Taking some time off...

Monday, November 24

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of posts. Two weeks ago, my dad had triple bypass heart surgery so we've been focused on his recovery since he's been home. He's getting stronger each day but he's still not 100 percent. I'm going to take a little break and hope to start posting again mid-December. 

With Thanksgiving coming up in a few days, I have a lot to be thankful for. I am so grateful that my dad had the best doctors and nurses around before and after his surgery. I also want to thank you for visiting my little blog and checking out what inspires and makes me smile. I hope you're all surrounded by friends and family this holiday season. Talk to you later!!

Fine Life Company

Tuesday, November 4

Last week, I was reblogging and liking lots of photos on Tumblr and saw a couple from Fine Life Company floating around. Curious, I clicked on the link and immediately oohed and aahed over pretty things that would make perfect gifts for the fast approaching holiday season. 

What makes Fine Life Company unique? Store owner Emily Benziger curates new, found and made goods that follow Made in the USA and Fair Trade practices. I was so happy to see her feature products from some of my favorite brands like Apolis and Considerthewldflwrs.

This site will be one of my go-to places, not just for holiday shopping, but for year-round shopping. Can't wait to check out Emily's new finds in the next few weeks. For now, these apothecary products - thisthis and this - are callin' my name. 

CORRECTION: In an earlier post, I mistakenly called Fine Life Company, Fine Line Company. My apologies to Emily. I vow to never blog past midnight. 

Defined: Redamancy

Thursday, October 30

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Currently loving

Monday, October 27

What I'm wishing for right now: That I'm drinking my morning coffee from a very pretty Paper & Clay mug or cup (I'm not picky), and that I'm happily gazing at my new and beautiful P&C pitcher. Just putting it out there into the universe. Let's see if it comes true. 

'Gram envy

Friday, October 17

Jessie Webster's feed is giving me major Instagram envy. The LA-based photographer is one of my favorite bloggers - she writes for Sweet Thing - and I am just enamored with her work. You can see why with these gorgeous pics...

Want more? Grab your smart phones and search for @sweetthingblog on Instagram. She's definitely a must-follow. Have a great weekend!

Dream home

Thursday, October 16

This apartment is a total stunner. It's bright, there's a wonderful amount of pastels sprinkled throughout the home, and the Scandinavian design is sooooo goooood. I found this home tour on Studio Oink, a creative lab founded by Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller. The talented duo worked with the owners of this small two-bedroom apartment located in a pre-WWII-building in Wiesbaden, Germany, and designed it to feel spacious. This gives me hope that I can do the same with my place.

While working on the apartment, Lea and Matthias restored the original floor boards, used metro tiles in the kitchen, and built a cupboard made out of antique windows for a large pottery collection. In the hallway, there's a white floor-to-ceiling wardrobe, and a loft bed was built into the office/guest room. 

Other details I love? The pink door handle in the bathroom, the wooden bench in the hallway, and the mismatched mugs and white floors in the kitchen. I'm a little jealous of the couple who lives in the apartment. If I lived there, I'd spend a lot of time on that loft bed. It looks so comfy. 

Etsy love

Tuesday, October 14

These rings from Mantle Shoppe are divine. I'm quite fond of the stacking gold rings, but really, I'd take them all.

United By Blue

Thursday, October 9

There's so much goodness in United By Blue. The outdoor apparel brand and coffeehouse has the comfiest shirts AND the best mission, which is to heal the ocean. For every product that's sold, the Philadelphia-based business removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways via company-organized and hosted cleanups. Fantastic, right?

Since 2010, UBB has gathered more than 4,000 volunteers together to pick up plastic bottles, tires, cans, and appliances from rivers, streams, creaks and beaches across 21 U.S. states. More than 180,000 pounds of trash has been removed. To get involved in the #bluemovement, go here. In the meantime, I'm going to splurge a little and get the Harriet Chambray and the Aidan Foldover Messenger bag before they sell out. I love knowing that my money is going to a good cause!

Dream home

Wednesday, October 8

This is the sweetest little abode I've ever seen. The lucky homeowners are Jessica Tremp and Michael Madden and they have embraced country living soon after moving to Australia's Macedon Ranges. I was instantly drawn to this home after seeing two-year-old Syd's adorable bedroom. I want colorful dots on one of my bedroom walls. Is that weird? I also adore the artwork, all of the turquoise accents, and the hodgepodge of chairs found throughout this comfy and happy home. I would love to live here!

Photos by: Tara Pearce
Feature found on Design Sponge

Currently loving

Monday, October 6

These illustrations from the talented Lindsay Gardner make me haaappyyyy. I need them in my life. 


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