yesterday on decor8 holly did a great post on creativity and mind mapping (basically brainstorming on a central idea) about what we liked to do as a child. the idea was to get her readers thinking about the joys of their childhood to get them inspired as adults. it's the small things that really have the biggest impact for me. i made mine yesterday (below). ignore the mess, it's supposed to be a pretty spontaneous thought process. i didn't want to rewrite it and make it more blog-worthy. need some inspiration? try it for yourself. read the entire post here and the comments to see more takes on it.