November 21, 2014


happy friday, lovelies.

this week feels like it was a bit blurry.  am i starting to say that every week?  tell me if i am.  family coming in next week, cleaning up basement disasters, a five your old birthday and then life …6 lives to be exact.  i want to encourage you all to find some time this weekend just for yourselves……whatever it is that is your favorite thing to do …the thing you find that gives you rest.  rest, not only to your body, but to your soul.  do that thing.  ok?  i’ll try to do the same, and let’s meet back here monday.

oh, and hey, have you heard of quinn popcorn?  the packaging caught my attention at the grocery this week, and then when i saw it was gourmet and organic and claimed to re-invent microwave popcorn, well i had to try it.  i opted for rosemary parmesan and it was so good.  just thought i’d make mention in case your favorite restful thing included movies (its a fave for me), which should then inclde popcorn. 

ps – don’t forget to enter the $100 giveaway to Lu Lu & Georgia!


01 /  i’m fascinated by our secret organ and that we can make our legs longer + leaner.

02 / have you heard of thrive market?  healthy products at wholesale prices.  yes!

03 / loving these fall outfits.

04 /  fall salads recipes to keep you from missing summer.

05 / i’m making cooking dough this weekend to stash in the freezer.  this is my ultimate fave chocolate chip cookie recipe.

06 / how cute is lauren’s hair?  i’m getting mine done this weekend and can’t decide if i should let it grown now or chop it more, like this?

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November 19, 2014


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let’s do wednesday right with an early gift guide and a giveaway from one of my fave online shops, lulu and georgia.  how does winning a $100 gift card sound?  you can do some holiday shopping for those on your list or treat your self to a little something special… just becauase.  because sometimes you just need to do something for yourself.

i’ve selected a few of my most favorite (and very affordable, might i add) items from lu lu and georgia to give you a small peek at the pretty possiblities.  i’m wishing for that lamp, loving the serving board, and giving someone that cozy blanket this year!

here is how to enter lu lu & georgia’s 12 days of giveaway:

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November 18, 2014


pretty donuts that are p probably even yummier than they look.  i suppose it’s a good thing i can’t find anything like this around where i live. 


these ikea hacked wardrobes that look so chic.  how great would these be in a mudroom?  each kid their own little closet.


old phones and floral wallpaper.  i like the idea of a phone on a table rather then in my pocket 


this quote.  because, the sky speaks, the trees whisper, and within there is a still small voice.


furry fuzzy coats worn casual.  it is absolutely freezing here and i’m beginning to think i need something fuzzy to wrap up in.

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what are you loving this week

November 17, 2014


winter weight.  clearly, this would sound like i’m talking about actual physical, i ate way too much, kind of weight.  the polar vortex pounds, i may or may not still be carrying around from last year, kind of weight.  but, ponder beyond the pounds with me, because i’m referring to the heaviness that is sometimes habitulized in this hibernating season.

this weekend it started to snow.  i usually find the first snow nothing short of magic.  white snowflakes dancing down from the heavens and blanketing the earth with quiet.  tangible hushes of heaven.  a covering of fresh snow is the closest i’ve ever come to hearing peace.  but, this time i couldn’t hear the whisper.  i heard my voice working in circles of mild polar panic.

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November 14, 2014


happy friday, lovelies.

a few things.  it snowed here yesterday…no accumulation, but frigid air for sure.  yesterday i had a sickie and while i did large amounts of wash all i could think of was how thankful i am to have a washing machine.  i can’t imagine the days of having to h handwash  and, this is what my kitchen table looks like at the moment.  an empty star napkin holder, a pumpkin dish, a land of nod catalog, pb+j not put together, and a leaf from my fiddle leaf fig tree, who seems to be shedding.  it’s just a snap of real life, because life has been feeling really real lifeish lately, you know.  the hum of the dryer, the routine of kids, the falling into bed at night and not having enough energy to even read.


in strange ways, it has felt kind of reassuring this week.  do you ever feel this way?  

and, speaking of reading, i seem to be book hopping lately.  now, i’ve started the alchemist, and am taking a break from outlander.  i think i’ll do a book post next week, because i have finished quite a few books since my last “currently reading” post.

wishing you a calm and rather boring weekend or an active and exciting one.  whichever is your wish, of course.

until next week!

xo . t


01 / do you ever use your imagination to tell yourself the worst stories?  that is the thing about imaginations they work for the good + bad, sometimes.  i’ve so been feeling this very exact same way, lately.

02 / this lipstick has me for getting all about gloss.

03 / i love the ideas of salads in tea cups.  

04 /  i tape these little crosses up here + there in my house, but what about an entire wall?  so cute.

05 / i tried on + ordered glasses virtually, but what about a virtual makeover?

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