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For the past few weeks, I’ve shared photos and quotes on my Facebook page. I thought pairing quotes with my favorite photographs would be a creative and fun project—and I was right! I’ve enjoyed perusing my photo archive and reflecting on past adventures.

Sorting through my photo library also reminded me to:

  • Slow down
  • Go on mini-adventures
  • Savor tiny pleasures
  • And make more time for my photography practice

Below are 7 images—paired with quotes—for you to download. Feel free to use the snapshots on your desktop, blog, refrigerator, or share them on social media. And last but not least, I hope the photographs remind you to look for the magic in your daily life.

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Download links:

  1. Coffee
  2. Shasta
  3. Flowers
  4. Wander
  5. Rooted
  6. Love
  7. The Sea

If you’re looking for additional photo inspiration, follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

With gratitude,
Tammy

P. S. I’m teaching my online photography course in the fall! I hope you’ll join me for the upcoming session. Course details here

Everyday Magic by Tammy Strobel

{This week: Libraries, Blank Page, Internet freedom, and more.}

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Hi all,

Below are 10 happy links that inspired me this week. I hope you enjoy them, too!

1. On Tuesday, the smoke in Yreka felt suffocating, so I hitched a ride with Logan to the College of Siskiyous (COS) and worked at a picnic table and in their cute little library. If you’re traveling through Siskiyou County, visit COS. The campus is peaceful and pretty.

2. Start your own little free library.

3. I’m going to try this service—Blank Page.

4. An important piece by Jessa Crispin: Bookslut was born in an era of internet freedom. Today’s web has killed it.

5. Logan sent me a cute new series—Simon’s Cat Logic. I loved it! Watch the clips on Simon’s YouTube channel.

6. I need to buy a few of these books: The 16 Best Books About Writing.

7. This week, I’m rereading The Wander Society by Keri Smith.

8. On Traveling Alone.

9. I couldn’t escape this time.

10. For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing photos and quotes on my Facebook page. It’s a fun and creative way to share my photo archive. If you’re looking for a photo inspiration, follow me on Facebook.

Thanks for reading! If you enjoy my weekly happy links roundup and want to support it, buy a book or share this post with a friend.

With gratitude,
Tammy

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Being a small part of my friend Courtney Carvers’s Tiny Wardrobe Tour was a blast! Last week, Courtney and I spent our time traveling, working, and adventuring together in Portland and Seattle. It was an amazing week filled with long walks, good coffee & food, enlightening conversations, and lots of love.

Below is a photo roundup of my trip. If you’re reading this via email or in a feed reader, visit RowdyKittens.com to view my photo gallery.

With gratitude,
Tammy

{This week: Morning routines, how to use a bullet journal for better mental health, Instagram inspiration, and more.}

Portland

Hi all,

This week was incredible! I’ve been on The Tiny Wardrobe Tour with my friend Courtney Carver. Next week, I’ll share an essay about the trip and photos with you. In short, the trip left me feeling refreshed, grateful, and inspired to keep writing and taking photos.

Below are 10 happy links that inspired me this week. I hope you enjoy them, too!

1. How Susannah Conway—author, photographer, and teacher—does mornings.

2. Great advice on writing from Ann Friedman: “I write whatever’s on my mind. Sometimes it’s personal musings, sometimes it’s to-do lists, sometimes it’s thoughts on an article I’m about to sit down and write.”

3. I enjoyed reading about Sonia Rao’s morning routine.

4. A participant in my journaling course shared this article—Here’s How To Use A Bullet Journal For Better Mental Health. I can’t wait to incorporate theses ideas into my journaling routine.

5. Super helpful: 5 ways to add self-care to your bullet journal.

6. I LOVED Courtney’s latest post—The Sound of Letting Go.

7. Fantastic questions: Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Questions to Ask Before Giving Up.

8. Follow these lovely ladies for Instagram inspiration: Courtney Carver, Susannah Conway, Hilary Rushford & Alison Turner.

9. My minimalist travel set up: Part one & two.

10. And last but not least, “Give yourself permission to shine.”

Thanks for reading! If you enjoy my weekly happy links roundup and want to support it, buy a book or share this post with a friend.

With gratitude,
Tammy

{This week: Tranquility du Jour, swimming inspiration, spaghetti, and more.}

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Hi all,

Below are 10 happy links that inspired me this week. I hope you enjoy them, too!

1. A few weeks ago, Kimberly Wilson from Tranquility du Jour shared an interview with me that was recorded back in 2014. I’m grateful! Tune in here.

2. Swimmer Kathleen Baker overcomes Crohn’s Disease to become an Olympian.

3. I loved this interactive piece about Ryan Lochte’s swimming technique.

4. Interesting: The deceptive calm of Olympic open-water swimming.

5. An inspiring interview: Kerri Walsh-Jennings explains how she stays so dominant at an age when most athletes retire.

6. I’m obsessed with this Italian spaghetti dish. It’s delicious and easy to make!

7. Yes to this: Creative work has seasons. Part of the work is to know which season it is, and act accordingly.

8. Fantastic tips via Dee Williams: I Live In A 56-Square-Foot Tiny House. Here Are My Top Tips For Decluttering.

9. A fun new project via The Minimalists: Minimalism Life.

10. Heidi’s Friday Faves are awesome. I enjoyed reading about her friend’s project—GOAL (Get Out And Live).

Thanks for reading! If you enjoy my weekly happy links roundup and want to support it, buy a book or share this post with a friend.

With gratitude,
Tammy

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