Thursday, July 3, 2014

I am still up to my eyeballs in the projects I have started. I have been staying up late and getting up early trying to get as much done in a day as possible because I am just one of those people that can't think or function well with too much chaos around me. I have been going from room to room and cleaning cupboards and closets, dressers and desks. Retiring everything unwanted to Fisher's old room (soon to be M+L's new room) to be sorted. And it's great getting all the rooms cleaned, getting rid of things I no longer use or love. It really is cathartic - at least I know the result will be. 'Stuff' can be so suffocating and I am really looking forward to looking around my house and feeling like the things that I have, I have chosen to be there. Not things chosen a year ago, or 10 years ago, but where I am today. However, that room I keep putting things in is getting filled to the point of not being able to open the door without risking an avalanche. With that I am definitely still in the phase of things looking much worse before they (hopefully) look better. I am so ready to be there. So I keep plugging away trying to inch my way closer to that finish line. Which I am hoping I will be able to at least see after the weekend. I hope everyone stateside has a happy and safe forth of July. Don't light any fireworks in your hands! See you Monday.

A few really simple and quick home styling tips.

This one is for the bookworms.

Gif's are my weakness, they always make me giggle.

I love this campaign for dog adoption.

This interview with Gesa Hanson from Freunde Von Freunden (with photos of her lovely Paris apartment).

I would love to have one of these for my patio.

Allday-Everyday and our cloud cushion made it into a lovely round-up over at Babiekins Magazine.


  1. Oh, wow! Congrats on the roundup! Totes not surprised, dearie. You're really in the omelet making stage aren't you? I kind of am right now too, but tell me? How do you start? I see things I want to do, but I just can't start them. Endlessly frustrating. Harumph.

  2. Those pastels are blowing my mind! And I love seeing artist studios, it reminds me of my dad. And actually, that ocean canvas reminds me of a painting my paternal grandmother had in her house. It was smaller, of course, but the water was so choppy and everything was so blue that you couldn't really tell which way was up or down. Happy memories for a long weekend, thank you lovey. Good luck on your cleaning mission! xo

  3. You can do it!! : ) I love those paintings! I adore ocean paintings, but these really have got to be THE most beautiful I have ever seen. And the size!! What I would give to get me one of these..... sigh...

  4. wow this pastel drawing is amazing! That's exactly the sort of things I'd want to put in my house. There's something so relaxing and eye-catching about it. And best of luck with your project! Can't wait to see the end result :) xx

  5. I know that feeling of getting rid of things you no longer use, need or love. I try to do this at least once a year and it's liberating. Happy 4th of July, Christine! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Best of luck in the purging process - it always feels so great when you're finally finished. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  7. i know exactly what you mean by "stuff can be so suffocating" ! i am currently surrounded by boxes in my living room and my bedroom and office/studio feel so clean and uncluttered, so open with the slightest echo. it's quite nice, a little minimalism.

  8. I'm breathing a sigh of relief here because I am so glad I am not the only one with a million projects that I have started and never finished (although I don't even have the excuse of being a mom and having a thriving business). Can we start some kind of support group? :) Oh and by the way, I just had to slap Jordan's hands away from the laptop as he caught a glimpse of these beautiful pastel pictures and wanted to commandeer your blog to research. He's now happily been absorbed in My Modern Met (thank you, thank you, thank you).


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