Inspiration All Around

Strangest Places I Get Inspiration

I've heard that Einstein used to get his ideas while shaving and whether it's true or not, I understand it. There is something about shaving, brushing teeth or just listening to the water fall that let's me really hone in on one thought.
The next time there are too many voices, lock yourself in the bathroom, turn on the water and think.

My kitchen is a triangle shape, tucked into one side of my house, with low lights. It's always warm. Being in there feels like a culinary hug. There's something about it that feels like life.
The next time you feel confused about what are creating and why, turn on the oven and dig your hands into some meatloaf or a bowl of veggies.

I'm not much of a gym rat. The inspiration to go are like the tides, but when I do go, I appreciate the loud music, the sweat, the struggled breath. I feel like I work out certain frustrations and clear room for ideas.
The next time an idea feels stuck, throw your tennis shoes on and work out some space.

I'm a complete homebody, but being out and about forces my cozy self out into a world of needs, wants, solutions and problems.
If your world is crumbling down around your ideas, toss yourself out into the world and let your mind explore.

Where do you get inspiration?

Feature ~ DesignStrapper ~ ABCD Candles

Boots She's Wearing: Army wife, Mom of one boy and one girl, Candle designer


I absolutely can't get enough of the creativity of military spouses. Alicia is another fabulous example of a spouse unwilling to settle. She wanted a career that would travel with her. She wanted to keep her little ones with her during the day. And she wanted to have FUN.

Thus was born ABCD candles.

ABCD is full of soy candles, as well as lip balms and potpourris. As a military brat, mom always made sure our home smelled like home and I'm sure these products will keep your house, wherever you PCS, a home!

And seriously, how yummy do they look! I could eat them with a spoon.

What I love the most about this shop is the joy that exudes. Alicia loves designing new scents and packaging materials. She loves working from home with her kids at her feet and loves owning her own shop.

Just another reminder that Military life doesn't need to limit your career. With a dash of creativity, you can have FUN in this life!

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Happy Strapping! -Tiffany