Happy New Year! Thank you for making 2016 a fabulous year for Bound to be Creative! From launching my new website to meeting so many of you in person! So fun! Let’s toss 2016 out the window…
Tossing 2016 out the Window…literally
Hope your holiday season has you well rested or perhaps saying “phew!” for getting through them. Um….okay, I might be speaking for myself about “getting through them” as this holiday season was unique and brought Christmas to a whole new level for our family. I’m just glad Santa was able to track our location. With the hub-bub and hype of the holidays behind me I’m ready to get a fresh start, who’s with me?!!!
2017 is going to be a more “fit” year for me. By “fit” I don’t mean a gym membership – it’s more of like a fit of the mind, body, spirit thingy – minus the yoga. Heck, the most proverbial “fitness” I saw over the holidays was reaching for the cookie tin, walking to the garbage can and dumping the cookies in the trash. (I blame the 24/7 holiday music for baking too many cookies). Seriously though, I actually took time to read a magazine cover to cover with a cup (or three) of tea, gracefully pouring it from my favorite tea pot. If I actually did yoga it would be strike-a-favorite-yoga-pose type of awesomeness. Journaling and devouring a magazine for nearly three hours without interruption of thoughts, kids, or music was soooo needed. I failed to mention this was after a five hour kids-free cleaning day and literally tossing the Christmas tree out the window….don’t believe me?…I have a photo. Some other highlights are shown in the photos below! Sooo what else is in store for Bound besides lights and ladders….?
Fashion Hashtag Fun
2017 starts out with having some fun with social media for all involved! Beginning with hashtag fun on Instagram and Facebook and some Giveaways! This is something I’ve always wanted to do! Easy peazy folks. Here’s the scoop – whenever you’re wearing your cute Bound to be Creative hat take a photo/selfie and post it to your Instagram or Facebook page using the hashtag #mycuteboundhat. Just to clarify…I’m not talking Vogue magazine photos here people – just real life snapshots of your cute self! Be sure to follow and tag @boundtobecreative on Instagram and if posting to Facebook tag me as well so I can see, too! Post as many times as you want and show us your cute self in a Bound hat!!
If this “hashtag” talk has you like “what the heck?” – no worries! If you want to just simply reply to this newsletter with attaching your cute photos, I would be happy to post for you! For my newsletter followers only, your posts and tags will enter you into a drawing for a GIVEAWAY at the end of each month until March and I just can’t wait! This sounds like more fun than tossing that tree out the window…well, maybe.
I will also be playing along by posting weekly on how I accessorize with my own hats (and let me just say…I have a few). From wearing hats in the yard to date night, get inspired and experience your fullest hat potential. Tips and ideas will accompany the photos and you’ll be accessorizing like a pro even on the most ho-hum days!
Resolution to Move Forward
As the new year gets underway may you be met with validation, understanding or kindness from others. I’m learning this is such an important part of life…..from a small child to adolescence through adulthood – to be validated is key. For those that don’t take the time to listen/understand/validate you – well, remember that tree I tossed out the window?…permission granted. (figuratively speaking of course)
We are in the midst of hat-wearing season and I have some fabulous Ready to Ship hats listed in the shop! Check them out here.
Remember to tag Bound to be Creative and show us your hats and get entered into that Giveaway! OR send me your photos via email! For those not on my newsletter – join here!
Bound to be…your hashtag pal,