My husband and I are magazine junkies. I have lost count of how many subscriptions we have. And DiscountMags.com is one of my favorite sites. Those glossy pages are some of my favorite places to find inspiration. I’m constantly tearing out the sheets for later reference, but they end up scattered all around the house in a totally unorganized way. I would love to put a gorgeous and motivating vision board up, but there just isn’t a place in my house to put up a board for all my pretty pictures. So as I was browsing around Target the other day, as you do, I found these fun opaque geometric boxes in the dollar section. Yeah, Target. I decided that it would be the perfect place to store my ideas so I wanted to share it with you too. Do you make vision boards? Well now you can make a vision box.
As part of my partnership with Netflix #StreamTeam, I created this post to go along with their February theme of creating or changing your destiny. And sometimes dreaming is the perfect way to get starting on that path.
I have been trying to find my new “look” for the blog for a while now. So while some people create vision boards of all the big life goals they have, I decided to keep mine focused on visual elements or thoughts that would work in a rebrand for my blog. As I start to narrow down who I think I am as a blogger, it is guiding me to the types of content I am sharing. And in turn, it is helping me to create some new series or at the very least, parameters for what is “on brand.” I take the inspiration and let my mind wander and dream about how I can use it in my own way.If the image or idea is small, I just cut it down to size to fit inside the box. This is basically the same as making a vision board.But if it is something I need to save the whole page for, I simply fold it in to fourths. It couldn’t be easier and now it is all right in one place!This little box of lovelies will sit on my dresser so I can easily see it as a visual reminder to keep working toward my goal of rebranding. And it will be easy to keep adding inspiration to it as I find it or pull something out that I want to revisit.There is definitely more to my story. And as my kids have seen me working on this and adding more images to the box, it has been a great way to introduce them to dreaming big. We talk about goals they have and things they dream of doing one day. My youngest specifically wants to ride Ghost Rider at Knott’s Berry Farm. Which he thinks is hysterical because it is my least favorite ride there.
Netflix has some great shows for the kids all about creating your own destiny. Ever After High and Mako Mermaids are out now but I’m dying to share the new series, Richie Rich with my kids. Richie Rich was always one of my favorite characters growing up (series starts Feb. 20!) And you know any kid, with that much money, obviously had a big dream. (sometimes vision boards are called dream boards, which might be an easier concept for kid to understand).
Other shows with great episodes about setting big goals for yourself are Justin Time (episode #13 about walking on the moon), Fame High (do your kids want to be a star?) and The Gabby Douglas Story (for what it really takes to become an Olympian). Also this month my kids found PeeWee’s Playhouse which isn’t necessarily about goals. It’s just fun. They also geeked out over I Spy, a fave of theirs from a few years ago. They really love discovering new and old series on Netflix.
I’ll be checking out Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown to inspire my own wanderlust.
How do you encourage your kids to view life? Do you like to keep it practical or encourage big dreams? If my kids want to start their own vision board boxes, I would be happy oblige them. I can’t wait to help them achieve all they set out to do in this world.
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