muscle men mania!

I am a huge believer in things happening for a reason. I had a rough day that tumbled into an even rougher evening, so when I happened upon this photo of muscle men toys that was recently added to Ryan McGuire’s collection of images on, my heart was instantly wrapped in a warm smile, tenderized by the fond memories of childhood that it sparked.

Perhaps when times are tough, all we need is a sweet little reminder of when days were pure, and full of laughter and innocence.

Somehow, in recalling those times, I believe that it can give us not only the strength we need to move forward, but a little spark to set our soul on fire once again.

the red tricycle brigade.

I love how images have the ability to transport us back to a moment in time, and bring up memories that are hidden deep within our mind. This particular photo (courtesy of Ryan McGuire / brings me back to when I was about three years old. I decided it would be a good time to bring my independent and adventurous side to life, so I snuck out, hopped on my red trike, and took a joy ride around the block on my own. Needless to say, I may have freaked my parents out immensely, but I also made a significant statement – I am a force to be reckoned with.