When You Believe | Words To Inspire


I’ve always been a believer in the power of positive thoughts.   My mom and dad would always tell me and my brother that if you believe you can do something then you can achieve it.  That was a powerful message as a kid and one that still resonates with me to this day.

Believing in yourself is essential to your happiness in life and business so today, wherever you are in life just BELIEVE!



Inspiration Notebook | November 2017

Wow, it’s hard to believe that were closing in on the end of 2017.  The year has flown by and it seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of spring.

Today I’m sharing another chapter from my Inspiration Notebook with you.  I started creating my notebook in 2015 as a way to capture in pictures and words the things that are inspiring me at the moment. It’s been so fulfilling taking time each month to create a visual record of what’s going on in my life.

Let’s take a look at what’s on my mind and has me inspired for November…

Inspiration Notebook--November 2017 by ConfettiStyle



Inspiration Notebook--November 2017 by ConfettiStyle

Have you picked up a copy of Oprah’s new book, The Wisdom of Sundays? {affiliate link}  I’m just a few pages in and boy is it a great reminder and motivator on how to live your best life.   This is definitely a book you want to add to your Christmas list.

Speaking of living your best life, I’m going to start decorating my house for Christmas this weekend.  I’ve got some fun things planned and can’t wait to share them with you.  Plus I’m hosting the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour again this year with a group of great blogging friends .  The tour of homes kicks off on November 29th so stay tuned for loads of holiday inspiration.  And if you want to check out my Christmas decor from last year, you can see it here.

Inspiration Notebook--November 2017 by ConfettiStyle

During fall and winter, one of the little things that brings me joy each morning is relaxing with a cup of tea.  I start my mornings sipping from a pretty teacup and easing into my day. (in case you were wondering, Twinings Green Tea is my favorite and this is my go to store for pretty teacups).

When it comes to my nighttime rituals, I’m striving for less time in front of the tv and more time whittling down my stack of magazines.  Theres a stack of Christmas magazines on my nightstand just waiting to be read.

Inspiration Notebook--November 2017 by ConfettiStyle

Finally, now that the weather is cooler, I’m shopping for a couple of new scarves to add to my wardrobe.  I have this geometric print and this floral scarf in my shopping cart and both of them are a great price.

Well friends, that’s a brief look at the month ahead from the pages of my Inspiration Notebook.

 Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure and come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing my 2017 Christmas decor theme.  It’s a fun one!


Words of Wisdom

Hi friends, today’s post is not about design, entertaining or gifting but about sharing a few Words Of Wisdom & Inspiration!


If you follow my Pinterest boards you know that one of my favorite things to pin are inspirational quotes.  The quotes that I pin are words that resonate with me and provide a source of inspiration, strength, wisdom or a gentle reminder of what’s important in life.  I went on a pinning binge that other night and found several new quotes that hit home.  I’m sharing them with you today in case you need a virtual hug, a gentle reminder or a spark of inspiration.  Be inspired!


It has taken me many years to realize just how true this statement is. Early in my life and career, I recognized moments of uncomfort but brushed it off thinking that I just needed to work harder or go about life a little differently.  What I didn’t acknowledge was how my felt inside, my spirit and my soul.  Once I learned to settle my mind and listen to my inner being, I was able to recognize what my soul was telling me.  To grow and be the best that I could be, I needed to let go of the negative forces and people around me and most importantly I needed to find the true value in myself, my talents and my abilities. When you feel uncomfortable in life, take the time to be still, listen and move in the direction that God is pushing you.  And remember this, “Sometimes God doesn’t give you what you think you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve much more.”


This has to be one of my all-time favorite quotes and I believe whole heartedly in these words. If you were to ask any of my family or friends, they would tell you that I am a glass half full kinda of person.  Yes I have bad days and moments of struggle but I know that my mindset and attitude in dealing with those moments makes all the difference in moving past that and reaching my goals.  Don’t let your struggles weigh you down, instead tap into your strengths and abilities and develop and attitude of success instead of an attitude of defeat.


Here’s something you may not know about me, I’m a pretty impulsive person and I’m up for most adventures (with the exception of jumping out of a plane). It’s not uncommon for me to wake up on a Saturday morning and tell my husband to get dressed because we’re hitting the road.  He just gives me that look and ask where we’re going.  Sometimes I tell him and other times I leave him wondering until we get to our destination. I love exploring new place, learning about new things and creating new experiences in my life.  As a child, I spent every summer exploring the US via car.  We traveled to see places like the Grand Canyon, Yellow Stone Park and Reptile Gardens in South Dakota. Traveling at a young age and then as an adult has opened my mind up to all that life has to offer.  Allow yourself to be adventurous and your life will be richly enhanced.


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Inspiration {plus links you’ll love}

Happy weekend friends!

I’m always on the hunt for inspiration that I can share with you and today I’ve got some great things.  Enjoy the links and enjoy your weekend.

Coco Republic

So many great details in this home tour.  That pool!


I’m not quite living life to the fullest but I’m doing a lot of the right things.  Are you?

Mark Cuban

I loved this collection of success quotes.  So inspiring!

Halloween Candy

I’d love to go to this Halloween party.  So many ideas to copy if you’re having a Halloween party.

Modern Mix1

If you love design and love vintage you MUST get this book.  Here’s a great article that highlight the book and offers great styling tips.


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