1. The best damn apple pie.
  2. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  3. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  4. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  5. Inspired by candles.
  6. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  7. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  8. The perfect scarf for winter.
  9. Juice.
  10. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  11. New Routines.
  12. Full Steam Ahead
  13. Before the sky goes dark.
  14. A day at a castle.
  15. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  16. All things enamel.
  17. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  18. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  19. All That Glitters
  20. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  21. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  22. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  23. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  24. CURRENTLY COVETING
  25. ON DRINKING WINE
  26. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  27. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  28. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  29. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  30. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  31. For Rinah.
  32. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  33. The return of Heisenberg.
  34. Happy Me Day
  35. Birthday Wish List
  36. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  37. Friday’s Four
  38. The Fifth One.
  39. A new plant.
  40. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  41. Just 1 Hour.
  42. Friday’s Four
  43. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  44. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  45. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  46. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  47. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  48. Perfectly lovely.
  49. The design Gods are on my side.
  50. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  51. A few things I’m coveting.
  52. It was charming.
  53. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  54. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.


I’ve been home with a terrible terrible cold for the past three days (I’m going back to work today despite not being 100%….or even 80%) and this unintentional break has really forced me to take pause and make an honest assessment of my health and what, pushing yourself and basically always being on the go go go, does to your body. My body is basically at the point where it’s telling shouting to me “YOU NEED TO REST!!!” After not visiting my doctor for longer than I’d care to admit, I finally went in earlier this week and described to him all of the symptoms I’ve been feeling for the past few weeks (it’s been more than just a cold) and how I think that’s manifesting itself (like this terrible cold that I can’t seem to shake). I have a follow-up scheduled later this week so I won’t go on too much about that but one thing I’m really evaluating is how I treat my body…dudes, I really need to take better care of it because you only get one. I need to listen to it when it’s telling me to “slow down” and to fuel it better and to ensure it gets the exercise it needs and the rest it needs and the stimulation it needs (get your head out of the gutter, I’m talking about mental stimulation!)…I really need to treat it much better.

At any rate, I took the above picture yesterday morning when I was sitting on the edge of my bed coughing up a lung and blowing my nose non-stop. In that moment, when I felt like crap, I looked up and saw my Howard, the little guy who’s been at my sick sneezy boring side for the past three days, wrapped up in my blanket, far off in dream land…and it put an immediate smile on my face. As I coughed, and sneezed, he didn’t even open his eyes. It was such a funny sight. I texted the pic to my sister and she responded “Howard looks comfortable. If you got to rest like that you’d be 100.” And she’s right.

I could learn a thing or two from Howard.

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SRM September 17, 2017 at 06:31

I love your dog/sheet combo. So fun, so cozy.

CHELSIE September 17, 2017 at 21:53

I firmly believe doggies have much to teach us – including rest and happiness 🙂

ERIN GAIL September 18, 2017 at 20:22

I need those sheets. Are they Ralph Lauren?

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