Friday, May 29, 2015

Now that's a view!

Doesn't that look relaxing? I found it on pinterest and the photo originally came from housebeautiful.com  I love the look of wood Adirondack chairs with a snuggly fleece blanket. I can just see relaxing there, maybe with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? Or a nice glass of wine? I actually made this my screen saver so I could pretend relax at work!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Someday

I've been swooning over beautiful houses on Pinterest recently. I love this look, very classic, cape cod type style. In fact, I went through my board the other day and I clearly live on the wrong side of the country. I currently live in a very Spanish feeling bungalow in Northern California. It's very nice but still, a girl can dream can't she?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Short Hair

Over the years I've had a lot of different cuts, some short, some long. I've never been one of those girls who are attached to their hair. I grow it out, I cut it off. Time for a change? I'm most likely to cut my hair. It's short right now and while I was thinking about growing it out, I re-watched Sliding Doors over the long weekend and the found this picture on the internet. Love it! Guess I'll be staying short.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Yoga, a new discovery

It sometimes seems like I have tried every exercise trend/style in the world. I've been a runner, a swimmer, a biker. I've done barre classes, wii fit and I own enough exercise DVD's to stock a library. But I'd never done yoga before. I've been dealing with some personal issues and battling some personal demons and my doctor suggested I give it a try. I started with a video for complete beginners that streamed free on my kindle. It was really good but I thought I should make sure I was doing things correctly so I signed up for a few classes at the studio by my house. I can't explain how much I love it. I actually look forward to it, which I never thought I'd say about working out. I took my first "open level" as opposed to beginning class this weekend and smiled all day. I try and get to the live classes 2 times a week and do the videos on the other days. It's really been amazing and I'm a total convert. Anyone else?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Camel

I love the color camel. I just scored a beautiful Brooks Brothers coat (very similar to the one above)for a great price via eBay. Yes, it's almost summer but here in the SF Bay area, coats can be a year round thing and as they say, winter is coming. I've always loved the look of a camel coat but mostly always owned a red or navy one so I'm excited about this. I also love the look with the checked skirt and rich bag, shoe, glove combo. I'm already planning my copy cat look for fall.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I keep coming back

It's funny, I keep thinking that I'm going to retire this blog, that I've run out of thing to say. That doesn't seem to be the case as I keep coming back. Apparently I have more to say. It's been a crazy spring for me and I'm hoping for some summer fun! I have graduations to plan and hopefully some fun adventures to take. If you are still checking and reading, thanks! If you just happened to end up here, welcome and I hope you'll come back!
 
I'm using this picture because the hydrangeas in my yard are just starting to come into bloom and I love them! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Secret to Happiness

Ok, we maybe not but a great title right? Anyway, I found this great article about how habits are the secret to happiness. Gretchen Rubin, who wrote the great book called "The Happiness Project" was interviewed about how formulating habits are a major source of happiness. It kind of makes sense, who hasn't made and abandoned a New Year's resolution? But getting in the car and putting on your seatbelt is automatic. I never wore a helmet riding my bike, skiing or horseback riding as a child, now I always do. The key seems to be establishing healthy habits that work for you. Another key seems to starting small. Not, I'll lose 20 pounds, but I'll take the stairs, not the elevator. It's worth a read. Happy Friday!