white paint pick + uplifting words

Good morning, how did you do with that extra hour of sunshine this morning?  I’m still clinching my cup of coffee.

As spring approaches, I’m thinking of chirping birds, freshly painted rooms, and organized closets.  Right now we miraculously have two out of three of these at our home.  A few weekends ago we installed a bird feeder and the birds are going crazy – I’ve never heard so many happy chirps.  And my oldest daughter and I completed a big project:  we tackled the laundry room closet, which was an absolute mess.  Four hours and five donation bags later, the end result was a beautifully organized space.  This closet had gotten so out of control that we all avoided it.  We rolled up our sleeves, edited every single item, tossed many unnecessary things, and tidied up the space so much that everything is now white linens, towels, storage baskets, and paper towels.

I didn’t take before and after photos of our closet, but this is an amazing closet you might like for organizing inspo.  She has an amazing IG page – check it out!  Sources listed on her post.

Today I’m also picking a favorite white paint for spring, and here it is used in this beautifully designed kitchenCan you guess which white this is??

The color is Cloud White by Benjamin Moore, a classic.  It’s a fresh, clean white without being too cold.  Just like spring.  I’m sure we’ve discussed this color before since my blog is 10 now years old….can’t believe it!



And your positive thought for the week, which is also perfect for a new season…


Grateful for the peeps in my life who feel like sunshine.  Also grateful to you for adding brightness and cheer to my days.

Wishing you a productive and sunny week!

P.S.  If you’d like to see a casual shot of our completed laundry room closet organization, leave a comment and I’ll add it to my IG stories for you.

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3 things i love…

Good morning and thanks for your feedback on the last post.  Looks like the topic of ageless thinking is the winner.  I’ve started to working on it – there is so much to say that I can probably turn it into a few posts.  Meanwhile, here are three things I’ve been loving lately!

1. This vegan dark chocolate – oh my gosh it tastes DELICIOUS and has no chemicals or refined sugar.  Yes, you read that right.  It’s been a hit in our house – we all savored the last few pieces of it after dinner last night.  Only six grams of sugar for half the bar.  You can read more about this chocolate and/or order some here.


2.  This new mascara – it smells so good and really pumps up my lashes.  I’ve worn Lancome Definicils for years, but lately I haven’t felt it helps add volume my lashes as much.  Note:  it only takes about three strokes of this mascara per eye, so be careful not to do too many or they can look clumpy.  It also takes a little longer to take off at night since it adds volume.

3.  Love these wedge sneaks for kicking around town.  Found here.  The color and pattern are great, and since they are a nude, they lengthen the leg line.  Plus they look comfy, which is a score!  Great with white jeans.

I know this is technically “Wednesday White” but I thought you would like to see three things you could use.  I’ll be sure to share some pretty white this week.

Off to ballet!

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scallop roundup + life update

Taking a breath after another wild two weeks to share a life update and some inspiration on one of my favorite style details – scallops.  Believe it or not, this post started with spotting a simple spring scalloped jacket on sale that I loved (which I’ll share in minute) and consequently led me down an internet wormhole of scalloped goodies.  So today is all about scallops and life!

Let’s begin with with these amazing scalloped chairs from Oomph furnishings via Blaire Designs.  Hello.  Again, a little detail like scallops can really make a space.

Below is the adorable jacket I found along with a few other beautiful scalloped items you may love from  beach fashion to your home.  Also sharing something new and exciting happening in my life right now. Links and details below…

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pretty white for you

I have no idea where this week went and hardly came up for air, so it’s a huge relief we have a three day weekend.  Let’s unwind with some pretty white.  First, this kitchen I found on pinterest – another oldie but goodie.

Second is something else you may enjoy.  After seeing Anthro’s “extra 40%” sale, my daughter and I hopped over to our local Anthro after an appointment and found a couple of goodies.  The prices were incredible.  I picked up this cardi for winter/spring transition and absolutely LOVE it!  It is the softest material I’ve ever felt.  ALL sizes are still left and it comes in three colors.  Highly recommend for your spring wardrobe.

I’m off to pick up the girls from their activities and enjoy a lunch out with my husband and our son – tomorrow will be our true break from 5am alarms and tons of driving.  Counting down the hours!

Wish you a very happy weekend!

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