Living in San Francisco definitely has its perks—mountains and wilderness for days, food trucks on every street, street fairs every weekend—but in the summer, it doesn’t feel quite like summer. So, my Pinterest boards have been piling up with summertime photos—shorts, tanks, camping, beaches, palm trees, anything I can get my hands on! At least I can live vicariously through the rest of you :)
Apparently, this weekend was unofficially the first day of Spring. All over Instagram, people traveled to their neighborhood nursery (myself included!) to snatch up some new greens for their homes. I’ll take that as proof that Spring has sprung :)
Finding the right indoor plant is tricky. You need to assess what quality of light your home offers and what size plant you’re able to accommodate. And of course you need to choose the one that fits your aesthetic best! We came away with a Norfolk pine to fill our large 13″ pot—which originally had a gorgeous coconut tree planted in it. Unfortunately, we didn’t do our research before we purchased the coconut and suffice it to say, coconuts are not ideal for San Francisco or indoors. We also nabbed a couple of small succulents and a cactus to add to our collection. All in all, I’d say we’re starting spring off right!
I really love making these collages. They’re such great snapshots of my state of mind in those moments. This one is particularly reflective of my state of mind right now—inspired by design, polished but casual style and lots and lots of nature. And there are definitely more where these came from! Check out all the rest of my pins here.
Happy Friday :)
February and March flew by so fast, I can hardly remember what I did. I’m not complaining, though. Starting this month, Jake (the hubby) and I planned our first trip of the year! We’re headed to Zion National Park to hike the famous Angel’s Landing. It’s terrifying and exciting—I honestly can’t wait! So, let’s do this, April. I’m ready.
Even though most of the country is knee-deep (or in some cases shoulder-deep) in snow right now, all I can do is feel amazing about the sunshine out my window. Or maybe that’s why it feels so good. I know that if I hadn’t moved here, I’d be feeling the bitter cold of Chicago’s winter on my toes. Either way, I’m going to bask in the beachy vibes while I can!
And for all of you who are stuck in the thick of it, here’s some eye candy to help you warm up…