Have you noticed how some colors are so full that they seem to be alive? Coral is one of these colors. It’s so punchy and fun. If used as an accent color it can liven up forgotten corners of a room. But if used as the main color, it envelopes you in a warm glow and is so powerful but warm and comforting too. I don’t know if it’s “in” or ”out” but it really has a great presence.
It is such a delicious color it makes me really happy.
Hi y’all, (heh, I never say that), I hope your weekend was great. Mine was very sweet. I bought a dining table that needs a little love and is going to be really gorgeous when it’s done.
I have recently discovered a very talented woman. Not only is she a fabulous decorator but she also designs her own fabrics. You may have heard of her before but she is new to me and I am wild over some of her textiles. Enter Caitlin Wilson.
She decorates, is a wife and a mother. Pretty much what I would love to do. Take a look at some of her adorable pillows and textiles. They are so fun and vibrant, but could hold their own in a sophistication battle. I’m sure they would make my couch (and me) very happy. You can buy the pillows and you can buy the fabric from which they are made of too.
pictures from caitlinwilsontextiles.com
Are not these fabrics fabulous? Have a great Tuesday!
I have a large thing for stationary. It’s such a romantic and old way of communicating; definitely more personal and charming than a Facebook message or an email. My cousins and I used to send letters to each other every week when we were 12 or 13 years old. I even saved some letters. It’s such a great feeling to receive personal letters in the mail. I am vowing to send some letters to people I know in hopes of receiving some back. Would it be totally corny to send my husband a letter back to our house in the mail? Here are some really cute letters I found on Etsy.
Lately I have been realizing how important the now is. The very moment that you are living and breathing right this second. The now. It is a series of millions of nows that make up your life and if we take them seriously, what a grand life we could have. I am sure that you have come across a person who says some day I want to do…. . I bet that you yourself have said this very sentence, I know I have. Someday I’m going to wake up early and enjoy the world around me before everyone wakes up and the day starts. Or someday I’m my marriage is going to be so exceptional, full of love, communication, and of course awesome sex! How about, someday my kids are going to respect me and love me for being a great mom of dad to them. Or someday I’ll be dedicated to my hobbies and passions, or to a friend, to my faith, the list can go on and on.
And then I started asking this question, when does someday become today? When do these things actually come true? Is it after years of dreaming and hoping that they finally materialize into reality? The very simple answer that I came up with is no. The only place someday becomes today is in the now. You want all these awesome great things for your life? Start working on them now. Right now. You want to put time away for yourself to just be and relax do it now, schedule a time for yourself and commit to yourself, respect yourself like you would if you scheduled a date with another person you respect. Just do it.
If you want to have a happy and healthy marriage, work on it now. Right now. Stop pointing out faults and start pointing out strengths. Take the time to just be with each other. Give the attention that they deserve. Make yourself interested in the things they love, even if you don’t really care for it. You care for your spouse right, then do it for him. Start being the spouse that you want for yourself. It all starts with you and the rest will follow.
You want wonderful kids someday? Start with right now. The biggest and most important thing that I have learned through my two years of being a parent is that your child wants your attention. He doesn’t want stuff, she doesn’t need gadgets, they don’t need more clothes or sweets, they need your time and attention, and affection. Set boundaries for your children now, they’ll be thankful when they are older. Be open and honest, you will be respected for that. Whatever you do though do it now. Don’t put it off till later, what you do right now will have an effect in someday, that is way now is so important.
You want to eat healthier do it right now. You want to learn another language, play an instrument, write a novel, keep a journal, exercise daily, then do it now. I have been thinking and thinking upon this for a while and I realize that it’s the right way to live. Only nothing comes from nothing. Also I believe that there is a difference with living “in” the now and living “for” the now. The first means you are an active participant in every decision you make realizing that it will have a very specific effect on your future. The second means that you are make an active decision to do something that makes you feel good in the moment, having no regard for what effect it may have on your future. Making the distinction between these two I think is important to properly live in the now.
Whatever it is that you have been wanting to do, do it. I am encouraging you right now to write it all out, all of your dreams and hopes, and figure out how you can actually make them happen. Bring your dreams to reality. Those who work the hardest reap the biggest and best reward. Trust yourself, you can do it. I realize that I am not an expert on any of these things, but I will tell you this. I am supremely happy with where my life is going. I am aware of my dreams and more importantly I realize and believe that they can come true. Most of the time, what allows a person to become great is believing in yourself.
Here are a few of my now things, they are written in the present tense to underline that I am doing it now and not someday:
1. Learning French
2. Learning about the healing powers of food
3. Practicing how to have peace within my family
5. Practicing piano
6. Loving my marriage
The life you want is waiting for you, live it now.
Image via Pinterest
Have you ever not wanted to go to sleep because you felt like you’d be exiting life for a little while? That’s me right now. I know I need sleep, but I just can’t bring myself to lay down and close my eyes and ignore all of the things that are happening out there. Thanks be to the internet I am still connected at 1 in the morning. My sweet husband and son are asleep next to me but I just can’t join them right now. No I don’t have insomnia. I haven’t stayed up late since I had a baby so in a way it’s become a novelty again. Maybe it’s just me, or are there others like this?
I love these rooms, the light, the bright, the windows and the gorgeous pops of color. These rooms look effortlessly put together and they are so charming. I only wish I could cut out some big windows like these in my apartment. That chartreuse couch is so awesome in that space. I think the color is hard to work with but in an almost all white room it stands out as the beauty. Nicely done!
I have been wanting to make a play tent for Jude for a while now. I’ve seen some awesome ones but they all seemed to have a little more work needed to be done than I was willing to put in at the moment. So I took the general idea and made one in 30-45 minutes. Just an old bed sheet and a hula hoop, but it works. Here are some play tents that were made with a little more effort. I love the glowing one, how cool!
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Dark grey on walls is so romantic and beautiful. It works the best when there are big windows to let a lot of light in. I am really loving this color right now.
If only painting an apartment wasn’t such a hassle.
We went to the duck pond this weekend. I really adore the place. It’s man made but feels really natural, minus the asphalt walkways! In the summer its full of tall grass and I feel like I can hide there and be alone. And we got to use the bike trailer that we bought. Jude likes it I think. At the pond there is a blue heron that lives there sometimes. If your quiet and calm it lets you watch it undisturbed. Sometimes you can get within five feet of the bird. It’s really beautiful.