Sunday, December 05, 2010

Tokyo Fashion

Friday, December 03, 2010

Chubby Bunny!

Within Reach movie needs your help!

I've been following the story of Ryan and Mandy for a couple years now as they biked around the country. I find their story really inspiring. They have been through so much to make this movie and this project means a lot to them. They are a couple of awesome people and I stand behind them 100%! This movie will inspire a whole generation to change their lives for the better. It's about community, alternative transportation and family. How can we change the world? One community at a time. Watch the movie - check out the support page ( and maybe you can help support with a few dollars? Every little bit helps!

I can't wait to see the movie and I want to make sure they reach their goal. Can you help make this happen?

For more info you can visit their site:
And read about their journey on their blog here:

Help is closer than you think.

Do you know that there are people out there that want to help you? They are just waiting for you to tell them what you need! When you are passionate about something and following your dreams it's amazing how many friends, family and strangers step in to give you a helping hand. It may be hard to believe NOW when you are first starting out. You will ask a lot of questions and want answers right away. You will ask "HOW??" and you will be afraid of the unknown. You will feel alone in your journey. What you need to realize is that there is a community around you. There are untapped resources all around you! How do you find them?

Tell everyone about your dream. Live it with passion in your heart. Show others how much you care about what you are doing. Suddenly people start to step forward. They want to be part of your dream. They want to help you! They give you advice, links, hints here and there. You are suddenly being overwhelmed with free gifts from those you barely know. They were waiting to find someone like you to give it to! They know things that can help you on your journey. Accept these gifts with grace.

You are not alone in this journey. You have a strong community around you. Find others that are passionate about the same thing you are. If they have been doing it longer they can give you what they no longer need! They can tell you how they got where they are. It looks like you have a long way to go right? Well that's the fun part! You will learn as you go. Just don't give up. Work at it every day. Find mentors that can help you. Accept the gifts from those who want to help you.

Someday you will see someone else just starting on their journey. Suddenly you will understand how this all works. It's now your turn to give back. It's your turn to help someone else learn. It's time for you to give gifts to a stranger. You give to them knowing that others have given to you freely. You give something that you no longer need and you know that someone else is going to give you something you need in the near future. It's a beautiful give and flow. You won't know everything either! You won't be an expert yet. You feel that you have so much more to learn. The knowledge you do have can still help this person. Even though you have so much to learn you still have knowledge to pass on to someone just starting out on their path. It's amazing how you can be a mentor yourself even though you are still being mentored. That's how community works! That's the power of living a life of passion and following your dreams.

Give gifts freely. Take gifts gracefully. Give back when you can and let others help you.

It's not that scary to take a leap of faith.
There is a community waiting to take you in with open arms.
There are mentors waiting to guide you.
There are tools headed your way to help you on your journey.

Live a life of passion and love.
It's the only way to be truly connected to the community around you.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

How a hat can change your life

When you have a lolly-tots hat sitting around it just makes picture time even more epic. Here are some random moments of my life with friends and family and my silly hats. This is the "lifestyle" shots of lolly-tots.

Hanging with friends at the bar - drinking and drawing

 Trips to the coast. Practical and makes for fun photo shoots! The hats really keep out the cold winds and hold down your hair. Wow and fur on the beach! It's magical. 

 Hanging out with pals.. random music jams. Didgeridoo!

 Thanksgiving meals with family and friends and game nights that last all night long. 

Lolly-tots hats just make every hang out awesome and make for some really fun photos. It's a part of my day to day life now. These hats come with me everywhere I go. I hope if you adopt a lolly-tots hat that you will take it everywhere with you as well! It's so much more fun that way right?