californiasoulshine Be mindful of where you focus your attention, the shape of your life will follow. I am redesigning my vision boards to reflect my current dreams & desires. A work in progress with more to come. My vision boards are quickly becoming my vision wall... Because they work. 2d
  •   monickoo I miss you 2d
  •   californiasoulshine I miss you too Mon Bon @monickoo 2d
  •   honeypinemusic I'm there. All but wealth. I can deal without it. However, if you know someone to pay my bills.... I'm in. 2d
  •   iamunzer I used to do those. Maybe it's time to start up again. 2d
  •   californiasoulshine Exactly @honeypinemusic . I've spent nearly all of my life living pay check to paycheck & always working very hard. To me, wealth, & I'm not meaning a great deal of it, means relative stability, something I've always longed for. By far, it's not the most important thing to me, but to be honest with myself, I acknowledge my desire for a little bit of it. 2d
  •   californiasoulshine @iamunzer do it. Mine have morphed over the years & have helped me focus on my heart's truest desires. My husband considered me a kook, until he saw my dreams & desires manifest before our eyes. 2d

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californiasoulshine For the final day of @yoga_girl 's #yogagirlchallenge I was assigned to practice #selflove. So, today I am not working too hard. Instead, I woke up slow, cuddled with my kitty, had a lovely ride through Bidwell Park, a refreshing swim in Sycamore Pool & some groovy hoop time on the grass. I just had a Pink Lady apple & I'm about to make some pots & jewelry. Life is good 5d

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californiasoulshine As I continue to grow as a human being & as an artist, so does my business. There are lots of irons in my fire right now. I've never felt more excited about my work. Inspiration pulses through my veins. It's magic. Pure magic. Today, my new line of stone & sterling bracelets hit the market, & to a very warm reception. #blessed #grateful #yogagirlchallenge #somethingnew @yoga_girl 7d

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californiasoulshine Since I often spend many, many hours on my feet, sometimes I treat myself to a pedicure. I go to the same sweet & funny woman each & every time. Lisa is the best. She gives me 8-10 minute foot & leg massages, while I notice the other ladies giving much shorter ones to other customers. Plus, her tiny painted flowers are awesomeI typically give her an $8 tip on a $26 pedicure. Today, I gave her an extra heart felt thank you & a $20 tip for taking such great care of me. I don't know how well this fits @yoga_girl 's #yogagirlchallenge theme for today's #randomactsofkindness... Not particularly random, but it just felt like the right thing to do ️ I think it kinda made her day, & definitely made mine. 1w

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californiasoulshine That big beautiful super moon kept me wide awake until 3am last night. I awoke at 7 & snuggled with my kitty for a good long while My morning was spent working on my new line of gemstone jewelry & then pottery all afternoon. By this time, I had earned a break. I was serenaded by a young man with his guitar & a smooth voice while I floated around Sycamore Pool on my lilo. It was blissful. For those of you not familiar with Chico, California... Sycamore Pool is pretty rad itself. It is a large, mountain water fed, damned up section of Big Chico Creek, fish ladder & all. Giant 200 year old Valley Oak trees surround. It is quite lovely. Hula hoopers, poi spinners, jugglers & lots of other cool cats hang out nearby. Excellent people watching opportunities abound. Feeling very grateful for such a good day #mothernature #yogagirlchallenge @yoga_girl 1w

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  •   monickoo Awe! Sweetness! Miss you 2w

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californiasoulshine One of my most favorite parts of my creative process: texturing with new stamps! I hand carve each one, bisque fire & then can use them to create any pattern I can dream up #californiasoulshinedesigns 2w
  •   dianna_sy That looks like so much fun. 2w

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californiasoulshine Well over a week ago, I completely fell off of @yoga_girl 's wagon for the 21 day #yogagirlchallenge . I was glazing & preparing for a visit from one of my very best friends in the world that I hadn't seen in over three years. Anyway, today I am climbing back on & recommitting to follow through. My #alter represents to me a reminder to cultivate a life of balance, travel, the beach & ocean, nature & artistic creativity. 2w

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californiasoulshine Day 15: we were asked to #sweat for the #yogagirlchallenge . No worries @yoga_girl , I've got this down. For hours upon hours, I did just that while I glazed my pottery & then tackled weeds in my neglected for months garden. I'm tired, I have a headache, but my kiln is firing & things are looking good. Tomorrow will be a repeat of today, except I will drink more water. 3w

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californiasoulshine Tomorrow is my dreaded & least favorite component of my ceramic work... glaze day. To make this process flow more smoothly, I #cleaned & #organized my studio. I also managed to get a little ahead of the game by glazing the small pieces that I usually save for last. This preparation work will ultimately save me a few hours & a lot of headache tomorrow. #yogagirlchallenge @yoga_girl #californiasoulshinedesigns 3w
  •   ofhandstudios Looking good girl!!!! 3w
  •   soozinstar I want to buy some amazing mugs from you. I wanted to see if I could find your booth at Thursday night farmers market when I was in Chico in July, but my son got sick and we couldn't leave the hotel. I'm in Utah, but I thought you said before you can ship? 3w
  •   soozinstar I saw one of your mugs at @beachluvnmama 's house and was blown away by how gorgeous your work is! 3w
  •   californiasoulshine @soozinstar thank you so much! My booth is actually at the Saturday morning year round rain or shine farmer's market! That is always the best place to find my work. This is where you can pick it up, hold it in your hand, make sure it feels right... However, because I have so many requests from people far away, I've got to get better about posting my finished work online & make it more available. I will post some photos here, but most go on my Facebook business page, California Soulshine Designs. If you follow along there, I'll be posting photos. If you ever see something you'd like, message me & we can discuss details & get it shipped off to you! Thank you so much for your interest 3w
  •   kristylavonne Did Kristy#3 get your sign all finished? I was hoping to stop by your booth & see it, plus checkout all your amazing pieces (next weekend is the soonest I could though). Just let me know :) @californiasoulshine 2w
  •   californiasoulshine Hi @kristylavonne ️ I haven't heard from her yet. So, so excited to see it though. I'll let you know when it's ready. My booth will be moving around the market for a few months, in a different spot each week. 2w
  •   kristylavonne So exciting - keep me posted, I can't wait to see it! :) @californiasoulshine 2w
  •   kilnhousestudio I too hate glazing!!! 1w

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californiasoulshine I love thrifting. I love giving new life to discarded, unwanted items. I am #fearlessly expanding my line to include upcycled treasures & more. I've dreamt of doing this for so long. Today, I bring this dream to fruition. #californiasoulshinedesigns #yogagirlchallenge @yoga_girl 4w

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californiasoulshine For day 11 of the #yogagirlchallenge I committed two #randomactsofkindness. Saturdays are market days... A little girl, probably 9 or 10, wondered into my booth alone. She seemed fine & I felt sure her family was nearby. Anyway, she was friendly with a touch of sweet shyness. I asked if she had come to the market with her parents & she explained that she was spending the summer here with her aunt & uncle. She really liked my wares & complimented me so. My rings were of particular interest to her. So, I decided to let her have her choice of them. It was fun to surprise her with a special treasure, perhaps one that will always remind her of her summer spent in Northern California. Bobbie's Coffee Cart is both a Saturday landmark & tradition here in Chico. I just love Bobbie & Bobbie, husband & wife team running this show. Someone, unknown to me, enjoyed a coffee payed for by a stranger @yoga_girl 4w

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californiasoulshine Day 10 #getcreative of the #yogagirlchallenge. I like to have a plan, a list. My day all laid out, organized & efficient. Today, I let go when my husband came home early from work due to a computer system failure. I put my studio work off until this evening & spent most of the day with him on the river. He fished. I sun bathed, hooped & practiced yoga on a beautiful beach. We saw a bald eagle, great blue herons, white egrets & mergansers. @yoga_girl 4w

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californiasoulshine Not only is this my answer to @_meg_amor_ 's #stopdropandhoop nomination It is also my #yogagirlchallenge belated post for days ? & ?. I've been so busy #manifestingmydreams that I have to #trulyforgive myself for falling a little short of my intentions to post every day of @yoga_girl 's 21 day challenge & for holding myself to some impossible standards both personally & professionally. Now that I know I don't have to be perfect, I can be great! I can honestly say that I am doing my best to make the changes that I've committed to & am truly enjoying this amazing life 4w

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californiasoulshine This girl right here, this is my Roxy. Each & every day I thank her for sharing this life with me. She brings me such a pure & profound joy. #crazycatlady #yogagirlchallenge #gratitude #thankyou @yoga_girl 1mon

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californiasoulshine #californiasoulshinedesigns is pottery & more. I'll share what else I've been up to over the coming weeks #stiritup 1mon

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californiasoulshine Day 6: #startaroutine #yogagirlchallenge I am going to remember to eat early & throughout my day. All too often, I flat out forget or just don't eat enough. By dinner time, I'm ready to eat my arm & then the whole house. I'll graze on what you see here & more. I've got to balance my eating habits. @yoga_girl 1mon

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californiasoulshine BALANCEDay 5 of the #yogagirlchallenge is to #breakabadhabit ... I'm actually working on two. The first is to drink less tequila. The second is to eat more during the day. Like I mentioned before, life has been rather intense lately... So, I'll often get going with my day & literally forget to eat. By the time dinner rolls around I am usually ravenous. If it's been a particularly difficult day, I'll sometimes drink one too many shots of tequila to escape reality for a few hours in the evening. Which then equates to me waking up hung over Doing this makes me incredibly disappointed in myself & much less creative & efficient throughout my day. So far, I'm doing quite well with not drinking. I haven't had or missed tequila for five days. I did alright with eating a little more earlier today, but still not enough to healthily sustain me so that I don't want so much in the evening. I'll use tomorrow's challenge theme to continue working on this, #startaroutine @yoga_girl 1mon
  •   nicolecomer_ Girl I am with you with the whole eating more thing! I tend to forget to eat until lunch or dinner, which just isn't healthy! Let's focus on big, healthy breakfasts 1mon
  •   dunlapjay Ok. Since we're being honest, I lol'd when I got to the first line - but laughing with ya not at ya! Keep it up keep it up. I've missed 12 consecutive days of yoga and am suffering for it. Self induced suffering is the worst kind - but it's the best too as only I can stop it. Control freak that I am, I like that. Sigh... Keep it up :-) 1mon
  •   californiasoulshine It's true though! @dunlapjay ! Get back on your mat, even if for just a few minutes. 1mon

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californiasoulshine Every Saturday I spend most of my day at the Farmer's Market. This is where I peddle my pottery. My booth space is located next to a Hmong family that sells gorgeous produce & flowers. Sometimes, they don't sell out & the matriarch of the family gives the leftovers to various vendors. Today, day 4 of the #yogagirlchallenge, @yoga_girl asked us to commit a #randomactofkindness. I decided to give this generous woman a small token of gratitude, a piece of my pottery. Although she & I cannot communicate with words, her smiling eyes say it all. I'd have liked to photograph her, but that just wouldn't have felt right. 1mon

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