weekend chill

Yay for the weekend!  Did you have a crazy busy week?  Maybe you’re planning to kick up your heels or get a little more R&R to recharge your batteries.  Always a good idea.

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Or maybe you’re planning a pizza party at home.  We did that last night – I picked up all kinds of pizza ingredients and let the kids make their own mini pizzas.  They loved it!  We put out trays and all ate pizza together while watching Peter’s GT football game.  How cute is this tee for a weekend pizza party!

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With my limited mobility, I’ve had to be more creative on spending quality time with our kiddos.  We read books on the sofa after homework (or they read and I accidentally fall asleep), sit and chat about their day, or sometimes play games on the floor.  I try to do what each child likes best, and they’re all different.  Earlier this week I grabbed my crutches and drove my youngest daughter to pick out some nail polish to give her and big sister an at-home-mani this weekend.  She picked out the shade, Mademoiselle by Essie, and it’s so pretty!  Great grown-up color too.

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Yesterday marked one month of not being able to use my foot since the injury.  I have been learning the art of practicing patience and relaxation these last four weeks – a combination I’ve never quite worked on before.  Whew, life lesson!

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what’s real

Hey there, how about a simple and good post.  First, something beautiful.

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Next, something good.  These words really spoke to me today.

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You’ve surely seen me share some less-than-perfect life moments on the blog over the last 8 years.  Wow, has it been that long? 

Yep, real is good.  It feels good.  It’s where the authentic happens.  The good stuff.

I crack up when I read occasional emails or comments like “your life is perfect…wow, you’re living the dream…it must be magical to live in paradise.”  I actually laugh.  Sure, any life can magical be at times.  And yes, we are blessed in many ways.  But no life is perfect.  And no person will ever be perfect.  Hey, I’m hobbling around in a cast with laundry and dishes up to my ears.  But my kids are healthy and happy, and my husband loves me.  Our house is probably a little messier than most, but we are together.  Day by day we create family memories that can never be erased.  Precious moments that come and go in a breath, when you really think about it.  We go through our struggles but laugh and stick together.  Some days are amazing and some are hard.  All of this is real and good.

I’ve concluded the best way to enjoy life is to seek the real, not the perfect.  Perfect is shoved in our faces all hours of the day and night – from bloggers to magazines to instagrammers.  It can be a lot of pressure.  But guess what?  It’s the real that matters and enriches your life, not the perfect.

Real is what fills your heart.

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white french bistro

If you happen to be in Paris, the newly opened Holiday Café is the perfect stop for anything from a salade délicieuse to an apéritif.  Not to mention the inspiring, timeless design.  They had me at the white scalloped awning with black trim.

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Their website and menu is here and their IG is over here.  I’m ready to book my flight!

If you’re here in the states, but love the look of those bistro stools and bench, I found a cutie white bistro chair here.  All white is not what we’re used to seeing with bistro chairs – and it’s so crisp and clean.  Love it.  I’ve never ordered from this company, but everything from what I can see looks pretty good.  Famous last words ; )

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If you prefer that classic black and white French bistro vibe, this chair set is the best bang for your buck.  It took me FOREVER to hunt this set down, as it’s literally out of stock everywhere.  Enjoy!

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I think I could really deal with a trip to Paris.

Happy Wednesday!

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3 pretty things

I always like to start my week with something inspiring and pretty.  Here are a few pretty things to add some beauty and inspiration to your day.

1.  This adorable 500 square foot apartment redo and tour (with sources, yay).  Just brilliant!  Over here.

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2.  The softest, prettiest quilted throw you will ever put on your bed, sofa, or chair.  Just enough to keep you feeling cozy without being too hot, and as soft as butter.  On my wish list!  Here.

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3.  A pretty bench for less than $125.  Looks like it’s also free shipping, score.  Found it here.

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Surgery and recovery has been an adventure in itself.  More on that another time.  On my way to doctor appointment to get my cast.  This is a whole new world!

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