Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Morning

It's been a draining week so without going into full detail of the longest week ever, I wish you a relaxing and wonderful Friday and weekend. What are your plans? I'm binging the current season of Younger and trying to finish a book that needed to be finished on Thursday. Have a good one and see you next week :)

this week's favorites...

 Beyond Waves - Domino Kirke
 You or No One - Chrissie Hynde
 Surprise Yourself - Jack Garratt

 Dark Sunglasses
One of These Days - Bedouine

What have you been listening too?! 

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Blair Eadie from the popular Atlantic-Pacific blog has collaborated with my ultimate favorite Humanitarian Consumer brand, FEED. Her bag has finally launched and it's definitely on my radar for the fall. What is your number one item you need this season?! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Goals: Be Home

When you're home, are you really at home? Or is your mind elsewhere - work, kids, your side hustle? When you think of librarians, you probably imagine a dull life in which every drawer in her house is filled with a bunch of sweaters. In fact, it's the opposite. The problem with being an educator, your mind is constantly going a thousand miles a minute. And it never stops. Last night I couldn't sleep, I was up until two in the morning because my brain decided to kick into overdrive; unfortunately this all too familiar feeling is something most Americans share. I knew I couldn't go to sleep until these two ideas were written down on paper - so I turned on my lamp, dragged out my binder and started outlining and creating design plans at 2:15 in the morning, this is a problem, I know! Don't get me wrong I love what I do but it wasn't until this last Sunday, I noticed something I hadn't felt in years. The front and back doors were open, I had Gilmore Girls on downstairs with a candle lit and I was reading a magazine and eating lunch, it felt so good. My mind was completely at rest. This feeling seemed so foreign to me. 

I've been coming home after work for a year now without having to think about school, yet this sense of peace was never there and for someone who depends on a quiet home after work hours to recharge, I didn't realize I was never truly alone with myself. I hadn't felt so alert and aware. It was like I came out of a meditative state and woke up- the smell of my lotion, the autumnal fragrance of the candle my sister lit, the sound of the birds outside, the homemade meal I had just made. I want to say it made me happy, but really it just made me upset. I'm sad that I strive for balance and try to be in the moment, I actually think I'm someone who lives in the present but really, I've been absent for so long. So to kick off the first of my fall goals is when I'm home, to actually be present.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Leading Ladies

Five Things You Need to Know About Susan Cain

1. Graduated from Princeton with a B.A. in English in 1989 and went on to earn a doctorate degree from Harvard Law in 1993. 

2. The Feminine Mystique was the inspiration for writing her own book, Quiet

3.  Cain's interest in writing about introversion reportedly stemmed from her own difficulties with public speaking. 

4. Despite being an introvert and having spent her life talking about the power of introversion, she has given more than 40 lectures to hundreds of people around the world. 

5. Her TED Talk video received it's first million views faster than any other video, today it is one of the most viewed TED videos of all time.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up...

 girls night in plans...
 pumpkin pop-tarts are a must!
 One of the best shows I've ever been too...
 feta mac n' cheese and decorating for fall.
 all the rosé, please!

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."