May 30, 2014


happy friday!

what awaits you this weekend?  school is out and i landed in new york this friday for a meeting.  you never know what a week or weekend might hold.  as much as i love to plan i’m learning to love what happens when you don’t hold to tightly to plans.


01 / a little fearful sometimes, or always?  interesting ways it manifests + great tips to deal with it.

02 /  it’s no secret i love toast.  if you’re getting a tired of the avocado variety (like me).  these for the win!

03 /  headed out of town this summer?  pack like a pro.

04 /  this video of two older women flying for the first time is the best.  the joy is palpable.

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May 29, 2014


i shared last week on london, shalom and coming home.  only i hadn’t sat down to linger on london.  and, i’m really still a little in awe that i landed there again this year.  last year was a very unexpected trip and nothing short of a grace gift from above.  and, i couldn’t have known, 12 months ago, that the gift of going would begin an unplanned journey over this past year.  a one foot in front of the other kind of journey that requires empty, open hands, and a willing and surrendered heart.


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May 28, 2014


ok, lets get to it and talk about shorts.  like or loathe?

people are passionate about the non-pants pants.  did any of you used to watch what not to wear?  the british version, and best version, that is?  with trinny and susannah.  those ladies were serisouly against shorts and i think it there style tips may have sorted my stance on shorts several years ago.

but, what about you?  if you loathe do you still wear them?  i know some people have totally given up on shorts, all together.  compeltely against them.  done and finished.  i’m feeling like one of those people (at least this year). i have shorts, and i wear them around the house or by the pool, but other than that i kind of avoid them like the plague.  i’m sure if my legs were longer, leaner and could catch a tan, than i might have a different opinion on the matter of shorts.

then there is fit.  i used to wear those bermuda length shorts because they covered up a bit more, but then found that with my shorter build that wasn’t doing me any favors.  so, i tossed out all my old navy long lady shorts and stocked up on the shorter j. crew kind (the 5″ chinos are my fave + a great length).  this year, i’d really like to find a loose fitting distressed denim (not too short).

click through for my fave picks which just assure me that we are living in 1990 2.0


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May 27, 2014


minimal casual outfits like this.


this bathroom.  the floor!  need i say more?


this kind of love.  the crazy unconditional kind.


dining al fresco in a field.

+ + +

what are you loving this week?

May 23, 2014


it has been crazy these past two weeks since i came home from england.  london already feels like a life time ago.  i’ve been wanting to share photos and tell you about the trip, but it just hasn’t happened yet (next week!).  crossed an ocean, one of the great lakes, conquered customs and walked in the door to kids with the flu – a very long lasting one – that ushered us into this very harried week.  two starting baseball, 5th grade field trips, award ceremonies and a day that started with an unexpected and necessary trip to the doctor for one, and ended with a trip to the ER for another (everyone is ok, thank god!).  mix in regular responsibilities, working on the website update / launch and bad headaches (sinus headache suggestions anyone?) and, well, i’m ready for a weekend or two or three.

they say when it rains it pours.  i’ve found that to be true….not all the time, but occasionally.  i’m not for expecting monsoons at the sight of a drop, but sometimes a drop turns to rain and so on.  if i’m honest, i’m usually one that freaks out when it rains this kind of water.  sometimes, admittedly, even when it just sprinkles.

flash back a few weeks, before the pour, and i was packed and prepared.

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