Sunday, January 10, 2021

happy new year! how are you?


we are experiencing a rough start to our brand new year. no doubt about it. but tryyyyyyyy to think of it this way...it's only the beginning of many clean slate days ahead, many days to do good, to be good, to be healthy and push the reset button as many times as you want or need. there's room for all of that. so that's what i'm feeling and just going to stick to it!

i hope you are doing ok and feeling the hope, cause it's there! and some fab finds from around the world wide web:

how cool!

so much vintage goodness.

this snowdrop pendant. and i've always loved a good globe.

a tiled dining table? i think it's pretty awesome.

a splash of this stardust wallpaper in the right spot is super fun. see how they used it here.

these storage options are beyond gorgeous.

looking for a unique outdoor firepit? they have some neat options. this one is my fav.

might pick these up for my 2 small decks this summer. liking how beachy they look too.

about to pull the trigger on this woven pedestal bowl. really like this river stone bowl too.

for beatles fans.

and this candle smells like roma heirloom tomatoes? i want that.

and quarantinging makes you want to bake cakes (and a million other things). this one looks delish! um, this one too.

seriously thinking of cutting bangs. inspiration one, two and three.

i'm saving to have new wood floors put in. this first photo makes me want to paint them. and how amazing is that unfinished tile addition added to the brick fireplace?

just bought this printed smock dress and is super cute in person.

this podcast inspired me this week. but really they are all so good. a positive way to start the day! and i've decided i'm also a multi-hyphenate. gladly too.

yum, this cauliflower dish. i could eat this all day long. 

a wow couch, to say the least. wow, this one too.

a wow light. i really like this. (can't afford it, ha! but really like it).

enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

have a dreamy holiday week!



hi, popping on this week to wish you a happy, dreamy holiday week. we are turning the corner soon, can you feel it?! and i woke up the other day and my foot was no longer swollen, leg is healing, days are slowly starting to get longer and there is a vaccine. so many amazing things to look forward to. i hope you are feeling positive and hopeful. enjoy the heck out of your holidays!

and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

need some visual calm? it's here.

french girl lip tint.

i'll never not love clogs.

love a good classic pair of levis. i still remember getting my first pair. they were corduroys!

always keeping tabs on what they get in. especially for the paintings.

dress love. ooh this is gorgeous too!

a cozy throw.

lots of yummy christmas cookie ideas. and i want to make this for christmas morning.

the perfect red.

personalize a candle. or neon for a fun party.

these vases.

fun for a party.

a wow bathroom. 

a jazzy blouse.

a very festive over the table look.

and her toilet paper holiday diy is perfection.

really like these over the knee boots (and with that good winter sole).

i need this ornament.

yes. especially after this year!


Sunday, December 13, 2020

sunday & headphones

swirling around the house this sunday to joh bryant and headphones. well in my wheelchair i am. enjoy!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

have a lovely weekend!


i hope you are getting into the holiday spirit this weekend. i feel like i finally am. turning off the t.v. more, listening to music on my new blue tooth speaker (early xmas present. oh and the sound is GORGEOUS by the way) and taking short drives at night around our new neighborhood to see how everyone has decorated their houses. sometimes it's that simple. 

and some fun favorites from around the world wide web:

love everything about each space. 

love this!

a fun diy, for little ones indoors.

my son is a tea lover. for christmas i just ordered this beautiful vintage strainer. 

how gorgeous are these knit blankets? liking this blanket too.

so many great bodysuits to choose from lately. i just bought this one.

this just makes me smile.

loving this necklace too. all of her pieces really!

a pretty do it yourself for the holidays.

just ordered her book. how fun.

this vase and that deep gorgeous color!

just ordered these reading glasses. will let you know how i like them. 


Friday, December 4, 2020

have a relaxing weekend!


hey, have a relaxing weekend! i'm getting a liiiiiiiiiiiiiitle bit ancy with the broken leg, but hoping that december brings me good news from the doctor and my christmas present is walking again. strange, but i'll take it! i hope that you are all embracing the last month of an unusual year. could it be that we are all looking forward to a new year like never before? i'd take that bet. 

and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

a wow sequin dress.

want one of each of these blankets.

wishing for these totem candles.

really into the painterly feel of this wallpaper.

i really just like this. would make an unusual gift too. 

can we talk about how beautifully wrapped these presents are?

this place would make for a unique weekend getaway! i'll also take their veggie tacos.

windy peak vintage. a sweet small business to support. i really like this and these.

another favorite small business. want one of everything.

we will one day renovate our upstairs bathroom. this is perfection inspiration

loving this reversible fur/bomber jacket. 

this bowl has that icy look for the holidays.

just a lovely space. ok, this one too.

in design, for the love of arches.

mad for this ruby velvet jacket.

just bought this for the color.

etsy love.


rug love.

i'd love to start doing this.


liking this vuelta lamp alot. this honeymoon sconce is pretty cool too.

the open/closed concept of this "sky" storage piece is beautiful. loving the super clean lines.

this one's stunning too.

a funky pink marble coffee table. 


Saturday, November 21, 2020

have a cozy weekend!


i hope you all have a cozy weekend. what are you up to? anything fun? me and my broken leg are hold up for a bit, sadly. so i'll talk about what i'm missing right about now, beach walks, sitting outside under a blanket watching the planes, riding my bike just anywhere, and walking into my favorite pizza place. but alas this is temporary, as i hope this virus is and all of us being so detached. let's think positive thoughts this weekend, find fun and comfort in all of the small things. 

and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

how to make your two person thanksgiving feel special.

wanting this print for my living room.

a delish way to use up ripe bananas.

an interesting wall pendant light.

just bought these. just wanted them!

how beautiful is this marble wave bowl?

a lovely rattan table lamp.

a pretty little cookbook.

when you want a different rug.

this velvet puffer coat is on my wish list.

this planter in the color salt.

these velvet trays.

a holiday cheese board to die for.

this textural planter

a gorgeous bucket bag.

a serious puzzle challenge. this one too.

just bought these for christmas, how fun!

remember sweater vests? really loving this one.

add a pretty glow through the winter months.

looking for something jazzy to wear for the holidays? she has a great list.

these earrings.

everything biscuits? yes please.

this little book is just sort of fun.

a wow home.



Friday, November 13, 2020

have a beautiful weekend


are you feeling it? me too. that collective breath we all took recently. that's all i'll say about that. but what i will say on a personal level is that this week i sort of floated along, buoyant and quiet. feeling for the first time this year that things are going to be ok. i hope that you have a beautiful weekend, filled with positive thoughts and energy. 

and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

just ordered this faux leather dress. how fun right? i'd wear it with these earrings

a pretty wave bowl

this dreamy white blouse.

i made these for friends that came to dinner recently. so easy & delish (i added extra parm of course).

a yummy cake for thanksgiving (or for whenever!).


Sunday, November 8, 2020

sunday & ceramics

today feels serene and soothing. so do these beautiful ceramics by california artist julie cloutier...


Saturday, November 7, 2020

currently coveting

currently coveting these beauties. taking my mind off all of the obvious things right now!

this tile by erica tanov.

this tilden dress for new year's eve. this is pretty too!

my next read. plus really want this cookbook.

these woven lights from caravane.

this perfect pie crust mold. speaking of pie!

melanie georgacopoulos's jewelry line.

loving his confinement strategies. remember to be good to yourself!

the dream coat (without *cough, the price). enjoy!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

new bruce springsteen: letter to you. perfection really.

he just gets better and better. i will be listening to this album all weekend long. on repeat. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

hi how are you? have a happy weekend!


i haven't posted in a while. there has been working remotely, and then working back in person, there has been a writing project that i'm getting nibbles on, there have been 3 hour walks on the beach, there has been research, there has been reading and a new boating commute, there's been painting purchases and painting with my fingers, there have been long nights looking at the stars, there have been dinners outdoors.

in between all of that, and like most of you, i'm fighting off a week of the blah's, paying attention to what it takes to make me feel less anxious, or happy or content. and then eating it or doing it or committing to it. how are you doing? i hope you are all hanging in there and finding spaces and places that make you happy. 


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.


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.


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...
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.


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.