mystery quote

Darling, be daring / via Design me Daily


I found this quote on Pinterest and can’t get it out of my head. It sounds like the kind of thing Coco Chanel would say, or maybe Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn, but I can’t seem to find its source anywhere! It’s killing me! Anyone have any idea where this came from? I’d love to know. Thanks in advance :)


just be happy


it’s been almost two months since I’ve seen you, and I don’t even have a good reason. Well, that’s not entirely true …

Around the time that I fell off the face of the earth, I saw a post on one of my favorite daily reads that bad-mouthed blogs like mine a little bit. It basically said that blogs that don’t create unique content (blogs like this one that pull inspiration from all corners of the internet instead of scheduling photoshoots) aren’t valuable. It really shook my confidence and made me question whether I should continue to post/pin/care about the blogosphere.

So I took a break. A break that I thought could be permanent. A break from posting, reading, commenting—all things blog—and I missed it. I felt less inspired and more negative than ever. Then I realized …


I post what inspires me in the moment and what I love, and I work without an editorial calendar, which is not a bad thing. I’m not looking to monetize or gather sponsors, I just want an outlet where I can share my inspiration and put my own flavor on each post. This is how I express myself and it’s a community where I feel at home. So, why would I ever leave?

Long story, short—I’m back. And nothing is going to change. Same fun posts, same hot pink accents, with a brand new attitude.

have it all

Work has been hard lately. I won’t lie, I haven’t loved every second of it, not even close. I have been frustrated, exhausted and even angry, but when I step back to look at what I get to do every day and the people that I get to work with, it suddenly doesn’t seem so bad. I get paid to create something new, exciting, impactful and sometimes I even get to work on something that is just plain awesome. Those are the good days. And that paired with my amazing husband, family and friends, it seems like I might just have it all, or at least I’m pretty close. Sometimes, I just need a friendly little reminder to tell me so :)

Happy Monday!

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