“If it’s good enough for Oprah and Jenny McCarthy…” … working with Vision Boards

penny with her vision board

via ABC

This past weekend my best friend and I decided to get a little crafty in our attempts to get a handle on our lives.

We had heard a lot about vision boards, from our favorite TV shows, and of course, celebrities.

IMG_6598So we purchased all of the necessary supplies: foam boards, glue sticks, and markers, and gathered my enormous collection of magazines to sit down to the tune of Beyoncé.

Here is the basic idea behind a vision board, as explained by Jane (Eliza Coupe) from Happy Endings: “You make a board, and you put images of what you visualize for your life, and then the universe makes it happen.”

Of course, you can’t just rely on the universe – you have to actually work toward your goals. But the vision board is a nice reminder of what you’re working toward.

And it has some famous fans, too. Back in 2009 Ellen DeGeneres mentioned using a vision board on her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in her bid to make it on the cover of O Magazine.

What’s interesting to note, is that in the clip she also jokingly shows off the back of the board, which envisioned a sequel to her hit animated film, Finding Nemo.

She brushed it off, saying that her first attempt “didn’t work out.” However, now there is a sequel – Finding Dory – which will hit theaters June 17, 2016.

Oprah and Steve Harvey also discussed the merits of vision boards together, although the former has been known to preach their benefits on numerous occasions.

“It absolutely does [work],” she said. “You have to have a vision, and a plan to execute so that every step moves you in that direction.”



Well, we’re falling with Penny (Casey Wilson) from Happy Endings Penny on this one: “If it’s good enough for Oprah and Jenny McCarthy, it’s good enough for us!”


Via @yotony21

What do you think of vision boards? Have you ever made one – if so, what about?

Until next time,



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