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Flower Fever

by Jillian

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I totally hippied out for the Kind Proposal film we shot last week. How could I not with these incredible, vibrant flowers?! Their liveliness just makes me break out into a smile, especially with sunflowers in the mix – my favorite flower alongside the poppy.

Sunflowers are just so dang happy with that bright yellow. Fun fact: sunflowers are called tournesol in French which, word for word, means turn toward the sun. How happy is that? They’re little reflections of the sun. These flowers are a perfect reminder on how to live each moment: like a mirror for the sun.

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A Kind Proposal (film)

By Jillian

Giving sunflowers to the best mom in the world. Secretly dropping off cupcakes on a friend’s front porch. Handing out flowers to strangers. I can’t get enough of Love Day.

You see, I used to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But something was missing. I saw people around me giving to receive or, worse, expecting just to be given to. For a holiday based around love, I’m not sure I see the love in that.

For those that give with love as the core intention, you might notice the day comes and goes as fast as chocolate candies. The 14th is always packed with heart emoticons, red glitter, and smiles. We share meals with each other instead of with the tv and plan a girls night out that wouldn’t happen otherwise. It’s really quite beautiful.

But what about the 15th? The 16th? By this time, we’re sick of chewy caramel candy hearts and we just can’t seem to get rid of that damn glitter fast enough. Everyone’s back to the daily routine and we find ourselves focusing on the cold and the miserable.

What happened to the love?

Several years ago, I read Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl. If you’re not familiar, it’s about a nonconformist teen who is committed to helping others through acts of kindness, such as giving notes with positive messages to strangers. Often times, she gives anonymously without expecting recognition for her generosity. Stargirl is truly a kind soul who emulates nothing short of love.

But Stargirl doesn’t just love on one day. She loves every day.

Today is a holiday surrounding love, which is why I’ve given it a new name: Love Day. I don’t need a Valentine to celebrate love. All I need is a little kindness.

With a nod to Stargirl, I’m dedicating this Love Day to a new beginning of spreading kindness to everyone in my life – from the barista at 7-11 who remembers my coffee order every afternoon to a man walking his dog next to me at the park. Even if it’s just with one flower.

Eric and I set out on our flower frenzy to brighten someone else’s day. And while I hope that we did that, as we were gleefully biking home I realized: my day was unexpectedly brightened in return.

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Are you ready for your close-up? (Photo walk)

by Eric

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Hello,

I’d like to formally introduce myself. I’m the guy hugging things. Nice to meet you too.

As you might know, Jill and I have finally been able to catch our breaths from our travels. Being in the little-big city of Tainan for a month, it has been nice to just walk around and soak in everything.

One thing that has pleasantly surprised us is the beautiful flowers that surround the area. If the Olympics had gardening as a sport, Taiwan would be a serious contender.

So in the spirit of  Valentine’s Day and the misery that can be winter, we’ve picked a few of our favorite  flowers just for you!

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Top 5 Experiences and Eats: Taipei

Road To Here Blogs’s Top 5 Taipei Experiences

We weren’t sure about Taipei at first (50’s + rainy after sunny Thailand), but ended up really enjoying the city and finding all the hole in the wall places. Here are our favorite, not-to-be-missed experiences:

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Must See Taiwan Flower Market + How to Make a DIY Recycled Vase

The Jianguo Flower Market was an absolute breath of fresh air, especially as an escape from the rainy Saturday we were having in Taipei. Note that it’s a weekend market, so head over on a Saturday or Sunday and be prepared for a large crowd – don’t worry, it’s smaller than most & it’s totally worth it.

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Peace out, Thailand! A preview of our adventure time in Taipei, Taiwan.

It’s been real, Thailand. Our visa is up and we are headed to Taipei, Taiwan. Bring on the cafes, the zoo, and panda shaped bread! I realize I’ve skipped over most of Bali & our three saweet weeks in Bangkok (ft. cute cat cafes & delicious street food) , but fear not – I will certainly catch y’all up on what we did there in the coming weeks. Promise.

Here’s a preview of the awesomeness that’s to come for our Taipei trip & some of our must see adventure time spots coming up in this week’s posts: Continue reading Peace out, Thailand! A preview of our adventure time in Taipei, Taiwan.