"I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings."
note to self (via kwnyvl)
Neck wrinkles.. The cutest 🐶☺️

Neck wrinkles.. The cutest 🐶☺️

#leebythesea

#leebythesea

Co-existing for now #simon #elsie

Co-existing for now #simon #elsie

Doggies

Jake and I are going to meet a dog I found on petfinder on Sunday at an adoption event. I am equal parts nervous and excited. Everyone I’ve told we are getting a dog has told us to wait until the house is painted, yard is set up, blah blah blah, etc. I totally get it but I am also ignoring you. 

My soap box for the moment.. adopt a pet, don’t go to a pet store. There are so.many.dogs that need a home. My heart breaks every page load.

Second soap box moment.. why isn’t it a law to get your animals fixed (unless you are a breeder, I guess). The over abundance of animals is mind boggling and so, so sad.

"You probably know the answer (I can save you the cost of the book). We stick together. We trust that Love bats last; that laughter is carbonated holiness: that everything that happened to us belongs to us and we can write about it, and heal; that the most direct experience of the Divine will be in the love of our pets."
Anne Lamott
"We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life."
unknown (via thatkindofwoman)

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DAY

The house we bought and have now lived in for one day had a pipe blockage. It cost $400 to clear and will now cost a $500 insurance deductible to clean up the basement.

I thought the indoor cat got out so I spent 45 minutes running around the neighborhood trying to find him. At one point I was riding my bike up and down the street calling for him. I then stopped riding my bike and just ran around looking for him, with my helmet still on. The whole time he had crawled through a hole in the closet and was exploring the interior wall spaces. When I came back and saw him waiting for me at the top of the stairs, I wanted to punch him.

I am now consuming a bottle of wine someone gave me for a present. I think it’s a nice bottle but I don’t care. Insert all the drink emojis here.

How I feel about shopping

whatshouldwecallme:

At the mall:

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Online:

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We just bought a house (!) so I am spending lots of my spare time noticing decor on everyone’s blogs and pinning away. One trend I’ve noticed is white/plain walls with pop-of-color accents. Or in lots of cases, white walls that seem kind of dirty, with hippy-ish accents and pictures hung too low.
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But.. here are the images that are really getting my creative juices going.
1/ We have a window in the bathroom shower, just like this image. I love the natural light it brings, even though Jake + two contractors say it has to go due to molding issues. I think I will fight for this bathroom accessory.. the thought of a bathroom with no window is depressing.
2/ Mixed metallics are my jam - I am so into the gold she uses to make this space jazzy but cozy.
3/ I am not sure I am ballsy enough to try such a dramatic, dark wall. But I love it in this picture. Again with the gold accents, a cozy couch, and pops of bright color.
4/ Subway tile + bold color that can only be seen when you open the cabinet? Perfect. We have cool tile work in our new kitchen, and I can’t wait to pick a color to paint the insides of the cabinets.

We just bought a house (!) so I am spending lots of my spare time noticing decor on everyone’s blogs and pinning away. One trend I’ve noticed is white/plain walls with pop-of-color accents. Or in lots of cases, white walls that seem kind of dirty, with hippy-ish accents and pictures hung too low.

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But.. here are the images that are really getting my creative juices going.

1/ We have a window in the bathroom shower, just like this image. I love the natural light it brings, even though Jake + two contractors say it has to go due to molding issues. I think I will fight for this bathroom accessory.. the thought of a bathroom with no window is depressing.

2/ Mixed metallics are my jam - I am so into the gold she uses to make this space jazzy but cozy.

3/ I am not sure I am ballsy enough to try such a dramatic, dark wall. But I love it in this picture. Again with the gold accents, a cozy couch, and pops of bright color.

4/ Subway tile + bold color that can only be seen when you open the cabinet? Perfect. We have cool tile work in our new kitchen, and I can’t wait to pick a color to paint the insides of the cabinets.