ok, lovelies i know you all like to shop places like craig’s list and sift through second hand shops to find unique vintage like pieces for your home…..have you heard of Chairish? you are going to thank me for this introduction.
chairish is an online site that makes it easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor. and, there is an app for that! you can quickly open up the chairish app and have a quick look or upload an item you are wanting to sell (check out the app here + if you are reading this on your iphone click here).
the thing i’m loving best about this new place to scour for goods is that not only can you search by category (chairs, tables, etc), but items are curated by styles (looking for mid-century modern items? right here!)
even better, you can shop by city too. i love that i can browse around items in chicago. chairish ships anywhere (so go ahead and shop in san francisco for the day), but if you are buying local you can skip the shipping cost, and just go pick up your item. yes!
with taking time off blogging, i’ve found how much i use blogging to process. i’m a constant taker in er. my eyes always darting from here to there – except when we are talking because then they would be all eyes on you and i’d be listening with my whole, over feeling, heart. listening and learning. and, naturally, after we parted ways, i’d be thinking about your words, my words, our words. feeling my way through your feelings. working through wisdom that weaved in and out of those mingled words that made up a conversation. a conversation that wasn’t just for then, but for the start of a continuing one.
so my eyes, always looking, never not noticing. even, when i tell them not to, they they are decoding things. even, things that make no difference, like how the cat stands on his hind legs, or the way the duvet crumpled to a cloud, this morning. i keep seeing meaning behind the meaning and wondering what the meaning of it is all, anyways.
when i started blogging it was a place to keep my this and thats, to write, and share inspiration (this is still why i blog). i just didn’t realize how much i use this method to work out all of the cataloging i do in my mind (any other catalogers out there?). how much i need to notice and then process.
i kind of knew this about myself, but became fully aware when one of my best friends had me take the strength finders test. have any of you taken it? i’ve done cajaillion tests over the years. i could tell you that i’m a golden retriever slash otter, that i’m part phlegmatic and that i’m not a D (disc test). strength finders has been the most comprehensive and telling test i’ve ever done. it focuses on your strengths, so you can know them, use them and flourish in them, rather than trying to fix where you are weak. when i read my results, it was kind of relieving because it helped me to understand myself better than i knew how to on my own. my friend coaches in strength finders, and so last summer we spent several hours just talking through these themes and me understanding them and myself a whole lot better. two of my top strengths were input and intellection (complete list of strengths here). i could of told you that i consider myself someone that likes to collect things (including information) and that i’m more of an introvert, but i couldn’t really expound on that and i was often apologizing for being this way. now, i see it as a strength. i’m wired to watch, collect, store information, be introspective, share ideas, read and write.
for me, i’m caught in the cycle of notice, process, share, repeat. when i skip the sharing, i’m likely on notice overload or procrastinating in the processing. i’m learning that is life. there are stairs for stepping, but sometimes there are times you run up the stairs or take 2 at a time.
i’d like to wrap this post up with a poignant point, but there isn’t one, per say. i’m processing my processing.
but, i guess i want to say to you, dear reader, is to consider that:
+ jouer matte moisture tint / i’ve been using laura mercier tinted moisturizer forever. it will always be my fave. however, lately i’ve been wanting a wee bit more coverage. i’d never heard of a matte tinted moisturizer and normally would always go for the opposite of that, but this product totally surprised me. it really evens out my skin tone giving an overall smooth texture and still lets the natural glow shine through. so far, i’m loving it!
have you tried any products, lately, that you are loving or have surprised you? any, on your list that you’ll never switch out?
love this quote. are you more bold or italics? i think i’m a little more italics.
the movie begin again. go see it. best i’ve seen in a long time – and going on my fave list. p.s. did i ever tell you how i met mark ruffalo in a duane reed in new york? he’s one of my faves…and i have a pic with him. whats your fave movie?
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