Feel Good Friday Inspiration

I had a post about real estate and dead deals all ready for today, but then I saw this video and changed my mind. {I know it’s disappointing ;) you’ll get to read about it on Monday though! ~ sigh of relief} Instead, I’m writing about something that’s a huge deal in most people’s lives and sharing a crazy inspiring story. How many things are standing in the way of us having our biggest dreams… the life and experiences we really want, if we could have everything we dream about… If you ask someone that question they will likely have a…

What’s with all the pineapples?

Every year there’s some crazy new trend… everywhere you turn there’s a message that you need this and hurry before you miss out! This year it’s pineapples?! Don’t get me wrong, sometimes the trend is something I really love, like when flamingos were having a moment {actually I don’t think their moment is over yet}, but unless your spirit animal is a pineapple, maybe we can skip this one? We all know that the only reason trends exist is that, without new things being offered, people wouldn’t be buying stuff nearly as much. I do love the freshness and newness…

Diving into the awkward

As I was recording… and re-recording, my video post.. and then editing… and editing more… I kept feeling inadequate… clumsy… Things like ~ I don’t look or sound as good as other bloggers who do videos {or anyone else who is in front of the camera… ever} kept coming up… as I thought about bloggers and TV personalities who have been doing their thing for years, whether videos online or being actual TV show personalities and hosts… hmmm… But as I worked on it I realized {or rather remembered} something so so important ~ No one ever started something new…

Having Less… to Have More

Every year I have so much going on that I can’t manage it all… and one thing that always falls to the wayside is this blog {ARGH! – so frustrating!} Why can’t I get everything done?! Why am I not better at multi-tasking… why can’t I just keep going at 100 miles an hour constantly?! Well, I always have a ton going on in my life, and that’s something I’ve always felt good about… it was part of my idea of who I was… but was it really working for me, that’s the big question I had to get super…

Interior Inspiration: Incorporating Vintage Furniture

So, as much as I love spaces where everything is brand new, I really love incorporating vintage furniture into a space. I think there’s something special and unmatchable in a space that is that perfect mix of new and old… it has a richness and character that other spaces just don’t have. But not all antiques are the same… and there is definitely an art to mixing them ~ both with vintage pieces from other eras and with new furniture. As always, design is subjective, but with that in mind here are some of my ‘rules of thumb’ for incorporating vintage…

How are those Resolutions coming??

How are we already in the beginning of March?! I feel like we are literally racing through 2017… so as we enter the tail end of winter and round the corner toward Spring I’ve been thinking ~ how are those resolutions coming? I always feel like my birthday is more of a personal new year than January first, for me it’s a great chance to check in with yourself  and is a more ‘real’ time for starting new things. So this past week I’ve been spending some time thinking about how I’ve been doing with my own list of resolutions… and…

This ‘Aint Your Grandma’s Wallpaper

In the sea of trendy gray paint that’s all the rage right now, I’m on a personal mission to bring back wallpaper! I think wallpaper is so beautiful, my Instagram feed has a steady stream of vintage patterns that I come across and drool over. I love it. It’s an easy  way to bring an extra level of fun, color, and pattern to a space. It can take an already beautiful room to breathtaking, and it can take a forgettable or utilitarian space, like a hallway or closet, from invisible to star of the show. Today’s wallpapers are nothing like…

My Five Most Favorite Things About Meditation

Since I don’t live under a rock I’ve definitely noticed that meditation is having a little bit of a moment these days. I’m reading stories that all of these major athletes and celebrities are big time into meditation, it’s like when I learned how to knit thinking I was literally the only human doing it, and then found out that everyone else already knew how to do it, just no one talked about it! But now I’m seeing regular articles and different bloggers writing about the benefits of meditation. Personally, I’m a huge fan, it’s transformed my life. I grew…

It’s intense out there in the world right now.

Is it just me or do things feel kind of weird lately? Everything is so intense!  All last week I felt weird, I kept trying to write, start some new projects, and wrap up my next post but I just felt kind of … well ~ weird. A mash up of uncomfortable, uninspired, grumpy and like anything I wrote or did or thought just wasn’t quite right. You might have missed it, but The Onion recently had a hilarious video about how women are quitting their jobs to pursue lying face down on the floor, that pretty much sums up how I felt last…

Hey Hey L.A.!

January isn’t even over yet and I’m totally rocking my ‘non’ resolutions. {Watch out 2017!} I spent this past weekend out in L.A. on a ‘just for fun trip’ and it’s been so. great. I was kind of waffling about whether to go or not when I ended up reconnecting with an old friend from my very first adult job after grad school. I haven’t seen her for almost ten years {also, wow, I’m old}. So I pushed through my weird indecision and hesitation and booked it! Plus I still hadn’t officially done anything to celebrate getting my license so what was I waiting for anyway?!…