Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

why i blog // how it all began

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Debbi DiMaggio

A photographer friend encouraged me to Blog. His images were so beautiful I just didn’t think I could do it without him or why anyone would want to read what I had to say.  But once I started Blogging about my favorite things and sharing  intimate stories or thoughts, I soon began receiving emails from readers who touched my heart and even made me cry.  I had actually touched another with my Blog Posts.  With that I knew I had to continue to connect, Blog and share from the heart.

My message is simple:

La Bella Figura – Live, Love, Laugh, Give, Inspire, Care, Be Passionate and do it all Kindly and in Style. [Read More..]

where do you find inspiration?

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Debbi DiMaggio

Inspiration is:

Watching an actor on stage. I’m in awe every time I watch a movie or see a play. It was opening night, the play, Distracted, at the Piedmont Center for the Arts and once again I was reminded of my eternally unanswered question – How do actors remember all of their lines and deliver them so seamlessly? Even more difficult I could only imagine, when the actor is required to play different characters in a single play, transforming themselves from one accent and attitude to another like the flip of a switch. To me that’s truly incredible. Almost like magic.   [Read More..]

Collages, Vision Boards and now, Pinterest

Friday, December 27, 2013
Debbi DiMaggio

when i was a young girl i began creating collage boards. i am sure you did too. i loved cutting out my favorite things from the pages of fashion magazines. my friends and i would create our collages together or give our creation to one another as a birthday gift. we would string together descriptive words like – You’re A Fox, Foxy, Best Friends. Best Friends Forever, Go SCOTS! Go Piedmont! Sexy, Cute and the like. it was so much fun 🙂 i continued collaging into my teenage years and even into my young adult life creating boards of inspiration depicting my goals and dreams. collages are now more commonly referred to as “vision boards”.  vision boards are a great way to let your imagination run wild, to become inspired as well as to visualize and chart your goals. and, today we have Pinterest, it’s my latest addiction. i try to carve out a few moments from time to time where i can imagine, surf and pin to my hearts content. oftentimes when i am getting dressed i refer to my own Pinterest boards for a bit of fashion inspiration, like this one… it’s just so much fun! [Read More..]

celebrating loved ones who have passed but continue to inspire us

Friday, November 29, 2013
Debbi DiMaggio

Remembering those we have lost. [Read More..]

if only my eyes could take photographs // inspiration comes in all forms

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Debbi DiMaggio

if only my eyes could take photographs…i would share it all with you:

If you’ve ever read one of my posts, follow me on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter, or read my book — Contained Beauty — than you know that I am a very visual person. It is simply how I learn and how I relate.

Today my husband gifted me with my first high resolution digital camera with social media capabilities. So naturally I’m excited to be able to share more vividly with you, what I see, what I love and what I feel.

Through my words and my photographs I hope to inspire and encourage you to follow your path and embark on your personal journey, whatever that may be.

There are so many ways one can be inspired – whether it be through a photograph, through travel, watching a sports event or after a spa treatment, deep meditation or through interior design, fashion, art or dance.

May something I share with you today, ignite a passion in you tomorrow.

As Mark Twain once said, ‘The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.’

Do what you love and happiness will surround you. Debbi

XOXO!

inspiration comes in all forms:

I am constantly inspired by my son and his teammates. On Saturday their team won 3 games in a row. The second game was won by just 1 point; the 3rd game went into sudden death, which in LAX is called a brave heart. A brave heart is when each team gets just 2 players, one goalie and one face-off player, and whoever gets the first goal wins the game. Super nerve-wracking!

The playoff game followed the next day, with the winner of the morning game to play our boys. The Tribe won, so both teams took the field at 11:30AM. Unfortunately, our boys not quite warmed up, almost immediately fell behind –6 to 1. However, what transpired over the next 30 minutes was an incredible turn of events. Points were made by our boys, then the other team and so on and so on until we pulled ahead after a nail-biting 50 minutes, to beat the Tribe by one, just one point, with a final score of 9 to 8.

Now if that’s not inspirational I don’t know what is! Those boys gave it their all and were not going to lose, even though they could have just sat back and given in without a fight. But they didn’t. They pulled together and made it happen! Congrats boys! A great life lesson. Keep trying even when things aren’t going your way, and Never Give Up.

Carmel LAX Braveheart Tournament // Undefeated!!

BRAVEHEART WINNERS!

Carmel is one of our favorite weekend destinations. Not only is it easy to get to, but there are so many quaint places to stay and wonderful restaurants to choose from. To learn more about Carmel and my favorite travel destinations including, where to stay, play, dine, wine and do, simply go to the iPhone App store and search LUXE USA GETAWAYS in 4 DAYS.

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