"you're only given one little spark of madness. you mustn't lose it."
+++ i have been a girl on a mission to clear any spots in our house that tend to become magnets for little piles to form. this area was a go to spot for dropping the daily mail until we had time to go through it on the weekend. i decided that i was not going to let mail be the focus of this area any longer. so last weekend after we busted out the collage wall, i tackled this spot. cleared it off, framed some art, got a great wooden box from target (sheri, target did it again!) to put the mail in so has a small place to go. i am loving it. mission accomplished. "have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to beautiful." i think that william morris was on to something when he said that, and i am trying to implement that throughout home. the "make something today" print is from 'life.love.paper', the plate is from kelly rae roberts collection, the "do your best" was a limited edition piece from elise, and the rocking bird is from west elm.
+++ the quote above from robin williams is one of my favorites. geralyn from "in a creative bubble" has a brush script free download of this quote, and it is awesome. you can download it here.
+++ oh man, this post had me smiling the entire time i read it. type a? me? no, not me. couldn't really even identify with this one.
+++ um hello 12 guilt free desserts, i am all over the gluten free pb&j thumbprint cookies. yum.
+++ i am not sure that i will ever look at a starbucks barista the same after reading this article in the new york times.
+++ i have had my eye on this cookbook for a couple of weeks since a friend posted a picture of it. i was in one of my favorite stores today and they had it, and so of course, i took that as a sign that it was meant to be mine. it is the most beautiful cookbook i have ever seen and the recipes look ah-maz-ing. i can't wait to start chefing some of them up. if you are looking for a cookbook to inspire you, you need to pick this one up. i suggest that instead of walk, you run, to pick this one up. it is that good.
+++ i have also had my sights on darling magazine since i first saw a copy at anthropology last month. i picked up a copy yesterday and am really excited to cuddle up with it and a warm mug of green tea. any magazine that says "darling leads women to practice the arts of virtue, wit, modesty, and wisdom - all the while creating beauty and embodying love. darling says women are not only interesting, but original, not only good enough, but exceptional - not just here, but here for a purpose" is one that i am willing to spend my time reading.
+++ i hope that you all have a great weekend. ours is going to include an ice cream social, two rounds of swim lessons, training runs, some qt in our yard (weeds, i am coming for you), craft room goodness, sleeping in, cartoons, avocado toast (my new favorite breakfast), and more.
i also wanted to let those that have sent super mom becky happy mail that she says thank you so much for the cards and gifts of encouragement;)
have a good one peeps. xo