September 9, 2014

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lovelane costumes.  halloween is next month.  what what.

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detailed ceilings.  who wouldn’t want to have this view when they look up?

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cookie face snacks.  so cute + more cute faces over on 100 layer cakelete.

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lets make great art fingerprint book by marion deuchars.  so darling and so do-able.

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sophisticated outfits on little ones, as seen on porridge with milk.  i’d like to wear this outfit myself. 

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what are you loving this week?

September 8, 2014

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i had been waiting weeks, minutes, a whole year to take my little guys to ride thomas the train.  as in a real train.  somehow i missed that there was this thomas the train festival deal only 40 minutes my from my home that happened every year.  my youngest have never been on a train and who wouldn’t want to have their first voyage train ride on thomas?  i wanted this moment so bad that i paid $20 per person.  but, soon after we got there, i began to wonder if it was the memory or the moment that i was really wanting.

big surprise, but the day started to unfold slightly different then i had pre-packed it in my mind.  two hands held by two toddlers.  no squirming only sweetness.  thankfulness beyond their years and a dramatic dent made in their hearts for all their lives.  i wanted the moment for me and the memory for them.  we got there and thankfully no melt downs (because it was just me and them), but it was hot and crowded and already i was starting to wish this wouldn’t take forever.  i was more interested in the antiquated trains then they were and when thomas wouldn’t talk back to them as they shouted “hi thomas, hi thomas” (my favorite moment of the day) they were a little confused.  and so the day went.

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could it be possible that some memories are sweeter than the actual moments?  i think yes.  as much as i’m trying to be in each moment more then ever before, taking in the pitch of the giggle, the shape of bubbles at bath, the sweet smell of sunshine, the layers of color coloring the sky, the way each curl curves around chubby chipmunk cheeks, i also am finding that as we look back sometimes colors get brighter and moments more magic.  that’s the magic of memories.  they are blurred and bright.  fuzzy and clear.  loud and whispering moments that are lost and ever lingering.  blurred into crystal clear comfort.  permanently imprinted into that cataloging space in our hearts that holds who we are.   each memory an index card of information and insight into the us we’ve always been.  always available and ready for the researching when we get a little unsure of the present.

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so work your moments as they become your memories.  live in it.  the good, the bad, the rainbows and the rain.  inscribe that clarity in your catalog.  the colors will only get blurry and brighter.

September 5, 2014

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happy friday.

so i saw this over on the jealous curator’s insta (do you read her blog? i get lost in all the art, like this), and had to re-post it myself.  it’s actually a t-shirt (you can get it here).  i know some of you are going to want this.  i do.  i love a good unicorn.  because who doesn’t love a magical horse.  i like to use them in rooms i design (it’s like my where’s waldo) and i way freaked out when i saw one outside my hotel in london this spring.  and, then freaked even more when i learned it is part of the british coat of arms.

well, besides talk of unicorns i’m a little low on words, but high on links this week.  some weeks it’s just the opposite.

don’t forget the discount w/ lulu + georgia if you are doing a little shopping!

see you next week!

xo . t

FEW OF MY FAVES  THIS WEEK +

01 / this, “lets make fun of anthropologie furniture” post is so hilarious.  i still love you anthro!

02 / so maybe i might be putting dry shampoo on my eyebrows this weekend.

03 /  small spaces are sometimes the sweetest.

04 /  more app obsessions (i always love to see what others love).

05 /  i’ve been wanting a iron skillet, + this skillet pizza recipe is going to make me bite the bullet.

06 / office envy.

07 / confession, i can’t stop singing this.  confession #2 i want the gold get up.

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September 4, 2014

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i’m crushing big time on the home of photographer dana van leeuwen (her home + photographs) which was featured in est magazine last year.  her home is located in amsterdam which makes me like it even more.  i’ve never been to amsterdam, but it’s inching its way up on my places to visit list.  my friend just got back and said it was magic, my sister and brother have both been, i’m part dutch, i have a dutch style bike, and when i took the facebook test (i know i know-  but you take them too, right?) to figure out what city i should be living in, my results said amsterdam.

i love everything about this home and i’m certain you will too.  click thru for more, including a cute cat.

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September 3, 2014

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i mentioned the other week that i’ve been making a few updates around the house.  an accessorie here, a rug there, if you will.  while i love a good room re-do, i’m honestly the type that likes changing things as i go and at my own pace.  my eyes always go to the details so when i can add or switch a little something then i’m so happy.

one of my most favorite swap outs, recently, is my bathroom rug.  the old rug i had, was just that, really old.  it was actually a hand me down from my mom (as in it never left the house when she moved out 9 years ago).  the rug was never priority, fit the space and was neutral.  but after a few years (yes, years of being discount with old and grungy, i finally couldn’t igonre it no longer.

i went with the wild quill rug  from lu lu and georiga and i’m in love with it.  it took me a good week to get used to a deeper color and some pattern, but now i wouldn’t have it any other way.  and bonus, the soft, lush texture is amazing.  our feet are so happy.  i love it now, but come winter, i know i’m going to love it even more.

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click through to see my other update + for a discount code for your own updating and accessorizing

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