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I’m Tammy Strobel. Welcome to my digital home!

I’m an author, photographer, and cat lover.

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It’s All About Big Magic

{Every week, I share a round-up of happy links because these resources have inspired me to make positive changes in my life. I hope they motivate and inspire you, too! Enjoy.}

In January of 2015, we were still living in our town house, and before we moved back to the tiny house, I pre-ordered Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.

I’ve been anticipating the release of Big Magic because I adore Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing. However, I accidentally shipped the book to our old rental. Thankfully, Amazon lets you know when a package is delivered.

After I received the delivery confirmation, Logan and I drove to our old rental to pick up the book. The timing was perfect because the new tenant was in the driveway talking on the phone, and I was able to grab my package and go.

I started reading Big Magic immediately. I highly recommend buying a copy or snagging one at your local library. It’s inspiring, thought-provoking, and it’s helped me answer hard questions.

And speaking of Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert recommended Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias on her podcast. I bought the Kindle version and couldn’t put it down. It’s a powerful story about addiction and creativity.

A must-watch episode of Marie T.V.: "What Elizabeth Gilbert Wants You To Know About Big Magic."

I love this simple, green smoothie.

Fascinating podcasts: "The Infidelity Episodes: The Betrayed and The Betrayers."

So good: "What Consumes Your Mind Controls Your Life (and Finances).”

What are you reading this week? Share your recommendations in the comments section.

With gratitude,


Scenes from the Road

"Young House Love"