Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Makers...

via Joslyn - could it be any truer?
Good Morning friends! Long time, no see so to speak...How is your fall shaping up?
We were a gang of sniffles, coughs, and whines all last week so I took some mental health days, put my computer far away, hid my phone and spent some quality time with my girls...
To say I've been struggling to keep it together lately is a bit of an understatement so to that end I'm going to  keep my internet diet going and step away from the blog a bit...I'll pop in once a week (hmmm....maybe I should check in on Thursdays a la Gwyneth?) and you can always find me on pinterest & twitter (short, easy forms of communication seem to be easier these days, no?) and shop news on facebook...
Lucky for you though, my lovely friend Rebecca volunteered to fill in for me a bit and I can't wait to see what she has in store! Rebecca is one of those girls who always looks impossibly chic just wearing white vnecks with jeans (the fact that they are Isabel Marant tees & MiH jeans doesn't hurt) and has minimalist cool down pat...so stay tuned for that...

I'll leave you with a few of my happy makers lately...

flowers from Spruce - my mom sends a bouquet every month...

This painting by Hadley Holliday that nows sits across from my bed...love waking up to beautiful art!

my Beatrice Valenzuela shoes...so gorgeous and soft...

New albums from Wilco - The Whole Love and Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire...I had a great nostalgia piece on the 20th anniversary of Nevermind in my head and never got around to posting it ...but I will say that if Nirvana was the angsty teenage voice of my generation than Tweedy & co are the complicated adults we grew into...and no one writes sad, poignant love songs like Ryan...le sigh!

also...this stunning, WARM (yay!) Fall we are having, baby giggles (Lila knows how to get Louisa belly laughing and it is beyond infectious), and the fact that we are headed to Palm Springs/Los Angeles in one week!!

What are you crushing on these days?
xoxo, M


  1. I totally agree with you on the Wilco! We've been listening to the new album nonstop in our house. I've loved Jeff Tweedy since Uncle Tupelo played my college my freshman year... :) Hope the blog rest gives you some needed breathing room! xo-k

  2. I am totally on a blog diet as well...teaching, O's school obligations, life...geez. Thank goodness for pinterest...i still get my fix. Love Love your Hadley Holliday painting! Have a great week Michelle!

  3. these are major happy-makers lady...holy cow that painting is gorgeous...so awesome that it's yours! and i love your mom...sending you flowers every month?? i want to do that for the girlies one day!

  4. First of all: Your mama is a total rock star. What a great tradition. My husband insisted that Emerson pick out flowers yesterday at the farmer's market so she could have them in her room. Pink gerbers of course.

    And yes, take a good healthy blog break. We'll be here when you get back. I seriously can't imagine how you hold it all together with a business and two littles. Enjoy some screenless time and OMG enjoy Palm Springs. We'll be in LA around the same time but only for one night. Otherwise, I would try to work a meet up. Dying to meet you in person. Ah well, I'll wait for summer camp at ALT.

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  6. Sorry about the sickness in your house...ack. I took a bit of a break myself and now I am "blogging in moderation" lol. The painting is beautiful. I will have to check out the new Wilco.
    I am laughing because I just wrote a post about the new SJP flick and it ends with the words at the beginning of this post. Great minds, I tell ya.
    Sounds like you deserve Palm Spring, girlie. Enjoy!

  7. I've been on an almost total blog break for most of the last year. We'll miss you but honestly I can't say enough good things about getting offline a bit more!

  8. I need to power down a bit too. I think it might help my sanity. Thanks for the music tips. I'm so needing some new tunes. And that painting is seriously perfection. I had forgotten about Hadley Holliday (isn't that such a great name?)
    ps- are you going to ALT????
    xo Trina


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