The time we spent in Waco, Texas at Magnolia Market’s Silobration event was an absolute dream! We were over-the-moon excited when we received the invite to be one of the selected 36 vendors who represented states from across the country. We were with such an outstanding group of artisans who all had their specific craft and wanted to share their passion with others. Together, we all experienced the elements in the midst of three incredibly busy days.

We drove along highways full of sleepy-looking towns, open skies, isolated lakes and friendly faces. The vastness of Oklahoma and northern Texas greeted us with open arms as we made the 11-hour trek down to the lone star state.

We arrived in Waco late on Tuesday night and then spent the next morning exploring a little bit of the city. We had coffee at Common Grounds, a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, located right on the edge of Baylor’s campus.

Common Grounds is definitely at the top of our list for places to try if you’re planning to visit Waco. There were so many cozy nooks and crannies to enjoy a cup of joe with good friends! It had a lovely, eclectic atmosphere full of antique pendant lighting, velvet sofas, coo-coo clocks, iron tables, and the rich aroma of coffee grounds that are ready to awaken the morning’s clientele.

After coffee, we headed over to the Silos to do a little shopping of our own at Magnolia Market. And we’ll tell you, every detail, inside and out, is so thoughtful it almost doesn’t feel real. It was a feast for the eyes!

We spotted our tea towels sold exclusively at Magnolia!

Of course, we had to end our shopping trip with a Silobration cookie (a giant, classic chocolate chip cookie with peanut butter pieces) and a Lemon Lavender cupcake. They were absolutely delightful!

Our recipe cards at Magnolia Flour - the bakery at the Silos!

In addition to Magnolia Market and Magnolia Flour, there were also countless local food trucks that brought the taste of Waco right to the grounds! They outlined the beautiful artificial turf where visitors can come with their families to play ball, games, and dance around. There’s even a stage for live music to take place. It would be incredibly easy to spend a full day at the Silos without getting bored – mouth-watering food, amazing shopping, gardens to peruse, and openness to simply enjoy.

We spent the afternoon setting up our booth, and then as if our day couldn’t get any better, we got to meet Chip and Joanna!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday flew by from literally spending the entire three days meeting some of the nicest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering. We met visitors who had traveled from all over the country to experience the magic of Silobration and locals who were thrilled to share their beloved hometown with fresh faces. The southern hospitality we experienced truly made Waco feel like a home away from home!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us. We loved meeting you!

:: Gretchen + Kate Z :: 





It's that time of year again! The leaves are falling, sweaters are being pulled out of storage, and holiday decor is filling the stores. Holiday season makes us want to tie on our aprons and start whisking up batches of Christmas cookies and pies -- but we can't eat it all by ourselves! Tis the season of giving, so why not throw a Thanksgiving or Christmas party to share the rest of those goodies? We've even got the first part covered for you. Use our free table setting place cards to provide the finishing touch to your dining room table!

There are so many different ways to jazz up a placeholder. For starters, instead of using your normal handwriting or printing out names, look up a simple calligraphy tutorial on Youtube and try your hand at it. Having a beautifully written place card automatically makes your guests feel special and cared for.

Once you've got your names written, slide your place card into one of our wood stumps to make it stand up (and stand out)! If you have a letterpress stump calendar, you've already got one stump on hand, and you can buy more right here!

If you want to make your stumps extra special, try a little DIY magic on them by using some twine to tie sprigs of holly to the outside, or roll the stumps in Hodgepodge and glitter. For a slightly more rugged feel, you could carefully tear the placecard edges. If you want to go all out, use chalkboard paint to cover the front of the stump and once it's dry, write your event's hashtag on it. 

Maybe you're thinking of moving beyond just decorating the table and sprucing up your entire kitchen. These place cards are designed to match some of our other holiday favorites. Collect a couple and your decor will coordinate perfectly.

With so many options available, you might have to throw multiple parties! Now that you've got a few ideas, click here to print the free template. 

Happy crafting!

:: Claire the Intern ::

You've probably heard the 1canoe2 story before. In 2009, two childhood friends purchased their first full-size press and a business was born. A business that represents a spirit of kinship, heartland roots, and memories of canoe trips and campfires along Missouri streams with "one canoe, two girls." As the business and staff grew, 1canoe2 made their home in a little red barn in the middle of a corn field.

Three fun years were spent in that cozy barn before it was time to find a bigger space. The walls were about to burst at the seams! In May 2016, the ladies of 1canoe2 packed up their desks and moved to the "bustling" town of Fulton, Missouri! 

And that's where I come along. As a Summer 2016 1canoe2 marketing intern, I commute from Columbia to Fulton every day. Before I arrived on the first day, all I knew about Fulton was that it was tiny (and that ain't wrong)! I have been pleasantly surprised by this little town and its community. You can't walk down the street without someone saying hello, and you almost expect to see Andy Griffith and Barney Fife as you step into Sault's Drug Store. 

At 1canoe2, we frequent several Fulton shops and restaurants on the regular, however, since we moved in so recently, we haven't had much time to explore, so Michaela (my fellow intern) and I went to see what we've been missing out on.

One of our neighbors has the prettiest building, and we love the painted sign!

Brooklyn Pizza

Brooklyn Pizza has super yummy authentic Brooklyn-style pizza and their lunch special is a 1canoe2 favorite.

Beks is an amazing restaurant a little ways down from our office. It has a stunning modern layout, but maintains an almost Celtic vibe with their pub.
On the way to Beks, we ran into two of our favorite 1canoe2ers, Kate and Haley!
Although they weren't in use when we stopped by, the upper levels are also beautiful!

Saults Drug Store

Saults is your one-stop-shop for snacks, drinks, and delicious ice cream. You can get bags of popcorn and fountain sodas on the cheap! 

Michaela enjoying her Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream!
So many options!!

We head out to Lulu's once a week. Okay, maybe every few days. Fine, we go most days. But can you blame us?! Froyo is always the way to go.
Historic Sights

Fulton is quite a historic town, and we love to see these old buildings (as well as the other pretty homes the city has to offer!) 

We found this super cool bell outside of a local church.
The Callaway County Courthouse is right across the street from our office!


And then of course... there's our place!
While the #BarntoBank renovations are happening, this is our happy little temporary office!

#barntobank is making serious strides!
Here are a few photos of what's going on inside!

The vault!
Beautiful tin ceiling.

Check out more photos in our recent blog post, and follow along with the renovations by searching #BarntoBank on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

So it turns out that small towns are our jam. If you're ever in the area, pop in to Fulton and say hi! We'll be opening our very own storefront (Eeee!) in the fall and we can't wait to see everyone!

:: Claire the Intern ::

Let's face can be hard. And confusing. And, at times, just downright intimidating. Everyone needs an encouraging word from time to time, so we decided we'd take a stab at giving some of our best business and life advice. Enjoy!

"It took me a long time to figure out that you shouldn't wait to be yourself around people and coworkers -- it is too exhausting to hide your true colors. It is also good to remember that you are not always going to agree with everyone. It is important to be respectful of others' beliefs and sometimes just agree to disagree and continue to have open dialogue. It is not worth fighting over things just to be able to say you are right." – Kate G.

"My voice is important, and I don't think I knew that when I was younger, so I feel a lot more confident saying what I think, but making sure to couch it in a way that is more gentle, rather than just word vomit. Have confidence in your ideas and your thoughts because they're important.

Wear whatever you want. If you are uncomfortable, you will lose that confidence, and that's the thing that makes people kind of go "huh?". Instead of how you look it's what you're projecting, so if you feel good and confident, you will look good and confident." – Kelsey

"Don't worry about what other people think. If you're so hung up on what everybody else thinks, it's gonna distract you from being yourself, and you'll kind of float around for a while, worrying about making everybody else happy in the world, in the environment around you, and you'll lose touch with who you are and it'll take longer to find out who you are. So just truly be yourself, especially if you're on the road to being a good, positive person, and that will give you self-confidence that will naturally come about. Don't be afraid to poke fun at yourself a little bit for your insecurities, because that also lets everybody know that you're not a threat when you talk to them. That drops people's walls down and they'll open up to you to a whole world of conversation." – Jake (honorary 1canoe2er, pro beard-grower and stellar carpenter!)

"The most important thing that I missed is that I should be confident in who I am in and my skills, because that will take you further than anything. Don't let the fear of failing dull your life or hold you back. Don't always be the nice guy and let others seize those opportunities that come along. Believe in yourself and know that you are just as important and worth it and you should not hold back. Try to go after what you want in life. Go after what makes you happy and completely disregard whatever people will think or might say because what is most important is your own happiness and self worth, and I would just say at the end to challenge yourself every day. Challenge yourself to learn, to be a better person, and live life to the fullest." – Crystal

"I think that my best life advice is to not worry about being weird. Just be comfortable in your own skin. Embrace it and take the things that make you unique and just run with it." – Beth 

"I think it's really important to take the time to decide what you want to do. I think that whenever you first graduate college you're like "I am a Psych major. That means I can do this, and only this." But I think it's really important to not box yourself in and explore other options that you might think better suit your interest because you might be surprised. A good life skill is how to market yourself so make sure that when you interview for whatever job make sure you do your homework, your research, and tailor yourself to that company to make yourself appealing." – Angela

"I'd tell myself to be good to the people around you. No one has it all figured out and it's better to be lost together than alone. And an act of kindness goes a long way." –Liz

"I have three main points: the first is to be willing to be surprised. I was always very adamant on life looking a certain way and it had to be my way and I didn't allow possibility for any other options. I really wish I would've been more open to multiple possibilities even if it doesn't always seem like it's amazing at the forefront. You're not supposed to peak whenever you're 21, 22, and I just thought I would, and whenever I didn't I was so ashamed and I felt like such a failure and that's not how it should be at all. Enjoy the journey, let life be life, and be willing to be surprised because that's so much more fun and so much more fluid and organic anyway.

2. Kindness matters so much. One thing I noticed through different employers I had is that kindness is actually really hard to find and it's all about how you treat people. That's what matters -- that's what people will remember is how you made them feel and did you go above and beyond in treating them like people, or were you just in a hurry to get your work done?

3. Work hard, but not at the expense of losing yourself. Working hard is very important. You should always give your all in whatever you're doing. But I think there were times when I definitely lost myself in what I was doing and I let it takeover my life. I know where I was coming from. I was very driven and I wanted to do my best and this was my best but I didn't make many memories along the way. There were times when I became a shell of a person because I was just so stressed with what I was doing rather than having a proper balance in life." – Gretchen

"I wish that I would have started to get to know not only the business world and how the people around me function best, but also myself and how I function best. I wish I would have realized at a younger age that when I go into a job I have a lot of control over how I'm managed and how others around the office interact with me. You don't just have to go in and your manager treats you one way and one way only -- you kind of get to shape that relationship. But the catch is, you can't start to shape it until you realize: this is how I work, this is when I'm most productive. Do I really like being around people or do I like being by myself? Do I respond best to bullet points or paragraphs of details? Answering questions like these will help you define your boundaries, which is super important. No one will respect your boundaries unless you know and respect them.

When I was an intern, I was really eager to please everybody, which is great. Work hard and please the people that you're working for. But now being on the flip side of that where I'm the one doing the managing, I think I would tell my younger self to not let that desire to please interfere with taking risks and being a self-starter. Present an idea to your manager before they even realize that they need it. That's a huge help. Doing what your told is great, but creating work without being told is what will really make you stand out against the rest." – Haley

"I feel like a lot of my advice has to do with being afraid. DON'T be afraid. Don't be afraid to be different. Everybody's different. I tend to be an introvert, and so I always felt like there was something wrong with me. But along the way you learn that everybody has different personalities and that's okay. Be who you are and work to your strengths.

Also, don't be afraid to make mistakes. Everybody screws up. Don't try to be a perfectionist. If you make a mistake, own it, fix it, and then it'll be good. Don't be afraid to do different things just because you have an education in this or this is what your degree is in. Don't be afraid to learn something or do something different if you feel lead to go that way. Work hard and be nice to people." – Janel

What life advice would you give to your past self? Comment and let us know!

:: Claire the Intern ::

It's been a busy summer over here, so we wanted to give you guys a quick peek at what's been going on at the bank. And don't forget to follow #barntobank on all of our social media to stay updated on the process. Enjoy!

Court Street... where all the action takes place.

Demolition is a messy process.

But we found some pretty awesome treasures in the process!

History covers these walls... and ceiling!

And the view of our little town doesn't hurt, either.

And here's some bonus photos of just a couple of the brave souls who are tackling this project!

Told you it's a dirty process!

Once these walls are finally done, we can't wait to start DECORATING! We'll surely hang up a few of our art prints, but the rest is still up in the air! Any interior decorators? Comment with some fresh ideas!

Thanks for checking in! Have a great week, and keep checking back with #barntobank!

:: Michaela the Intern ::

{Without You Spots | Featured in the Pen Pal Collection!}

When’s the last time you sent someone a letter? Not an email or a sticky note pressed onto their door – I’m talking about good, old-fashioned snail mail. Do you remember how it feels to pick it out, wield your favorite pen, and to pour your thoughts into that card? Unlike electronic communication, the limited space makes each word precious, and when you pull that long-awaited response out of the mailbox, nothing feels better than seeing your loved one’s familiar handwriting spelling out your name.

When you take the time to participate in a written conversation, you start an ongoing relationship that no email chain can replace. Here at 1canoe2, we miss that tangible exchange, and we want to bring it back! Here’s the game plan: 

  1. Pick a pen pal. It can be your grandma, your best friend, or someone you’ve lost touch with – it’s completely up to you.
  2. Break out your favorite card. Write your pal at least once each month. We will send out a prompt every month for inspiration, but you’re more than welcome to start a different conversation!
  3. Share your wisdom. Is there a line in the letter that just speaks to you? Or maybe the envelope is too pretty to keep to yourself? We’d like to see! Tag your favorite pen pal moments on social media with #1c2penpal and we’ll do the same. You may just get some free swag out of the deal ;)

{Bushel and a Peck}

If you’re feeling stressed, don’t be! We’ve got you covered with five easy tips to handwriting letters, brought to you by an honorary 1canoe2er, Whitney. She's pretty much the best, and she gives stellar advice on how to love others with a full heart. In fact, Whitney is the pen pal of our Creative Marketing Director, Haley!

Ready to get going?! Here’s your first prompt: Pick a pen pal and write them a catch-up note to get yourself started. Fill them in on the pen pal details, or just direct them here to get them up to speed. And guess can even choose US as your pen pal! Send the 1canoe2 crew some love and we'll do our best to answer your letters. You can send mail to:

1canoe2 Pen Pal
413 Court Street
Fulton, MO 65251

Now I know what you’re thinking… you’re gonna need some new cards! Well, my friend, you are in luck! Use the code 1C2PENPAL to get 10% off the Pen Pal Collection.

Thanks for joining in the pen pal movement!

:: Claire the Intern ::

{Streets of Venice}

Last February I was fortunate enough to take an impromptu trip to Italy with Rachel, one of my best friends from college. We had such a great time! Italy is an extremely small country compared to the United States, so we were able to see quite a bit for only being there a week. Here are some of my tips, tricks, and must-dos:

TRAVEL TIP :: Subscribe to airline alerts via their individual websites. The airline will send you a weekly email that outlines specials that are running. Most of the time they’re pretty small…a couple dollars here, a couple dollars there…but every once in a while they drop a big one. Such was the case for my impromptu trip to Italy. Emirates Airlines was having a special to fly from NYC to Milan for..brace yourselves..$400 roundtrip!! Sold. 

TRAVEL TIP :: Being flexible pays off. I like to build up my travel savings account (yes..I have a separate savings account just for travel) and then sit on it a while before booking a trip. That way if I find an amazing deal (like the Italy flight special) I’m ready to take action immediately. Here’s my timeline for Italy — 

Found the flight special :: Wednesday

Booked my flight :: Thursday

Left the country :: Monday

Zach, a former 1canoe2er, was there when I booked my flight only 4 days out. To put it in his words, it was the biggest YOLO moment I’ve ever had.

PLACES TO SEE {THE COLOSSEUM} :: Jaw-dropping! I would 150% recommend spending the extra money to go to the lower level where you can walk the same corridors that gladiators and beasts alike walked hundreds of years ago. Down there you can also see the “elevators” that were used to release the animals into the arena. Ultra cool!

RANT :: I promise this will be the only rant. Please…make it a priority to put the phone down every once in a while. I was in Rome during the height of the selfie stick movement and to be honest, it left me feeling a little sad. I’m confident when I say that 95% of the people I saw on the street had selfie sticks glued to their outstretched hands. Rome is basically one giant museum without a ceiling. There is a new discovery around every corner. Discoveries that you are most likely paying hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars in travel costs to see…why pay all of that hard-earned money just to look through a lens!? I want to be present in the details, the weather, the crowds of people around or lack there of — being mindful in that moment is going to engrain that image in our minds and give a crisp recollection of details in a way that a photograph will never be able to do. The moment is not robbing us of a photo op, our photo op is robbing us of truly experiencing the thing we traveled thousands of miles to experience.

PLACES TO SEE {VATICAN CITY} :: What a beautiful place. Rome surrounds Vatican City, which is actually its own city-state. Not only is it headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the pope, its walls house some of the world’s most famous artwork. Michelangelo’s work on the Sistine Chapel alone is enough to make me want to go back again and again.

NOMS :: They say when you’re in Rome you should do as the Romans do. Well, Romans eat super delicious food. So we ate duper delicious food! And drank our weight in wine and Lemonchello… :) Unlike the precedent that fast-food has set in America, Italians take their time with meals, so Rachel and I followed their lead. The average dinner probably took us on average 3 or so hours to complete. The waiters in Italy expect your meal to take a long time and respect your privacy. They don’t hound you like American waiters do. In fact, it was hard at times to get the waiter’s attention in order to bring the check. Tipping isn’t necessary in Italy, but Rachel and I usually included a small tip (10 euro) with our long meals because not tipping felt strange. This was definitely more for our own comfort than their expectations. 

TRAVEL TIP :: I heard that renting a car in Italy was a little intimidating, so Rachel and I booked train tickets from one city to the next. We bought our tickets in advance and used a kiosk to print the physical tickets once we were at the station. The trains were was easy, comfortable and cheaper than renting a car would have been. Plus we didn’t have the extra stress of navigating. Italian streets didn’t seem to follow the same grid pattern that many of our cities do, so I was relieved not to have to navigate. Once we were in the city, we simply walked everywhere we wanted to go or jumped on a bus.

TRAVEL TIP :: Hostels are great! A lock on your suitcase is always a good idea, especially if you don’t have a private room. They will supply towels but don’t forget about footwear. Rachel and I tied doggy bags on our feet because we both forgot about shower shoes!

PLACES TO SEE {DUOMO} :: Situated inside the Florence Cathedral, the Duomo is a must-do! Visitors can climb up to the top of the dome to be greeted by an amazing view of the city. The climb involves steep steps and parts of the stairwell are incredibly tight, so if you’re claustrophobic at all, I would consider sticking to the ground floor.

PLACES TO SEE {ACCADEMIA + UFFIZI} :: Beautiful museums! The Accademia Gallery is most widely known as the home to Michelangelo’s David and was the smaller of the two. Uffizi Gallery is huuuge but worth it. My favorite painting was Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. Being an art major in college, I felt like I spotted a celebrity when I saw it on the wall!

NOMS :: Get the steak! Florence is known for its steak and for darn good reason. 

TRAVEL TIP :: Transportation in this city is so fun!! The street are made of water (obviously) so there are water buses and water taxis to get you around. The taxis are super pricey, so I’d recommend taking the bus system. It takes a little longer because you have to dock up at every stop, but it’s fairly easy to navigate and much cheaper. Clothes that layer are a great idea in this city. Even when it’s warm on land, the water buses are a bit chilly when they get moving!

PLACES TO SEE {THE STREETS} :: We didn’t have a destination in Venice…Venice was our destination! Simply walking the sidewalks made for the perfect day. Because the large streets are water, the alleys are the way to get around on foot.

TRAVEL TIP :: Rachel and I had an experience in Venice where the hostel location we booked wasn’t the same location where we stayed. I think the address that we had was only the office location so then we had to walk to a second address to actually settle in and sleep. The man running the hostel couldn’t give us the address for some reason…so the entire exchange felt shady. While it all turned out perfectly okay, we felt extremely uncomfortable moving to a second location where no one back home would know where we were! I ended up turning on my cell service to take a picture of the location on Maps and I texted it back to my family. From now on I will be sure to ask if the room is on the same property of the address listed with the hostel information. Better safe than sorry.

If you’re planning a trip to Italy — have so much fun!! Comment with any questions and I’d be happy to chat with you!

:: Haley ::

P.S. If you’re a reader like me, you may be interested in one of my favorite travel books — Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke. Check it out!

A month before my 30th birthday, I started feeling anxious about how I would spend such a milestone of a day. Despite my long history of disliking my birthday (cue ‘its my party and I’ll cry if I want to’), I wanted to focus on the truly great people I’ve been blessed enough to be surrounded with. Quickly, I found myself online booking a cabin in the woods for the weekend of my birthday. I wanted a place that I could retreat to with the people that make life so wonderful. I found a little place 45 minutes away, booked it and started inviting all my people.

As the weekend approached, I was packing up and feeling giddy that I got to spend my birthday this way. I started thinking about how I could create a visual reminder of the weekend and decided to put together a little collaborative art project for everyone to work on while we were at the cabin. The brainstorming began and I started thumbing through an old coloring book of famous artworks that I bought while I was in college. I found a piece I loved by a great folk artist named Grandma Moses and decided to do something with it. I’ve always been drawn to her work and she created most of her pieces late in life. There’s something so hopeful about that and I hope I can still be creating that long!

So, I enlarged the page and cut it up into thirty pieces. I took a stack of the pieces with me to the cabin with some art supplies and had the gals work on them while we chatted and ate (and ate and ate). The rest of the pieces I brought home with me and I stuck them in the mail to friends and family that couldn’t be there. Checking the mail became pretty exciting as the pieces started to return. Each piece had such personality. I’ve got some artistically talented friends who used beautiful drawing techniques and then I’ve got some who rolled their eyes at the thought of coloring and had to be begged to complete a piece. But each one turned out great.

I eagerly waited to assemble all the pieces until I got the very last one. The final product makes me a sentimental mess. It’s a quilted version of the people that make life good. I don’t deserve to have these thirty people along for the ride, but I’m so grateful for them and I’m hoping this artwork will help me remember that on a regular basis.

:: Liz ::

On March 22, 2016 in Wood County Oklahoma, a small fire began. Because of high winds and dry climate, that fire would spread into neighboring Kansas. Over 400,000 acres of land would be burnt, making this the largest fire in Kansas history and the 7th largest fire in the history of the United States. The widespread blaze soon became known as the Anderson Creek Wildfire.



Within a day and a half of the fire’s beginning, communication headquarters had been set up in Barber County’s largest community, Medicine Lodge. Here, volunteers from around the community and outsiders specializing in this type of crisis management worked around the clock to provide support to those fighting the fire in the Gyp Hills. Churches opened their doors to feed the volunteers and collect donations for those affected by the blaze.  


Locals and firefighters from all around fought side by side to put out the massive flames. After 14 hour days of fighting fires, those in the heat of the situation came back to Medicine Lodge and told stories about how the fire seemed to spread a mile a minute due to the high wind speeds. The rugged terrain of the area made the process seem hopeless at times while the firefighters watched the trees burn at the bottom of large canyons. Wall clouds of smoke could be seen up to 40 miles away as ash rained from the sky on all of the surrounding communities.  


The Kansas National Guard Blackhawks were brought to the area to dump 660 gallons of water at a time on the flames. As a member of the community, seeing the Blackhawks flying from the hills back to the lake gave us a boost of hope that our firefighters now had the resources they needed to get ahead of the flames. After 10 days of continuous burning, the fire was contained.


The people who live in the Midwest are known for their resilience and the citizens of Barber, Comanche and Wood Counties are no different. As the fire smolders in the vast canyons of the burnt sienna colored Gyp Hills, the citizens of the area are helping their neighbors to re-build fence, round up cattle and begin rebuilding the outbuildings lost to the fire. People and agricultural organizations from the surrounding area have blessed those affected with gifts ranging from hay donations and hedge posts to cleaning supplies and clothing.


Researchers are still debating what the long term effects of this fire will be. Livestock in the area were lost, and those that survived now suffer from smoke inhalation. Burnt udders are leaving calves under nourished without extra supplements provided by milk replacers and hay. The people of the area have lost thousands of miles of fencing, hay reserves, outbuildings and even homes, but they remain humble and positive for what is yet to come.  

Five of my all-time favorite podcast episodes/TED talks for a little motivation and inspiration. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! If you're stashing away your own favorites...send them my way in a comment!

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries
We are all explorers. The people that made discoveries just thought a little bit harder about what they were looking at and they were a little bit more curious. And their curiosity changed the way people thought about the world and thus it changed the world. They changed the world. And so can you. - Adam Savage

Why should we look at the clouds more often
Paying attention to something outside yourself is just enough to find yourself centered again. - Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Listen, learn...then lead
Leaders can let you fail without letting you be a failure. - Stanley McChrystal

Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work
No idea is born fully formed. It emerges a little bit as a child is born. Kind of messy and confused but full of possibilities - Margaret Heffernan

The source of creativity
Fear and creativity are conjoined twins - Elizabeth Gilbert

:: Haley ::