• fresh cut grass
  • wood smoke
  • lilacs
  • peppermint oil
  • orange zest
  • musk
  • cannabis
  • bergamot
  • box hedges
  • cedar chips
  • leather
may 23 2024 ∞
may 23 2024 +

warm weather

  • dress + overshirt + flat shoe (+ baseball cap)

cool weather

  • crewneck sweater + midi skirt + low heel

work

apr 30 2024 ∞
may 1 2024 +
  • integrity;
  • creativity;
  • community;
  • discretion;
  • thoughtfulness;
  • compassion;
  • gratitude;
  • tactfulness;
  • inclusiveness;
feb 7 2024 ∞
may 21 2024 +
  • diary
    • Rifle Paper Co. stitched notebook
  • media diary
    • miniature composition book
  • work "bullet journal"
    • blue moleskine
  • paper planner - calendar and habits
    • bloom yearly planner
  • Google calendar
  • listography
  • yearly photo album/scrapbook
  • yearly memory box
apr 28 2024 ∞
may 21 2024 +
  • live more by the seasons than the calendar
  • alcohol is not a toy
  • done is better than perfect; perfect is the enemy of good
  • leap and the net will appear
  • how they speak about others to you is how they speak about you to others
feb 12 2024 ∞
mar 17 2024 +
  • excessive screen time
  • texting and driving
  • not eating breakfast
  • correcting others
  • letting food go bad
  • productively procrastinating
  • not following through
  • leaving a messy kitchen
  • rehashing, rehashing, rehashing
sep 17 2023 ∞
mar 11 2024 +

as part of my bucket list

  • ordering takeout: food waste and disposable containers
    • takeout coffee...
  • driving my car (a necessary evil of the suburbs)
  • not recycling (the curse of my apartment building)
  • using disposable k-cups
  • leaving the lights on
  • long, hot showers and baths
  • excessive use of air conditioning in summer
feb 12 2024 ∞
feb 20 2024 +

as part of my bucket list

  • carrying reusable bags to the store (or skipping a bag)
    • and reusing old plastic bags for my bathroom trash
  • primarily shopping on Poshmark and thrifting for clothing
  • carrying a reusable water bottle
  • avoiding Amazon almost entirely
    • and vetting my online purchases for questionable practices
feb 13 2024 ∞
feb 13 2024 +

to ponder before purchasing

  • Birkenstock clogs
    • knockoffs bought for $5 - April 2024
    • worn 3x in April
  • pastel blue, pastel yellow
  • Ganni buckle flats
  • colored gum-sole sneakers (espezial, samba, etc.)
    • pink, green, light blue, navy blue?
  • orange for summer
  • vests
  • baguette bags
  • trucker hats
  • striped athletic socks
  • silver ballet flats
  • boxer shorts & lounge pants
  • charm necklaces
    • diy from Michael's - November 2023
mar 29 2024 ∞
may 20 2024 +

defining my personal style

  • classic: polished, traditional silhouettes, flattering, simple, timeless
  • eye-catching: unique, color/pattern/texture/shape, bright, flirty
  • wearable: comfortable, easy to clean, versatile
  • palette: berry pink, lavender, cream, black, camel, chocolate brown, green, navy, tomato red

questions to ask for new pieces:

  • can this piece be dressed up and down?
  • how many seasons can I creatively style this piece for?
  • can this piece be layered?
  • what fabric is this made from - how long will it last?
  • if this piece is for an event, will I wear it to more events in the future?
    • if it's a unique piece, could I rent it i...
feb 28 2024 ∞
apr 30 2024 +

inspired by birdie

  • animal: sea otter
  • artist: Henri Matisse
  • author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • band: Death Cab for Cutie
  • beer: Guinness in winter, Corona with lime in summer
  • bird: great blue heron
  • book: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • cake: marbled chocolate + vanilla
  • cat: calico
  • cheese: feta
  • chocolate: milk chocolate with caramel; white chocolate with raspberry ganache
  • classical piece: Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Op. 71, Act 1, 8-9
  • cocktail: Aperol spritz in summer, extra dirty martini in winter
  • coffee: hot with a splash of half-and-half; iced with hazelnut syrup and cream
feb 15 2024 ∞
may 3 2024 +
  • otters
  • sea glass
  • fresh peaches
  • Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
  • needlepoint
  • pink and white dogwood trees
  • Corona Light beer
  • Mary Oliver's poetry
  • making pot roast
  • walking under trees
  • buffalo cauliflower
  • cherry red nail polish
  • Batman (comics, cartoons, and films)
  • kids' Halloween catalogues
  • rescued dogs and cats
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Seward, Alaska
  • rock climbing gyms
  • NPR
  • wildflowers on the side of the highway
  • clothing from the 1990s
sep 18 2023 ∞
may 23 2024 +
  • Passing by Nella Larsen
  • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery ♥
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Sirens and Muses by Antonia Angress
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver ♥
  • We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Birds of California by Katie Cotugno
  • Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford
feb 10 2024 ∞
mar 20 2024 +
  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronson
  • A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson ♥
oct 16 2023 ∞
feb 13 2024 +
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde ♥
    • played Cecily Cardew, 2015
  • Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
feb 23 2024 ∞
feb 23 2024 +
  • Evidence
  • At The River Clarion
  • Hum
  • Black Oaks ♥
  • The Sun
  • Rice
  • The Summer Day ♥
  • Strawberry Moon
oct 5 2023 ∞
mar 11 2024 +
  • Alexandre Desplat
    • The Fantastic Mr. Fox
    • Little Women
  • Ludwig Göransson
    • Black Panther
    • Oppenheimer
    • The Mandalorian
  • Nicholas Britell
    • 'Agape,' If Beale Street Could Talk
feb 7 2024 ∞
feb 13 2024 +

in

  • pearl necklaces
  • dental hygiene
  • long form news articles
  • stout beer
  • turn signals
  • eating any food for breakfast
  • carolyn bessette kennedy
  • themed house parties
  • old fashioned southern sayings
  • dips
  • award winning movies, books, etc.
  • “thanks I made it”
  • using people’s names
  • handwritten notes

out

  • amazon
  • wine
  • texting and driving
  • undertones
apr 9 2024 ∞
apr 27 2024 +
  • Middle Child
  • Middle Child Clubhouse
  • Suraya
  • Parc - 02/25/2024
  • Ranstead Room
  • Angelo’s
  • Laser Wolf
  • Tulip Pasta
  • Cuba Libre
  • Fiorella
  • El Vez
  • Giuseppe and Sons
  • Giorgio on Pine
  • Wilder
  • Her Place Supper Club
  • Tria
  • Tattooed Mom's
feb 27 2024 ∞
apr 1 2024 +
  • fresh ice, cold water, and a secondary drink in a pitcher in the fridge
  • clean, folded, and conspicuous hand towels in the bathroom
  • matching glassware ready to go
  • a simple snack (fruit, cheese and crackers)
  • cloth napkins, even for casual dinners
  • lit candles
  • an extra phone charger easily available
  • a few lemons and limes on hand
mar 17 2024 ∞
mar 19 2024 +
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Bali
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Banff National Park, Canada
  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Greece
  • Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Chile
  • Olympic National Park, Washington
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • USVI National Park
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
jul 8 2021 ∞
mar 12 2024 +
  • purchases
    • sleep headphones
    • amazon smart plugs ($25): bedroom & living room lamps
    • roomba
    • air fryer?
    • kitchen-style food prep containers
  • habits
    • pre-separate whites and colors in hamper; wash sheets with whites
apr 30 2024 ∞
apr 30 2024 +