Monday, November 29, 2010

Kind Kindred : Kellie : 74 Lime Lane




Hello Lovelies! I hope your holiday weekend was blissful! So excited to share this post with you, Kellie from 74 Lime Lane is joining our tribe today! Be sure to check out her gorgeous Etsy Shop too! Big Love & Peace to all of you, xox, Amanda

Kind Kindred : Kellie : 74 Lime Lane
photo by Kellie

Today You Are You

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.

I'm a big fan of Dr Seuss, and I know I am not alone. Do you ever find random Seussical phrases popping into your head? No? That's just me?

The thing is, the library of Dr Seuss, the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, is full of important life lessons for all ages. Even "grown-ups" can enjoy the quirky illustrations and catchy prose of his stories, which are as timeless today as when they were first published decades ago.

Today, with the word kindness in mind, I've pulled out these great words to remind us of two things.
  1. Be kind to yourself.
  2. Be true to yourself.
This certainly seemed appropriate when I was asked to join the impressive line-up of guest posters that make up the honour roll of Kind Kindred. I mean, quite frankly I felt like a bit of fraud. What could little old me possibly contribute?

When you living the life of a creative, or as a mum, an employee, or even as a brother of sister, it is easy to get disheartened ~ you're not good enough, your "stuff" isn't good enough, that person is much better at "it".

But hey, you're you. No one else is you. Unique starts with 'U'.

So today, here's a bit of me and what I do. A printable that I hope will you find useful and hopefully inspiring, using the words of one of my favourite authors.

Geisel wrote more than 60 books as Dr Seuss or Theo. LeSieg {which is Geisel spelled backwards!}, which have sold more than 222 million copies in 15 languages.

If you are looking or would like to attend more of the school of Seuss, check out:
And to spread a little kindness, here's a double download of the print above ~ one with a 2011 calendar to remind you each and every day how unique you are, and one without.

Kind Kindred : Kellie : 74 Lime Lane

Youer than You Print w/ Calendar
- PDF
Youer than You Print w/out Calendar - PDF


PS. The above quote is from Happy Birthday to You!


Kellie lives in Australia where she has a shelf full of Dr Seuss books. When not walking around camera in hand, she works a journalist, is a part-time blogger and full-time wife and mum to two boys. She loves cameras, the colour lime, stationery and her favourite season is autumn. Her photography recently featured in Joie magazine and *bepoke* zine. Connect with Kellie through her blog & on Etsy!

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8 comments:

Collaborations said...

Don't forget Horten Hatches an Egg--"I meant what I said and I said what I meant, an elephant's faithful one hundred percent."

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Nov. 29, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I love this calendar! The graphic and sentiment are the perfect combo to keep in mind all throughout the year.

One note, though: The months of November and September are switched! Oops!

Thank You!

jaki said...

Fantastic post and thanks for the download Kellie!

Cat said...

Kellie, this is SO true. I feel inadequate all the time...and as a new person forging my way in the creative world I often feel fraudulent. Thank you for the Dr Seuss-ical reminder. We are a family of Seuss lovers in our corner of crazy. Great post. x

feelincrafty said...

I agree with Jaki! Love the post and the download. I added it to my link love today.

Mirna said...

Thank you so much for the poster and the calendar. It will be a daily reminder to a very dear 13 year old girl.

Louise said...

I've commented before, but I'm going to again! :) I love this and just wanted to let you know that I included it in my link love today.

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