Goodbye To This, Hello To That

Friday, June 17, 2016

I've been thinking.

I think I have written more posts for this blog about how I am going to start blogging than actual posts about things. That is a pretty fair reflection of how I handle most things in my life. I get so excited at the start. The researching and information gathering, brainstorming etc get me so excited but I have a TERRIBLE follow through. I have always had the hardest time actually finishing projects or following through with my big ideas. I think some of it is fear of failure and I think some of it is just that I let myself of the hook pretty easily. If I don't try that hard or put minimal effort into the process then I won't be that upset when it doesn't pan out.

I don't think I want to be that person. I want to be a person that has big ideas and dreams and actually follows through with them. I want to kick this habit of quitting things before they have even begun. I know I have great ideas and I know I have the ability to do them so why don't I just DO it?

Goodbye to status quo, goodbye to laying on the couch dreaming about dream jobs and what could possible be. Hello to motivation, hello to letting myself fail, hello to letting myself live to my full potential.

You have to say goodbye to say hello. 

People & Airports

Monday, December 14, 2015

From my iPhone, flying over Chicago

We are all just people going places; by foot, by car, by plane. Today I find myself sitting on a bench, by a well hunted outlet, in a random terminal at the Philadelphia airport. I am on my way back from a week celebrating a life long friends special special wedding day. And if experiencing a major life event beside my oldest friend didn't already have me sentimental enough, traveling has my thoughts going a mile a minute. Planes take us home to family, away on great adventures, from city to city for work, but a plane ride to me is always an exciting journey. I don't fly often enough that it has become a laborious task, but it still continues to be exciting for me. There is almost nothing I love more than to watch people going from place to place. With my ever so active imagination I find myself creating narratives for these individuals. Are they going home? Could they be taking a journey to the other side of the world? Will they be happy with where they end up? Are they going home to deal with a family tragedy? Will they have a joyful reunion at the airport? The questions could go on for days, but there is just something about airports always gives me perspective on life. It reminds me just how big the world is and it reminds me of all the possibilities that are just around the corner. It is such a literal reminder of how quickly things can change. Here one second, half way around the world the next. As a girl that tends to get taken with daydreams, I often feel trapped in the day to day routine that my life currently abides by. Get up late, rush to work, sit at my desk, stay late, go home, fall asleep, eat dinner, and start all over again. But sitting here today I am reminded that this is not my forever. Something as simple as a three hour layover on my way back to the Midwest reminded me it was okay to dream again. Because we are all just people pursuing our dreams and we are all crossing paths as we travel to our next destination along the way.

Here's to the daydreams that will become my next adventure!

Saturday Scribbles.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My day of the week has always been Saturday, Saturday mornings to be exact. When I was little I would dream of my wonderful Saturday morning adventures. I would always get up before everyone else and go to my parents room, they would inevitably be trying to catch a few more minutes of sleep so they would send me off to do a project. I made some of my greatest creative discoveries in those moments spent alone with just me and my craft supplies. Working tirelessly to create a new invention or to just glue a hundred pieces of paper together, I was so excited to spend my time as I pleased just creating what I loved. I miss those Saturday mornings. As I got older I fell more and more into the temptation to sleep away my day and if I had to be awake I was meeting with someone or frantically working on an assignment. I want to take back my Saturday mornings by creating a weekly post that we can share over our coffee that inspires creativity and adventure in all our hearts. So here is the first edition of Saturday Morning Scribbles.

One gals opinion on staying curious as we grow up. P.S. this blog is my new favorite, so chill.

My 2000's Disney Channel fangirl heart was so excited to discover Ashley Tisdale's new lifestyle blog!

As a girl that was raised on Star Wars I am so excited for the new addition to the collection this winter, but maybe even more excited for Star Wars makeup collection by Covergirl!

I've been listening my way through this list of 15 Noteworthy Podcasts By Creative Women

Have you heard of the show Astronaut Wives Club? If you the love space and 50s fashion than you will adore it. Not mention you can binge watch the entire mini series on Hulu!

Nobody wants to be that person that orders off the "secret menu", but this list of Panera menu hacks has me very tempted. Avocado everything.

I have a life long love of cabins and wilderness living which means when I saw this modern, minimalistic oasis I immediately packed all of my belongs and was on the next flight out...unfortunately only in my mind.

Are you in need of a website to waste all of your time and money on?! Here you go. 

When searching for a bit of Fall fashion inspiration I happened upon WATCHABUY. A website that essentially publishes collections of fashion inspiration based on season and occasion. Obsessed.

A Beautiful Mess put out their Pumpkin Spice Playlist today. Give it a listen, all kinds of festive!

Happy Weekend!

H&M Home Wishist | Autumn 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Fall is almost here and I am still very much making my new house into home. I am absolutely loving everything woodsy, textured, and gold. As a long time lover of H&M I was just more than thrilled when they brought their H&M home collection online last year. Now that I actually have a house to fill with their beautiful treasures I have been doing a bit of snooping around the website getting some ideas of what I might want to liter my home with. Enjoy my Autumn picks!

Swooning In Saturated Color | Interiors

Monday, August 24, 2015

Could there possibly be anything more dreamy than surrouding yourself with beautifuly saturated color? I was scrolling through A Beautiful Mess, some of my very fav content on the web, the other day and they spotlighted this gorgeous interior. I felt my heart beat pick up and immediatly swooned at the sight of it. I knew I had to share it over here on my tiny peice of the internet. 
Enjoy and be inspired on this Monday morning!

Image Source: A Beautiful Mess

Thanks for looking, x