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Saturday, August 29, 2020

currently coveting akari light sculptures

i feel like i've gone through some months now not knowing exactly what is inspiring or moving me in some way, besides nature...







but thease akari light sculptures stopped me today and i'm finding them particularly interesting and a bit dreamy. what do you think? read more about the artistic process here in creating a modern take on the traditional japanese gifu lanterns. just loving these. enjoy!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Happy Sunday!

i hope that you are all having a fantastic weekend. my son is staying with me this weekend. he always discusses new music, and shares with me new bands or ways that musicians are communicating their music or message. so i'm sharing this with you, which he shared with me today.

and during this crazy time, the power of isolation is worth remembering now and then.

enjoy!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

happy weekend, happy father's day!

have a lovely weekend!
(photo: my dad)

to all of you dads out there, have the best father's day!. what are you up to anything fun? i've been beaching it like mad lately, swimming all weekend, watching the boats float or jet by and sipping some ipa's under a life is good umbrella. not bad. not bad at all. hoping your weekend is everything you want it to be. and just some fun finds from around the world wide web...

just bought this rug for my dining room. and i LOVE it. all of that color makes me happy.

remember these? just purchased a pair in white. these slides are tempting too.

i'm in search of an outdoor table to plunk summer drinks on, as combination of these instead would be so fun.

also looking for an easy outdoor fire pit, finding some great options here.

also how fun is this marshmallow twig roaster?

maybe the prettiest office chair?

a beautiful wrap vest dress. really like this too.

her dress. just wow.

how fun is this jello mold dress?

a pretty summer linen headband. this frayed denim one is pretty too.

i'm looking for a light bag to bring my paints and small canvases to the beach. this mesh baggu would work.

these vellum photo overlays are the best!

this bathing suit, one piece perfection.

for the love of ceramics. that speckled paint palette? yes please!

more ceramics love here.

this chain necklace is wow.

creole summer corn.

a pretty summer jumpsuit (and on sale!).

a gorgeous neutral couch with built-ins.

what are you reading right now? my next book purchase. this looks like a good read too.

enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

hi, how are you doing?

hoping you are coping your way through this funky fog. at the very least the summer is popping wide open and hopefully lifting all of our spirits with the sun and fresh air and promises of falling asleep on sandy towels and swimming and and yeah...
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have you gone through certain withdrawals since this virus started like i have? missing going out for a drink socially, people watching, combing through the amazing racks of used clothing at my local good will (and the one near my house is seriously great) for that hidden treasure find, popping into stores spontaneously, trying food from that restaurant that you were about to try for the first time, walking slowly through aisles of nail color looking for a new tone, sitting in my hair stylists chair and talking about whatever pops up that day and leaving feeling refreshed and amazing, all of those things. and then slowly the withdrawals wane and you begin taking pleasure in other things around you, inside and outside your isolation, because, well you have to, and then that becomes enough. this must be how the waves go if you were stranded on a deserted island. and maybe we sort of are right now. and maybe i'm a bit guilty (ok alot guilty) for taking all of those silly things for granted. i promise not to do it when we get back to it. pinky swear.

and some finds from around the world wide web. stay positive and think social drinking thoughts, it will all come.

would love to be quarantined here.

just put up this light over my dining room table. thinking this pendant for my kitchen window. or maybe this one?  ok, one more here. veerrrrry into the tiki woven look at my little beach house.

currently saving for this rug for my new living room, obsessed.

pretty front porch lighting.

bathroom dreams.

yum!

this colorful home makes me happy. those red floors! looooooooove them!

a pretty pendant.

pretty raffia wallcovering for a splash of color.

just bought these shoes.

these shorts, that color.

as we look to our vintage scarves and bandanas as masks, how about a bandana dresss, or a bandana top? very cool!

i just bought these dining chairs in the black finish with cary linen seats. can't wait!

love garance, and her podcast on sex and relationships during quarantine is a great listen, especially if you want to laugh (so many truths!, ha) :)

looking for memorial day sales, she's got you covered.

enjoy!


Saturday, May 2, 2020

have a relaxing weekend!

happy may! i hope you are hanging in there and having a relaxing weekend (or best you can!)...
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what have you been up to with all of this time on your hands at home? i've been still taking a daily beach walk. looking for sea glass and bits of chips of old plates and tea cups (yes i find alot!) has been a much needed therapy session for me. i recently put in a seashell driveway (myself!) and have been throwing the bits of weathered colored glass into the driveway when i get home. slowly creating a kaleidoscope driveway which makes me insanely happy. hey, it's the little things right now right?!

i also just ordered a bunch of different canvas sizes and brand new tubes of paint. i have some old supplies too but want to prompt myself to get back to painting and right now, i have the luxury of an open ocean right down the street with ever changing weather to put onto canvas. i'll share a few when i'm done.

i hope that you too are finding ways to check it down, focus on the positive, tiny things that make you happy. they all add up :) and some fun finds from around the world wide web, if yer interested. take care!

love this.

i've been searching for dining room chairs. if you have too, here is a clever list of 30.

this image made me happy.

this makes me happy too (and hungry).

my next purse.

loving this mini tote for summer too.

we've got this. the entire website is the sweetest! i mean these bunnies!? :)

i just like her.

i might grab this beauty for under my new deck.

a pretty tumbler.

hey and since we are all having our drinks at home these days...this bamboo bar cart is to die for.

loving this outdoor rug.

i've been burning candles EVERY night lately. are you too? these are oh so pretty (and support small business).

love these, quarantine photographs by the day.

for a color pick-me-up.

enjoy!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

have a happy weekend!

how are you? i'm on my second batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies in 2 weeks...
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but the first batch i brought to my new neighbors to hopefully cheer them up during these strange days. the second batch is to cheer me up! hey it's the little things right? our comfort things.

in between making cookies, i've been getting outside waaaaaaaaaay more than i ever could (don't worry, i'm walking the beach right down the street from me, it's private and almost no on around), feeding the birds leftover bread, i created a seashell driveway and am digging up my new little lawn to put sod down. what are you doing to pass the time? i hope you are safe and sound.

and some fun finds from around the world wide web if you are interested...

very cool white loafers.

an amazing before and after.

summer earring love. (if i could afford them, ha!)

a dreamy way to add to a headboard.

been living for his live instagram tv cocktail sessions.

during my stay at home time, i get outside for fresh air every day. dreaming of breezy patio days via this post.

could you cut all of your hair off? she looks beautiful!

reeeeeeeeeally enjoying these original artworks. oh, and the tiles too!

dreaming of one of her large deer bed photographs for above my sofa in the new house.

a dreamy dress.

the coolest outdoor fire place.

so much to love at the general store. especially this ripple pillow. & these clogs.

this would make a simple textural wall treatment.

if you miss simply walking around together, watch these.

beautiful ceramics.

in LOVE with these tent lights.

this beaded bow barette
is everything.

i need this lounge/jogger set.

these shams for a beachy bed look this summer. these are kind of pretty too.

lace love.

just bought this denim dress (it's on sale!).

and finally, the best instagram site ever!

enjoy!


Sunday, March 22, 2020

hi, how are you?

just checking in to see how you are?
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this quiet time we are all in is something that we have all probably never experienced in our lifetime. i feel like everything around me is on hold, when will i see my son next, when i can have new neighbors over for dinner, when will i get my hair cut again? some things (like trips to the hair salon) seem selfish but they were all of our little pleasures, our small luxuries during busy work months and long winter weekends. treats.

i started a large embroidery project a month ago that has sat since i moved into my new house. i'm in the middle of a large writing project that has gone untouched. i have not hung one thing on the walls of my new house. my basement is still in boxes. i think we are all in disbelief in some way that we have been forced to pause. it took me some time to understand that i HAD to. and so i literally did. i strangely put everything on pause to adjust. i've been taking long beach walks, turning off the t.v. and being quiet, listening to jazz music on repeat.

on my walks i see other people, alot of other people, though from a distance. everyone is trying to get outside, breathe in cool clean air. i see families, many more families than i ever have, walking together, staying close to each other, talking, protecting each other. when i catch certain people's eyes, we are all saying the same thing in one smile, hi, how are you? take care.

i'm getting ready to open some boxes now, to pick up my writing, to get my head back in some sort of regular routine, adjusting to this strange new existence that we are all in. how are you? if anyone would like to chat, let me know! find me on instagram and dm me to say hi. i hope you are well and finding activities that make you feel content and happy.

and some fun finds from around the world wide web if you are interested!

tote perfection.

goodness.

converse perfection.

because we are all for a while, bought this spring in france jigsaw puzzle.

also just bought this gorgeous wall sculpture. made me happy :)

it's still cold in new england, this looks cozy!

plush furniture is everywhere these days. how gorgeous are these chairs?

this plush line is to die for too. that couch!

i'm feeling the itch to bring more color into my spaces, step away from so many neutrals. this rug would do the trick.

loving the color & line in this lacquered pair as well.

we are all cooking at home more these days, so this line up of winter soups is on my recipe radar.

feeling crafty? this site has some fun craft/dyi ideas, like these origami easter bunnies.

i want a pile of these for summer.

concerts here, (my favorite venue) are on hold, but their pop-up virtual concerts are a treat for now!

enjoy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

hello! i bought a house!

hi! :)
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alot has happened in my world. i bought a house near the wild open ocean (not the house above but how gorgeous is that wall?!). bought this car (dream), started buying grown up furniture (just bought this leather chair and am in love) and have generally been seen walking the beach every chance i get, staying in waaaaaay more and listening to the quiet. pure love.

i hope that you are having an amazing start to your week! and some fun finds from around the world wide web for ya:

color palette heaven.

how GOOD is this new music? dancing around the house to it on repeat.

pretty to put on for a night out.

while wearing this.

just bought this rancher hat. feel like i'll wear it everywhere.

eyeballing this pendant light for my dining room. very beachy. this one is lovely too.

serious rug love.

wishing for these dining chairs.

this one
in simply wood is gorgeous as well.
this tall vase.

a perfect accent chair

cashmere love.

interesting article on work-life balance vs. work-life harmony. the idea is rooted in music.

this cake stand takes the cake.

so fun.

oh, just a beautiful leather & wood chair.

enjoying the lines & angles in this chandelier.

a wow dining piece.

enjoy!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

have a cozy weekend.

do you feel reflective in january? i'm taking these weekends to soak up some thoughts about the future, of my health, my wishes, my dreams and how good do i want to be...
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i recently heard travis roy speak at harvard, and his talk lingered with me, and i didn't expect it. one sentence stood out as he looked over the audience from his now wheel chair bound body. he asked everyone to ask themselves "how good do you want to be?" sounds so simple right? but really, that one statement, for me anyway, was chock full of a multitude of questions to ask my inner self. how good do you want to be to yourself, to others, to your body, your mind, your career, as a mom, as a friend, as a human being. more to write on this topic soon, but passing along for food for thought if you are like me and finding yourself reflective this january.

hoping you also find yourself in cozy spaces this weekend. and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

and it's the lunar new year, what zodiac animal are you? i was born in the year of the horse.

entry way envy.

yum.

a pretty water bottle.

a pretty shelf.

just bought this coat, cause who can resist teddy material. here's another inexpensive option.

this baby knit one piece is precious.

fun.

also fun!

strangely fascinating.

a pretty tray.

loving this do-it-yourself project for the kitchen.

one for the romantics.

really like this basket weave tote. the cross body is pretty too.

i'm looking to replace most lighting fixtures in my new house. i find this company's prices very reasonable for what i'm looking for.

enjoy!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

sunday & chadwick stokes

dancing around the house this sunday morning to chadwick stokes and let me down easy...

come dance with me! & enjoy!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

happy new year!

happy new year friends! are you feeling like me? like january is sort of the quiet recovery time from the holidays?
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i've found myself enjoying very long quiet moments, a bit of meditating and enjoying the slower pace that comes january in winter time in new england. oh, and i close on a house at the end of this month. huge step for me as i've never owned a home but cannot wait. and cannot wait to make it my own. plan to do serious before and afters to share.

just checking in to say hello and hope you are all embracing the new year as much as i am. and some fun favorites from around the world wide web lately...

yum.

pizza yum.

just a pretty water bottle.

for the dogs.

pretty wedding day hair style.

this for the end of the bed?

just bought this sound machine for sleeping. do you use one? so far i'm liking it! (the rain) :)

this spanish chair is everything. ok this one too.

a wow fireplace mantle.

considering walls in my new house, i'd love to go bold and old fashioned with wallpaper in at least one space. this kind of vibe.

i also want to eat in more, cook from scratch in the new house. soups! this one looks delish!

i seriously need these pants.

just like this.

such a pretty party dress.

and love love LOVE this one for everyday.

enjoy!

Monday, December 30, 2019

her eye on design

finding so much inspiration in tiffany lusteg's art installations. the color, the texture, the layout and design of everything has me so excited, by all of it...
enjoy!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

happy (leading up to the holidays) sunday!

hi friends, hoping you are having an amazing sunday!
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are you buzzing around christmas shopping or laying low? i am going slow and trying to enjoy each day leading up to the holidays, which can be hard right?!. on black friday i put in an offer on a house!!! i'll keep you posted on my new home purchase adventure (it's been a total learning curve for sure!).

have a great rest of your weekend. and some fun finds from around the world wide web if you're interested:

prettiest fanny pack ever.

can you say dream dress?

yum.

i'd use this as an amazing fruitbowl. rather like this ring in wood too.

cute for kids.

these too! and what about waffles?

suddenly (back) into these fair isle sweaters.

a pretty gift idea.

get if for the pasta lover. um, me.

get them for the plant lover. um, me again.

just ordered this for my son for christmas.

loving this winter wrapping paper.

i love a good compliment card. another fun gift idea!

this site has so many last minute beautiful gift ideas.

this shimmer halter top is perfect for every single holiday party.

this charm throw.

my favorite lighting shop has this on sale.

secretly always wishing it was summer, i'd be wearing this just about every day.

enjoy!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

hey, happy thanksgiving!

happy thanksgiving everyone! i have been a bit mia, life, stuff, writing, house hunting yada yada. but wanted to pop in to say that i am wishing you all a relaxing holiday and weekend!
where are you spending your holiday? anywhere fun? i'm laying low this year, house hunting is in full force and a current time taker in my life but i'm embracing the process and hoping for just the right fit soon. when i do, i'll definitely post some before and after images as i make changes to spaces, because we have to right? :)

as you eat yourselves silly, some fun finds from around the world wide web:

we are making a charcuterie board for thanksgiving appetizers. wishing i had this beauty to display it.

also wished i had thought to add this in, i mean baked feta? yes please!

yum.

absolutely loving his artwork, just bought two pieces.

wanting this scarf.

ooh, wait, this one too.

could live in these merino wool t-shirts all day long.

coveting the textural quality of this gorgeous lamp.

i have a popcorn problem. this is the perfect time of year to use this. and a great christmas gift idea!

just bought this top in navy blue.

the prettiest bow neck blouse
(loving the red liberty print). (would wear it with this too!)

love these blouses like i do? here's another beauty.

complete and utter pillow love.

been getting waaaaaaay back into pottery pieces for the table. currently coveting these pieces.

wishing for this fleece parka.

wish i had alot of money to spend on this bag in nude. ok, this sweater too.

a sweet stocking stuffer. these too.

how fun is this?! could you do it?

been obsessed lately with wanting to spend some down time doing this. oh and have you seen this app?

enjoy!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

sunday & colors

happy sunday! i'm swaying around the house this morning to black pumas and colors...cannot get enough.

i hope you are having an amazing weekend. come dance with me!