Ponderings
Flower Cooler of Ideas

Flower Cooler of Ideas

My brain is a flower cooler of ideas right now. In the winter time of creativity (when a person is too busy with other things to do much of their own), a slew of ideas have been blossoming in my mind. They’re still not fully matured yet and the timing isn’t right. So, for now,...
Coffee and Catching Up

Coffee and Catching Up

At this quiet moment on Sunday evening before the hustle of another week begins, I’m thinking back to two weeks ago. David and I were on our Thanksgiving trip home to Tennessee, visiting family and catching up with good friends. We ate delicious food, took it easy, and gave thanks for our blessings. Life was...
Life Balance

Life Balance

“Life Balance”… what do you think about this post title?! Are you peeked with curiosity? Dreading the tiresome topic? Eager to hear my possibly profound insight? Well, I hate to disappoint but my insight is neither profound nor complicated… just perhaps different from what you might expect. Here’s how I happened upon it…   I’ve...
Just for You

Just for You

Let me take you back to a moment in my life from this past week. Opportunity knocks I get super excited about a once-in-a-lifetime experience Adrenaline soars I gather my nerves Then find myself energized and utterly inspired Ideas bursting at the seams of my brain Tempted to tweet, post, ‘gram… anything!! Don’t… Instead, the...
Lately...

Lately…

Lately I’ve been thinking and reflecting… blogging, blogging, blogging… planning… visiting lovely people… and working. It’s been great despite the challenge of the juggle that inevitably comes with a busy life. My posts have been a little less regular recently but for good reason. I have some really cool things coming down the pipeline! More...
In Quiet Moments

In Quiet Moments

My mind is rarely quiet. It’s constantly buzzing with the activity of upcoming tasks, growing to-do lists, beeping texts, junk emails, flooded calendars, nagging invoices, big projects, and so on and so forth until what seems like the end of time. As it turns out, my work is a huge distraction in my life! (ha!!)...
One In, One Out

One In, One Out

I mentioned the mysterious reproductive nature of my flower vases in yesterday’s post. Yes, they (plus other mischievous household items) have a curious way of multiplying without my notice. My amateur florist-self believes everyone of these beauties (and there are many more) to be completely necessary – each one serving a unique and irreplaceable role....
Simple Does It... The Style Story of Emily Landham

Simple Does It… The Style Story of Emily Landham

Simplicity – the kind that is easy, beautiful, comfortable, and also still inviting – is so difficult to achieve! At least, when the idea of parting with your precious, “never-can-be-replaced-again” belongings is so hard to arrive at. Sure, I’ve touted the merits of regular Spring and Fall cleaning often enough and waved the flag of...
Monday, Already?

Monday, Already?

Is it really… Monday, already? It seems like the weekend just flew by. Now, I’m sitting at my computer composing this post and already this morning I’ve been up and out of the house, to the other side of town, locked out of my car (ugh!), rescued by my prince in shining armor (thanks, sweety),...
Nooks and Crannies

Nooks and Crannies

…we so often forget them in favor of the more important spaces in our homes with grander potential. But they have as much potential for unexpected charm and character as anything else! Take this master bath from Denise’s home, for example. It would have been easy to leave it untouched and unembellished. Why decorate a...
The Importance of Art

The Importance of Art

Lofty post title, no? You might think that I’m about to expound on the academic reasoning of the importance of art (because i totally could!) . Ha, not so! No, today I’m just going to share a few reflections from a recent daytrip that made me ponder on the role of art in our lives....
What Home Means

What Home Means

What home means to us… this is a subject that’s been jostling around in my mind for the past few weeks. I’m incredibly blessed to have a wide variety of friends and family from all paths and stages of life and each with a unique perspective on home life. Being within and around these homes...
Art & Life

Art & Life

When was the last time you visited an art museum? Be honest… last month, last year, last century?! If you haven’t recently, I implore you, make it a priority. David and I visited The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which we are now members of, and left with a renewed enthusiasm for and understanding...
Beyond the Walls

Beyond the Walls

How often do you really open your eyes to the details of your surroundings? Most days, I’m very aware of what’s around me (except when the house needs cleaning and the laundry is piling up… then I’d rather ignore my environment). Today’s photographs were taken while running around town late last week. Each scene struck...
About Bugs in Bracelets

About Bugs in Bracelets

David and I both agree, I could use a little more edge. It’s not exactly in my personality to be edgy… I’d sooner choose a 50s sun dress over a leather studded handbag. And that’s okay with me! But every once in a while a person feels the need to step out of their shell...
Big vs. Little

Big vs. Little

Here are a few brief thoughts for the weekend. I created my first inspiration board for 2012 this week. So far, it’s been wonderful!! I look up at it and am refreshed with a wall of new ideas and thoughts. Each new thought leads to a new plan, which in turn leads to a new...