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inspiration, gratitude & surprises

18 Jan

144889312982137243_eHDbxvch_cThis weekend is shaping up to be rather quiet. We still have SOOO much packing to do for next weekends move. So we plan on staying in for most of the weekend and doing just that! I’m trying to purge us of stuff we don’t need anymore and either sell it, donate it or trash it. Cleaning house over here! Other than that I plan on getting to some yoga classes.

What do you guys have planned for the weekend?

What inspired me this week?

– pinning home decor images on pinterest in preparation for decorating our new space!

– working at my favorite little coffee shop on Ocean Park- it’s such a creative space

– Jen Pastiloff’s wednesday night yoga class– the mood, the music, the people!

– This Pema Chodron excerpt. Such a good reminder

What am I grateful for this week?

– gorgeous, smart and funny new girlfriends Melissa and Katie

What surprised me this week?

– it is possible to survive three days on just liquid

– how quickly 150 people adds up- wedding invite lists suck

– having an afternoon coffee WILL lead to you staying up until 3am thinking about your life


“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

– Marilyn Monroe



7 Feb

20 things that have been making me happy recently…

20 things that have been making me happy recently…

1. designing new business cards with One Part Gypsy

2. finding southern recipes to cook…I have decided to tackle a shrimp jambalaya

3. when Brian walks in the door from work

4. reading Dooce (my favorite blog)

5. brian’s hand on my back

6. sharing a smile with a stranger

7. A picture of Natalie Wood that I bought in Paris a few years ago

8. watching movies cuddled on the couch

9. daydreaming about the road trip

10. one of my favorite humans Ali is coming in town on Friday.

11. dusk

12. spending hours writing at a coffee shop

13. lobster

14. my father’s morning call to say hi

15. lavender oil

16. old couples holding hands

17. ordering Rosetta Stone French tapes….I’m back French! I’m back!

18. receiving recipes from readers

19. freshly clean bedsheets

20. This text / picture combo gave me quite a laugh.

My brother texted me this- “Hey is there any way to get on the roof of your house?”

I texted back- “no”. (I knew this question had something to do with him filming a new video for his youtube site- he is quite the film maker and has a huge following!)

an hour later I saw this picture on his facebook page and it all made sense.


‎”I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
— Groucho Marx


I would love love love to know what makes you guys happy…!! Please share below