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Monday Menagerie #32

Happy Monday and join me as we explore some mighty fine beach bodies, hotter than hot “green” bloggers, incredible street art, the science of female friendships, using Instagram for creative inspiration, a special “be litter free” video and more!

via BuzzFeed

via BuzzFeed

17 Pictures Of Beach Bodies That Will Get You Motivated

Every month in 2016 I am taking on a new fitness challenge.  I did a fun cleanse in January (no alcohol, dairy, gluten, sugar. Yay.Ugh.Yay) and in February it’s an ab challenge.  This article made me laugh and put things in perspective…beauty is so in the eye of the beholder.

Getting the perfect beach body takes a lot of effort, but as Ellie the Elephant Seal shows us, it’s worth it…

Click on the link to see more! of the best parts of being girlfriends with Tara Tona. Photo by Paul Hurley

Silliness…one of the best parts of being girlfriends with Tara Tona. Photo by Paul Hurley

Science has now proved what we knew all along – that female friendships are the most powerful force in the universe

This quote says it all.  Great read, powerful message.

So whatever success looks like to you, if you want to succeed in 2016, join forces with the women around you. You may not be able to see it, but through sharing, through laughter, through long boozy brunches (yes, seriously!), you’re generating the energy that can change the world.



Paintings Of The Nine Muses Dejectedly Performing Their Duties

Funny and AWESOME…shared by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love her (as if you didn’t know).



7 Amazing People That Prove That Living Plastic Free Is Possible

I love reading this inspiring stories of people who are doing what others say can’t be done.  Take that plastic world…and Jack Johnson is more beautiful than I thought! 🙂


via huff post arts and culture

via huff post arts and culture

Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist Brings Burqas And Feminism To City Walls

Oh my goodness, I can’t stop looking at this woman’s incredible street art. Wow.  Just WOW.

Through her work, Hassani hopes to present a different view of Afghanistan — one not easily equated with war and violence but beauty and art. “I want to cover all bad memories of war from people’s minds with colors.”

Geez, this is a huge reason why I love Project:Women…to find women JUST LIKE THIS.  Thank you Shamsia Hassani for your beauty, talent and courage.

via Women You Should Know

via Women You Should Know

Rebecca Campbell’s “You Are Here” Project Shines A Spotlight On Women Artists

Motivated by the lack of women’s representation in the art world and in homage to the artists who inspire her, painter Rebecca Campbell started the You are Here project, which features a series of portraits, all of women artists.





*Disclaimer- this is my personal view and opinion and does not represent the view and opinion of Project:Women.  I know politics, especially right now, can be polarizing. I chose to include this in my Monday Menagerie because I feel that it’s a campaign that is representing the voice of the people.  I apologize if it offends you in any way.

I am not going to lie…I am really scared by the conversations going on in our country right now and the topics that one particular party is focused on but I am not going to go into that.  I am going to watch this series of videos to inspire me and give me hope, in our people, that they know what is important.  Maybe they will give you hope as well…if you need it.

via pinterest

via pinterest


The Girl Project

Tara Tona shared this with me because…well she KNOWS me.   I LOVE this!

The Girl Project aims to unleash the vast economic and social power of girls through education. Girls wake up wanting to learn, and we’re here to help with the rest. Your support of The Girl Project helps educate girls around the world and here in the United States, in and out of classrooms.


via pinterest

via pinterest

Instagram Accounts The Will Awaken Your Creativity

I love MindBodyGreen, it’s definitely my go to website for all things green, healthy, educational and interesting. There are a TON of great lists, videos and articles…I am a bit obsessed.  This list of instagram accounts is really cool and I found some awesome new ones to follow.  Hope you enjoy!

This is a campaign we created at Mobile Baykeeper, the organization I work for…

Join us! 🙂

Featured image (at top) by: The duo are self-proclaimed “positivity vandals” who look to spread optimism with their signature “IN PURSUIT OF MAGIC” stencil.via

All reviews written and opinions expressed are the author’s own. “Shared by [name]” – Refers to the person who shared the link to the original piece featured here.



  1. Tara Tona says

    Oh how I love your MM’s Jamie!! The “beach bodies” and “9 muses” totally made my day. Sometimes laughter is all I’m looking for on a workday morning! And your #40days40pieces movement for Mobile Baykeeper is just great, that video is adorable. Love!!


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