March 5, 2015

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I’ve had too much.  We say this a lot.

I’ve had too much chocolate.  This world is just too much.

Too much beauty.  Too much pain.

Ironically, somewhere just trailing behind “too much,” lags “not enough.”

This blue and green world we are riding on is teetering off balance between too much and not enough.

Not enough food.  Not enough help.  Not enough resources.  Not enough good.

Too much waste.  Too much sugar.  Too much war.  Too much suffering.

Yet, it starts beyond the big world that is before us.  It’s starts, in us.

Either a

“She’s too much”

or a

“I’m not enough.”

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March 4, 2015

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Let’s talk mascara lovelies.  Do you have a favorite?  I’m a creature of habit when it comes to makeup.  When I find something that works, and that I love I tend to be loyal, for like, years.

So, for years, I had been using Benefit’s BADgal mascara.  I loved the giant wand and it’s a fair price.  However, over time, I decided to take a few chances on my lashes and give other mascaras a try.  And, by try I don’t mean at the makeup counter.  More like, use up the entire bottle and wear the mascara for a few months, kind of try.  And here is what I found, 3 new favorites . . .

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a pink playroom with a marble esque floating desktop.  i’m crushing on this pink, throughout, dutch home.

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disney donuts created by forktobelly.  these are so darling, i almost wouldn’t want to eat them.

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no chance toasty pants.  our current fave kids book.  it’s for anyone who’s ever wondered, “am i good at anything” and tells the story of trying new things.  we love having a copy on our iPad.

la la loving cloud art

making cloud art.

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a skateboard toilet paper holder.  fun DIY idea for boys.

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February 26, 2015

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I have a little surprise for you, that came as surprise to me, too.

The other day I received an e-mail from Dot & Bo (one of my fave places to shop online for well priced, modern design) informing that I recieved a Design District Award for The Cool Mama Award.  I blushed at their kind words and found a little pep in my blogging step.  And, then I got super excited because they informed me that I could giveaway a $500 credit to shop at Dot &Bo to one of my readers!

So lovelies, I’m saying thank you to Dot & Bo, and also to you, because you make this blog.  The conversation, exchange of ideas, inspiration, and exchanged encouragement is what it’s all about!

image / coccorrina

 

Click Through TO ENTER to win

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Last week, i included this kitchen in an inspiring rooms post and made mention that it just might show up as a house crush.  And here we are, already, because I can’t get this pretty abode, belonging to Levi, Claudia + Eve and featured on the Beetle Shack,  out of my mind.

Everything about this space catches my eye.  It’s calm and collected.  It’s not fussy and has a touch of fun.  It’s lived in and brings life from the outside in.

want to see more?

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