Mother’s Day: 2018

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I wanted to share the photos of our fresh and beautiful details from Mother’s Day brunch this year!

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My mother is a wonderful mother, the kind that everyone wishes they had, and I am proud to call her mine. She is wonderful at all the things she does, whether it is her business (wedding styling) or artwork, cooking or entertaining, or simply talking to me about Ancient Aliens. Speaking of that, my mother believes she might be from another planet, and I am starting to believe her. She is just too good to belong to this planet. She is extraordinary!

Mother’s Day allows us to spend some time reflecting on how thankful we are for our moms, which is a beautiful thing to do. This year, I did something simple for a gift, but it was something she was so happy about. I set her up with Spotify and made her a special Spotify playlist. This had all of her favorite songs on it, so no matter where she goes, she will be able to listen to music she loves.

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My mom’s favorite meal is breakfast, so she was excited by all the food we had to choose from. Pastries, waffles, cream puffs, oh my! With coffee and lots of flowers decorating the space, we had a great time. Sometimes, the world can be a very cruel place, but I am happy that during those times, I am able to turn to someone like my mom. And after all of the guests left, we were able to sit down and watch  a horror movie. That was probably her favorite part of the day, which is what I love most about her!

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It’s not Mother’s Day without vibrant tulips!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day this year. I think my mom had a nice one, and my suspicions are confirmed by the fact that I can hear her singing along with Adele from her new playlist.

To see what else I’m up to, you can check out my Instagram and Tumblr! 🙂

-Heather

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Soft, Strange Ways

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It can feel like spring is taunting us by pushing up the flowers from the earth and then blasting us with a snow storm.

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I am in fear of wishing it will warm up any more, for I was too excited the last few times, and the cool air nipped at me each morning afterwards. I suppose this is always how it is in New England. It seems that spring won’t come fast enough, but then before we know it, it is summer and we are sweltering. What I am enjoying, though, is the rain. We have had lovely rainy days that many people have been grumbling about, but I find energy in their atmospheric drizzle.

I’ll be back soon,

-Heather

Inspired by Clouds

Inspired by Clouds

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Hello,

For fun, I thought I would try a writing exercise on here where I come up with personality types for different kinds of things. And what kinds of things, you ask? I was thinking different kinds of clouds.

If I had assign types of people that match different kinds of clouds, this is what I’d say.

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Stratus- Will fight for you no matter what. They gain strength by knowing they are natural warriors. Most likely to endure and survive life’s biggest hardships. 

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Cumulus- Particular about doing things a certain way. Has to stop and look at everything because they are in love with the world around them. Wears their heart on their sleeve to an extent, but hides more suffering beneath the surface that others will never find. 

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Cirrocumulus- A true romantic at heart, and isn’t afraid to be passionate. Doesn’t believe in caging themselves in with material items, and wants to be free more than anything else. Has the beauty and stature of a natural hunter. 

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Altrostatus- Is full of pure love and feels it strongly every day. Never holds back when telling others how much they mean to them. Loves to create stories and tell them to anyone who will listen. 

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I got the idea to use clouds when me and my friend were recently at a science museum and were playing around with an exhibit about different clouds. They all have such personalities, even though they are just particles of water.

Thank you for reading, I’ll be back soon.

-Heather

I Drifted Off for a Moment

I Drifted Off for a Moment

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On this day, I woke up to almost five inches of snow. I took a few pictures outside, but I was truly shocked at the change in weather. How did that come so quickly? The day warmed up though, and a lot of that snow melted. It was amazing to see the fresh, fluffy white melting and dripping off of the house. I had to bundle up to go outside, but inside, I was able to wear a thin, long-sleeved shirt. This plaid skirt is perfect for windy days when you need to keep warm.

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Shirt: Gifted

Beret: Gifted

Skirt: Modcloth

Coat: Guess

Lately I have been incredibly inspired with my writing, and I’ve been making actual progress. This makes me so happy beyond belief. What I’ve noticed, though, is that thinking about my stories ends in me daydreaming and scribbling things into a notebook to save for later. I feel slightly part of this world, but also belonging to another one. I think this is good, for now, because I am allowing myself to be as creative as I can with what I write. At least I am getting some words onto the page.

Here is a quote that reminds me of how I feel:

“In a place far away from anyone or anywhere, I drifted off for a moment.”

-Haruki Murakami

A Vintage Explorer Lookbook

A Vintage Explorer Lookbook

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Hat: Forever 21

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Sweater: TJMaxx

Skirt: H&M

Hair Ribbon: Forever 21

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Pants: Primark

Boots: Bonton

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Sweater: StitchFix

Jeans: Target

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Inspired by my favorite adventurers/naturalists: John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Beatrix Potter, Alexander Von Humbolt, etc. I wish I could dress like this all the time and travel around the world to see the most beautiful national parks.

Here is one of my favorite exploring quotes by my favorite travel writer, Bill Bryson:

 

“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater

sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country

where you are ignorant of almost everything.

Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t

read anything. You have only the most rudimentary

sense of how things work. You can’t even reliably

cross the street without endangering your life. Your

whole existence becomes a series of interesting

guesses.”

 

 

 

“Scrapbook Ending” Bag from Modcloth

“Scrapbook Ending” Bag from Modcloth

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Product Description:

Your day of memory making with this cognac crossbody bag concludes with plans to continue tomorrow! The brassy accents edging the corners of this faux-leather purse – paired with a cool press-lock closure – are like photo corners that frame a fun afternoon each time you’re out and about.

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/accessories/scrapbook-ending-bag-in-brown/155910.html

I need a warm, light-colored brown bag for spring, and I found the most beautiful one on Modcloth (of course) and I needed to have it. The look that I was going for here is spring naturalist looking for plants to stuff into her trunk-shaped bag. I think it is absolutely adorable, and while it is smaller than some of my other bags, everything essential does fit inside. The detailing on the corners are perfect for giving a vintage feel to the bag, as well as the details on the bottom corners of each side of the bag, which make it look like an old trunk.

I bought this about a week and a half ago, and the first bag sent to me had some broken pieces but I was quickly sent a new one. This bag now feels like my soulmate. That might sound like an exaggeration! But I swear that I’ve worn it out once and I can’t imagine not having it. I don’t believe that the leather is real but it feels beautiful, and after only wearing it once I got so many compliments on the style. I love it because of the old antique-trunk style of it. I have a leather wallet, and iPhone 8 Plus, and many tiny notebooks, and everything fits inside! The only thing that had to be minimized was my ridiculous amount of lip products that I carry around with me (but I didn’t mind that).

Since this is giving me beautiful, springy vibes, I will conclude with an inspiring quote to hopefully give whoever is reading this a little pep in their step:

 

“The best thing that you could do is master the chaos in you.

You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.

-Mama Indigo

 

Nothing Good Gets Away

Nothing Good Gets Away

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This past weekend, in the bitter cold, I spent a wonderful weekend with my dear friend in her cozy cabin home. The wood fire stove kept us nice and warm while we had many days of soup-eating and visiting with family and friends.

When you haven’t seen a friend for a long time, it is so lovely to reconnect again and spend time with each other making new memories and remembering past ones. Many times, we laughed our hearts out and talked late into the night. Other times, we watched our favorite shows and ate ice cream until we were full and content.

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I’d love to hear your experiences from a happy weekend with friends. This one is one I will remember forever, a nice and warm time that was full of happiness. It certainly made my winter slump much better, as I feel refreshed and much more myself again.

It reminds me of a quote by John Steinbeck:

“If it is right, it happens–The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away”