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Atumn in my Heart

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables   Fall – everybody’s abuzz about it lately. Cool -ber months are upon us which means it’s the season for knitted sweaters and plaid flannels, warm pumpkin spice lattes and apple pies. But from where I’m currently living, we just leave our autumn dreams to the imagination. Dressing up our space to match this season’s mood has always cheered me up. I used  ...

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Café Xela

Coffee and friends make the perfect blend.     —Anonymous How do you spend a perfect rainy afternoon? At a cute cafe, with a cup of yummy latte and a good book plus company of friends you’ve known since kindergarten days! Agree? Definitely yes! You see, I’ve been home for a week now and barely left the house. It’s been raining nonstop and honestly, I miss it after living in the sandpit for years. It is quite refreshing to hear the sound of droplets against the glass  ...

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Sunday Mornings

“The sun just touched the morning; The morning, happy thing, Supposed that he had come to dwell, And life would be all spring.” ―Emily DIckinson   Don’t you just love waking up to a good day, breakfast in bed with the agenda of just finishing a good book or listening to your favorite records? Nothing like a lazy, easy-breezy, good old-fashioned Sunday morning, eh? I don’t know about you but for me, this is what happy looks like. I hope y’all have the same! Have a  ...

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‘Tis the Season to Create

December 30, 2016  | Today is very special because it marks a milestone in my creative pursuits as a blogger, a first of many I hope. May I present a one-of-a-kind collaboration that Kent and I did with our good friend, Jason Burgos. This fun shoot was actually inspired by the rustic holiday decor that I’ve set up this year and a New Darlings blog post by Robert and Christina (one of my my favorite couple instagrammers). And because I hoped to have a piece of this inspiration forever,  ...

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Bookmarked 01 | Current Reads

So many books, so little time. -Frank Zappa I am such a book hoarder. I totally can’t help it that I’m in love with books – everything about them from smelling its new pages to wrinkling the spine to dog-earing my favorite parts. I always prefer them than the digital ones (Ebooks, PDFs) because there’s just a different kind of magic to it. I can’t remember a time when my growing up years didn’t include books or the library or The National Bookstore.  If someone  ...

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Rustic Holiday Feels

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. -Charles Dickens     I’ve always loved the country rustic vibe and so for this year’s Christmas tree theme, I chose natural elements as trimmings, recycled old ornaments from last year and used raw materials such as burlap and  jute twine to set an overall au naturale tone. I also pitched in some lace features and vintage ribbons to soften the mood and give an almost Parisian shabby chic feel. Wrapped  ...

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