This summer I’ve made a deliberate effort to spend more time reading. Or I should say, reading works outside my normal realm of non-fiction and business/finance books. I’ve never been one to “let go” and loose myself in the thrill of a fiction novel. I think it’s the sensible realist in me always thinking in the back of my mind…”this would never happen in real life”. But this year I made a vow to break out of my shell and try some new material and I have to say it’s been quite liberating to embrace the art of storytelling. I thought I’d share a few of my finds and hope that you’ll leave a comment with some of your recommendations. Please excuse the wide variety here…as I say, fiction is mostly unchartered territory and I’m still learning what appeals to me and for that, I’ve included a few non-fiction and design related books to even things out.
So, I was a bit surprised to find that my last post was in January.
Why is time flying by at lightning speed? Goodness.
I won’t bore you with details of a busy life because I for one, know we all have them. I have a few more weeks of travel for styling projects and then some much needed time at home. There are grand plans to “get things done” as they say. Around the house things like finishing a few window treatments, adding to the still sparse furnishings, building planters for the front porch, and whatever else can be checked off the list. There are also reasons to celebrate…graduations, birthdays and such. Those days that make life extra special.
I’m looking forward to catching up with you here.
My wish is that you are all well and have been enjoying spring and all its wonders. xo, H
Hello! First off, I want to say Thank You to those of you who participated in the reader survey and left comments. I loved the conversations we had on that post. It was so kind of you to take the time and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts and results in the near future.
In the meantime, here are a few things of note lately:
This beautiful Menu Pumpkin via Merrythought.
I really want to make this for dinner one night.
Their packaging is spot on. I heard it’s delicious. Must be…it’s always Sold Out.
Recently discovered this blog about restoring a run down house.
Fun home tour with Reese Witherspoon in this 73 Questions video interview. Love!
I’ve got quite a few shoots lined up…styling away the next few months.
It was finally time to buy a new camera. Anxiously waiting it’s arrival any day now.
I planted a small herb garden because buying them in plastic tray packs gets expensive.
Here’s my entryway dressed up for autumn. That’s the extent of my holiday decor so far.
I really hope California decides to have a winter this year. For reals.
Be back soon! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!