i call these happy spots. i could be happy eating here. sleeping here. reading here. writing here. being here. sometimes its the smallest spots that have the biggest impact.
do you have any happy spots in your home? my desk and my back patio are my current happy spots.
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truth be told, summer clothes are not my fave. little dresses and shorts are just not that appealing to me. i mean, i suppose they are but only if they come with a pair of long tan legs, too (i know, i know, but you’d order a pair too, right?). i’m more of a big cozy sweater and boots kind of girl, to my southern husbands dismay. i blame this, in part, to the climate i am accustomed to.
but, back to summer. whilst shorts are not my thing, sandals totally are. i almost like them more than boots. ok, i equally love them. what i love so much is that you just slip them right on and out the door you go, in a hurry and in a scurry. i’m not much of shoe horder, but if you took a peek into my closet you’d find the collection consists mostly of sandals and boots. this year, i’ve found a few pairs i’m crazy about and i thought you just might be too.
i just bought the top black ones from top shop and LOVE them (they look patent leather in the photo but they are not – which i prefer)! they are comfy and dressy enough for me. i also just bought the black flip flops from target for a cheap easy pair to wear when i’m running out the door, and have to say i love these too.
and just cause i couldn’t stop my search . . . i love these for color and these for a little everyday shimmer.
do you love sandals as much as me? what is your go to pair? any beauties that you are hoping to purchase this summer?
these honeycomb shelves.
making unicorns out of ice cream cones. because what could be better than unicorns + ice cream?
the idea of looking like this when i travel (and those jeans!).
the new photo app called printic. totally loving.
this island which i now have to visit one day thanks to the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. have any of you read the book? i’m starting a little book club and this is our first read. if any want to join along virtually, than i’d be happy to do a post and hold an online discussion . . . let me know!
what are you loving this week?
happy friday lovelies. has your week been everything you dreamed it would be or have you just made it through by the skin of your teeth? i find myself in the latter of the categories. while feeling a little scathed, however, i still find myself feeling triumphant. i managed another 3 days with 4 kids on my own. this is not for the faint of heart. although, it will make you feel quite faint. i’m tired and day dreaming about sleep and lots of it. and on that subject, doesn’t liam brave look so sweet? like a angel or cherub who at one glance might melt your heart into a pool of sweet churned butter.
well, before that, there was . . .
have you seen the latest issue of rue magazine? the pacific northwest edition? i’m super excited because of few of my boise friends are featured! first is jen hagler (we haven’t met but she is a friend of friends and i adore her home and style).
her home is always evolving and her scandinavian style is impeccible. you can see more of jennifer’s home here.
then there is my friend kirsten of simply grove. who i simply adore. she has such great style! she recently re-decorated her bedroom which i think is calming and intresting.
isn’t her daughter eden jo the super cutest? i’m serisouly! and if you’re wanting more, check out her office here + kid’s room (both recently updated).
and lastly there is rachelle of la petite mag + kenziepoo. her home is another scandinavian beauty. i’ve followed rachelle since she started kenziepoo and it’s been fun to watch her style evolve and her endeavors grow!
all of these ladies are as lovely as they come and so is their style. i’m major crushing!
i wish i was wearing this (in that exact spot, which, admittedly, probably has something to do with the book i’m reading) but, in fact, i’m sitting in my pajamas just hoping to get a shower today.
however, i am wearing this really great hand lotion that i think you all would like – la la love, actually:
anti aging hand cream by davines
i am all about anti-aging on the hands. i hate to be vein but, you know how necks can be a giveaway of age….well, hands are too. my mom always told me to rub in any of the extra night cream on the tops of my hands – i do.
and besides how much i like this product, i had to share it for the packaging. because you know, these are the kind of details get me. every. time.
what are you wearing today? a cute outfit? workout clothes? make up? no make up? what does your every day wear look like? and any new products or packaging you are loving? i know a lot of questions….so let’s just chat!
i had this post and that post but no post seemed right today.
yesterday, as i drove to ikea, in a giant white pick up truck, to buy patio furniture for my husband to put together, other peoples lives were being pulled apart. i’m sure your heart is aching with each sound of the newscasters reports. and the ache of those who have lost loved ones can’t be put to words. i haven’t even been able to turn the tv on, other than a blaring episode of peppa pig, as i sometimes just can’t take the visuals of devastation.
how to do you handle hard times? do you hide out? do you take action? do you divert your attention? i sometimes do a little of each. i hug my loved ones a little tighter and pray throughout the day.
i found out about laura, affectionately known as the hollywood housewife, from a good friend who reads her blog daily. laura is a small town oklahoma girl turned hollywood housewife, for reals. i quickly took a liking to laura and her blog as she is a writer at heart and lover of books. her posts are honest, endearing and thought provoking. and if i’m ever trying to figure out what to read next, well, i know where to look. laura and i met at ALT and i only wish we had more time to get to know each other better.
My luggage. I travel at least once a month and usually more. This year I’ve already been to Colorado, Salt Lake City, Vegas, Oklahoma, Dallas, and Palm Springs. This bag is from my trip to a blogging conference down in Laguna Niquel. I’ve been home almost two weeks and the thing is still unpacked at the foot of my bed. If I don’t tackle it right away, I get super lazy about it. Come to think of it, this is true for most tasks in my life.
Books. I have a serious book buying addiction. I have more than I could possibly read. And since I bought a Kindle Paperwhite (you can see it peeking out at the top of the stack), the instant purchase gratification is out of control. Lest you think this is a humble brag, I really have forced myself on a hiatus until I make some progress on my current To Read list. I keep a stack of books that I’m excited about on my bedside table, which means that space is never as pristine as I would like for it to be. But I’m okay with that kind of clutter because having books around brings me comfort.
A major theme in my life is Start Where You Are. Too often I’ll talk myself out of trying something new or making a change because it seems overwhelming, or because I feel like I need to be more prepared in some way. But it’s not true. Start where you with what’s in front of you. One step leads to the next to the next. I have to remind myself daily.
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so, i this could totally be my monday mess. i don’t have a unpacked suitcase at the moment but, like laura, if i don’t do it right away than it just might stay packed until the next trip. what about you? and books, don’t get me started on bedside books. ok, do. i just added this book + this one, over the weekend. what books are on your bedside table?
p.s. last month i did an interview with laura for all parenting (where she writes a regular column) on moms who blog, you can read it here.
images : hollywood housewife