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Happy SECOND Birthday, Bigger Picture Blogs!

Every Thursday for two years now, we’ve come together to share the harvest of intentional living by capturing a glimpse of the bigger picture through simple moments.

In this coming together, the women who make up this beautiful community have not only shared life but have also encourage each other in the journey of intentional living as well as our journeys to become more engaged, intentional artists and writers.

And that kind of makes my heart flutter and dance.

So in celebration of Bigger Picture Blogs second birthday, we knew we had to do what we do best: engage with each other and create.

But we didn’t want to just have cake and part ways. We wanted to take our creativity and community to another level, so paired together community members who wanted a challenge, asking one to take the task of the visual artist and one to use her words and work together to bring a word prompt to life.

Those of us who have come together as creative duos were given musically inspired prompts. It’s my deep hope that those who have been working together have found that our unions are much like the song prompts we’ve been working with: the true beauty of such a collaboration doesn’t just rest solely in lyrics or melody; they must mingle, interweave to be enjoyed thoroughly.

Today, we sing our collaborations.

And today we come together to share and listen to the playlist our community has created inspired by an actual playlist. {If you’d like to participate solo the prompt is For Me This is Heaven by Jimmy Eat World. Ready? Set? Go!}

Link your Bigger Picture Moment at Undercover Mother and be sure to visit at least one creative collaboration {both contributors!} and encourage both people in their endeavor. Please link only your post and include our button or a link back so that others can come and see what our community is all about!

And since no birthday party would be complete without gifts, one creative collaboration duo will just have to make space on their bookshelves for the beautiful Creativity Packages graciously donated by Compendium Live Inspired and a copy of A Writer’s Book of Days. We’ll randomly draw a winning duo Monday, July 2.

Visit Undercover Mother to participate and engage!

Bigger Picture Blogs SECOND Birthday Celebration {Round One!}

If the best gifts, indeed, come wrapped in skin complete with beating hearts and souls, then we aremost definitely the recipients of two amazing presents this week as we celebrate the Bigger Picture Blogs community’s SECOND birthday!

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Two fabulously warm and inspiring women who are passionate about what we do best around here at BPB — community and creativity — have joined as community leaders.

Corinne, who writes at Weaving in the Ends, is the kind of writer who doesn’t simply tell; rather she shows us honest glimpses of her life that in turn reflect back the very pieces of our very own lives. Her honest writing about motherhood, love, every-day life and the seashore make us feel like she’s the friend whose invited us into the comforts of her home for a cup of tea and good conversation. Her creativity spans beyond the written word, too; she’s a fabulous knitter and has a knack for capturing the essence of a moment through photograph.

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Learn more about Corinne.

Corinne is one of the original founders of BPB, and we are beyond glad to welcome her back! She will be encouraging our creativity through developing stretching Writing Me prompts as well as facilitating future Writing Circles.

Founder and writer at Redhead Reverie, Brook gives us honest and often-hilarious glimpses into the very-full life she leads. As runner and mom the mom of two boys, she’s no stranger to action, and she shares the action-packed details of her busy days as well as the deep thoughts penetrating her mind in such genuineness that we leave her space feeling like we’ve just had a conversation rather than simply read words on a screen. Brook works full time at a job that allows her the space she needs to thrive in other areas of life, too, and spends her weekend soaking up time with her family and waiting for Hawkeye football season to rev up.

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Learn more about Brook.

Brook will be encouraging us to get creative every Monday by sharing inspiration and feeding us enticing prompts for #BPCreates over on the BPB Facebook page.

It’s with absolute delight and joy and definite celebration that we welcome Corinne and Brook. Please extend a very warm welcome and go say hello if you’ve not already had the opportunity!

Also, don’t forget that this week we’ll be celebrating our birthday both Wednesday and Thursday. Connect with other like-minded writers and artists and challenge your creativity by getting involved in the festivities !