I’ve started a site for the book I’m working on. Feel free to stop by.
In this new episode of Candy Colored Buddha TV, I talk about how you can accessorize a plain dress.
Whenever I want to solve a design problem, I always try to think of what a chic Parisian woman would do in the same situation. At the present moment, I need a chic way to store my laundry. When I happened upon C.S. Post & Co., I knew I’d found the answer. Check out this darling laundry basket. Feels pretty darn French to me. Ooh la la.
Pink. It’s a complicated color. It symbolizes so many things. Love. Femininity. Girls. Even Breast Cancer. Too much Pink can make you sick. Yet, too little can make you cold, harsh and unwielding. There’s a balance we need to strike.
I often wonder if we will ever have a year where Pink is the color of the year? ( I am well aware that 2011′s color was “Pink”…I’m talking a true blue LIGHT Pink.) It’s a political color. We’ve certainly had a Blue year before. What about Pink?
Do you have enough Pink in your life? Just enough. Not too much. Not Hello Kitty Pink, plastered all over the place. Just enough Pink. With the Pink washing, can Pink ever be anything other than Cancer?
I remember reading an article by a Cancer survivor about how ironic it was that Cancer was colored Pink. Cancer is anything but feminine and sweet. Cancer is Gray or Vomit Green. But, I understand that, for marketing sake, those colors don’t “sell.” I think a more appropriate color would be Green, the color of healing. Let’s not focus on awareness, let’s focus on HEALING. But, I digress.
I have been thinking about bringing more Pink into my life. I don’t have a single Pink home decor item. Not one. I have the feeling that Pink is just the color I need to bring more balance to my home. It can be any shade. Hot Pink. Fuschia. Soft Pink. Just Pink.
I’ll let you know what happens, how it feels, etc.
Have a Pink & Poppy day!
Image via This Is Glamorous.
First of all, THIS is hilarious. Maxwell from AT wrestling to get a word in edgewise on Good Morning America. If you listen carefully enough, you will hear him talking about a planter from Modern Sprout.
It’s a hydroponic planter. Too cool, right? Check out their Kickstarter here. I especially like the blackboard one.
I always joke that for the first six years of my life, I thought my Dad’s face was a camera. It was during this time that he went through his camera/photog obsession and every SECOND of my life was documented from entry into this world on. He had an amazing collection. After he was “over” the whole photog thing, he sold most of his collection.
Years later, he regretted selling them off. This picture reminded me of the old collection. I especially loved the smell of those old cases. Weird, I know. But there you have it. I also had a thing for the smell of double decker busses in London. Funny how certain smells can trigger happy memories.
Image via Lyla & Blu.
What a romantic picture…food photography is so sexy. Ira Leoni is amazing. What a talent.
The other day, Holly Becker of Decor8 posted about blogging and how bloggers play a role in innovation and feeding trends. She talked about the importance of posting, linking back to others and posting “even if” we see others posting about the same thing. I love love love this. I think it’s such an important point and I’m glad that she took the time to bring it up.
There seems to be a lot of that going around – and not just in the blogging world. If someone else is doing something, you can still do it. When you do it and when they do it, it will be different. You give your own special take on it. It goes back to Sheryl Sandberg‘s “Lean In.” We need to lean in and give of ourselves. YOU are important. What you have to say is important. You have gems within you.
If you’re asking yourself, “Does the world really need another _______?” The answer is YES! There are no “extra people.” You’re here for a reason. As Glennon Doyle Melton says, “Show up. Be Kind. Be Brave.” Show up. Be there. Do something. Even if it seems small or insignificant. Do something. You could inspire someone to do a little something themselves. This is the way the world changes.
Blogging is fun when everyone is giving of themselves wholeheartedly. This means posting what’s on your mind and in your heart. And if that means a silly YouTube video here and there, so be it.
Do you. And if you don’t know who you are, just pay attention to the things you like. Those things, if you pay attention to them, will lead you to you. And, by the way, there are no insignificant things. If you are obsessed with shoes, that’s you. Follow that. Love paperclips? That’s you. Follow that. YOU are the little things you love. Give those credence.
And for heaven sakes, quit the idol worship. Just because someone has a book, blog or big platform doesn’t mean they know more than you. Or are more talented. It just means that they took those little things that mean a lot to them, focused on them for a concentrated period of time and figured out who they were. And the Universe responded with accolades and love because…they’re doing what we are here to do. Once you give those little things a little more love, you will find your own special voice and will cease to compare yourself to others. Your little things will add up to something big.
Have a great day!
The Poppy Preppy Revolution: Global Change Starts With You
The Cheshire Inn is on Livingsocial today. Ooh la la. Only $99 a night. The Cheshire Inn, for years, was a dump. A total dump. Then, a couple of years ago, they started a multi-million dollar renovation of it. (With the help of our friends at The Lawrence Group.) And today it is utterly gorgeous.
They have a beautiful restaurant, a fun Pub and fabulous patio and all sorts of wonderful amenities. I’ve been there for Lunch and Happy Hour but have never seen the rooms. From the looks of these photos, they are just as beautiful as the rest of the place.
What a cute place. If you come to St. Louis, check it out.
Images via Living Social
In this episode of Candy Colored Buddha TV, I talk about what to do with a ballerina skirt. I just love mine. Enjoy!
Cool. Even from behind.
This isn’t a picture I took. But, it almost perfectly sums me up. I mean, down to the last tiny detail. First of all, my lifetime crush and passion: THE bag. In my estimation, there is no other. It’s classic, stands the test of time and will be here forever. In the 80/20 split, 80% me is all about quality and good craftsmanship. I love old things that are classic and have stood the test of time. I am a traditional woman in that sense.
And then you have the ballet flats. Now, if this were actually my bag, they would be poppy or red. Ballet flats. Comfortable. Cute. Can wear them with anything and walk long distances while still looking cute. (As long as, again, they are HIGH QUALITY ballet flats. Good shoes are always worth shelling out a little more dough for. ) Can’t beat them.
Then there is that pop of ooh la la Turquoise. This brings us to my 20% – Poppy. Colorful. Fresh. Modern. I lovvvvvvve the big T. Turquoise rules. An all white room with a pop of Turquoise? Heaven. It screams LA to me, which I absolutely love.
And then there are the sunglasses. Ooh la la. The beach. I NEED the beach. It brings me back to myself. A few years ago, I moved to Miami for a bit. When I returned to St. Louis, my friends said to me, “Glad to have you back from your sabbatical.” I could use another “sabbatical” right. about. now. If only for a long weekend.
Then we’ve got a book, “I Love Your Style.” Mmm. Style. One of my favorite subjects. Nothing can shift your perspective like a fabulous new pair of shoes or a gorgeous new lipstick. Style is not a light subject in my eyes. It’s deeply connected to our Souls. When someone says, “I don’t want to seem materialistic” to me, it’s like saying, “I can’t enjoy life.” In my opinion, if you know yourself and take care of yourself with stuff, you will get to a deeper place than if you act like a monk with one robe. That’s just me. Perhaps it’s that I’m a visual person and I need to be visually stimulated. Anyway, I love Style.
Then, of course, there’s the phone. Hello. Communication. Key. Key. Key. Gotta have friends and keep in touch with others and what’s going on in the world. 100% key.
And finally, a notebook. As a writer, I am lost without my notebooks. I have them all over my house. When I wake up in the middle of the night, I write. When I’m at my desk, I write. When I’m in the car, I write. I write everywhere. Why NOT have one in your purse?
Yes, this picture is me. 100% me.
Found via thegavlaks.com, a new Twitter friend.
I never realized before that I looked like a granny. Not until I started making videos. Oh well, I guess it could be worse. Here’s episode two of Goofy TV Candy Colored Buddha TV…