March 12, 2015

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Spring is just around the corner and with the sun shining a little more, all I can think about is getting outdoors.  I love making my home as cozy as can be during the colder months, adding warmth and texture with pillows, blankets, and a crackling fire, but when the temperatures warm up I’m ready to come out of my cocoon and do some outdoor living.  Are you with me?

My design dreaming takes a bit of a shift too.  I’m no longer stuck, only, on things like paint colors and placing pictures here and there.  I’m now contemplating ways to adorn the exterior side of things, as well.  Currently, I have no plans to make major changes to the exterior of our home, however I still love to look and be inspired by other people’s homes.  This is one of my favorite things about taking walks – – looking at houses.  The love continues, as I have an entire pin board dedicated to exteriors.  I love to look at homes that are extremely different than mine – different styles, different eras, different materials, different parts of the world.  I look for littles bits of same, and I look for details that differ, that I might be able to somehow emulate.  Interiors can often be replicated, but exteriors, many times, can only be imitated by way of the finest of details.

In the front of a home, my eye is always drawn to color, windows, doors and flowers, and in the back, if we are so lucky to get a peek, I love looking at the decorated details around the patio or pool that make outdoor living inviting.

Here are a few outdoor details to steal this spring, no matter what style of home you live in:

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March 10, 2015


shelves.  i love to see what people stack (thus my shelve it board).  these open shelves with pastels piled just right, as seen on sfgirlbybay are so pretty.


being still.  deep breaths.  and move on, again.


berry smoothie bowls.  i’m still stuck on smoothies in a glass, but….bowls.  if you haven’t you should.  i told my kids it was dessert (even mixed some spinach in) and they dove right in.


sienna miller.  her style.  her hair.  and, she said in Vogue, instagram fueled the worst part of her soul — she lasted on it for only 5 days and continued on to say that ultimately it leaves you incredibly lonely.  seems like such a discussion.  i’ve shard my feelings about how we are disconnectedly connecting and erin’s post, this past week, on this whole internet thing was written so beautifully (please read, you’ll be glad you did).

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what are you loving for littles this week?

March 6, 2015


Shopbop is having their Big Event Sale, which means up to 25% off!

I’ve done some shopping and saving myself – buying a little spring by way of sunnies and sandals through my screen.   Here are some favorites right now (shown above).

1 /bold sunglasses 2/ oversized round sunglasses / 3 /fairfax sunglasses 4/ pink cat eye glasses   5/ open toe mule 6 / black tessa sandal 7 / rose gold sandal 8 / wooden heeled sandal 9 / kensington leather watch  10 / spotted iPhone case 11/ ear crawlers

ps- these are my most favorite earrings ever .

Happy Shopping, lovelies!  Click through to see the perfect dress for summer weddings and the jeans i’d like to live in.

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March 6, 2015

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Happy Friday, lovelies.  I hope your week has been a good one.  Although, it’s freezing, it is sunny and I have the promise of warm weather awaiting me next week… soul sighs.

In other news, my lob got a lift.  I decided to go above the shoulders and go a bit blonder.  I’m still hoping to go lighter than this, but it’s a process they tell me.  The cut feels like an actual change, which is just what I was needing.  Now, I’ve just got to learn to style it, beyond soaking myself in sea spray (I’ll be studying this post this weekend).  Oh, and pretty coffee.  I had a pretty coffee this week, and little things like that can be such big things, sometimes.

We have a winner for the Dot + Bo Giveaway.  Click through to see if it’s you….along with some links i’m loving this week.


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March 5, 2015


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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