friday (saturday) quote: july 5, 2014

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Julian and I were just talking about this yesterday. I’ve been thinking  a lot about home decor lately, and how things like Pinterest and Domino magazine can positively AND negatively impact your nesting journey. I’ve also been reading a lot of The Nesting Place (and really wanting her book!). I think for my home, the most important things are that it feels cozy, and clean. Pretty is great too, but when I think about my favorite homes and places where I feel happiest (like my grandparent’s house, for example) pretty isn’t what makes it feel good. I love walking around my house and having a story behind most of the items in there. I love that my Great Grandmother’s old needlepoints are hanging in my living room and kitchen, though you wouldn’t find something like that in West Elm today. I love that our den has 70s wood paneling, which both Julian and I think is the coolest. I love that things don’t always match. It’s not perfect (by my standards or anyone else’s I’m sure!) but it does feel like home.


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just because…

Posted: December 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: quotes | Tags: | 4 Comments »


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friday quote: october 12, 2012

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quote of the day: october 3, 2012

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I chose this because it sums up a lot of what I have been channeling since I turned 30. Less criticizing, less judging, more self improvement, more leading by example, more time spent becoming the person I’ve always wanted to be. I have a lot of respect for people that exhibit this behavior, and always find myself wanting to be around them more. Not to mention these are usually the people I look to for advice or guidance. What a brilliant quote!


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friday quote: september 7, 2012

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“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste
of energy; you can’t build on it; it is only good for wallowing in.”

- Katherine Mansfield

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ray bradbury

Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: books, quotes | Tags: , , | No Comments »


To honor his passing, I wanted to share one of the many great quotes by Ray Bradbury (author of Fahrenheit 451 and other sci-fi classics):


“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”

-Ray Bradbury


Rest in peace, Ray.

quote of the day: november 17, 2011

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Quote by Einstein. Print by Society6.




friday quote: august 19, 2011

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How true this is.

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daily quote: august 13, 2011

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Gotta love that C.S. Lewis. Refreshing to hear things like this when you’re doing something like, oh, going back to college a just a few weeks before you turn 29 years old. I still feel 18 on the inside, and life is what you make it, after all!

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friday quote: june 3, 2011

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“If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
- Abraham H. Maslow

Photo: Max Wanger