currently {3.19.2015}

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This week’s themes: 

loving – showing – shopping – making – choosing

I am loooooooooooooooving this site I found for making graphics.  How in the world did I not know of this before!?!? Canva.com is the awesome-est thing for non-professionals like myself who have no formal training but nevertheless have an eye for beautiful graphics.  You can create an account for free and start designing! There are some features you have to pay for but plenty to play around with without spending a dime!

Finally showing my new site off.  I’ve been working on my new blog, Purple Ink Studios for awhile and I’m so excited now that it’s got a pulse and heartbeat (as the BF put it, *giggle*).  Farewell old site! Yay for a new corner of the interwebs!

Shopping for nothing at the moment. But I did receive three new books in the mail today for the thesis paper on reading and the brain that I’m currently researching for.

Making…juice!  I’ve been juicing for the fam every night this week and it’s been lovely 🙂  Combinations have included carrots, apples, pears, celery, cucumbers, lemons, oranges, ginger, and pineapple.  Yummy!

Choosing a song to sing in church this week.  Haven’t quite nailed one down yet…

What are you up to?


this post is linked to Kale & Beans

Starting Over: Hello Spring!

I cannot believe that spring is going to be here tomorrow!!  I feel like I just drank in the new year with a bottle of Martinelli’s in a houseful of family and friends!  But here it is, the middle of March with springtime on its way and another chance for new beginnings.  New Year’s isn’t the only time for fresh starts.  Springtime, birthdays, the beginning of the school year in the fall, the start of a new job, etc..  Life comes in seasons and new beginnings present themselves in all sorts of places!  

This is one of the reasons why I’m here instead of my old blog, Popcorn and Purple Ink. It’s time for a new season of blogging.  Time for a fresh canvas, a clean slate.  There are things I want to try, personal limits I want to push, and a comfort zone I want to escape.  I felt like those were good enough reasons to create a new space in the corner of the interwebs.

Starting Over

I’ve been thinking about this for a loooooong time. Moving to a new blog can be kind of a big thing, not to mention a hassle, and I’ve been vacillating between staying put and moving to a brand new space. What finally jumpstarted me was the fact that my Popcorn and Purple Ink site was having issues.  Since I was already planning on switching hosting services, and since I’d been exploring new ideas and playing with a new platform concept, I figured now was as good a time as any to make the switch.

Popcorn is still my forever snack passion *giggle* but when it came to making changes to my internet presence, I decided it needed to be dropped.  I have a new project in the works and several other projects on the drawing board and in order to showcase my future stuff, I needed a different space that embodied it all better.  And where does a creative do her work? In a studio, yeah?

Hello Purple Ink Studios!

I’m soooo excited about the new site and what springtime will inspire!  I love this time of year and I don’t know if it’s spring fever or just the creative bug but I’m itching to make the most of the brand new season!

Welcome to my new space and if we’re meeting for the first time, I look forward to becoming friends!

Stay blessed 🙂

Elyssa