February 24, 2015


hallways.   i love a good hallway, especially lived in ones.  they lead to anywhere and everywhere.


just a thought that i was thinking yesterday.  hate sounds like such a strong word to own.  Yes?  Perhaps you don’t hate others, but maybe find yourself hating on their work or even battling thoughts of hating on yourself.  Hate gets you no where.  Creating can open doors to anywhere.  Create your own work to be proud of.  And, best of all, create the life you’ve always dreamed of.


the new Susan Ziptop Crossbody by FashionAble.  I’ve been searching for the perfect black crossbody bag and I have found it.  Not only beautiful in product but mission.  LiveFashionable provides opportunities for women in Africa to be ABLE to live better lives.

pressed-flowers_la-la-lovely pressed flowers.  Do you ever press flowers in a book?  I’ve never really done it with intention, but there have been times that I have picked up a flower or some type of foliage while being outside and used it as a bookmark.  In fact, I have an almost 20 year old flower from Africa, still pressed in an old Bible that I had with me on that trip.  I love opening the page that I marked for a reason and having a tangible piece of beauty from another land and another time.

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February 17, 2015

la la loving house desk

it’s no secret i love a good house bed….and now, i’m on to house desks.  wouldn’t this make homework or work so much better?


this quote that was a print.  some of us are trying to avoid ordinary life.  some of us trying to find it.  some of us trying to live fully in it.

la la loving raw choclate-pudding

raw chocolate pudding made with avocados.  can’t wait to make this  from clean slate by martha stewart.  all of the chocolate concoctions look so good.


i’m still loving the copper DIY trend.  maybe it’s because i haven’t made anything yet?  annabode has a round up of all the bests, if you’d like to create with copper.

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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 9, 2015



are you printing or framing your photos from instagram?  i’m not.  or, i should say, i haven’t been . . . because i just did with instantly framed.  it’s an app that physically frames your photos from instagram, facebook, and your iPhone/iPad in three easy steps: print. frame. ship. 

it was easy and practically instant, with free 3 day shipping.

the hardest part was deciding which photo i was going to choose.  i truly have not been framing photos lately…so i don’t have many of my younger two.  since my house is pretty playful i thought i’d pick a playful pic that perfectly depicts their little, big personalities.

i loved this app and process, so much so that i’m already trying to decide which photo to frame next.

instantly framed is offering la la lovely readers $10 off  this week! (yay)!  click thru to get your coupon code and see where my frame is sitting in my house.

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February 3, 2015


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


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.


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).


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.


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

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