Monday Musings- Precious Memories and Improving Energy Flow

Happy Monday ladies. As expected, our temps hit 102 yesterday so rather than stay home, we went for a Sunday drive. These drives are becoming a bit of a tradition for us these days because they help break up the monotony of the week. This week we drove north to the woods near Nevada City but it was an oppressive 92 so we hightailed it back to our car. Next week maybe we should head to the coast??fashion blogger Jennifer Connolly wearing white and beige linin in a forest setting

Here are a few things on my mind this week-

A New Logo

A Well Styled Life hasn’t had a logo since it’s inception in 2012…but not for lack of trying. I won a free logo design from two different companies and as they say, you get what you pay for. They came up with cheesy and dumb logos. A few years later I hired two highly competent branding companies but none of their designs resonated with me so I didn’t use them. Last week, I finally bit the bullet and tried again.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing accessories with history

cherished picture of me with my grandson when he was 3.

This time I used a company that allowed many designers to submit their ideas in a timed competition. The longer the process went on, the clearer my vision became. My daughter and I bounced ideas off each other until we finally decided on the fonts…but we knew it needed something else. It needed an image or medallion. I wracked my brain until inspiration hit. I sent all the designers a picture of the above earring which I inherited from my mother. It was one of her favorites and is now a favorite of mine. She purchased these over 45 years ago on our first trip to Ireland.  I shared their very special meaning here and why I took them on my 60th birthday trip to Iceland here. new logo for A Well Styled Life

I wasn’t sure what they would do with this image but when I saw it incorporated into my logo I knew it was right. The other thing I simply love about this logo is that the contest was won by an untrained, stay at home mom who supplements her family’s income by designing. Bravo Nicole, you have done an amazing job!!

Wind Spinner

I’ve admired and been infatuated with wind spinners for years. Don’t ask me why I never bought one because I have no idea. We drove past a tiny shop selling wind spinners yesterday and I dragged my husband inside.

fashion blogger Jennifer Connolly surrounded by Everygreen Wind Spinners

I wanted the largest and most expensive one they had but in the end, I purchased the one that matched my mask:) When I got home I discovered the exact one I bought is $5 dollars cheaper on Amazon.…but hey, I’m doing my part to support small businesses!

Wind spinners are thought to move the chi around which improves energy flow. Several of my neighbors have multiples in their yards which looks so cool. Seeing them spin makes me happy and anything that improves the energy around us is positive in my book!

Here are some other amazing ones I have in my cart, but I need to weed them down to just a few.

Have a great week and remember to take enough effort with your appearance that you feel confident.

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  1. Penny L. Luckenbaugh
    August 5, 2020 / 2:19 pm

    Hi Jennifer;
    I love the new logo- it reminds me of a Celtic knot, which being Irish, is close to my heart. I have a beautiful sterling Celtic knot pendant that I feel brings me luck- as I hope this does for you and yours.
    Spinners are always fun to see. There is a small town on 101 in NoCal. that always has roadside stands selling them and it always made me smile to drive past and see them whirling.
    Best wishes and stay cool.

  2. Susan Rosati
    August 4, 2020 / 11:04 am

    Jennifer- I love the new logo! I think you should sell your own jewelry line featuring it! I’ll bet all your readers would buy something beautiful but also meaningful. Just a thought.

    And your writing on this blog is great. ( And I WAS a professional writer!) A good blog shouldn’t be formal… it should read the way people speak. Sometimes totally correctly, other times all hurried and breathless. Write on, Jennifer!

    • Suz
      August 4, 2020 / 4:01 pm

      Oh, this is such a sweet thing to say about Jennifer’s writing and I agree xx

  3. Deborah
    August 4, 2020 / 4:51 am

    Perfect logo honoring the future, present and past! Love the earring story

  4. Suzanne
    August 3, 2020 / 5:47 pm

    love this logo. i have been kicking the idea around myself and the story about your mothers earrings is a very inspiring consideration. it not only brings your mother with it but also a material representation of your work. Perfect!

  5. Gayle Murphy
    August 3, 2020 / 3:28 pm

    Since you love wind sculptures, do a google search for peter kourtz wind sculptures. His work is amazing. You won’t find him on amazon though.

  6. Susan
    August 3, 2020 / 1:50 pm

    We have two wind spinners, purchased from Costco a few years ago and still going strong, that look identical to the Mumtop one you’re considering. We just love them, and the birds don’t seem to be bothered in the least. It gives us something fun to look at when the darn Santa Ana “devil winds” are blowing. We also had another type — sadly, that only lasted a few seasons — that looked like an upside-down wire whisk from my KitchenAid mixer. Little birds loved it so much that they occasionally rode around on it like an amusement park ride in a very light breeze. I hope you enjoy the bigger spinner as much as we do!

  7. Kay
    August 3, 2020 / 11:49 am

    Okay, weird question. What do you do for restroom breaks out on your drives? I worry about the germs living in public restrooms. I also don’t like the idea of holding it until I get home. Teehee.

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