Friday, February 12, 2016

Gold on the Ceiling

I have extravagant taste. I have hankerings for Gold ceilings and huge chandeliers {I freaking dream of these. Literally dream. in.color.}. Black framed windows and walls full of bricks.  These things don’t really fit in my 900 square foot home at the moment.

For now our dwelling is a tiny little home under a giant of a home.  But we’ve spent a lot of time making it feel cozy, beautiful, elegant and rustic all at the same time. It’s us. 

 We have an amazing all stone fireplace. All of these rocks were harvested right here on this land by my in-laws. There are huge wood beams that hold the house up and lighting fixtures picked out by us. Antlers that welcome our guests {not many since we don’t invite enough} There is the perfect amount of old mixed with new and sparkle mixed with rust. It’s just us. MountainMain meets wanna be CityGirl.

I feel it’s best to live your life right where you are at. Make it beautiful and decorate in such a way that if you were to die today people would have fun touring through all of your stuff. They would say “yes, this is so _______. She really lived life beautiFULLy."

How would you decorate your dwelling/  home/ skyrise/ farmhouse/ betty/ cottage/ capecod /apartment /condo /modern ranch if you had NO budget and could abandon all sense and practicality?

Thursday, February 11, 2016


I remember setting on the couch in the living room as my mother set opposite of me. I was pretending to read a Judy Blume book. She was puffing away at her long slender cigarette talking about the “the GAP”. 

No, not the trendy store with the flower shorts that eluded me all my childhood. The thigh GAP. The ever loving gap between your thighs that makes you more attractive than the rest.  I remember running to my room to look in my full length mirror to check out my thigh gap. It wasn’t there. I then checked again at the school playground while leaning up against the slide, at the best friend’s home and over and over again through the years. It’s NEVER been there. I have always been so envious of the girls with the long legs and the thigh GAP.

I use to think it was really important to get the thigh GAP. Now I know that God blessed me with other things. Like green eyes, thick hair and curvy hips. Thighs that can hike my body around for miles and the bump on my nose and the GAP in my teeth.  {I refuse to get braces}

What about you? Do you envy some women wishing you had their body? OR have you come to terms that you are be YOU tiful?