Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Morning Meditations: Mindfulness

{I've taken a vacation away from my blog. I was working two jobs then settled into my new one but have felt exhausted each work day and to escape to beautiful places on the weekends and live life, not just write about it. Hopefully this blog entry marks the end of my exile and the start of a series called Morning Meditations based on a book I bought)


This past Sunday I went on a solo excursion to the beautiful town green of Guilford, CT.I went and wandered the bookstore, Breakwater Books, a lovely independent bookstore that's been open since 1972. After I grabbed The Great Gatsby I found  Morning Meditations: Daily Reflections to Awaken Your Power to Change. After purchasing them I headed to the green on this beautiful Autumn day and leafed through the books. 




So relaxing and peaceful. The first chapter of Morning Meditations dealt with: Mindfulness and asked 2 Questions:
1)How do you plan to use the book to change your daily experience of life?
I want it to not just sit on my shelf, collecting dust. I want it to be a guide for life that I can look through and make me think about positivity and positive steps in life. I want to serve as a paperback anchor. to keep me grounded and also make me realize wisdom is boundless. 

2)Are you willing to make a commitment to the pages of this book to examine your life and be open to changing it for the better? 
Absolutely. Committing to an open heart, to positive change, to a better life, to peace. Yes, all of the above.


On the topic of Mindfulness: What are some things you feel you should be more mindful of in your life?

Monday, September 1, 2014

love.



You can fall in love and it can be messy and hurtful and it can leave you wondering what you're doing in your life as you sit in the car in the pouring rain - that's always a place you hide and think. It's so easy to blame the other person,but why are you trying to make a home out of hurt? Why chose discord over serenity. There's a part of you that chooses to lose yourself in the mosaics. When you realize it, you can still believe in love. But you also believe in happiness and kindness and better days and that love doesn't break your spirit it only enhances it. 

Saturday Wedding under the sun

My cousin got married Saturday. It was very relaxing, lots of barefeet in grass, music in the background. No pretense or frills. It's nice to see the union of love under the sunlight while everyone is in comfortable clothes and just there to enjoy the time!








Thursday, August 28, 2014

Etsy Finds!

 From the delicate charm necklaces to beautiful headbands, you can find one of a kind pieces on Etsy! I haven't shopped there in awhile but today I was prerusing and wanted to share my favorites!



I'm loving this Great Gatsby-inspired headpiece. Perfect for costume parties or just dressing up an outfit.


I adore this intricate cherry blossom pendant. So feminine and beautiful.
{via: emmagemshop }


Gorgeous flower crown with peach accents and baby's breath.

Loving this cute Johnny Cash fleece sweatshirt! 
{via: BijouBuys }



Very cute sweatshirt for the coffee, mountain & cabins gal in your life!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stony Creek & Thimble Island Cruise

This past Saturday U was invited on the Sea Mist, the Thimble Island Cruise again for my friend's birthday. I absolutely love being down at Stony Creek and the cruise was beautiful. Seeing all the gorgeous homes and and the sunset as we sailed around was a dream.



Thimbleberry is right by the Stony Creek docks and serves up fresh ice cream and coffee! 


This is me before we set a sail!


Thimble Island (I did use filtering on this photo)

No filtering used when I snapped these pictures of the gorgeous docks at Stony Creek. The grey clouds gave an ominious tone but we lucked out with no rain!



On the cruise - beautiful visions


Me, I look photoshopped into this picture, but I'm not. I wish I smiled!!

Learn more about the  Thimble Island Cruise & The Thimbleberry


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to Make Your Own Pixie Party

Whether it's for a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday party or just for the hell of it...here are some ideas to create your own magical, pretty pixie party!


Glitter ombre champagne bottles set a sparkling mood

Set up tea time for invitees complete with fresh pink roses, pearls and heart shaped sugar cookies.

Serve pretty pink parfait out of glasses with gold dust rims.
{via: Cake Central }



                          Heart balloons and/or pink tulle over balloons add a feminine touch to the party. 



White lights always add a mystical, magical touch. 




Autumn-izing your Summer Clothes

As the nights and days get a bit chillier, it's time to readjust our wardrobe a little bit to accommodate the autumn that is creeping in ever so slightly.


I love this fitted maxi dress, the darker colors are perfect for Autumn. Throw on a fitted cardigan and it would be perfect for a brisk Fall day.
{via; FreePeople }

I absolutely adore this! The white skinny jeans, the grey charcoal tee and the striped cardigan are a perfect outfit for a cool Summer night/day but still fresh and bright!

I'd pick a long sleeved shirt that wasn't so sheer, but keep the scallopped skirt, prada bag and those killer heels for a casual with a dressy edge look for a lunch or dinner.
{ via:fashforfashion }


If it's get too warm, you can leave the fedora and vegan leather jacket at home and keep the basic but always stylish distressed jeans and grey top on. 

Black top, black skinnies, black heels, with a cute black and white plaid top and sunglasses = perfect. Of course if it gets hot, you can ditch the plaid or alternate the black top with a brighter, summery color.
{via: Nordstrom}