Perfect use of colours and texture. I'm obsessed with black walls, tufted beds, and wood block floors. What a mix of awesomeness...
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I hate to say it but I have a bit of a girl crush on Olivia Palermo. Though I hate her very existence on The City I can't help but daydream about her wardrobe. I must say this girl knows how to put a good outfit together. After spending the afternoon shopping and swooning over what my key outfits will be this spring, I thought it would be appropriate to blog about fashion today. So here she is in all her glory, Olivia Palermo...
Friday, January 21, 2011
When I first saw this Harry Allen pig bank I thought it was ridiculous. But I must say this little guy has grown on me, and now I wish I had this little bugger in gold. At 200$ it would take quite some change to make a profit, but it sure seems better than having it pile up at the bottom of your purse. This little man can be bought here and here.
Spot the piggy...
Spot the piggy...
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I was never one for new years resolutions. I always thought to myself, why make goals for yourself on a given day that will mark the next 365 days? Why not take life as it comes and always strive to do better? But I guess today would be a good a day as any to reflect on how much I’ve changed and where I want to go. After all, new years is a good benchmark, as you always know where you were a year ago on that date. So here I am a few days late, but hey that’s life.
2010 brought on a whirlwind of possibilities. Having just come home from a life changing 6 months overseas the start of 2010 was a very reflective one at that. Having come from experiencing other cultures and lives I came home with a different outlook on life, my surrounding, and the people in it. I came home with no real plan of action, not knowing where I really fit, or what my next steps would be. After studying Interior Design and having worked in the technical field before leaving I wasn’t sure it was something I wanted to pursue upon my return. I felt the pressure to jump back into it, and I don’t really know who was pressuring me, maybe it was just myself. I then came to realize that I needed to take a step back and learn to love it again before forcing myself back into that workforce. I have this blog to thank for bringing me to love Design again, and it’s helping me find a way to integrate it into my life without the pressure, and maybe one-day start earning money again with this passion.
One IMPORTANT thing I’ve learned this year is to truly take things as they come, and to not feel ashamed to live your life the way you think best. I think I acquired this “skill” when I decided to take off without a plan of action. I think a major reason why people are stressed in this day in age is because we always have to think ahead; we are always looking at where we could be and how we are going to get there. I’m not saying you need to go through life blindly but sometimes it’s a good thing to go with your gut and let that guide you. Its easy to say you want to stop living your life by how society thinks you should and it’s another thing to act out your own rules of life. It’s hard to stop caring about what others may think or say but god is it liberating.
I learnt a lot about relationships this year. Having spent the better half of 2010 about 10,000 miles away from the one I love taught me to be patient and made me appreciate the little things about being in love. Things I never seemed to realize with other relationships. It taught me that some things are worth waiting for… and you don’t have to be miserable while waiting for it. It taught me to appreciate myself as an individual and myself as part of a couple, and to realize that those are two very different things.
Everything happens for a reason and I do not regret a single moment in my life. With that said I happily close the book on 2010, and welcome 2011 with open arms and some loose goals for the year to come. Though some goals are pretty generic such as, getting a promotion at work, finally starting a substantial saving account for my future, and possibly moving to a new city… I think that the most important resolutions to attain are not tangible and I have some personal and private goals that will help me become a better person and enjoy this life that I was blessed to be given.
I want to sign off by thanking the wonderful people that surround me each day. I truly am blessed to have so much love around me. Happy 2011.
Health. Wealth. & Love.