Save the Bees

Thursday, April 30, 2015

This print by Hannah Rosengren on Etsy is beautiful and I am all about saving the bees!

I will be trying to incorporate all of these into my garden now and I think this print would look really cute in a kitchen.

Run to The Roosevelt!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Part of my daily grind (aka job) is booking travel and the majority is to NYC. Since I did live there for almost four years, I know the ins and outs pretty well, though I am not as in tune to the hot spots like I used to be. Anyways, our people like to stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, for some odd reason, and I received this in my email box yesterday afternoon:

I must have been bored, because I actually read the newsletter and came across this gem regarding their 90th Anniversary:

"There's a lot in a name. Names hold power, tradition, history, and meaning. We at the Roosevelt are proud of who we are, as well as our namesake. That's why for our 90th anniversary we invite guests with the last name Roosevelt to book one night for $90 here at our hotel through August 31st, 2015."

Well, by golly, I think they may be sold out all summer. 

Seriously? Quite a promotion they are offering there...

Capsule Wardrobe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I won’t lie. I struggle with this blog a lot, because I don’t want it to make me a materialistic person obsessing over all of the pretty things I could buy to make my house look like a magazine.

Instead, I am striving to make meaningful decisions and purchases. I am purging like a crazy person. I want my house to look like that magazine, but my reason is that I really don’t want the clutter in my life. I want to simplify and not have to worry so much.

So a few weeks ago when The Everygirl featured Caroline and her Spring Capsule Wardrobe (below), I immediately decided I was jumping on board. Caroline’s blog, Unfancy, is fantastic. I could go on for about 20 minutes about why I think the blog, her wardrobe, and most importantly her approach to blogging are inspiring!

I have started the purging process and it has proven to be much more difficult than I thought and I really have not allotted enough time to really tackle it, but I have started and more importantly I feel like I am getting more creative about wearing what I have and what I need to add to condense my wardrobe and start my first capsule collection. My goal is to start with summer. I desperately need summer clothes too.

I am approaching the capsule collection not because I buy clothing unnecessarily, but because I have been in a serious style rut for a few years now and I need to hit refresh on my wardrobe. Additionally since I am obsessed with decluttering, this seems like the perfect opportunity to purge my closet and attic!

Country Mouse

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This post is way overdue. I have been obsessing over these pictures of Bailey McCarthy's farmhouse, just like I do about every one of her projects. They are all pretty fantastic, it is kind of insane. I dream about living on a farm one day.