1. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.
  2. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  3. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  4. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  5. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  6. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  7. Perfectly lovely.
  8. The design Gods are on my side.
  9. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  10. A few things I’m coveting.
  11. It was charming.
  12. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  13. The return of Heisenberg.
  14. Happy Me Day
  15. Birthday Wish List
  16. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  17. Friday’s Four
  18. The Fifth One.
  19. A new plant.
  20. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  21. Just 1 Hour.
  22. Friday’s Four
  23. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  24. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  25. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  26. CURRENTLY COVETING
  27. ON DRINKING WINE
  28. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  29. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  30. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  31. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  32. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  33. For Rinah.
  34. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  35. Juice.
  36. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  37. New Routines.
  38. Full Steam Ahead
  39. Before the sky goes dark.
  40. A day at a castle.
  41. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  42. All things enamel.
  43. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  44. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  45. All That Glitters
  46. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  47. Craving Indian Food.
  48. Just run.
  49. 2018 Travel Plans.
  50. The best damn apple pie.
  51. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  52. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  53. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  54. Inspired by candles.
  55. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  56. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  57. The perfect scarf for winter.


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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ERIN GAIL February 10, 2018 at 08:17

I need those sheets. Are they Ralph Lauren?

SRM February 12, 2018 at 05:57

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

CHELSIE February 14, 2018 at 02:18

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

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