Wednesday, December 22, 2021

happy holidays! happy new year!



hi there, how are you doing? i write this post while building antibodies from my recent vaccine booster, yay! ha! seriously though...we are in strange times whilst we attempt to celebrate the holidays. and i know you know. and don't get me wrong, i sure am trying, and i am sure you are too. 

so! what i'm doing is staying away from the news best i can. i have acoustic guitar christmas music on repeat, i'm peloton-ing myself silly, staring at the extra christmas lights i added to the house this year and yeah, breathing in all of the positive vibes that i can. i hope you are hanging in there. i hope you are able to put some of the crazy on your peripheral and dive head first into everything else that makes you happy, everything else that calms you and gives you hope. it's there if you squint your eyes, trust me i see it! go ahead, squint your eyes. do you see it now? see, i told you. happy holidays, happy new year!🌲

and some fun finds from around the world wide web, if you're interested:

i want to put away these landscape coasters for next summer. 

so many gorgeous home/kitchen pieces here. 

what do 12 people passionate about food do during a pandemic in milan? create a stay home cooking book. can't wait to explore this e-book. 

in my search for a unique outdoor fire chiminea, this one may be an option. 

if i were renovating a house and wanted something unique around an indoor fireplace, this would be it.

this boucle sofa might be nearby. wait, or maybe this one. 

love her pillows (and everything else), especially this one. it reminds me of my grandmother. it's a long story. 

love everything about this home.

this chair, for texture.


Sunday, November 21, 2021

happy thanksgiving week!


happy thanksgiving week ahead friends! what are you up to? we are laying low, small gathering, my son will be near me so that will be all i need. i see in this week's forecast longer than normal beach walks, sipping this beer a time or two, writing, painting, all things peaceful and calm. 

i hope that your holiday is everything you want it to be. and some fun things from the world wide web:

these lamps. 

thanksgiving yum. more yum.

could spend ALOT of time in this space. 

this floating fireplace.

pretty candle holders for your thanksgiving table or any time table.

these turkey napkin rings remind me of my childhood and fun place settings at the table. this is fun too.

a pretty little jacket in sky blue.

the prettiest holiday sandal.


for the love of plaid.

a fun gift to get outdoors. i'd add these in too. 

yes! i need this xmas ornament. this is fun too!

for your rattan loving friend, a fun gift idea.

the warm scent of a cabin in the woods? yes please. gosh these are pretty too!

a pretty table top diy.

fun fact about me: i've always wanted to learn how to make cheese.

thinking of summer already. just ordered this fun one piece.

i like this rug. and this coffee table. 

a wow chair.

a wow chandelier from my favorite, roll & hill.

this prism wall shelf.

this magic stone coffee table. 

belt love.


wishing this dress wasn't $600.00. gorgeous.

vintage lighting love.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

stormy weekend views

(images: me)

happy weekend! i hope you are cozy, relaxed and embracing the changing of the seasons. in my part of the world we went from warm bonus days in october to stormy seas, driving winds and a swift reminder that the atlantic ocean is indeed in charge. i love that.

these images were from a storm just a few days ago, one that is lingering still. one that has the atlantic still rearing its amazingly beautiful waves. these images are just down the street from me. my view whenever i want it. i feel lucky. i wanted to share. enjoy!

Sunday, October 3, 2021

have a fantastic weekend!


how is your weekend going along? i'm outdoors as much as possible these days, soaking up the warm fall sun, watching the beach grass change from green to that fiery orange which is my favorite color just about. changing the beers in the fridge from light and summery to big flavorful IPA's from local brewers. 

i will miss summer like you read about, but i'm ready for the change. for comfy sweaters and my leather boots. for long walks on the beach without almost seeing anyone in sight. i'm hoping you are enjoying your weekend and the weather and all of the things that make you happy. 

and for fun, some fun finds from around the world wide web:

a great shoulder bag. and this gorgeous one if i had money to burn. 

this intimates line looks so comfortable. 

loving this layered look.

wow what she does with fall leaves.

this wall sconce. and this ceiling light.

i just bought this book. loving it so far!! have you read it?

etsy love.

clog love. these are fun too! and ok one more.

a pretty black ruffled blouse. and on sale. and drooling over this one. 

and this mid-vintage blouse in denim is perfection. ok one more. 

this armchair in that brown velvet. yes please. 

ok this chair, that couch. mic drop. 

these table lamps. 

this storage shelf unit. those sliding shutter doors. 

imagine if this could be your work desk? this one's pretty neat too. 

her new broken symmetry line of rugs is to die for. 


a cool coffee table. 

pretty jute doormats. 

been wanting a few new fall belts. really liking this, this, this and this one. 

a relaxed linen sofa.

a wow dress. 


Sunday, August 22, 2021

happy stormy sunday


happy stormy sunday in my part of the world. we are so far, successfully dodging what was forecasted as a hurricane. we are experiencing fairly high winds off and on heavy then light rain and beautiful rolling ocean waves and all of that is making me slow down today and appreciate the power of nature and the beauty of where i live. 

what are you up to this sunday? i slept in late (much needed after a super busy work week), i'm working on a writing project and planning a late afternoon low tide boogie boarding session at the beach down the street. cannot wait. i hope that you too are enjoying this day in your own unique way. and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

how pretty is this tulip dress? (and on sale!)

i have a tiny yard, i so want to try this. 

looking forward to the good together house's on line store.

i have a definite pizza problem, might have to purchase one of these. 

pillow love.

summer sandal pretty and on sale!

a beautiful outdoor furniture line. 

this artist. i'm particularly drawn to this piece. 


gorgeous and scary all at the same time. 

a fun soapdish.

how lovely is her dress?

love this. 

her embroidery is inspiring me. 

this textural bar cart, so perfect for summer. 

how stunning are these pearl double drop earrings?

fun for the upcoming fall weather. 

loving boucle furniture these days? me too! she has a great list. 

vintage love. ok one more. 

this is still so fun. 

this ruffled sweatshirt. 

and if money was no object, i just might live in these dresses. for life!

tiered tart plant trays


Sunday, July 11, 2021

Happy Sunday!


happy sunday! hoping you are having a relaxing weekend! i tried a new to me restaurant that now has me thinking about their food, so delish (i'd forgotten how good a brilliantly made margarita is), slept in, ordered this book, cause joan didion is truly amazing, and painting at the beach this weekend (inspired by him and see his process here). what are you up to? anything fun? 

i hope that you are enjoying the heck out of your weekend. and some fun finds around the world wide web:

fun corkscrews.

sectional love. and their leather chair too!

a fun tiger rug.

table top color pop.

the perfect size outdoor table.

this terracotta lampshade.

a pretty one piece bathing suit.

loving these flushmount rattan light fixtures

speaking of rattan...

a simple sidetable.

the cutest clutch.

colorful etsy love.

this made me smile.

a tropical summer outfit.

her cakes!

this eyelet blouse.

a pretty puzzle.

i don't usually go for an exposed bulb, but these pendants are changing my mind.

old fashioned yum. 

for the mushroom lover.

super fun aprons.


Sunday, May 30, 2021

have a lovely long weekend.


here wishing you a lovely long weekend! what are you up to? anything fun? i just wallpapered the little dining room of my house by the sea (this is the pattern) and it's so, SO fabulous in person. so spending the weekend hanging back up a few paintings, cleaning the house (it's raining cats and dogs this weekend) and sipping some IPA's. not bad, not bad at all. 

and i'm not back to work until wednesday, then headed to maine for the weekend with friends next week, golfing a round by the ocean (i've never golfed but watch it on t.v. ALL the time, will see how i do!) and eating our weight in food and wine. feels good to make plans, travel, see so many people without masks, a beautiful summer is on the horizon. 

and some fun finds from around the world wide web (lots of great lighting finds in this post):

 this room, the color palette, is just perfection. and can we talk about this bathroom too?

ok this parasol pendant shade? might have to pull the trigger on this for my living room. and maybe this one for the bedroom.  

this lamp. this one too. 


this arched vase. 

etsy love.

a stunning halter jumpsuit.

these high rise white jeans for summer. 

very pretty pottery.

a wow chair. 

this kelly wearstler leather club chair is pretty wow too. and this console in white wash ash. 

these ceramic globe lamps. 

pillow love. liking this one for a color pop too. 

a gorgeous vintage basket. 

this terracotta candle holder. 

still love watching him dance. 

these look comfy.

a cool coffee table.

one of my favorite lighting companies has launched a furniture line. 

this linen shirt (those gold dots)

also pretty in white. and great price.


Sunday, May 16, 2021

happy weekend!


hi! how is your weekend going? i just wrapped up a class and now feel like i have the summer to look forward to doing whatever the heck i want. plus we are all heading down that brighter road these days, coming out of the pandemic fog and lots of amazing goodness on the very near horizon. so there's that!

you'll find me planting some sort of bright colored flowers in my outdoor urn planters, sipping red wine (done) and back to working on my writing project full time. (will tell you more about that one day soon if you are interested). i hope that you are having a happy weekend. and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

love a good scarf.

might pick this up for quick runs to my local market.

ceramic love.

more ceramic love.

loving her curtain hack, thinking of trying it at my own beach house.

pretty pearls, pretty mother's day gift!


for summer. 

a gorgeous (recycled) fruit bowl.

beautiful mohair throws. i'm partial to the sunny orange. 

speaking of orange.

this spring blouse. okay, one more.

how lovely is this terracotta water pitcher?

etsy love.

just picked up this taper holder. 

might be adding this beauty to my bedroom. this is pretty too.

how fun is this artwork for a pop of serious color?

trying to decide on back deck seating (mine is tiny). thinking or rockers & these pillows?

this french lighting collection. this one might be my fav. 

this bag needs to be mine. 

how perfect is this rattan ottoman/storage piece?


Sunday, April 18, 2021

have a beautiful weekend


what are you up to this weekend? anything fun? i've been writing, staying outside as much as possible, taking in spring, the quiet, the birds and hanging out with my bunny friend. now that my leg fiasco is behind me, i'm hoping to start running again this summer, it's a goal! i also am finding that i'm living in dresses lately and mildly obsessed with my current dress purchases. this, this and this one are on my radar this weekend.

i hope that you are having a beautiful weekend! and some fun finds from around the world wide web...

vintage love.

want to change up my bedding for spring. these poppy dot sheets might do the trick.

this confetti duvet cover is super fun too. 

her flowery couch, and everything else in this interior. 

been very into wearing the color red this days. giving my a boost and confidence. this may be my next purchase. 

their sinks and faucets are just gorgeous. how about this tuscan farmhouse marble sink? yes please!

this rubber framed mirror is simply perfect. see how they styled it here. (a great before & after too!)

my love of ceramics continues. (oh and etsy love her too.) 

i'm saving to have my floors redone. this will be my first rug purchase.

if you are looking for weekend some deals, she's posting discount codes to some of her favorite shops.

loving so many things from west elm lately, like this, this and this. this too!
so much pattern goodness.

if you are looking for the perfect taper candle, i keep buying these. 

really want a set of these linen sheets in the color terra.


Saturday, March 13, 2021

have a beautiful weekend!


spring is here, can you feel it? after the crazy year that was 2020, i feel that we are all opening up, like cracking out of an egg shell and that everything is looking fresh and new again. so if we gain that perspective after all is said and done, i guess that's pretty neat. 

my leg is healed (last xray this month), i'm back to my beach and my ocean. taking longer and longer walks and so happy that i'm beginning this new year healthy. i hope that you are having a beautiful weekend. 

what are you up to? anything fun? you'll find me in the yard checking on my plantings from last year and hoping they made it through this cold winter. writing. sipping wine and reading my recent book purchase (see below). 

and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

what are you reading these days? i just ordered this, based on her recommendation.

the sweetest wallpaper. just ordered  this pattern for my dining room. bold & beautiful!

kind of in love with this 3d printed vase.

these vases. i want one of each.


Saturday, February 13, 2021

have a happy (long) weekend!


here's to hoping you enjoy your long weekend, celebrating valentine's day and president's day all wrapped up together. 💝 what are you up to? anything fun? you will find me dancing around the house (it's been a while since broken leg), eating dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, and sleeping in. I hope that you have the best time too. 

and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

a beautiful bowl.

a beautiful pot.

and my ceramic love continues.

a pretty dress for spring.

how did i not know about this site before. 

thinking of making this, this weekend. holy cow this recipe looks delish too. 

wanting this outdoor fire pit for my back yard.

a very bold & beautiful necklace. 

this pendant.

i can't believe this is from home depot. 

just ordered this book. 

a perfect leather sofa.

vintage etsy love.

this wall piece.

valentine's day hair. 

already wishing for summer. this bathing suit line is gorgeous. & their velour line as a cover up. 

a pretty puffed sleeve top on sale. 

ooh this cinnamon incense.

i have a slight tea light candle obsession. loving this holder. 

i want to wear this shirt with these boots. 

in love with this suri vase. 


a STUNNING way to display her fall/winter 2021 line. i was mesmerized (plus want one of everything).


Sunday, January 31, 2021

have a beautiful weekend

this weekend i'm prepping for my son's birthday (it's technically monday) and hanging out with him to celebrate he'll need a hair cut, we'll walk down to the beach and be seen play this game (that i'm sort of obsessed with( on repeat. can't wait!

what are you up to? anything fun? i'd love to hear. and some fun finds from around the world wide web:

love this.

literally the funniest! completely addicted.

this vase (ooh this one too, great price!)

this vase too (if i had alot of money to spend)

a favorite site to peruse (kind of in love with this pendant)

literally in love with this table lamp

eyeing this outdoor swivel chair for the summer.

just bought this book. and if you haven't listened yet, her podcast is relaxing and inspiring.

just bought this shirt dress in blue. (great price!)

this french design line at anthropologie is so fun. (loving those playful matchbox covers!)

i dream of having a table outdoors like this


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!