"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.

"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me… So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling.."
Aldous Huxley, Island

I have read Tiny Beautiful Things twice, all the way through. I have dog-eared pages and hi-lighted passages. Every single time I flip through it to find the marked pages, I get a chill through my chest.

Today, I was flipping through to find the passage about love being worth all the hubaloo. But instead I found the passages about God and it’s sentiment made it’s way into the dark parts of my soul that have been plaguing me this winter. 

I hope you never struggle with thoughts of god’s existence and questions about human suffering. Chances are, you will and I hope you pick up this book. I hope you hi-light and underline and bend pages, and I hope that the cover becomes faded and damaged.

"What if you allowed your God to exist in the simple words of compassion others offer to you? What if faith is the way it feels to lay your hand on your daughter’s sacred body? What if the greatest beauty of the day is the shaft of sunlight through your window? What if the worst thing happened and you rose anyway? What if you trusted in the human scale? What if you listened harder to the story of the man on the cross who found a way to endure his suffering than to the one about the impossible magic of the Messiah? Would you see the miracle in that?" 

~Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Today while I was running a meeting, Jake

- asked me to hand him the spray bottle to punish the cat scratching him

- asked me to hand him my water bottle for some water

- played with the cat loudly

- sneezed

- farted

WE  CAN’T BOTH WORK FROM HOME IN THIS APARTMENT

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I’ve had mojo missing for quite a few months. I picked my word of the year to be renaissance, because I believe it’s there, bubbly and oozy under the surface of my skin. But it seems stuck below the glass ceiling, ever present but never inspired enough to fully creep out.
When I read Meg’s blog post, I felt the familiar tingle of an idea. In her post, in her comments, people are making the effort to get to their essence and true self.. because, I truly realize, happiness is a choice you have to make for yourself. What am I doing, what can I do, to take my happiness and sense of self to the next level? How do I get the bubbly goodness incorporated into my everyday life?
I do not know. But I know I have to try.

image via my instagram

I’ve had mojo missing for quite a few months. I picked my word of the year to be renaissance, because I believe it’s there, bubbly and oozy under the surface of my skin. But it seems stuck below the glass ceiling, ever present but never inspired enough to fully creep out.

When I read Meg’s blog post, I felt the familiar tingle of an idea. In her post, in her comments, people are making the effort to get to their essence and true self.. because, I truly realize, happiness is a choice you have to make for yourself. What am I doing, what can I do, to take my happiness and sense of self to the next level? How do I get the bubbly goodness incorporated into my everyday life?

I do not know. But I know I have to try.

This may be the closest we’ve ever gotten to snuggling in three years as roommates

This may be the closest we’ve ever gotten to snuggling in three years as roommates

Looking for some new blogs to follow. Got any good ones? Here are my favs:

Jaclyn Day

A Beautiful Mess

The Daily Tay

Smart Pretty and Awkward

Bedknobs & Baubles

Chic on the Cheap

megfee

Enjoying the Small Things

Designlovefest

Gingersnaps

The Wilder Coast

Pretty varied. Let me know what you like?