Friday, January 27, 2017

LURVE LOAVE LUFF




Let's get right to it, shall we?
Here's what made me feel all twitterpated, smile contagiously, giggle uncontrollably, etc.

  • Stitched Sham // In my humble opinion, The Land of Nod green is right up there with Kate Spade's hue. It's a beaut!
  • Xanax Pillbox // Have you been watching RHOBH? Does anyone else want to smack Dorit? One minute she's laughing alongside Eden and Lisa R. The next she's running to LVP and Boy George to meddle some more. She needs to go!
  • Tassel Garland // The best way to add a splash o' color to a party or room. Now when's it going to be available??
  • Lorelai Gilmore Enamel Pin // I can't remember how I stumbled upon this, but it's enough to induce a double-barrel grin.
  • Alistair Petit // My obsession for this crazy great circle crossbody is borderline unhealthy. I've dreamt of it TWICE.
  • Blue Quadrilateral by Anna Ullman // Just one of the paintings featured on Consort that left me speechless. Swoon!
  • Orange Slingback Boots // Oh Zara, you know you had me with that marvelous metallic detail at the top of the heel.
  • Water Lily Earrings // Springify ANY outfit with the daintiest set of dangly earrings I ever did see. Seriously tho...
  • Pleated Ruffle Top // With a pattern inspired by the Duke of Windsor, I might as well be considered a royal in this top.
  • Like Hell Button // I adore the simple selection of girl gang gear (in blush and black tones) offered by this Etsy shop.
  • Lips Paperweight // Nothing like a Clare V. trinket to top off this week's Love List. Does this mean it's almost V-Day??
  • Wishbone Chair // Nerd alert! Sometimes I find myself on Design Within Reach just to read about the designers.
  • KSNY Magnet Set // Let's just say it's going to be necessary that this colorful box of fabulosity come live with me.
  • Ban.do New Arrivals // Could founder Jen Gotch run for president already? Just look at this magical assortment. Eek!
  • Wooden Cutlery // I see a special picnic at the lake (to honor Tripp) in our future. These will be a cheerful addition.


Happy Friday, m' dears! Make this weekend count.


P.S. I've got an upcoming deadline, so I'm not sure if I'll be back next Tuesday or Wednesday. 
It really depends on how much I can knock out this weekend. Wish me luck!
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

THURSDAY'S THOUGHTS


PINK OVER BLUE OVER GREY BY CLAIRE OSWALT


THINKING ABOUT: Being cooped up in the house for the past three weeks fulfilling my role as Clara Barton to our resident Berner has resulted in frequent baking. Gulp. This, my friends, essentially negates the thirty minutes I spend on my bike every morning and I'm fairly certain my jeans will feel the wrath soon enough. Sigh. Perhaps a lot of it is mental, but without our daily strolls around base, I don't necessarily feel really good about eating said baked goods (but that hasn't stopped me). Ha! Life with Max means I rarely get the chance to sit down for long periods of time, but part of me would like to get a step counter of some sort to keep track of my activity and also to monitor my heart rate whenever I spin. Do you have any recommendations as to what brand or model is best? I don't want to spend a ton, but it would be nice to have something that's accurate and not too terribly hideous.

THANKFUL FOR: Over the past week I've received TWO unexpected care packages from friends and they've each brought a tremendous amount of joy to Swell Rio. You know it's going to be an outstanding day when you open a box and find a pair of dangly earrings and a darling mug from Draper James (Hey, Reese!), or endless treats from Trader Joe's like chocolate covered cherries and my beloved Gummie Tummies. Squee! These thoughtful gestures certainly weren't necessary, and I'm completely overwhelmed by the random acts of kindness. Needless to say, it's time to dust off the thank-you notes!

WATCHING: We're a little late to the party, but we started watching The Crown, and I'm pretty obsessed with the series. You guys, the scenes in Malta and Kenya?? Swoon! The accessory hoarder in me started drooling over the sunglasses, brooches, and scarves. Of course, the actual story is pretty fabulous too, I just tend to get carried away with the details in addition to the drama. Can you relate?? I think the last time I got genuinely excited about a brown-and-white polka-dot dress was the first time I watched Pretty Woman. Yep, this Netflix jewel is just that good! I can't wait to binge watch some more this weekend.

EATING: Trust me when I say this Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner might be THE best meal I've cooked in awhile, and I've tried A LOT of really great recipes from the SkinnyTaste Fast & Slow cookbook over the past few weeks. While the meal is inexpensive and EASY, you'll find it's incredibly flavorful! After a few of Gina's recipes called for fresh oregano, I've decided I'll be planting it in our garden boxes ASAP. I honestly think the herb paired with lemon and feta makes the meal so delicious. Try it!

LISTENING TO: Am I the only mom who occasionally doubles down on white noise?? For instance, the noise machine in his room is turned on (full volume, obvi) in addition to an app on my phone, which is currently located outside his bedroom?! Does that make sense?? After a few afternoons with failed naps, I just couldn't take any chances today. It kind of feels like I'm blogging from a tunnel, and I'm starting to think this practice is normal. What is silence anyway?

READING: A year ago I read The Whole-Brain Child and devoured the authors' advice. But now that I'm in the toddler trenches, I find myself looking for MORE help than I ever thought I needed. Because I like Siegel and Bryson's approach in the first book, I was excited to find out about No-Drama Discipline. Have you read it? Tatiana of Flora & Fauna has a dear little boy a few days older than Max and she recommended it in this post. I was so grateful for the advice I immediately ordered a copy and it arrived on Tuesday. Huzzah! I've only read a few chapters, but some of the practices and techniques mentioned have left me feeling hopeful. That being said, the slacker mom in me would probably be a lot further if I didn't opt to stuff my face with oatmeal raisin cookies while watching Vanderpump Rules in the evenings. Then again, who can say no to a roast in honor of Jax Taylor?? Am I right?! 

LOVING: Our local HEB has had Tulips for the past few weeks and the fresh blooms have made life lately so much sweeter. I'm almost hesitant to get groceries this weekend because I can't bear to think about coming home empty-handed. In fact, I think the manager at the floral department might want to avoid me after I hunted her down two weeks ago and asked if she'd open the box of freshly delivered blooms. In my defense, I could literally see Tulip heads poking out of a cutout in the box. Come hither, y'all!



Enough about me. How are you feeling today? What are you up to? Thanks for stopping by!! 
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LIFE'S LITTLE DETAILS


"THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS. THEY MAKE THE DESIGN." — CHARLES EAMES

Happy Tuesday, m' dears! After last week's long-winded update, I'd say it's best if we hop straight to the details...

  • Beesly's recovery from her latest surgery should last six weeks minimum, so Max and I have been spending more time in the house than usual to ensure she's safe and rests. I'd be lying if I said I haven't had to rethink our daily schedule (AKA "Operation Wear Max Out)". Prior to Tripp's passing and Beesly's injury, we spent 1.5 to 2 hours a day outdoors walking around base, playing at the local parks, or running errands in town. We've done a pretty good job thus far keeping ourselves entertained, and while I'm more ready than ever to get back to our old routine, it's just not worth the risk of her throwing out her leg again. As far as I'm concerned, we've paid for enough limb repairs already. Ha! Instances like this make me wish our dear Berner could be contained in a kennel or locked in a bedroom, but past experiences have proven that when she's determined she'll find her way out. The damage just isn't pretty.
  • Since we've made a few tweaks to the ol' routine, I've been going into town solo on Saturdays to get groceries. It's kind of nice to get all gussied up and not have to pack a half-dozen fruit snacks in my purse as a means of survival. You know it's bad when the cashier at HEB confronts you about the fact that you switched it up and you're childless.
  • Every once in awhile I like to pop into the local Dollar Tree on my own and stock up on random trinkets for Max (i.e. kazoos, balloons, balls, glasses, miniature dinosaurs, stickers, etc.). I typically store the odds and ends with my party supplies and craft materials with the intent to whip something fun out whenever I deem it necessary. This secret stash of surprises comes in handy whenever the weather is cruddy or we simply need to mix it up. In fact, the Hockney-esque specs in the second photo came from my collection of goodies and they're one of Max's favorites. We took them with us to Missouri, and they were a source of endless entertainment for everyone. I never expected them to make it back to Texas, but it's amazing how some of the cheapest toys become the most novel.
  • Since Beesly had her surgery, Max likes to make everything "all better." Whether it's his stuffed animal dog, a plane, or his bike, he makes it a point to get out his toolbox, assess the situation, and do whatever it takes to get it back in working order. It's pretty stinking sweet—even if that means I step on the occasional loose plastic screw.
  • I realize the posts lately have been heavy with dog-related discussions, but this is our life right now. Bear with me. While I'm at it, I have to tell you about the sweet manager at our new veterinary clinic. Max is absolutely obsessed with Teri, which is crazy because he rarely warms up to people, especially women. I personally think it has something to do with how genuine and kind she is, along with the the fact that Teri hugged me at least a dozen times the night we put Tripp down. Since we've been back to visit the clinic, Max has received the royal treatment. He gets the chance to go to the back and see all of the animals and even works the computers up front.
  • In an effort to break up some of the linoleum in our base housing unit and keep Beesly from slipping, we snagged this rug from West Elm on sale recently. I love how the extra layering makes the space look finished and the table pops.
  • I don't care to make this space political. That being said, it's no secret I ADORE everything about Michelle Obama. Saying good-bye to my favorite FLOTUS last week wasn't easy and made me think about that time I ALMOST met Mrs. O. Remember this post?? Revisiting it made me giggle, and I still think we're bound to connect at some point.
  • I have a wall of plates in the kitchen, but it never felt finished and always seemed a little too matchy-matchy for my taste. After getting a gift card to Anthropologie for Christmas, I was browsing the website and stumbled upon these adorable pieces from Danielle Kroll. I think the plates might be exactly what I need to complete this whimsical space. 


Alright, enough from me. How the heck are YOU? I'm dying to know.


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Friday, January 20, 2017

LURVE LOAVE LUFF



Let's get right to it, shall we?
Here's what made me feel all twitterpated, smile contagiously, giggle uncontrollably, etc.

  • Gemma Suede Flats WITH Pom-Poms // You knew this was a done deal the moment you saw these puppies.
  • Artwork by Matt Connors // Y'all, color me obsessed! Connors' work is enough to get anyone out of a slump. My personal favorites include Close Bottom (red and pink forever), Reverse Deduction, and Untitled 3 (orange crush alert!).
  • Polka-Dot Clip-On Sequin Earrings // Would it be too much to ask if BaubleBar or some other retailer knocked these Oscar de la Renta beauties off for the rest of us? Don't get me wrong, they come in right under $500 dollars. Hehe!
  • French Colors Sweatshirt // I wish I could live in this sweatshirt. The weight of the material and the cut are superb.
  • Brightening Bubbling Mask // This cult favorite has been on my wish list for awhile, so you can imagine how excited I was to find out that it's $20 cheaper on Amazon. What the what?! My hair lady filled me in on this one and my face is beyond grateful with the results. I now understand the rave reviews and look forward to each application.
  • Saffiano Journal // A new year calls for a fresh journal. Am I right? How gorgeous is that cobalt leather?! Gasp.
  • Meri Meri Spring/Summer 2017 Line // Did you know our beloved party supplier is going to start carrying home goods? Get. Out. Some of the blankets and accessories left me weak in the knees. Also, how great are these palm leaf plates?!
  • Charlie Gold Alarm Clock // An old-school wake up call never looked better. Imagine this cutie on your nightstand.
  • Gem Board // I stumbled upon this wood shop in Vermont right after I was done Christmas shopping, and I just knew I needed to bookmark it and share the beautiful handcrafted cutting boards with you ASAP. It would make a great gift!!
  • Art of Fabric #18 Print // Right next to the flats, this might be one of my favorite items on today's list. Hubba! Hubba!

Happy Friday, m' dears! Make this weekend count.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

THURSDAY'S THOUGHTS

LETTERING VIA WHITTON & WHITE

THINKING ABOUT: Until yesterday I never dabbled in the wild world of Instagram Stories. I know what you're thinking, "Way to tackle 2017 with gusto, Ash!" In the past, I would open it up out of curiosity, see the dark bags under my eyes and scary forehead wrinkle, then nervously close out of it and proceed to check my profile picture to ensure there wasn't a colorful ring around it. That would mean I published something and we can't have that now can we?? Go on, yuck it up, chuckles! I actually think it was a post I saw on Tuesday with a sign that read "Too old for Snapchat and too young for Life Alert" that inspired me to take the plunge. No, seriously. Naturally, I turned to Lady Google and referred to a tutorial for guidance—as you might expect from a hip and with it 31-year-old woman in Swell Rio. You guys, stop laughing! I love Instagram for the visual eye candy and as a personal forum for me to capture details/moments and edit images, but I'd be remiss if I didn't let others in on the not-so-curated aspects of motherhood and our life in a sleepy border town. For selfish reasons, I'm also pretty excited to use the option as a means of survival these next few weeks. Keeping an eye on a recovering Berner means we're cooped up inside the house a lot more than I like, so I've had to rethink my daily schedule with Max, and some days that makes us all a little stir crazy. Motherhood can feel a bit isolating at times, so why not have fun with it, right?! Now everyone that follows along can get a taste of the REAL Maxwell. Hehe!

THANKFUL FOR: You guys have all been so supportive and encouraging since I shared my feelings about Tripp. I honestly can't thank you enough for the sweet comments, messages, and snail mail. I'm all about embracing my emotions. I've always been a very emotional person and I love a good cry, but I'd be lying if I didn't say this change rocked my world a bit. I know that this is a part of life and it's up to me to press onward and shake the funk, but the more I tried to mask the feelings and push them to the side, the more I realized I wasn't helping the situation. I knew it was bad when I found myself withholding affection from Beesly. How's that even possible?! Quite honestly, I didn't even realize I was doing it, but I was essentially giving her what she needed to help her with her recovery and keeping our interactions to a minimum. I left the snuggling to Flyboy, as she's his best girl (next to me, obvi), and went on with our day. I finally caught myself and felt ashamed, so I shared my feelings with Flyboy. Everything about her made me miss Tripp and desperately wish I could see both dogs together again. To me, they were always a pair and I never pictured life with them individually. Does that make sense, or do I just sound really cold-hearted? Writing, in my experience, helps me work through my feelings and for the first time last night, I was able to really bond with Beesly again and that was a huge relief. I needed to write yesterday's post so I could move forward and embrace the new normal. It doesn't mean that I have to forget about our past, but it's a great reminder to put the lessons Tripp taught us into action and that's to be present and love BIG. Thank you for letting me throw it all that out there. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share.

WATCHING: My sister sent my mom and me this BrenĂ© Brown video (Boundaries, Empathy, and Compassion) last week. I've watched it three times since Aubrey suggested it to us AND took different notes each time. You guys, it's life changing and incredibly insightful! If you get a chance, you've GOT to watch it. As a lifelong people pleaser it spoke to me on a lot of levels, but it mostly left me feeling empowered and confident to say "No, this isn't okay with me." I never set any real goals for the year (Hello, Insta Stories! Ha!), but I think I want to genuinely focus on what BrenĂ© discusses here. It might be a good place to start...

EATING: Aside from eating out a few times on the weekends (Who wants to cook all the time anyway?!), I've planned weeknight meals exclusively using the Skinnytaste Fast and Slow Cookbook for two weeks straight and there hasn't been a bad recipe yet.

Here are a few of our favorites so far...
(recipe not available on the site, but I'm sure you can figure out the rest)

LISTENING TO: Is that really a crying child I can hear as I pen today's post? His nap hasn't even lasted a full hour. For those of you who have yet to have kids, this is what moms like to refer to as a sick joke. I blame the neighbor's barking hound. Tsk, tsk.

READING: You know that period in between the holidays and last Friday when I wasn't blogging? Yeah, well, I convinced myself I was going to get sooooooooo much reading done, but then I never got around to it. Sigh. Would somebody tell me what I did with all of that free time?! Because I definitely wasn't working out either. Oops! My mom got me Lauren Graham's Talking as Fast as I Can for Christmas. Has anybody read it yet?! I'm FOR REAL going to read it this time. #PRIORITIES

LOVING: Dr. Jart's Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment has got me *almost* believing I could go foundation free. My complexion has always been something I've struggled with, so the last sentence says A LOT! Very rarely do I go without makeup, and I never believed I would feel comfortable doing so, but the voodoo magic that comes from this jar is crazy good. Just the tiniest bit of this green cream goes a long way and manages to even out my redness and scarring. I currently use it as a primer paired with IT Cosmetics CC Cream. Maybe one day I'll work up the courage to go without the latter?


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

LIFE'S LITTLE DETAILS


"THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS. THEY MAKE THE DESIGN." — CHARLES EAMES

I typically look forward to putting these posts together and sharing snippets of our Swell Rio life with you, but ever since my last installment in December, I've wanted to avoid today's post altogether. It would be easy to hide behind snazzy graphics featuring the latest and greatest pom-pom find, but that's not very realistic either. Today's update means I finally have to acknowledge that our little family has changed, and if you've been hanging around here long enough, you know I really HATE change.

We left Missouri on December 27th for Texas after spending the holidays with my in-laws. Our goal was to make it to Austin in time to pick up the new Volkswagen (Squeee! Name TBD.) we purchased before Christmas, and then prepare ourselves for a promising 2017 by taking down the twinkle lights, cleaning out the clutter, and spending quality time together — just the five of us. You could say that 2016 had its moments and we were ready to bid the blah adieu. So, when we finally arrived at home on the 29th, Flyboy and I unpacked both cars feeling more hopeful and eager than ever. As I threw dirty laundry in the washing machine and tended to a stir-crazy toddler, FB headed straight to the kennel and picked up our sweet pups. Oh, how we missed them!

Looking back, I think FB and I were so happy to be home and in business mode that we were also blissfully unaware of what the next 24 hours would entail. Our primary goal was to get groceries the next day and then spend the remainder of it relaxing in the living room as a family. We went to bed that night with a game plan, but little did we know that I'd spend the bulk of the evening with Tripp in my bathroom petting him as he yacked repetitively and his body shook. Since FB is a deep sleeper, he didn't realize what was going on, so the next morning I explained what had happened and we decided we'd pick up some rice and bananas to feed Tripp for the next few days in the event he had an upset stomach. This bland diet seemed to have done the trick countless times before, but later that afternoon when we came home from the grocery store, it was evident that our dear Golden wasn't well. He dropped to the ground when he went outside to relieve himself and he could barely keep water down. I remember looking at FB with tears in my eyes and said "This can't be good." He did his best to put on a brave face and immediately contacted the vet. Thankfully, the new facility in town was able to get us in and 1.5 hours later Tripp would be seen by a doctor. We felt a great deal of relief for approximately 20 minutes. That was, of course, until we both started noticing that Beesly was limping and wouldn't put any weight on her good rear leg. Sick to our stomachs, we gazed at one another in disbelief. Almost two years ago to the day, she had surgery on her opposite leg. NOT AGAIN! Not today. Did she really throw out the other leg as well?! At that point, we didn't know which dog to worry about, so FB called the vet again and asked if both pups could be seen by the doc and they willingly agreed to accept both of our fur kids, even under such short notice. In Swell Rio, this is what you call a blessing.

As all of this went down, Max was taking his afternoon nap. With days of irregular sleeping and no schedule, he was out for the count. So, while he slept, I helped FB load both pups into the car. I honestly didn't know what to expect with Beesly, but in my heart I knew we'd have to say good-bye to Tripp far sooner than I ever hoped. I think I was trying to prepare myself for the worst. But, despite my gut feeling, FB assured me that it would all work out and he kept a smidgen of hope alive—because that's what a best friend and husband is really good at in times like these. But as the three of them drove away, I felt guilty that FB had to take them both by himself. However, I knew I wouldn't be much help lugging around our wily tot, so I stayed back at the house and waited anxiously for updates. Within thirty minutes of their arrival, they ran a blood test on Tripp and everything looked good, but they wanted to ensure both he and Beesly have x-rays taken as well. We essentially knew with Bees that we'd be doing the whole ACL surgery all over again (ka-ching, ka-ching), but Tripp remained a wild card. The fact that nothing showed up in his blood test made both of us feel really good (no cancer, right?!). So, upon learning that good news, Max finally woke up and we ventured to a nearby park to keep the two of us mentally (me) and physically (him) preoccupied. I still recall a period that afternoon where I managed to stop crying for five whole minutes and I actually enjoyed pushing my son on the swing. That reprieve from the sadness felt really good. In that moment, I felt present with a glimmer of promise and I imagined FB would follow-up shortly with another phone call telling me everyone was coming home and that a hefty vet bill would be our biggest concern. Unfortunately, it didn't end up happening like that. No, the heartbreak in FB's voice as he explained Tripp's enlarged esophagus and pneumonia said it all. At 13 years old, it only made sense when the vet advised us to put our beloved boy down that evening, but we agreed that the five of us needed to be together as a family when we made that decision. Shaken by the reality of the moment, I strapped Max into his car seat and we met FB at the vet clinic to say good-bye one last time.

It's been a little over two weeks since he passed, and I think a lot about our final moments together. The pain and sadness that filled the room that Friday night still catches up with me from time to time. Actually, it catches up with me a lot. I'm kind of embarrassed by how much I miss my dog. Maybe it's the way Max tells me that "Boy was hurt" followed by "Boy went bye-bye", or maybe it's in the little habits like always getting out two dog bowls and treats? I wonder when I'll stop expecting him to be on my side of the bed when I wake up each morning, or look toward the patio window each afternoon hoping I'll find him basking in the sunlight? I guess there's something to be said about the fact that I spent more time with Tripp in the last eight years than anyone else in my family. That's crazy when you stop and think about it, isn't it?! How lucky was I?? Sigh. I see FB grieve differently and it seems as though he's moved on, and I question why I'm not there yet. Tell me, why do guys always get to be so emotionally put together? And if I'm being completely honest, I also worry about the day I stop looking for Tripp and my routine with him becomes a distant memory. That scares me. I think about how fiercely I loved this dog, and it makes me fear the moment I have to part with others I hold dear to my heart. I catch myself thinking about how badly this hurts and it all gets too overwhelming. It makes me want to put up a guard, but if there's anything Tripp taught me, it's that so much goodness can come from learning to trust and love fully. Whenever the sadness creeps in, I try to remind myself that Tripp's life really began the moment he stopped being afraid and he allowed himself to embrace the love that surrounded him.

Most of the photos in today's post have nothing to do with Tripp's death—many were taken before that fateful day and a handful after—but I think he'd agree that the colorful images are evidence of a life worth living well, something he grew accustomed to in the eight years we were together. I'll always take great pride in knowing that we gave him a second chance at life, and I'm forever grateful he gifted us with his trust in return.


If you're interested in reading more about Tripp's story, be sure to check out this post.

P.S. The photo of Beesly on her bed was taken a day after Tripp passed away. Max wanted "Boy" to lay with her. 
Additionally, the photo of Max on the swing was taken moments before FB called us and informed us we should join him at the vet.
Oh, and if it wasn't clear that I abhor change, take a look at the new BLACK wagon. Yep, it's essentially The Rig 2.0.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

LURVE LOAVE LUFF



Let's get right to it, shall we?
Here's what made me feel all twitterpated, smile contagiously, giggle uncontrollably, etc.

  • Illustrations by Kate Worum // For the past 1.5 months, I've been stalking Kate's shop in hopes it opens again and I can buy one of her pieces. Of course her portrait of Iris Apfel is at the top of my wish list. It's HEAVENLY!!
  • Striped Boatneck Tunic with Tie // So fresh and so clean — something about this number screams HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  • Stationery Maven Key Tag // Yoo hoo! Fellow snail mail enthusiasts, it's time we own our passion for paper and pens.
  • Keep Doing You // I didn't get around to making a resolution, but my primary goal can be summed up in this note card.
  • Nate Berkus Gold Mirror // Something tells me I'm going to need to add this beauty bargain to my vanity and STAT.
  • Hot Lips Lipstick // Has anyone tried Tilbury's happiness in a tube?! Everyone raves about Secret Selma. Thoughts?!
  • Beaded Tassel Earrings // Okay J.Crew, you totally had me at tassels and the dreamy shade FUCHSIA BLOOM. Swoon!
  • St. Tropez Mini Tote // Worry not, I'm just as obsessed with pom-pom embellishments as I was last year and the year before... Perhaps this adorable piece will be added to my arsenal next?? The size and shape are squeal-inducing.
  • Sudoku1601 by Jennifer Sanchez // I couldn't help but get all googly-eyed when I saw this wonder. Just look at the stripes and schmears of vivid colors. Leave it to Sanchez to suddenly convince me I'm a fan of numbers and geometry.
  • Priming Moisturizer Rich // I can't even tell you how excited I am to try this face cream. The reviews are impressive.
  • Seaweed Pillow // Let's discuss that papaya hue with the metallic copper trim, shall we? Hubba Hubba! My beloved Matisse gets a modern spin with this shimmery squiggle design. I don't think I could love this pillow more if I tried.
  • Marble Round Cheeseboard // The black-and-white stripes make this introvert want to moonlight as hostess. Tonight!
  • Suede Pom-Pom Sandals // Arrrrgh! The Texas temps are so confusing this time of year. I'm not ready to say good-bye to sweaters, but sandals like these make spring and summer look awfully enticing. And those punchy pom-poms, tho...

Happy Friday, m' dears! Make this weekend count.
P.S. I'll be back next Wednesday with a dose of Life's Little Details.

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