3 pretty things

Happy Friday!  The kids are out of school on Monday so we are looking forward to a much-needed extra day off.  We may be missing blue skies over the next few days, so here’s some pretty light blue to inspire your weekend.  We’ll start with this room by one of my favorite designers, Mark D. Sikes.

Blue is such a comforting, relaxing color.  I have always gravitated to it in both design and fashion.  Have you ever wondered why you like this color?  According to color psychology, light blue is the color most linked to creativity.  Sky blue is the most calming shade of blue that helps a person relax and also a color that inspires safety and serenity.  Light blue can lower the heart rate and improve mental clarity.

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love + hope

I really want this to be a blog filled with design, fashion, and spiritual inspiration, and it is always my goal that this blog is your escape from the stresses of life.  But…what happened on Sunday is a loss we all feel deep in our hearts.  Innocent lives were lost.  Hate, evil, and destruction spread like wildfire all in a matter of minutes.  My heart hurts.  Like many of us, I sat there numb asking myself  “why?”  “how could this be?” and “what is HAPPENING?!?” 

I don’t pretend to have answers.  In fact I seem to have more questions than answers at this point.  Our world is changing.  All I know to do is pray and express love in the small ways that I can in my daily life.  It may seem insignificant, but loving those around you is like planting small seeds of hope.  We ALL need hope.

Yesterday I shared this picture and personal thought above on my instagram.  The picture is one I snapped in the car with my phone (in the passenger seat) while we were driving to pick up our youngest son from camp.  A cross and a double rainbow – how often do you see these together in life?  I never have.  We drove through a rain storm and suddenly the clouds parted and two rainbows appeared.  I only saw this for a brief moment since we were driving on the highway.  It’s not the highest quality image, but in person it was so magnificent and beautiful – almost angelic.  I never posted this image anywhere, but instead kept it on my phone as a reminder of God’s presence during times of trouble, hardship, or pain.  Funny, the most beautiful rainbows emerge after the worst storms.  At the moment I didn’t realize how many times I would look at this picture during a challenging time as a way to be reminded of hope and a connection with God/goodness.

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3 fall things

I started to title this fall y’all but I hardly ever say the word y’all, so it felt weird.  I’m sitting here with a cup of reheated coffee and a few extra minutes and wanted to share some fall pretty since I’ve been AWOL for a while.  I’ll explain my absence at the bottom of the post.

I hear the first day of fall is this Friday, which is kind of comical because where we live it’ll still be 85 degrees.  Our cooler temps usually hit closer toward November.  So I’ll have to pretend in this post.  When I think of fall, I think of classic navy.  Love this outdoor picnic set up so much.  Oh to live in a place with seasons!

And how about these chairs with a pretty pop of navy.

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white desk + hurricane update

Wow, another hurricane.  We’re preparing for Irma, who may be headed straight this way.  Working on evacuation plans.  I leave you with some restful white.

We’ve been emptying our storage units and purging for several weeks now.  Feels good to make progress and donate to others in need, but man it’s been a lot of work.  Mainly the challenge is combining a crazy busy parent schedule with lots of hauling, sorting, and moving.

Also been working hard on cleaning out rooms in our home (before we knew about Irma).  Our youngest daughter needed a smaller desk to fit next to her bed, and I found this one and really like the price and aesthetic.  Not bad for less 95 bucks + free shipping.  She loves it.  Requires some assembling, but it’s pretty easy.



I paired it with a white slip-covered Ballard chair we already had – super cute.

Gotta run for now.  Prayers for all Florida residents as we brace ourselves for Irma.


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