Warm up with an Apple Cider Hot Toddy!

We're officially in the middle of winter. It's cold, wet and sometimes absolutely miserable. In fact, here in the northwest, we've cycled through rain, slush, snow and freezing rain all in the past two days!

With spring still months away, warm yourself up with a spicy, warm cup of booze. I first learned about this recipe from a coworker during our company's annual pie-baking contest (the fall is a wonderful time of year), and I'm so excited to share it with you. Enjoy!


Never. Stop. Exploring. 

We live in a world full of mystery. I mean, just take a look at any National Geographic special on Netflix, and you will quickly find that there are myriad of amazing phenomena happening all around us. The sad thing is, many of us don't take the time to learn and discover the interesting things surrounding our lives and are stuck in the mundane routine of life.

For this week's Thoughtful Thursday, we urge all of you to step out of the box that is your daily routine and take a minute to explore something. Whether it's taking a day trip to the coast or researching something you've wanted to know for a while, spend some time digging into the amazing world we live in and see what you can find! 


Image by  Shelley Marie Photo  / Design by  Bahar Creative

Image by Shelley Marie Photo / Design by Bahar Creative

Don't Forget to Breathe

Breathing--such an instinctive, mindless action that's a part of our everyday life. And just like blinking, we don't even realize we are doing it until we think about it.

However, there are those times in life when our minds get so consumed with all the other things in our lives. Responsibilities, goals and distractions rise to the top of the priority list, and in doing so, we engage in a race to do, to accomplish, to get things done. It's in these moments that we tend to forget the present. We forget something as basic as breathing. We forget that the little things in life are the biggest reminders that we are still alive and blessed.

So with this post, I encourage you to close your eyes and take a deep breath. Think of all the amazing things happening all around you, and know that in the midst of your to-do list, there's always time to just breathe.

"Breathe, hope is on the horizon." Design by  Bahar Creative  / Image by  Shelley Marie Photo

"Breathe, hope is on the horizon." Design by Bahar Creative / Image by Shelley Marie Photo

The Ocean...

At some point in our lives, we have all had big dreams. We envision ourselves in our happiest state, getting to do what we love each and every day. Unfortunately, for many, that dream to this day still has not become a reality. We've stayed in our comfort zone and have given up on ever reaching our dreams.

And so, for our Thoughtful Thursday post today, we thought we'd encourage you to take a leap of faith and just go for it! Do what you love, talk to the people you love, but most of all, try! It may not be easy, but it will definitely be worth it.

Once again, this post was designed by us here at Bahar Creative and the photo was provided by Shelley Marie Photo. Enjoy!



A Journey...

Hey there!

Thanks for visiting our blog. As a first post, we're starting a weekly series of inspiring quotes to get you through your week. The designs will be from yours truly, and we are collaborating with Shelley, from Shelley Marie Photo, who will be providing some amazing photos as a backdrop to the quotes. Hope you like it!