Preparing For Fall

I’m ready for autumn. I’m ready for colorful leaves and knit sweaters and mugs full of chai tea and spiced cider.

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Gifts and Talents

A friend of mine pointed these out to me today. Aren’t they lovely?

Full Gifts and Talents shop here.

Cool Clothes To Help Beat The Heat

It is boiling in Baltimore:

I think one of the most difficult aspects of dealing with insanely hot weather is figuring what clothes to wear. You’re going to be sweaty and uncomfortable no matter what, but you need to figure out some balance between looking presentable and not feeling oppressed by your sartorial choices. On a hot day, I often find myself just staring into my closet, wishing that I could design an outfit made entirely of inward facing sprinklers. But alas, I am not much of a designer. So instead, I must opt for whatever is light weight and spend my spare time day dreaming about purchasing an entirely new wardrobe of gorgeous and wonderfully comfortable summer clothes.

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Today I Love…

Woo boy did I ever have a busy weekend. We traveled to Detroit and Chicago to celebrate my sister’s college graduation. We left early Friday morning and finally got back to our house and fell into bed around 12:30 last night. I am taking it easy this week and really hoping that I’ll be able to catch up on some sleep. The main thing I’m loving this Tuesday is just being home where I can relax and cook some good, healthy food.

As for a few more things I currently love:

Today I Love…

How adorable my sister looks all dressed up for graduation.

This Lego reenactment of the US v England World Cup game.

The blue in this bedroom

Sipping coffee from these cute mustache mugs.

World Cup anything. Brazil and North Korea kick off in an hour.

Today I Love…

Happy Tuesday! It is such a beautiful day here in Baltimore; 70s with a wonderful breeze. Doesn’t life just feel better when the weather is nice?

I’m embracing this wonderful day and following my friend Jill’s example in focusing on positive things by bringing you a list of a few things I’m currently loving.

So without further ado:

Today I Love…

This adorable bicycle print. It’s a perfect day for a bike ride.

This pretty poppy table.

The thought of packing this bag full of yummy goodies and having a picnic in the park.

Thinking back on the days when my sister and I were inseparable. She’s graduating from college this weekend and I am so proud!

Sunflowers!

Come On Sun

Do you think if I post enough adorable prints about sunshine it will tempt the sun to actually come out here in Baltimore? I’m sick and tired of this gloomy weather.

Barking Bird Art

Pennywishes

Jessica Swift

FreyaArt

BluLima

coo koo ri koo

I’m totally digging these necklaces and earrings from the Etsy shop coo koo ri koo. I think they would look so cute with a simple summer tank and a flowing skirt.

Hooray For Friday!

Get Happy from Moxiedoll

I am so glad this week is over and I’m really looking forward to the weekend. I have an 8 mile run to do tomorrow and a friend’s housewarming party tomorrow night, but apart from those two things, I’m excited to just relax and watch some movies and hang out with my husband and pets. We’re supposed to have good weather all weekend, so maybe I’ll spend a little time reading in the park.

Why don’t you welcome the weekend with this fun article about dinner dates from the perspective of a waiter? It’s pretty great.

Have a great weekend!

sweetblue Photography

We’ve had a gloomy couple of days here in Baltimore with lots of rain and damp, cold temperatures. It has made for a long and tiring week. But these lovely photographs from sweetblue on Etsy are helping to cheer me up!

Aren’t these photographs so soothing? You can check out more here.

Margot Layne Jewelry

So my friend, who I lived with during college (and who is awesome), has a girlfriend (who is also awesome) who has a friend who apparently just started her own Etsy jewelry store: Margot Layne Jewelry.

I checked it out and it is pretty fantastic.

I particularly love this Asian Inspired Pendant Necklace:

There are lots of other beautiful pieces to choose from.

You can check them all out here.

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