Monday, March 19, 2018


We want to keep our loved ones with us forever, and it hurts so much when forever comes too soon. The loss is so great. Suddenly acceptance is required. No permission asked... What if the spirit of your loved one has not left you, but has moved inside your heart to live, never to be forgotten? Once we love someone, that person becomes a part of us and remains with us for as long as our memory of them lasts. Treasure your memories now. Try to focus on the time you did have. Let the blessings that you shared bathe you with love, encourage you with comfort, and inspire you to go on. In the silence of your loneliness and as you struggle to adjust to this loss, please know that you're being remembered often. - Donna Fargo

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Best

Happy Friday, folks. I hope the time change has treated you well and that you're loving the evening sun. I know I am! My sleep schedule has been a little out of whack this week, as I'm sure everyone's has been. I'm looking forward to a low-key weekend. I'll be focusing on doing some packing + cleaning around the house. A fun little St. Patrick's Day table setting above.. I have no special plans for the holiday, do you?!
On to the bests for the week --

Monday, March 12, 2018

Refreshing Starts

New starts are a special blend of factors and feelings, am I right? They can be exciting, fun, refreshing, motivating, invigorating..and yet overwhelming, hard work, they can evoke a bit of fear or anxiety..such a blend! I think refreshing is the biggest factor. I love the idea of new starts and the excitement tied to them. This weekend I got to thinking about all the newness surrounding me in both my life and my friends' lives..

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Stuff - 0311

It's Sunday - It's snowing - It's Cozy
I started my Sunday by sleeping in. Now I have iced coffee in hand with all the blinds open so I can watch the snow fall. Such a cozy way to end the weekend. Today I'm focusing on cleaning + packing. Lots of organizing and prepping to do to get this home listed in April. So, I'm enjoying my morning in my cozy living room.
I told myself once this jacket goes on sale at Old Navy I was going to snag it in camo. I have it in coral and love it. And they have 40% off today + free shipping over $ doing a bit of online browsing while I meal plan.. Then I'm off to motivate and get things done around here!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Best - Daylight Savings Weekend

We've had a sunny, but cold week here in St. Louis. And speaking of colds, I've got one that kept me down from work one day this week. But, I'm on the mend and ready to embrace my weekend. The image above is giving me great spring + weekend vibes...leather clutch, coffee and fresh florals..Nothing too big on my weekend agenda...I have a baby shower for my pal Kara and that's the only "official" thing on the calendar. Looking forward to some white space on said calendar and getting a few things done. Now on to the bests of the week -- spring florals, bucket lists, sips and wedding talk..

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thoughts on things :: Intention, selling a home, and Spring

My word for 2018 is Intention and so far so good on that front. I have been having more intentional days at work.. I've been working hard at the office and it's paying off, but some extra hours have cut into home time..So, one thing I do need to work on is balancing out that intention to have it at home & with personal fitness as well. One thing I'm trying to focus on is getting more sleep. Obviously it's a no-brainer that this is helpful. Last night I got great sleep and today I woke up and embrace my sunny morning with music, lemon water, dishes and setting out some more plant babes (I love pothos clippings). I definitely want a better morning routine as I am a night-owl and then fall victim to the snooze button. So, balance and intention will continue to be focus points.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wedding Update :: I bought a dress!

I knew looking for a dress was going to be a priority with having a shorter (read: 8 month) engagement, one of the things I needed to get around to early on in the process. I wasn't overly concerned because I know you can buy off the rack and such, but I didn't want to bank on that. My photographer recommended I check out Cleo Bridal and when I finally gave it a look I was so impressed with what I saw! A renovated farmhouse full of chic dresses - sign me up! The best part is that all dresses they carry are under $1,500.
I made an appointment and recruited my mom to come along with me. My main objective was just to get an idea of what worked on me and what I was drawn to. I didn't have any sort of dream style or designer.