you do this every year for 10+ years. And it could get better and better every year.

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