8 for 28

8 for 28

Today I'm turning 28 (hello Golden Birthday!) which technically puts me in the category of "late twenties" and means I can no longer tease my husband for being older than me (though really he's still 7 months older...). Today I'm going to climb a mountain, stuff my face with cake, and spend some time with my hubs. But first, I want to reflect on 8 big reminders for myself as I go into the daunting age of 28. These reminders are simply lessons I've learned over the past 28 years of my life—and things I need to continue to remember to keep myself on course.

A Lesson You've Taught Me (a letter)

A Lesson You've Taught Me (a letter)

Today I'm participating in the Mr. Thomas and Me letter linkup. Amber describes it best: [These letters] are written to remember mundane moments that would otherwise slip away, to hold tight to him, and to remember how life looks right now at this very moment with the chance to shed light on your heart. 

I, like Amber, have decided to write these letters to my husband, documenting our moments before we have kiddos. And today, I'm talking about a lesson he's taught me (it was hard to choose just one).

National Poetry Month—Tiffany Trivett

National Poetry Month—Tiffany Trivett

For the grand finale of National Poetry Month, I'm so excited to share with you a very special poet today: Tiffany Trivett. I feel so honored to be able to feature her inspiring words—is it strange that I just keep reading them over and over, letting them sink in a little deeper each time? I usually get butterflies when I see her new work posted on Instagram, and I'm so thrilled that today, her words get to be on my blog. 

Saying I Love You (a letter)

Saying I Love You (a letter)

Today I'm participating in the Mr. Thomas and Me letter linkup. Amber describes it best: [These letters] are written to remember mundane moments that would otherwise slip away, to hold tight to him, and to remember how life looks right now at this very moment with the chance to shed light on your heart. 

I, like Amber, have decided to write these letters to my husband, documenting our moments before we have kiddos. And today, I'm telling him I love him (because heaven knows I don't tell him it enough).

National Poetry Month—Nathalie de Gabriele Ferrante

National Poetry Month—Nathalie de Gabriele Ferrante

Has everyone been so enjoying National Poetry Month? I use to write poetry as a teen, and literally haven't even thought about writing poetry since then! This month has inspired me to pick up my pen- but whether or not I'll ever actually share what goes down on paper is another story.

Today's feature is on Nathalie de Garbriele Ferrante (awesome name, yes?). Nathalie is only 15 years old, so maybe that's why I'm reminiscing about my teenage poetry years. Nathalie is from Malta, and her writings are just as inspiring as she is.

National Poetry Month—Gaby Comprés

National Poetry Month—Gaby Comprés

Today I'm sharing with you my very first international poet! Gaby Comprés is from the Dominican Republic! But more importantly, her poetry is from her heart and soul. You can see her contagious spirit shine through her writing, and I'm honored to share her work with you.

National Poetry Month—Kayla Hollatz

National Poetry Month—Kayla Hollatz

Today for our poet feature, we're honored to get a sneak peek at the inside of Kayla Hollatz's poetry collection that will be self-published later this year. Enjoy her poem, My Visit to Your Bathroom, along with a custom illustration by Hannah Lewis.

National Poetry Month—Erin Michael Dworak

National Poetry Month—Erin Michael Dworak

Today I present to you a writer very near and dear to my heart. Erin Michael Dworak is one of my beloved writing clients that I've had the privilege to design for. Tonight I'm attending one of her journal writing workshops and then tomorrow I'll be featuring her brand as a client spotlight on my blog. So stay tuned for more!

National Poetry Month—Payden Hall

National Poetry Month—Payden Hall

This month, Finicky Designs is featuring two to three poets and their work each week in celebration of April being National Poetry Month! I am so excited at the response I've received and so blown away by the talent that is arriving in my inbox. I have a new-found respect and admiration for poetry and the writers who are so willing to be completely transparent and share their hearts with the rest of the world.

I am pleased to introduce to you the first featured poet of the month, Payden Hall.

National Poetry Month — join in!

National Poetry Month — join in!

Being that I have so many writers dropping in on my site, and have some extremely talented clients whose writings I adore, I thought I’d invite some of you poetic writers to get in on the fun!

If you would like to have your poetry featured in the month of April right here on my blog, check out the details here and then send me a message letting me know! I know, I know… I probably should have started this process back in March. But who knew that April was National Poetry Month? (Probably most of you, I get it.) Depending on the type of response I receive, I’d love to feature two poets each week.

Beyond the month of April, I’ll also be looking at doing weekly writer interviews. So let me know if you’d be interested in that as well!