Day 9: Keep Calm and…

List 9 Keep CalmDay Nine of 30 Days of Lists, and, guess what?! I got to write the blog post for this day on the 30 Days of Lists website! Here is what I wrote:


This list was so much fun for me! I love, love, love the iconography behind, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” I adore anything British, and this statement makes a lot of sense to me. Instead of freaking out and getting all worked up…just keep calm…and carry on!

Instead of keeping my lists in a scrapbook format, I decided to go digital with this round of 30 Days of Lists (I’m pretty sure I’ve been a Lister from the start). But I also want to do something to show off my creative side, so I drew this representation of my prompt, Keep Calm and…

I will let you in on a little secret…I am not a very good drawer. Really! I’m not! I’m well aware of this, and I’ve (kind of) come to terms with it. But it doesn’t stop me from trying, and it certainly doesn’t stop me from enjoying the process! It’s A LOT of fun to sit down with a fresh piece of paper and a box of markers – no matter how old you are!

Keep Calm and…

 …Embroider {This is my FAVORITE artistic endeavor, and I think EVERYONE should embroider. If you don’t know how to, I am more than happy to teach you! Or, at least, point you in the direction of some great books and online resources.}

 …Play with a dog {I have three dogs, and I admit that I have a favorite among them. She’s my 4 lb., 5 ½ year old Chihuahua named Zuzu, and I often describe her as the love of my life (Don’t tell my husband or son!). You’ll see a lot of her on Instagram J Also part of the pack, and very well-loved is Mina, a 10 ½ year old Pitador, and Sidney, a Chihuahua of unknown age (somewhere between 5-10 years old).}

 …Play with a cat {Rounding out our menagerie is my 11 ½ year old black cat, Karma. She is pretty much the best cat in the world.}

 …Read a trashy book {I’m a Librarian, and I don’t care what you read, just as long as you read! And I’ve been known to enjoy a steamy romance a time or two (or 500).}

…Eat chocolate {Because, well, do you really NEED a reason to eat chocolate?!?}

…Tell 6 people, “I love you” {We need more love in the world. You never know what could happen from one moment to the next, so why not let people know you love them?}

 …Write a letter to your Grandma {Or your Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle, whomever. Getting a hand written letter in your mailbox is nearly becoming extinct. Let’s keep this art form alive!}

…Listen to The Clash {Because they are THE BEST band in the world. Period. End of story.}

 …Eat a cupcake {Just like chocolate, do you really NEED a reason to eat a cupcake? Nope. Just eat one.}

…Smile at a stranger {You never know what someone is going through. Maybe your little smile, that doesn’t cost you anything, will be the nicest thing that will happen to a person all day.}

…Be Awesome! {You need to believe and know that You. Are. Awesome! Really! You are – I promise I wouldn’t lie to you!}

Thank you for taking a look at my list! I’d love to see how you interpreted this prompt. If you’re blogging your 30 Days of Lists, please leave a link in the comments.


Amy {Random Acts of Amy}