#goals // 2017 New Year’s resolutions check in

GOALS PIN-01.jpgOkay, so don’t think I’m crazy, but let’s check in on those New Year’s resolutions. Frankly, I’m not a big traditional resolution person. Things like ‘eat less sugar’ or ‘lose 20 lbs’ are not realistic for me becuse the way those resolutions are framed results in a lot of negative thinking. For the last several years I’ve tried made yearly goals of things I want to increase rather than decrease. Doing this has actually helped me stay on target, more or less. I also like to take some time to think about what I’ve learned. This week, I figure I’d share that with you.
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come on over vol. 8 | Pieces of Home

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Hello friends!

Apologies for how late I am in getting this out today. I worked for 6 days leading from this past weekend into the early week with a day off before working this weekend as well so I don’t know if I’m coming or going! As much as I can be extroverted and social and outgoing I am a true introvert and I desperately need to catch up on my alone time in order to recharge. I’ll have two days off from work before my friend Faith arrives in LA next week and I want to be in tip top shape so we can make the most of her trip. But first, let me tell you about how donuts got me face to face with Milo Ventimiglia. Continue reading “come on over vol. 8 | Pieces of Home”

nesting // building HOME in temporary living spaces

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Just because you’re renting doesn’t mean that you have to wait to create home in your living space. I believe that home lives within you which gives you the ability to spread it into your living space at will. I’m looking forward to a day when I own a house and can paint the walls and hammer nails at will, but until that day I’m still going to build the coziest nest I can no matter where I am. Read on for some of my tips on how to achieve this in your space. Continue reading “nesting // building HOME in temporary living spaces”

come on over vol. 7 | Pieces of Home

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I’ve had most of this week off after a stint of working almost non-stop for over a month followed by another stint of working six straight days. Whew, these last couple of days felt so good! I went to bed pretty early most nights (11pm/midnight) and was up by 9 am so I was able to catch up on sleep and also not sleep my days away. It felt so nice especially since it’s been chilly once the sun has gone down here in LA. I’ve been burning my fall candles, finally hung some fairy lights over my bed and have been snuggled up with Gilmore Girls reruns.  Continue reading “come on over vol. 7 | Pieces of Home”

bright lights // 5 Things I Miss About NYC

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Although there are many things I love about LA, after nearly 6 months I’ve found myself missing some things about New York City. Honestly, it has taken me about this long to really even notice. A couple of months into my time here someone asked me if I missed New York City and it hadn’t even occurred to me. I was too busy catching up on sleep, enjoying my favorite weather and seeing my best friend regularly to even think about New York City. As I’m coming out of the other side of my burn out I’m finding that there are things I really miss and I’m looking forward to a trip back to the city that never sleeps. After I get a couple more months of sleep, that is. Continue reading “bright lights // 5 Things I Miss About NYC”