Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hello Summer! Meetup Gathering for Creative Concentrics

This post is for those members of the Meetup Group, Creative Concentrics, who are planning to attend the Hello Summer! gathering.  Paying online will guarantee your spot at this event.  Please select which salad you would like for dinner that night and leave a comment letting me know.

Thank you,

Laurie Blackwell

Dinner Choices (take-out from Hob Nobs Cafe):

1.  Caesar Salad:  Romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, croutons, and Caesar dressing.  Please let me know if you would like chicken added to this.   

2. Caprese Salad:  Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh Basil and Oregano on a bed of mixed greens dressed with reduced balsamic and extra virgin olive oil.  

3.  Chicken Salad:  Fire roasted chicken breast, mandarin oranges, curry, candied pecans, ground black pepper, tossed together with baby spinach and house dressing.  

4. Greek Salad:  Spinach, crumbled feta, kalamata olives, fresh basil and oregano, pepperocinis, mixed greens and Greek Mediterranean dressing. 

5.  Cob Salad:  Mesquite smoked turkey, hardwood smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, avacado, white cheddar chees, and Roguefort dressing.   

beverages will be available:  water, ice tea, lemonade 

Hello Summer! Gathering
Wednesday, June 1
5:00 p.m. (or whenever you can arrive after work) - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Creative Concentrics Postcard Exchange

This post is for those members of the Meetup Group, Creative Concentrics, who are planning to attend the Postcard Exchange gathering.  Paying online will guarantee your spot at this event.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thank you,

Laurie Blackwell

Postcard Exchange Gathering
Saturday, April 30, 2016
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Journal Prompts

Here are some journal prompts for the upcoming month of March.  I apologize for the wonky intersection in the middle - I had to cut and paste as I decided on different ideas.  You can go here and download this page for your own personal use.  I usually color mine, write in my thoughts, cut it apart and glue the pages down in my journal.  I'd love to see what you do with it.  Happy Spring!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Types of Hearts

Hearts are fun to draw and color, especially this time of year.  Here is a doodle page I made that you can download here.  Please tag me on instagram (@loneblackbird) or send me a picture if you make something with it - I'd love to see what you create!

Sunday, January 31, 2016


February,  2016's second month, 29 more days - is here.  I have created a sheet of journal prompts (thought provokes) to get us started.  Feel free to download these here, print them out, cut them apart, color and write on them, glue or tape them in your journal/planner, or just mentally ponder if you wish.  May this month be sweet and engaging for us all.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My Word of the Year

Choosing a word to guide me in the next year makes much more sense than a list of resolutions.
This year I decided to pick Emerge for a variety of reasons.  I'm ready to step out in a bunch of different ways.  I am no longer waiting for everything to fall into place (which may or may not ever happen.). I want to try some new ways of being that have been pulling on my heartstrings for awhile now.  I am ready to show up and own my life.
I drew this mandala and wrote my word in the center with a sharpie marker.  While I colored it using colored pencils, I reflected on what kind of year I wanted to create in the next 12 months.  If you would like to do the same, you can download the blank mandala right here.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Welcome 2016!

A new year is an opportunity for a fresh start, a chance to reflect on where you've been and where you want to go, and to make your intentions known.  I created the above pages to use while you contemplate your life in these first few days of 2016.  You can download a copy for yourself right here.

Happy New Year!