August 4, 2016

Before the House Wakes | La La Lovely

Before the house wakes I gingerly shimmy out of bed, tip-toe into the kitchen, trying to step around the creaks and toy cars, to make my cup of decaf. I sigh, every single day, in remembrance of caffeine and it’s magical ability to take the edge off of morning and myself. I let nostalgia pass as I pour my hazelnut coconut milk creamer and give thanks that the aroma is the same and that I have warm drink to nurse on the balmy back patio. I take a book, a Bible, a journal and a pen. I take my tired self and sit and wake and wait on the day. I take my cares and concerns and put them on paper and send them off in prayer. On the back patio with my decaf, I let things come and I let things go.

Just as I make the same coffee every morning, I find that . . .

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August 1, 2016

Indelust Sale Guide | La La Lovely

Have you heard of Indelust, yet?

If not let me be the first to introduce you to a beautiful selection of home goods and fashion originating from the Indian subcontinent. I’m swooning over the many lovely finds on their website and the fact that Indelust believes that shopping should have a social conscience.  You’ll find many items are handmade, vegan, organic, sustainable and even vintage.  Cool, right?

Since I truly love getting behind a good brand that offers beautiful products, I’m sharing a few of my favorite items from the Indelust Sale (up to 40% off).

 

Here is what I’m la la loving… I think you’ll love it too!

1 / Monotint Splotch Top / The perfect silky (handmade) summer shirt.  Did I mention the matching shorts to make the perfect pair?

2 / Striped Cushion Cover / This dip dyed striped cushion cover in toffee and black is to die for. The colors and pattern are just right for the coming fall season.

3 / Geometric Embroidery Cushion Cover / This bold modern pattern adorned with traditional Indian Aari embroidery is perfection.

4 / Tartan Cushion Cover / The brush stroke pattern and detailed string closures are super cool.

5 / White Applique Table Runner / perfect to dress up a table for an end of summer luncheon.

6 / Contemporary Muddah with Black String / This design is striking and works great as a little end table, perhaps next to your favorite chair, or topped with a round cushion for a sweet little seat.

7 / Festival Double Quilt / I love a good quilt, don’t you? It’s an heirloom. The patterns and colors are so pretty and perfect for passing down one day.

8 / Japanese Basket / This monochromatic basket made from recycled plastic by disadvantaged woman makes a great gift (for a special someone or to treat yourself). It would work great to hold blankets, clothes, or any of your favorite things.

9 / Sequin Stripe Shift Dress / How pretty is this dress? The shape, the stripes, the sequins. I’d love to add this beauty to my closet.

You can check out more lovely Indelust SALE items here.

PS – I’m curious, when you have a little spending money would you rather shop for clothes or home decor?

 

July 25, 2016

What We Have | La La Lovely Blog

I’m not so sure why it’s so easy to cast our attention on what we do not have, rather than what we do have? On the problem and all that is going wrong rather than what is good and right. And I’m not really talking about things here. I’m talking more relationally and maybe a little metaphorically. I suppose I’m talking somewhat about “should haves.” Not an entitled, “I should have this or I should have that.” But a “By this point in life I should have gotten to where I thought I’d be. I should have that relationship mended. I should have someone to share my life with. I should have a father, a mother, a husband, a best friend.”

I think it’s easy to put our attention on what we don’t have because  . . .

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July 21, 2016

La La Lovely Office Design

It’s been a while since I’ve made any updates in my home and I was itching for a bit of change. My little office space (which is in my bedroom) was starting to get cluttered and chaotic (see before picture at the end of the post) and so I chose that space for a little TLC. After all, this is where I spend time creating and I’m in need of some new inspiration.

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July 19, 2016

La La Loving plants in window

Here’s what I’m la la loving this week . . .

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