February 11, 2015

of course things don’t make you happy.  ok, well maybe for 5 minutes they might.  while things aren’t the thing to build your life around they are known to provide a solution, fulfill a need, or just perk a person up a bit (hence flame earrings).  i’m a little things person in that i always seem to find or to accumulate little things.  a big amount of little instead of a one big thing.  i’m starting to fine tune my eye or maybe it’s more like tame my mind that says things like, “it’s just little so it’s not a big deal.”  i’m trying, lately, to look for the little things that might serve a purpose or fulfill a need, and to also get rid of ones that don’t.  it’s not something i’m trying to perfect, but practice.  i won’t be perfect and i’ll still pick up things for a little pick me up, but i’m passing the days of tossing every little pretty i pass into my target cart.

here are a few little lovely things i’m loving right now:

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February 3, 2015

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houses on the wall.  and, how about that tennis racket for hanging this and thats.

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yoga before bed.  basically, i just hop onto you tube and type in “bedtime yoga.”  don’t worry, nothing bad comes up.  i put some oils in my diffuser, take some deep breaths, stretch and relax in the ritual of it all.

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raw brownies.  i did a 3 day detox last week and am trying to eat as clean as possible (which for me will probably look like 80/20).  i made these this weekend and they are so good, i’m off to the grocery to buy more of the of the ingredients (there are only 4).

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karey mackin’s “let’s adventure” on instagram.  i la la love anything karey does because she is wizard with words.  her blog was my first favorite.  i still click over to her blog, wishing for more words, but i’ll take micro blogging on instagram and tell myself the longer strung letters are working their way into a book.  you can follow mackin ink here.

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knot bags.  the clutches cooler cousin.  want.  need. wishing for.

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what are you loving this week?

May 15, 2014

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it’s raining and chilly here, but i am stuck on curb appeal today.   when it comes to adorning the exterior, my mind always starts with front doors and flowers.  i’ve long been a fan of pretty painted doors.  they always grab my attention (blue, black, yellow and pink are perfect shades).  but, beyond the paint i’m always drawn to the details on the doors.  things like door knockers, brass house numbers, unconventional door knobs and wreaths that look like they’ve been strung together from your wild garden out back.  details like this are the perfect adornment.

while flowers have been slow to bloom around here, i’ve been looking around the wreath depot for some light and airy floral inspiration.  my favorites are from their spring front door collection (my favorites shown above) and i love their great selection of lavender wreaths too (because lavender smells sooo good).  all of these wreaths would work great outdoors or indoors.

here is too more flowers and fabulous front doors!

 

this post is in collaboration with the wreath depot.  opinions are my own.

May 15, 2014

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when i was in england last week i was totally taken by the wisteria growing wildly on houses and buildings.  this is going on my one day some day list.

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sweet little pathways and decorated porches.  bunting, bells and lights.  looks like happy lives here to me.

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a painted door, a fabulous door knocker and a seriously very cool, very british, door knob (can we get ones like these in america?).  yes, please!

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the novogratz great barrington home has been a favorite of mine for years and the front entry way in particular.  yes, it needs a paint job (mine house does too – and probably yours), but that that doesn’t stop them from hanging a beautiulf light fixture and striped drapes.  an indoor looking light fixture and drapes in an entry way.  a worn, lived in, totally imperfect outside adorned with unexpected details is.  that is always the best kind of style!  lived in.  unexpected details.  perfectly imperfect.

do you feel like your home has curb appeal?  do you plan to do any adorning this spring?

images / pinterestapartment therapy / future domestic goddess / yossawat

April 29, 2014

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these british surfing landscapes, which are insanely gorgeous.

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this shelf with leather straps that looks like an easy DIY.

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avocado hummus.  two of my favorite things combined.

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a door within a door.  i love this as much as mini door way.

 

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what are you loving this week?