This week even with the sun shining brilliantly there is a bit of coolness in the air that is telling me Fall is right around the corner. Many of you probably wish me not to hurry such but Fall is my absolute fave season to dress for. I adore long sweater coats & leggings with boots & accessorizing with scarves, hats and more! So I’m pinning like a villain some Fall boots that I consider must haves:
I’ve always had a fascination with quotes. There is something about a small collection of words packing a lot of punch that always makes me smile or feel inspired. Maybe it is silly to some that a simple phrase, reminder or note of encouragement could result in big change but I myself find it quite possible. One of my favorite boards on Pinterest happens to be ‘Quotes I Dig‘ and I’m always elated to add a new one to the mix. When life gets hectic or I’m finding myself close to the edge and needing to be brought back to my senses I simply need to read a few of these and I’m reminded of what is important… to let the little stresses go… to try something new, be adventurous and courageous or even to laugh out loud like a loon!
Quotes are beautiful in my opinion. They spark a new thought or feeling and help keep us trudging along. For behind every quote was someone like you or me thinking they needed a change or a lift in that moment and they happily shared such a thought.. brilliant! These past few weeks I’ve found myself searching for the perfect quote almost daily to run over and over in my mind and keep myself focused on something positive and light when things may seem quite heavy and difficult. With 3 lil ones it can be hard to lose myself in a book as I adore doing and so quotes help fill that void of written words. I’m grateful for them.
Some of my favorite quotes involve reminders of how we should treat others. I always find that keeping ourselves open to sharing kind words and deeds for others goes a long way in aiding our own self worth and growth. It is quite easy to believe that putting others first is sometimes hard with our busy schedules and own household to keep track of… but really it can be something as small as a card, phone call, shared quote through twitter or FB and more. No humble thought for another is ever too small!
This morning I woke up with my 4yr old sleeping next to me (again) and despite the fact that I do not sleep well when she jumps into my bed I was just so grateful to have her there. My husband and I know that one day this trend of 2am visits from Lucy will end and we may actually miss it a bit.
Many of us can’t help but find ourselves feeling grateful for what we have today especially after the recent top news story of the shooting in Colorado. My heart goes out to all those who lost family and friends that evening… to those in the theatre who were injured by a horrendous situation. I can’t imagine their lives will ever be the same and it makes my heart sad for each of them.
It is so difficult to understand what compels someone to commit such violent acts but if you watch the news even just barely you see that it is a common trend in the world these days. So I’m feeling grateful that today my family is safe at home with me. I remind myself that the world won’t/can’t be like this forever and there is promise of a better future for everyone… especially those whose lives have ended so abruptly and unfairly.
Truth be told I am quite a tree hugger. I just love their form in nature, art and even jewelry. This week has been full of gorgeous sunny days and I’m loving the sway of the trees near the lake when playing with the little ones. I invite all to take a minute and enjoy something simple like a tree, the breeze, a smile, perhaps a photo… your pick!
If you pin then feel free to click the tree to view images I considered ‘A Thing of Beauty’ and go ahead and follow/repin/link etc. I’m always happy to do the same.
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This week I am so excited to share my crush! I’m not sure how it happened… all of a sudden my pinterest account absolutely adores stairwells. Are stairs a crazy thing to crush on? Perhaps. I have to admit it was a bit of a shock to be so engaged by them. However, you have to agree that there is something magical about where they could lead…no?
Lined in Blue
Would love to know your favorite! Mine would have to be Golden Ovals because it seems to go on forever…
It is possible that I’m still in shock that it’s Monday… I’m not sure I even recognized that there was a weekend to be had! Summer is definitely in full swing and with such comes crazy-buys days whether it be Saturday or Sunday. Today I have a to-do list that is at least 3 miles long but alas I’m happily blogging about my repeat obsession with pink. While I have toned down the wearing of such for myself I just love having two daughters so I can keep the color alive! I am so drawn to all shades of pink and some of my favorite pins are filled with it.
* Pretty in Pink is definitely one of my fave movies of all time because I can’t help but adore the 80′s version of Molly Ringwald and all her fashionable glory at that time. (still love how she would stick 2 pairs of earrings in one hole to sassy up her look) *
View sources & more pins at my Pretty in Pink board!
A Weekly Pinterest Link-Up? Talk about my kind of fun! Many of you are aware of how addicted I am to “pinning” and when I found Kimberly from ‘A Night Owl’ inviting all to join up for a Monday Pinfest I was so excited! Besides, why wouldn’t I want to win the title of ”Pinning-est” with my best Pinterest finds?
This is the last week of school for my oldest and she is already after me for Summer party ideas and what to do with her friends. So I’ve been gathering some “pins” of yummy creations to whip up for the kids as well as new outdoor inspirations:
Fruity Waffle Cones
I suppose it was bound to happen… a pin board devoted to dresses that is. Summer is a mere 19 days away if we are going to be precise about it and yet the warmth of such is already here. Therefore I have been given more than the permission I need to frolic around in beautiful, floral fabrics right?
Creation of a new board started when I was having a bit of fun over at Polyvore and came across the above VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA short dress. Immediately I was in love with the bright colors and simple design that made this dress seem like a staple for my Summer wardrobe. However at $580 I’m going to have to put it to rest for the time being and search out similar floral designs that are more within my $$ range. Thankfully I found OASIS:
Aren’t these dresses charming? I can’t help but adore the splash of flowers and colors on each and how affordable they are too. For a limited time it appears that you can save even more with the following code:
How cool is that? Have fun shopping!
What is it about the color combination of black & white that makes such a statement to most people? Perhaps it is due to the absolute contrast of both as well as its overwhelming ability to mesh together so perfectly. I’m not sure I’ll ever truly understand its immense power to draw me in but whether displayed in a photograph, interior design or throughout a persons wardrobe the mixing of black and white almost always conjures up descriptive terms like classy, appealing, vintage, cool and timeless.
Thanks to Pinterest I’ve discovered some wonderful foodie bloggers and rather enjoy trying new creations from my visual recipe box. Today I’m featuring a wonderful cupcake from Annie’s Eats that is perfect for Spring. How do you go wrong with the combination of blueberry & lemon? Personally I find cupcakes to be perfect all year round… breakfast/lunch and dinner.