Don't Find Yourself. Create Yourself.
Be on the look out for all things good. Spread kindness.
Oh, Happy Day!
|Is it bad that I hope my vision gets worse one day. I really want an excuse to rock some frames like Jenna.|
I guess not much has changed since my elementary school days, when I purposefully failed my vision test so I could wear eyeglasses like my American Girl doll, Molly. Don't judge.
|A precious pairing.|
|I displayed some of my bangles and bracelets on this poseable wooden drawing hand. When I got home one night from my training course, Flyboy filled me in on how much he liked what I'd done with it. I was taken aback by his animated appreciation. He's a man who loves detail, what can I say? His genuineness makes me smile every time I pass by it.|
|We were lounging on the couch after our Saturday Koko Head hike. Flyboy is flipping through the Pottery Barn catalog -- it's one that he'll take a gander at from time to time. He comes across this DENIM slipcover couch, points to it and says, "Clearly Pottery Barn doesn't always get it right." I erupt in laughter, and he ends with this comment: "You could literally wear a Canadian Tuxedo and get lost in that thing!" I love these kinds of moments.|
|A bottle of Yuengling + lounging around = a happy Saturday afternoon.|
|The hike up Koko Head made us deserving of a beer or two. |
There are approximately 1,100 steps (or abandoned railroad tracks) to the top, but the view is worth it!
Let's just say my gams are still feeling the burn.
|I'm crazy for this one!|
|Talk about some major warm & fuzzies.|
"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which might be for every mental worker, be he businessman or writer, like an appeasing influence, like a mental soother, something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue." --Henri Matisse
“Instead of striving for a predictable, safe lifestyle, seek to know Me in greater depth and breadth. I long to make your life a glorious adventure, but you must stop clinging to old ways. I am always doing something new with My beloved ones. Be on the lookout for all that I have prepared for you.”I don't know about you, but sometimes I need to surround myself with positive messages to make sense of life. When I read this in Darby's most recent post, it spoke to me. I feel like I spend so much time wondering and making comparisons of what my life should be like instead of just living in the present with gratitude. Do you have a favorite passage, phrase, or a piece of advice that keeps you on the sunny side?
Traditionally worn by Village Chiefs in the Cameroon region of central Africa, Juju hats (or Tyn hats) have since gained popularity with interior designers, and are often used as an eye-catching accessory for the home. Beautiful bird feathers are painstakingly hand sewn onto a raffia fiber base/basket that splays out into a huge circle. Feathers are considered rare objects of beauty and a symbol of prosperity and wealth associated with the positive qualities of birds. When not in use, the Juju hat can be neatly folded in on itself for easy storage. A perfect example of fine, unique and skillful weaving from Central West Africa, Juju hats have featured in high-end decor magazines, such as Domino, Elle Decor and Inside Out, to name a few.
|A brood of Berners doesn't sound half bad.|
|Cheetah Flats -- Are you kidding me? I'm squealing with delight.|
|I love everything about these three looks. Is it bad that I'd like to wear them myself?|
|Sassy & Classy|
|Preppy & Precious|
|Seriously? They make kids this cute?|
|Embellishments & Accessories -- Oh my!|
|Adorable child comes complete with a Baggu.|
|Cardigans, dresses, confetti & flats! Looks like my kinda party!|
|Woah! This is borderline Suri Cruise. The precious factor is starting to wear off. All I see is attitude!|
|A bob cut, polka dot shirt & ruffles. This looks about right!|