Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Light Entry


I love how light this entryway is. Everything about it feels so inviting. I imagine it would be a nice place to walk into everyday, especially in the spring and summer!

image via prettystuff

Monday, February 27, 2012

Remember this:



Good Monday morning. I woke up today thinking, what day is it? What do I need to do... and as a list piled up in my head, I thought to myself that I need to get in the swing of things. As spring approaches, there is always a little more energy. Almost as if everything is awakening from the winter's quiet lull. So as everything begins to peek it's head out of hibernation, I feel like I'm doing much of the same. It's time to start shedding the winter and getting excited for spring. New possibilities loom, a time for celebration is definitely ahead (one of my best guy friend's is getting married), and I'm really excited for the thought of dresses, white pants and hanging out with my family! Simple, I know, but exciting nonetheless!

image via yoachicktumblr

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ready for... S P R I N G





I have spring fever... BAD. I can't wait to wear spring dresses and lay in the sun! : )
I hope all of you have a great weekend.

I stole these photos from a post I did last January from Noa. Noa

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Write. Erase.


Yes, it's one of those days... where everything I write, I inevitably erase. Perhaps it's because lately, I have been feeling confused and wishing I had a map with all of the answers for what I'm supposed to do and where I'm supposed to go. But, alas, no such thing...so instead, I shall leave you with this quote.

"Often, confusion is tension of trying to make sense of things too soon, before enough of the inner players have learned their parts. Often, experience is the way that the heart and mind and spirit practice what they need to play."--The Awakening

So perhaps confusion isn't a bad thing, it's just a period of in-between and sometimes there is nothing wrong with that. Confusion always precedes clarity, yes? I hope so...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Why Not You?"


Good morning my dears. I came across this quote this morning as I was looking for a little inspiration and thought to myself, "How fitting. This is the story of my life." So often I feel like everyone deserves happiness and to get what they want, but when it comes to myself, I am awesome at getting inside my own head and telling myself things that are ridiculous. "He would never like you." "You will never get that job." "You won't accomplish that..." "Don't be silly, that will never happen..."

It is quite crazy at times. Perhaps this is a natural human response, perhaps it is more prevalent in girls than boys, or perhaps I am the only one who thinks this way... But, I wanted to share it, because the thing is, I believe that we have to be our own best advocate in life. We have to stick up for ourselves, say what we want and believe that we deserve it. If we don't, then the thoughts and fears that we have in our heads will will end up living our lives for us.

Today, perhaps we should all believe that we deserve our own happiness... : )

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Talking Beauty




Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope all of you are having a great week. I wanted to take a second to talk some beauty...

While browsing through Whole Living, I came across this article and found it to be a source for some beauty tips from around the world that I had never heard before. From using palm oil, to putting lager in your hair check out more beauty tips HERE.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Model Monday




Good Morning all! I hope everyone had a great weekend, and if it's still the weekend for you, I hope you're enjoying. :)
Last night, while reading the March issue of Vogue, I fell in love with supermodel's, Carolyn Murphy's French-farmhouse. I found myself drooling over it and wishing that one day, I could try to have something similar. I think I'm a sucker for anything that has a Country French feel.

images via Schuyler Samperton Interior Design

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Kind of Dreamy...



A little video of Garance and Scott Schuman, authors of Garance Dore and The Sartorialist.

Enjoy!

PS- To Play, click on the headline of the video! ;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Give Yourself... A little Love


Good morning my dears! Happy Valentine's day. For some reason, I have always loved Valentine's Day. Not for the sake of romance, or a love relationship, but I think love is a very important gift. Not only is it something you should share with the world, but it is something to give yourself. In the book Happy Yoga, it talks about love unattached from anything else and it's important to love yourself.

“Be love. It’s that simple. If you can, let go of wanting approval. Let go of wanting love. Give yourself some approval, give yourself some love. You may realize that this is enough. If you can let go of resisting who you are, and allow yourself to be, exactly as you are, you might feel a tremendous relief. That is loving yourself.” -Steve Ross, Happy Yoga

image via everlytrue tumblr

Monday, February 13, 2012

{Happy Monday}



I hope all of you had a great weekend! I am looking forward to this week to get going on some work, as well as spend some time having fun. When I think of things that I want to do/accomplish, the scariest thought I have is "What if I fail?" Or what if the outcome isn't what I planned?

It's important when doing anything, not to listen to other people's voices and it's even more important not to listen to that little voice in the head, that robs us of our strength to try...

Sometimes we have to let go of anything anyone else has ever said to us, that negatively effects our being.
I was reading an excerpt this morning that really resonated within that sense.

"Respect the power of words and thoughts, both your own and others...
If we're not careful, it's easy for others to cast their spells on us...
How easy it is to not be aware of the process, to walk around with other people's words in our head, taking them as truth, taking them as our own, letting their ideas about us control our lives and beliefs.
We don't have to let others put their spells on us. We don't have to believe what they say."- Melody Beattie

Take that with you today, tomorrow, all week, all month, all year.
Don't let other people define you, control you. It's hard to do at times, but when we become aware of what is true and what isn't, it is easier to sort through the crap if you know what to keep in your heart and head and what to throw away.

Hope you all have a great Monday! : )

images via moodboard

Friday, February 10, 2012

Feeling Sunny





Good Morning my dears! Happy Friday. I woke up particularly early this morning, probably because I have been going to sleep so early all week, but needless to say... I am very happy it's friday! I woke up thinking about the sun, and the ocean. Not that I don't love the mountains, but it would be so nice to sink my feet in some sand and feel the waves. I am getting excited for spring and summer and this editorial felt fitting so I thought I would share it. Enjoy these sun-drenched photos. ;)

image via fashion gone rogue

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Warm Love.


Everyone needs a little sometimes...

Van Morrison is one of my favorite artists. Thought I would share a little "Warm Love" with everyone. Enjoy! Hope you all are having a great week.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Just for a minute...


Hello all! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Mine has been wonderful, relaxing, full of conversation mixed in with some reflection. I got to thinking about beginnings and endings. We have often heard the phrase that things must come to an end, so new things can begin. In life we may experience many new beginnings and lots of endings... or only a few. In my life, I have experienced many. In fact, I feel like my whole life has been made up of beginnings and endings. I have moved to places, taken jobs, moved away, switched jobs, made friends, moved away from friends and have lost and found myself all over again through it all. The process has been painful at times, but also full of love and gratitude. It is never fun to recognize that perhaps something didn't work out the way you thought it would. So, what if I said to you that I thank God for every single step taken. Every move, every job, every relationship because... let's think of it this way shall we? Perhaps, it's all worked out exactly the way it was supposed to. Life often presents us with lessons and keeps "throwing" it in our faces (or I run into them like a brick wall, as I have done many times!) until we finally get it. I don't think without these things-- the jobs, the cities, the relationships, the friendships, teachers, bosses... that I would have ever truly learned to fall in love with who I am. Do I still have self-doubt, yes. Absolutely. Do I wish that I would have said things and done things differently at times, of course. But, inside of me there is something that says you are doing exactly what you need to be doing, and you did exactly what you needed to do then...
I don't necessarily have a plan all the time (I used to) trust me, I used to have a running list in my head of things I needed to do, needed to accomplish and needed to be, but for now, I've learned to get comfortable with not knowing and accepting everything, including myself.

I love this excerpt:

Honor the Beginning

Beginnings can be delicate or explosive. They can start almost invisibly or arrive with a big bang. Beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learned, new territory to be explored, and old lessons to be recalled, practiced and appreciated. Beginnings hold ambiguity, fear and hope.

Don't let the lessons, the experiences of the past, dampen your enthusiasm for beginnings. Just because it's been hard doesn't mean it will always be that difficult. Don't let the heartbreaks of the past cause you to become cynical, close you off to life's magic and promise. Open yourself wide to all the universe has to say.

Let yourself begin anew. Pack your bags. Choose carefully what you bring, because packing is an important ritual. Take along some humility and the lessons of the past. Toss in some curiosity and excitement about what you haven't yet learned. Say your good-byes to those you're leaving behind. Don't worry who you will meet or where you will go. The way has been prepared. The people you are to meet will be expecting you. A new journey has begun. Let it be magical. Let it unfold.

All the parts of your journey are sacred and holy. Take time now to honor the beginning.

From Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Spring. Carnival. Craving.







Elle Spain February 2012
Photographer: Matt Jones
Stylist: Alberto Zanoletti
Hair: Kristin Rowe
Make-up: Amy Nadine
Model: Camille Rowe

images via studded hearts

{Happy February}



Sorry for the missed post yesterday. The day got away from me and I have been lacking in ability to really sit down and focus lately. But, I guess sometimes, that's okay...
I hope all of you are having a great week! Around this time of year, I always start daydreaming of spring. The dresses, flowers, sunshine-- I love it all.

images via notetoself and bippitybopppityboo