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Hello April

It never ceases to amaze me that the natural world wakes up again in the spring - that things can die to the ground and come back again as bright and green and full of life as ever before. I carry so much love for this time of the year.

I kinda feel like this would be a really good time of the year for Thanksgiving.

I guess every day is really a pretty good darn day for giving thanks.

Here's to a wonderful month ahead.

ONE LITTLE WORD


A new prompt is up in the One Little Word classroom. This workshop is open for new registration throughout the year. If you'd like to make a commitment to make your word visible in your life this year (take action) come join us.


31 THINGS


Looking for a self-paced workshop that will really encourage you to tell a bunch of different stories about your life? Check out my self-paced workshop over at Big Picture Classes called 31 Things. Each day for 31 days you will receive an email that includes a specific word/theme for the day, a detailed writing prompt with suggestions on how to tell the story, my writing sample/layout, and a photo prompt. More information and registration available here.

SPONSOR THANK YOU


A big thank you to the wonderful companies that continue to support my site:

If you would like information on sponsorship and/or giveaways please email Katie.

COOL NEWS


In other cool news, I'm now an official corporation: Ali Edwards Design, Inc. It doesn't really change anything around here (more has to do with taxes and such) but it's pretty cool nonetheless. Thanks for coming along on this journey with me.

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  1. Marie says…
    04/02/2013

    Congrats for your corp Ali! And thanks a lot for sharing so much inspiration here!

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  2. Brooke says…
    04/02/2013

    Congrats on your new status!! You are inspiring me to look at the seasons around here too. Each month I'm doing a farewell post to the month recapping the weather. It's fun to learn that we have seasons here too, even though half the time it doesn't feel like it!

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  3. Maureen says…
    04/02/2013

    Congratulations Ali! So happy for you for making it to Corp Status!!

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  4. Jean Marmo says…
    04/02/2013

    How cool to be a corp!

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  5. laura g. says…
    04/02/2013

    Congrats and i am so happy to be along on the journey with you!!

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  6. Paula says…
    04/02/2013

    Wishing you continued success and prosperity! Thanks for all you give!

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  7. Christine says…
    04/02/2013

    I love Spring too. Love the quote. It's been 10 years since you were selected for the CK Hall of Fame. To say the least, a lot has happened in 10 years. I have been ago for the ride for the last 4 years. Congrats on your new status.

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  8. Dolly says…
    04/02/2013

    Ali I have been an admirer and follower forever...I am so very proud of you! Congrats and continued success as you continue the journey!

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  9. kimberly jones says…
    04/02/2013

    Such a silly question...but how in the world do you get such great photos of yourself. Is someone taking them, are you using gorillapod or a time??? like the one of you laying down with your eyes closed. Would love to see more about how your taking those photos and are you just more aware now so that helps you get the great photos. Like the dog on porch, at the angle. That's a part of my "hourly" life right now letting our 15 yr old black lab in and out and up the stairs but I never capture that. More the ones of her sleeping or the kids snuggled w/ her. Thank you for sharing your life with us. ~hugs

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    1. Ali says…
      04/02/2013

      Hi Kimberly - all those photos of myself I took myself with my iphone just holding it out in front of me. Sometimes I have someone else take them but for the most part I'm just putting my arm out and taking some shots and seeing what happens. I think it's definitely something I practice and it's become a habit. The dog on the porch is really all about capturing what I see right now - you should challenge yourself to try it and really intentionally take photos over the course of the day of what's happening right in front of you (tell the story via the images vs. the words).

  10. Steph says…
    04/02/2013

    HUGE congrats on the corporation!! I got my LLC papers in the mail two weeks ago...it feels so good to be significant. <--- hint, that's my OLW.

    Totally with you on Spring. Everything comes back alive and renews our faith that it really will all be OK. :)

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  11. Amber says…
    04/02/2013

    That's awesome Ali, congrats!

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  12. Julie says…
    04/02/2013

    Congratulations :)

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  13. Linda says…
    04/02/2013

    Congrats on becoming a corporation. Were you previously registered as a partnership? Or not at all? [just curious, I'm a soon-to-be lawyer]

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    1. Ali says…
      04/02/2013

      Previously I was a sole proprietor.

  14. Ruth G says…
    04/02/2013

    Congrats on getting corporation status! And thanks to you for all you share! I enjoy reading your posts even if I don't comment every time.

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  15. Jessica says…
    04/02/2013

    Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!

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  16. susan garner says…
    04/02/2013

    Becky Higgins is now on HSN and you are now an Inc. Feeling very ordinary right now !. LOL

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  17. ale says…
    04/02/2013

    hi, ali! do you know carly fleischmann?
    (http://www.carlyscafe.com/)

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  18. J3SS1C4 says…
    04/02/2013

    Spring really is an amazing time of the year! And congratulations on becoming a corporation! How exciting!

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  19. CJ says…
    04/03/2013

    Still waiting for spring here! It's so cold, nothing much is flowering yet, everything is delayed. Soon...

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  20. patty says…
    04/03/2013

    awesome!

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  21. Amy says…
    04/03/2013

    Congratulations on the Inc!! A new milestone for your business!

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  22. Julie says…
    04/03/2013

    You will save so much money with the corp. Good work!

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  23. Cinnibonbon says…
    04/03/2013

    Congrats on becoming "official" The rest of us always thought you were officially awesome!

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  24. Gela says…
    04/03/2013

    Inc. Cool!

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