Wear + buy // Bonjour

July 23, 2014

wear and buy, products, anthropologie, need supply co, etsy

Bonjour! Hello! I’ve missed you, friends! How have you been?

Okay, so what I’ve learned over this past month while I’ve been on a blog break?
1// Find any and every excuse to laugh, smile, and have fun because that energy is pure radiance (speaking of which, I just saw the ever-hilarious Zach Woods do improv over at Upright Citizens Brigade the other night! Eek!) and
2// De-cluttering is SO good (and cleansing) for the soul. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately. But so okay, I still have a few things to go through and “let go” of, but I’m really embracing having only what I really need.

Inspired by Einstein’s Three Rules of Work:
1// Out of clut­ter find simplicity
2// From dis­cord find harmony
3// In the mid­dle of dif­fi­culty lies opportunity
Albert Einstein

Perfect, right? Hence, what I’ve been online window shopping lately: super simple. neutrals. zen.

Happy Wednesday!

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P.S. A heartfelt thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you

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Wear + buy: shorts / tote bag / “hello” lettering / porcelain carafe / “bonjour” wire script / wooden birdhouse

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A post about l.o.v.e.

July 3, 2014

Hafez quote, inspirational

Hello! I’m sorry it’s been such awhile, friends! Hope you all are doing great. Needless to say, it’s been a trying couple of past weeks, with events that have really tested my faith in love and life. They say, when it rains, it pours? Well, the most important thing I’m learning to do is fall back on myself, to love myself, and to trust myself despite any external factors. I’m learning that finding positivity and love in even the worst circumstances can change your life immensely.

Once you change your outlook on life to be one of love, you’ll be amazed at what it brings back to you! Everyday, I find things I’m thankful for, things that I love, and sending love.

This quote by Hafez is one of my all time favorites. I can dwell upon it for long periods of time and it always, always brings a smile to my face and a flutter to my heart.

Anyway, I’ll be back to regular blogging in no time!

In the meantime, tell me, what are some things that you love today?

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Printable Thank You cards

June 20, 2014

1000 threads blog, free printable, thank you cards, free downloads

I’m over at the wonderful A Thousand Threads blog today, sharing these free printable “Thank You for being you” cards! Check it out >> here <<, and send someone you care about a little note today :)


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Loving this week

June 19, 2014

link love

Just a few things that have made me smile this week!

1 // This bright and sunny, plant loving home via Lark & Linen (from Nordic Design)

2 // Typography + macarons?! Yes, please! Combining two of my favorite things, over on The Proper Pinwheel

3 // These gorgeous, fun, and colorful printable recipe cards/blank cookbook via Cocorrina!

4 // All the floral arrangements on Munster Rose’s Instagram always cheer me up…I really hope to attend a workshop one day!

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And finally, thank you all SO much for your kind, comforting, and supporting words, comments, emails, and virtual hugs. All your words brought a smile to my face. Thank you all for being such amazing friends, I am here for you. ♥

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Wanderer // Free desktop wallpaper

June 6, 2014

Lovely Indeed, calligraphy, desktop download, free desktop wallpaper

Happy Friday!

I’m excited to be teaming up with Chelsea to bring you this free desktop wallpaper! I love how she paired this beautiful J.R.R. Tolkien quote with her photograph that she took while on her honeymoon in Tahiti – fitting for summer, right? Head on over to Lovely Indeed to download yours today!

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Also, have you guys signed up for the Pippit App yet? Oh Joy and Love Taza did such a fabulous job creating this super handy app for bloggers and readers! I just signed up and have been loving the convenience of reading my favorite blogs on-the-go. I love that it’s interactive – with the ability to comment, tag what’s in the post, and keep a list of posts that you “like” “want” or find “useful”. There are a few bugs I’ve encountered, but then again, the app is only in the beta version and bugs are expected. I look forward to seeing how it grows, and how it can help me as both a blogger and a blog-reader!

If you’ve also jumped on the Pippit bandwagon, are we following each other yet? You can find me there at cocoandmingo.

You can download the Pippit app through the App Store or on your iPhone.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

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