January 21, 2013

Twenty-Nine Days

A friend of mine emailed me last week and said that she was just finishing the book 29 Gifts by Cami Walker and thought I would love it. I watched the above video that she enclosed in her email, and decided to post it right away, because it is so inspirational- especially for those who are going through a challenging time right now.

A surefire way to step outside our heads and unhappiness is to do something for others.

Photo by Gris Handknits
Recently I was the lucky recipient of a gift myself that I won on my favorite Norwegian blog called A Butterfly In My Hair.  I received this gorgeous wool/cashmere hat made by contributor Nicole Dupuis of Gris Handknits. I was tickled pink.

Her knitwear is divine.

Thank you so much Nicole.

The Hole Thing candle votives

In the spirit of giving, Lines of Beauty is having its own give-away. Please leave a comment if you would like to be included in a drawing for 2 of my wool candle votives (colors of your choice ) from The Hole Thing. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you in your comment if I don't know you personally.

Give-away ends February 1st.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill 


  1. Very inspiring video. I will check out the book. Thanks

  2. I love your blog-- LINES OF BEAUTY -- I forward it to all my friends...
    Yesterday I saw a woman with a jacket that could have been from the Whole Thing, I thought of you... and now a give away. Pick me :)
    Tracy Kuhn Greenlee

  3. Cute hat! Along with the spirit of that book, the members of my family try to consciously do or say something nice at least once every day. -very easy to do, and it makes you more aware of your actions.

  4. I love receiving your posts to my email now! This is beautiful and so true, Lou. Whenever I begin to feel the "poor me" attitude I know I need to go to work and give to others! At the end of the day, I always feel so much better & so much more grateful for all that I am given in this life. And since I already have so much of your lovely work, I won't be greedy and enter your giveaway...I'm happy to share with others ;) Love you girl, and thank you for always giving and loving me...xoxoxo

  5. Some people are having a hard time commenting technically from their end. If this is the case please just drop me an email at louise@linesofbeauty.com and I will gladly enter you into the give-away.

  6. what a nice concept! i need to remember it