Creating A Vision Board for 2019

Today is National Vision Board Day! Who knew this was a thing, right?

Well, I’m glad it is because that means we can get our creative juices flowing. And we get to imagine and envision our goals and dreams becoming a reality.

There is so much power in painting a picture and creating a world that isn’t here yet. Imagination and dream casting reignites our passion for life. It helps up create our future.

You know, sometimes our routines and responsibilities make us forget to dream, to have fun, to get creative, and to build our future. Being present is necessary. Being responsible is necessary.

But once in a while, it’s good to become a kid again. Break out the glue, scissors, and glitter! Let’s imagine and pray over the goals and dreams God has placed in our hearts.

For some reason, when we start seeing it and creating it and putting it on paper (or board in this case), these things start to seem possible. What we’re basically doing with this creative exercise is fanning into flame the gift of God, which He has given to each and every one of us (2 Timothy 1:6-7).

So, what do you need to create a Vision Board for 2019? Very simple:

  1. A cork board or large piece of construction paper
  2. Your word(s) for 2019
  3. Markers and pens
  4. Scissors
  5. Inspiration from magazines and/or Pinterest
  6. Download Styld by Grace hand-lettered words
  7. Download Styld by Grace illustrations
  8. Ribbon, glitter, fabric, anything you can find at home that inspires you
  9. Arrange all the inspiration, printouts, verses, etc. on your board
  10. Place it in a space where you can see it every day.

Bonus: brew a cup of coffee, pick your favorite mug, sip on it while creating. This is just to set the mood 😉 Some music may help too.

this is my old vision board… will be updated after the FB event I’m hosting 😉

The most important thing is to be honest with yourself. Ask yourself what you want 2019 to look like. Maybe that means fitting into an old pair of jeans. Maybe it means finally having the courage to get that haircut. Maybe it means starting a business (what does that look like?). Maybe it means starting a family. Or maybe it’s refurnishing and designing a room in your home.

Whatever you see, whatever you’ve written down as goals, translate them into pictures and visuals, and put them on your board.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’ll be sharing more tips, pictures, and sharing videos of my process on a Facebook event today from 11am-2pm. Hop on between that time to join and share your board!

January Free Mobile Wallpaper: Cheers To The New Year

I figured you’d want a super cute mobile wallpaper for the new year. Enjoy it, share it, and tag me in your pics on Instagram.

I’ll be home making some pasta, sipping on wine or a Moscow Mule, watching NYE celebrations on TV, IN MY PJS, with a bold red lip. ‘Cause, 2019 will be the year of bold faith and bold action plans.

Here’s to a great 2019. Cheers to the new year!

To download the wallpapers, long press on the images below.

Choosing A 2019 Word Of The Year

This may seem kind of redundant year after year. But it’s an activity I really enjoy and sets the tone for my year.

If you’re choosing a word for 2019 as I am, I want to encourage you to let go of all the pressure to perform, be perfect, and meet every single goal.

It’s my mission through Styld by Grace to inspire you (and myself) to choose grace over perfection. We work our butts off to do our very best AND we let go of all guilt and shame when we fall short. Because guess what, we are human, we are are not perfect little robots. Remember that in our weakness, God shows off His power (2 Corinthians 12:9-11).

As I started to brainstorm how’d I pick my word of the year, my first step was to ask God to give me clarity and perspective for the coming year. At first, I thought of the word ‘Adventure’ but that just didn’t feel right.

So I decided to do two activities in my journal. The first was sort of like a retrospective of 2018 and a forecast for 2019. The second activity was a list of all the ways I will implement my word of the year.

I started thinking of the thoughts and behaviors that overwhelmed me in 2018. So many times I shied away from things, I became discouraged to pray big prayers, I fell into the mentality that what I’m doing is insignificant.

After thinking and doing these activities, I chose the word ‘BOLD’ as my 2019 word of the year. In 2019 I want to learn to live with boldness and conviction. Bold steps of faith, bold action plans, bold prayers.

Below I have listed tools you can use for these activities yourself. As well as the questions and prompts for both activities.

Tools:
1. A journal
2. Pen, pencils, markers
3. Washi Tape

Activity #1
One Word Questionnaire:
1. What worked for me in 2018?
2. What didn’t work for me in 2018?
3. What would success look like in 2019?
4. Word dump (write down any and all keywords that stand out)
5. One word (choose one word as your word of the year for 2019).

Activity #2
How can I ______ in 2019?:
(Example using my word ‘bold’: “How can I be bold in 2019”?)
1. Definition of the word chosen
2. Categories:
• Relationships
• Finances
• Faith
• Career / Business
• Dreams / Aspirations
• Health & Fitness
• Education
• Fun
Add or remove as many as you’d like.

Simple, right? I’d love to know your word for 2019. Let me know in the comments below and if these activities helped.

Christmas Home Tour

It’s so bittersweet to have Christmas right around the corner. A part of me wants it to be here a.s.a.p.

Another part of me wants it to hold off so I can keep enjoying the lights, trees, and just that warm Christmas feeling. 

Our last name is Palma. I have lots of ornaments with the letter P.

I’ve never documented my home during Christmas and this year I wanted to take pics so I can relive and remember this year.

I inherited this from my mom. It’s one of my favorites! I have to put it up every single year.

This year has been so rewarding, life-changing, and also very very hard. It was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. But Christmas always brings so much hope. 

I reused so many things in my home to decorate. I bought very few new things and even kept some stuff put away so I wouldn’t crowd my space. I took my time to decorate.

I’m most proud of how the centerpiece in my dinning room turned out. I’ve reused these lanterns over and over. Got some fake snow, little trees, and made these little scenes.
Next year I may add a little house and car. Maybe even twinkle lights.

I rearranged things every week and just enjoyed the process. I feel like decorating is an ongoing process and there really isn’t like a final, FINAL result. I kinda like that. 

Hope you enjoy all these pics. Hope you feel welcome from afar. And I hope you are inspired to make your space uniquely yours.

The sun setting makes things look kinda pink. I’m swooning!

Remember that your home is perfect because it’s yours and you get to serve and love people in it. The decor is just the cherry on top. 

I love the glowing light when the sun is setting. My heart feels so full and happy.
I dream of taking styled pics with a real truck like this one day. For now this will do 😉 

Merry Christmas! Thanks for taking time to take this tour with me 🙂

Christmas Wish List

At the end of November, I start asking all my family members to send me their Christmas Wishlists. I really love seeing what’s on their list because I want to give them exactly what they’re wishing for. But also because I like getting ideas for things I may need or want for myself or other loved ones. 

We can’t give our family everything on their list for Christmas but it’s a great resource to have for any other future occasion like birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Valentine’s day. 

So, I’m sharing my Christmas wishlist to help you get ideas for any last minute gifts you may need to get. It has alllll sorts of things. And it features some of my favorite makers, Amazon favorites, and some luxury items. And if you’ve bought all your gifts, then just add some to your wishlist 😉 

Let me know which items are your favorites? 

1.FOREO LUNA mini 2 2. Old Dutch Hammered Copper Teakettle 3. All Good Things Co. Daily Remain Journal 4. DeLonghi BCO430 Espresso and Drip Coffee Machine 5. Birdies Slippers-The Songbird 6. Rettel Roller 7. Aerie Flannel Top 8. Aerie Flannel Pajama Jogger 9. Artifact Uprising Floating Frame 10. The Art Bar Co. Monthly Calendar 11. Sigfus Abstract Hoops 12. Disney Sketch Hip Pack by Dooney & Bourke 13. Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance™ Lipstick-Fever Dream – Peach Sienna 14. Urban Decay-Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette 15. Sonix Half & Half Sunglasses 16. Pandora Jewelry-Disney Minnie Silhouette Ring 17. Pandora Jewelry-Disney Mickey Silhouette Ring 18. T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand 19. Vans Leather Authentic Platform 2 0 20. Madera Modern-The Breadboard-Walnut