Keeping the Peace, Life

New Year, New Look, But The Same Peace Full Purpose

Over the last year I’ve been making a lot of changes. Some of it has been about pursuing passions and some changes have been out of pure necessity. If you read my last post, you know that 2016 taught me some tough lessons. You can read more here about where I’m trying to grow in this new year. I’ve been really getting clear on what I want to do with The Peace To My Puzzle blog. I’ve always loved to write and blogging has been the perfect creative outlet for me. I’ve always had a dream to write books, so it’s a great way to exercise my writing muscles. I also thought it would be a great way to reach other people like me who may struggle with anxiety, who might be a caregiver of someone with autism, or who are just on a similar path toward peace. Let’s face it, we all have a lot more in common than we know and it helps when you can relate to someone or know that you’re not alone on your journey. This blog has so much potential to reach so many people and hopefully serve as a beam of light, so I’m working on my mission so that I can serve our readers in the best way I can!

In the spirit of getting clear on things, I’ve been working on giving the website a new look that’s in line with my style and what I will be doing on the blog. I’m excited to reveal it to you today! Thanks to my friend Lynsey Jones from Party Plan Divas, I have a whole new look that I love! She was the brains behind my update and has really been vital in helping to bring my vision to life. If you’re looking to update your website, she is so easy to work with and does a fantastic job. If you have a small business, especially if you’re in the direct sales industry, you can truly benefit from all of her great programs and services. Follow her on Facebook at Direct Sales Training – Party Plan Divas and check out all her offerings. I am also lucky to be surrounded by fellow creatives that contributed to the new look of my blog. Jessica Schwartz, a friend and calligrapher, created The Peace To My Puzzle’s new logo. She makes some beautiful calligraphy pieces for your home and if you have little ones, she has some fantastic teething toys she designs that are safe, non-toxic, and just beautiful! Make sure to follow her and Bug and Bear Design Co. on Instagram. Courtney Ortiz has been my friend and my family’s photographer for many years now and really knows how to capture the heart of our family. Courtney Studios is located in Hollywood and she’s my go-to-girl for headshots and family portraits. At the end of last year she took some of the most amazing and memorable pictures of our family. Every shot is a piece of art and it’s such a joy to see her work on the walls of our cozy little home. I look forward to doing individual features on each of these lovely ladies and business owners who have been a great support and have really inspired the new look and feel of my blog.

This is going to be a place to come for inspiration in so many different areas! First and foremost, I hope to give you lots of ideas for bringing more peace to your life. I’ve found that while for me, there is only one thing that truly brings me peace, there are many things that can add to that peace and help to ease my anxiety. I’ve been able to pursue some of my passions and devote more time to things that bring me joy and tranquility. I’ll share those things here, from my favorite crafts/DIY, recipes, and home decor to my favorite products that give me peace of mind. You’ll even be able to shop for some of my favorite things! Last, but most definitely not least, I will give you a window into our family’s life and that includes autism. It’s an important part of my purpose to advocate, create more awareness, and share our experiences with our autism community and the world. I hope that I can shed some light on some of the challenges we face, but also share the amazing joy we experience as a family!

Thanks for stopping by for our 2017 reveal! Come back to see all the upcoming changes to the blog and for your own little peace of inspiration!

Darlene xo

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