Wednesday, May 28, 2014

{ one of those days }

I'm just having one of those days.

You know those days when you wake up and make the incredibly wise decision to email your boss and let him know you are *cough* sick and can't make it into work today? Those days when you kiss you husband goodbye from bed and lay in your gloriously sunlit apartment enjoying the cool morning breeze as it blows the gauzy white curtains from the windows? On those days you might even steal another 20 minutes of sleep because being all alone in your bed, which happens to be the most comfortable one you've ever slept in, feels so deliciously serene you can't imagine leaving it just yet.

Those days when the most important decision to make is deciding which articles of clothing are the most comfortable for lounging and strolling, but don't look too much like pajamas. When a leisurely walk with your favorite pup to your favorite cafe for a coffee and pastry are the highest on your list of priorities. When the park is calling to you with a soft blanket and a nice shady spot under a massive Redwood tree. Where a tan bearded man in an unbuttoned shirt and worn leather sandals sits on the other side of that tree and serenades the entire park with the peaceful strum of his guitar. When the book you're re-reading seems to speak to every single part of you in a way that it didn't the first time you read it, making you sometimes stop and wonder if it isn't, in fact, your own words on the pages.

On your walk back to your apartment you might happen upon a woman sitting on her front porch playing a long slow melody on her violin. You might pass every single color of rose you can imagine, and pause to inhale the sweet perfume of each one. You might greet everyone you walk by with a "hello" and a smile, because they're your neighbors, after all. 

You know those days? I seem to be having one of them.

Friday, May 16, 2014

{ one piece love }

I've seriously hated on the one-piece swimsuit in the past, and for that I am very sorry. Now that I'm thirty and feeling like gravity is starting to do what it does best, I think the one-piece and I could be real friends. Bosom buddies, even. Plus, these adorable swimsuits are way cuter than any old bikini any day, am I right?

one piece love

Click on the image for swimsuit sources.

I'm so ready for beach goings and pool happenings! Summer needs to get here ASAP!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

{ etsy loving // theYarnKitchen }

I have to say, I'm actually doing a pretty good job of not killing every single plant in my apartment. Granted most of them are succulents, which are apparently super difficult to kill, but I'm still surprised to see them alive and flourishing! If anyone is capable of killing a near impossible to kill plant its this girl.

So if you like a little green in your home, I wholeheartedly recommend going the succulent route. They barely need any water, and most of mine seem to do just fine with the little sunlight they get when I actually remember to open the blinds for them before leaving for work in the morning. They're basically like the cats of houseplants.

If you like to pot your plants in style, seriously consider these adorable felt planters from theYarnKitchen!

Handmade in Italy by Stella Melgrati and her family of four.

^ I just love the kitty planter! Don't you? ^

This post was a really great reminder for me to water my plants! See ya!