Yin & Yang

After a week of flying high, feeling energized, inspired, and refocused on what I want in life, I had a week where I repeatedly had the wind knocked out of me {figuratively of course}, my feelings hurt and just a generally blech time. Yin and yang.

So often we only put our best foot forward on our blogs. And why not? Who wants to dwell on the negative or be the Debbie Downer of the internet? Not I! I so cherish this little corner of the internet, the people I’ve met, the opportunities it has afforded me. No, this is not a goodbye post, not at all. I just think that every once in a while, we should all check in to the reality of yin and yang and realize that the reason we are able to experience and appreciate moments and lifetimes of such great happiness is because we have the darker moments against which we can compare.

Phew, I feel better. I’d be thrilled to hear your thoughts {if you have any} on the subject. Here’s to a happy and fulfilling weekend, xx.

Pizza Bar

My friends and I are always thinking of new ways to get creative with our gatherings {there’s a wig-themed pub crawl this weekend that I am sad to be missing and we also have a fantasy football league in the works}, so this pizza party is definitely going in the idea folder. Love the kraft paper.

Wishlist Numero Dos

One week to go before I turn the big 26! Here are some things that will brighten my safe descent into my mid/late twenties:

New MJ sunnies {because the future is bright, people!} a fun Jonathan Adler iPhone case {so I can actually fine my phone in my sinkhole of a purse}, an upholstered ottoman and some fun fabric {for currently unnamed projects}!

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Happenings & Inspirations

Last week I was lucky enough to act as a styling assistant at a photo shoot {more about this later} with the amazingly prolific and supremely talented Mrs. Lilien. She brought in Joy of Oh Joy for some creative direction and well, to say I was starstruck would be an understatement. I won’t embarrass myself by going into total swoon mode, but meeting and getting to know these women, bouncing ideas and major life changes off of them over dinner was one of the most invigorating, motivating experiences ever.

Anyway! Joy’s wallpaper line for Hygge & West has just launched as has the book she co-authored with Meg Mateo Ilasco {also a super cool, down to earth woman}. Quite a week! I just received my copy in the mail and am so looking forward to reading it tonight.

Check out their mini book tour {both real and virtual} here.