Monday, March 10, 2014


"The details are not the details. They make the design." — Charles Eames
Happy Monday, m' dears! How the heck are YOU? Can you believe we spent our last weekend at the apartment? Yippee! I've waited five long months to get to type those words. I'm clicking my heels! Saturday evening was spent in organizational heaven. I filled plastic bins with miscellaneous items we've collected since we moved here (How did we accumulate SO much stuff?), and labeled the tubs with Washi tape and a Sharpie. I couldn't help but beam at the finished product. It was orderly AND colorful, just the way I like it!

As we prepare to move out of our temporary digs this week and begin this next chapter, blogging may be hit or miss these next few weeks. I'd love to say I planned ahead and that I've got a boatload of fabulous posts ready to share while I'm away, but it just didn't happen. We're still not sure what to make of the next few weeks as Flyboy completes training and we wait to move into our new place at the end of the month. If I've got access to the Internet and a little downtime, you can bet I'll pop in to say "Howdy!"

  • Flyboy got his hair cut this weekend. While he was tending to his coif, I visited Trader Joe's and got my first gel manicure. I shared this fun fact with the lady who did my nails and she proceeded to tell me how boring I was. I couldn't help but laugh. Her honesty was appreciated! For the record, I'm digging this gel stuff. It's been over 24 hours and I have NO chips or smudges. According to my mom, a gel connoisseur, it should last about two weeks. GET OUT!
  • Speaking of TJ's, I finally grabbed a bag (or four) of Contemplates Inner Peas to try and I'm already a BIG fan. Just as my parents suggested, it tastes like you're munching on Cheetos. It's a bizarre, but delectable snackety snack. Are you a fan?
  • Daylight Savings Time—we haven't had to do this for three years. I'm not sure how I feel about springing ahead, especially when Flyboy has to be up at 4:45 am. I guess I'll be up and at it on Pinterest this morning.
  • The Art of Vintage Cocktails is a fabulous book. The illustrations are just so stinking cheerful! I have a handful of cocktails I'm itching to try. Too bad we've got this pesky computer screen separating us, otherwise I'd love to whip something up for you! It also wouldn't matter that it's 9 am on a Monday. I know a Billy Joel tune that sounds a lot like that... "Making love to her tonic and gin." I promise I'm not a lush, Hendrick's just always sounds good.
  • I'm excited to report the latest issue of Domino lives up to the hype. What else would you expect? It's The Color Issue, and it's chock-full of eye candy! All 164 pages left me feeling twitterpated like the golden old'n days of Domino.
  • No matter where we move, any place can feel like home once I start sending and receiving mail. I just wanted to thank all of you who have sent happy little notes my way these past five months. It's made all the difference! Visiting our mailbox has given me so much to look forward to. I have a feeling my postman is going to miss your decorated envelopes!
  • I was glancing at my Instagram recently and I noticed it was lacking in moments that show the beauty of life and nature. There are so many THINGS, which are lovely, but it's a bit one dimensional. I don't want to blame it all on our temporary living sitch, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a little bit stifled creatively these past few months. When we lived in Hawaii, we were constantly surrounded by the picturesque, and I don't think we've been able to move on since we left in October—everything has felt temporary. We keep looking back because we haven't got to start the next adventure yet. It's easy to turn to what's comfortable and Lil' Puna was the last place that really felt like home. I'm so excited about our move to Swell Rio because I look forward to finally closing the Puna chapter. I welcome this next adventure with open arms, and I can't wait to share it with you. While Swell Rio isn't quite as postcard perfect as The Aloha State, I can assure you there are oodles of beautiful moments that await. Stay tuned. I can promise that you're in for a whole lotta laughs! It's a town like no other. "We never noticed the beauty because we were too busy trying to create it.

Enough about me, what did you do this weekend? What made you click your heels? As always, thanks for stopping by.
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