All posts tagged: writing

Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging & What I Learned Along The Way

Celebrations are in order and a bottle of Moet, Pink Champagne, is overflowing.  Eco Chic Cayman is celebrating 5 years of blogging!  A toast, to this milestone, to the memories, to our supporters, to our readers, to the inspiring souls we have met along the way, to our friends we love collaborating with, our contributors, to the lessons learned along the way, and to our future continuing to grow our blog. Cheers, with love, xo My heart is full of gratitude today.  I am deeply thankful for all the support I have received over these last 5 years.  It has been a blessing to have met so many likeminded, passionate and inspiring people while on this journey.  The blog has come a long way since its inception and will continue to grow.  I am looking forward to a bright future of exciting and wonderful collaborations. Blogging Tips: What I Learned From Blogging               1. Be Authentic I remember at the beginning of this journey, friends encouraging me to start …

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Letter from the editor…4 Years Blogging

Hello everyone! Today, Eco Chic Cayman turns 4. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey.  I am so very grateful to all my readers.  Thank you to all of my contributors, both photographers and guest writers.  It has been such a pleasure working with you.  I look forward to many more collaborations and thank you for inspiring me. Some Lessons Learned Along The Way… I started this blog when I was still living in Toronto.  I am grateful to this day for my friends encouraging me to start a blog, simply because I loved writing.  It took me a while to decide what I would write about.  I eventually chose to write about something I was passionate about— the environment.  I started blogging because it allowed me to write about topics I was interested in and passionate about.  But, it was more than that. Ultimately, I began this blog with the hope that I could make a difference.  I thought writing about environmental issues and wildlife would allow me to contribute …

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

  I am absolutely stoked right now! I have some exciting news to share,  Eco Chic Cayman has been nominated for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Huge thanks to My Happy Coincidence for the nomination. I am both humbled and honored, thank you so much! Rules -Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. -Put the award logo on your blog. -Answer the ten questions sent to you. -Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer. -Nominate ten blogs. 10 Questions from My Happy Coincidence 1. If you could pick a fictional place to live, where would it be? Excellent question! I am torn between Neverland and Wonderland. Both would be incredibly exciting places to live and explore. 2. What was your most inspiring class in school (bonus points if you can name and give a shout out to the teacher/professor)? The most inspiring class I attended in school was Drama, when I was in high school. It was this class that made me want to go to …

City Lights & Skylines

  Poetry month is almost over.  A little while ago, I took the Poetry Saturday Challenge by My Happy Coincidence.  Unfortunately, I missed last week’s post, so here it is.  Better late than never.  This poem is inspired by the love for art, and wandering through cities. I hope you like it. The photos are snapshots of Boston, one of my favorite cities. Enjoy! with love, xo

Take me past the shores of the seven seas…

        I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  To kickoff my weekend, I was inspired to take the Poetry Saturday challenge by, My Happy Coincidence.  Here is one of my favorites, click here. A simple task… To take a moment, suspend myself in time and take in my surroundings, waiting to find a spark of inspiration to write.  I love writing, and it’s been a long time since I have actually written any short stories or poetry.  However, today, I have broken my writing silence, so to speak.  I put my headphones on and began listening to Lana Del Rey, while staring at a photograph of the ocean and the words just came.  I  began to fill the empty pages with poetry. Here you go, my #PoetrySaturday inspiration and creation. I hope you like it. Copyright © 2015 By Laura Butz Have a lovely weekend! with love, xo

Ticktock, Drip Drop

  I am dedicating this post in honor of the upcoming World Water Day (22 March).  The first World Water Day was in 1993.  The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as World Water Day.  Since its inception, World Water Day is celebrated around the world, drawing attention to various water related issues. This year’s theme is “Water Is” Check out the video below for more details. I love this theme.  It is important to step back and take a moment to ponder what does water mean to us and our lives.  Water holds such incredible value.  Many times we take it for granted that there is fresh water available to us.  We have clean water to drink, clean with, and cook with.  However, there are many who are not as fortunate.  For instance, “1 in 9 people lack access to safe water” (Water.org). Check out this video by Water.org Water is… everything.  Water is life.  Water is at the heart of our survival.   Conservation International has created an incredible short video raising …