Although I love West Elm, Pottery Barn, and Ikea as much as the next person, sometimes it is just slightly more special to purchase items that are handmade. I have been browsing the world’s pillow options, and these beauties from Gypsya caught my eye. When I started looking through her store, I realized that each item was just as gorgeous as the last (and often organic!). That gold pillow (and maybe the lovely cuff) may be finding their way into my new home. Friday is moving day. Here’s to hoping we make it through in one piece.One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six / Seven / Eight / Nine
I have thought for some time that I may have a talent for spotting shooting stars. More than likely this is not because of some magical powers I possess but because I tend to look up frequently. “Head in the clouds” may be a good way to describe it. I have realized recently that I may be a little bewitched by the moon and the night sky in general. When I mentioned this revelation to Colleen, she was basically like, “Duh Meg. You always have been.” Oh. Isn’t it funny when there are things that other people observe about us that we don’t realize about ourselves. I have this theory that the moon impacts my emotions in the same way it controls the tides. Although I have no scientific data to explain this, I know that my thoughts and emotions are always heightened at nighttime. If I am happy, at night, I am ecstatic. If I am sad, at night, I am distraught. If I am very excited, at night, I am so anxious that I have difficulty sleeping. If I am thinking a lot about something specific, at night, it consumes me. I found this quote by Elie Wiesel and I realized I am not alone.
While doing some sleuthing for Christmas presents, I stumbled upon the neatest little etsy shop called Theater Clouds. The artist Elly creates these spectacular prints using lighting, paper, and a miniature theater. I’m obsessed with all of them, and love how they are dreamy and beautiful while still playful at heart. And I can’t get over how cute the names are. They are crazy reasonable so if you are looking for last minute gifts, you should check it out.
Sometimes and particularly in an election year when sweeping statements are being tossed around every other second like great truths, I get a little frustrated. I will be the first person to argue that everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it is important to remember that most all of our “truths” are just that… our opinions. I was having a discussion the other night with friends about how the world is made up of gray area. Most all rules, laws, and facts have at least one possible circumstance in which they are no longer valid. I believe that too often people form an opinion about something or make a statement that they present as factual or “black and white.” They are unyielding in their belief that this one way is the only possible solution. They believe that this is how everyone should live their life. I know that I am guilty of thoughts and statements like this as well. My “black and white” for the day is that it is important to remember the gray. To remember that every person has their own journey and therefore their own truth and that it is important to keep some flexibility in our thinking and consider other people’s perspectives.