Wednesday, August 13, 2014

To live would be an awfully big adventure....

"You know that place between sleep and awake?  That place where you still remember dreaming?  That's where I'll always love you Peter Pan.  That's where I'll be waiting"
-Hook 

I've never been to Neverland but Robin Williams took me there.  I've never been trapped in a board game but Robin Williams made me feel like I had.  I've never been a genius or a prodigy but Robin Williams taught me there is more to life.  I've never found a magic lamp but I wanted a friend like Genie.  I've never been to Vietnam but I've said Good Morning to it.  I've never written poetry but I have felt the emotions in "O Captain My Captain".  I've never had a nanny but I've learned the importance of doing anything for your family.  I could go on and on.  I know he didn't write the words he spoke but he delivered both comedic and dramatic roles completely relatable.  You know someone was special when the world mourns as if they lost a member of their family.

Robin Williams....you will be greatly missed.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014




Monday, August 4, 2014

Weekend Collage

weekend collage

weekend collage by vanessanelson featuring a yoga activewear

Hello!  Hello!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  I didn't do much I'll be honest.  I closed the store for the first time as manager on Saturday and it was so stressful I spent most of Sunday just doing nothing.  I have however been feeling quite bold lately.  Bold lips, bold eyes, bold scent, bold music.
Basically I want to be Beyonce (are we surprised by this?  If the answer is yes feel free to just start at the beginning of this blog and work your way back here ok?)
MAC's Candy Yum Yum is just delicious.  I seriously love it so much and I've found that YSL's Shocking mascara is such a perfect pair.  I've always been a fan of Juicy Couture fragrance but the new Gold Couture might be my all time favorite.  It's all warm and caramel-ly and basically amazing. As far as music goes....Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" has been a repeat.  

Anything new or fun or BOLD you've been trying lately?
Let me know!
xxx 
V

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Isn't That Something?

The first person who saw your face was delighted by you. Isn’t that something? You managed to bring joy only by breathing. 
Your mother will occasionally peek through the cracks of your door when you are sleeping, even now, to make sure that she can see the movements of your chest. 
The boy who kissed you in the park last night isn’t in love with you, he won’t even stay, but he meant every second of those minutes. 
You’ll walk a city street that your feet have never touched before and you’ll be terrified of getting lost and that feeling is what’ll help you find the way home. 
You’ll give your money to a homeless man and he will hold your hand firmly between his and he will say ‘thank you so, so much’ and isn’t that something?
There’s a piece of music that makes your heart feel like it’s bleeding. Listen to it. Listen to it again. 
When was the last time you paused to stare at night time? 
Did you know that there is at least one person in your life who will jump in front of a hail of bullets for you, without your asking. 
Your entire body is made of nerves. Feel things. 
Take walks in places you’ve never been. 
Take photographs of people not everyone considers beautiful. Find loveliness in them. 
Let go of the things that are killing you from the inside out. 
One day you’re going to be part of the sky, you’re going to be that beautiful and that necessary but not today. Not today.

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Home Shopping

I both love and hate moving.  Hate for the obvious reasons....packing, cleaning, hauling things (basically labor in general)
BUT I LOVE shopping for a new home.  Deciding the new set up of your bedroom.....new ideas to decorate....pinning things to your Pinterest board....
Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, Ikea, Pottery Barn....all these catalogs are like pornography for me. My heart literally starts racing faster as I thumb through the pages and ideas start jumping at me.
My hands are sweating just typing this.

I thought I would share some ideas and things that I'm currently loving.

Bathroom  


                                    L to R:  Owl Container - ModCloth {here}
                                                 Owl Bath Mat - ModCloth {here}
                                                 Shower Caddy - ModCloth {here}
                                                 Owl Toothbrush Tree - ModCloth {here}
                                                 Falling Petals Shower Curtain - Macy's {here}
                                                Acrylic Lipstick Organizer - The Container Store {here}

Some of these I have actually already bought....and yes I clearly have an obsession with owls.  I just love quirky little things to make your bathroom fun and organized. 

Pillows


         L to R:    Loving Room Pillow - ModCloth {here}
                                                      Hello Pillow - ModCloth {here}
                                                      Sloth Pillow - ModCloth {here}
                                                      Inspired Pillow - ModCloth {here}
                                                      Wandering Star Pillow - Anthropologie {here}
                                                      Feline Pillow - ModCloth {here}

I'm a sucker for a decorative pillow.  Pretty ones, funny ones....you name it.  Love.


Bedroom

 L to R:     Memorable Style Frame - ModCloth {here}
                                                Beach Radio - Anthropologie {here}
                                                Touching Memories Frame - ModCloth {here}
                                                Pomdelion Bouquet - Anthropologie {here}

I love little accents in the bedroom.  Fun kitschy things.  I like the idea of a vintage radio on a vanity next to fun little pom pom flowers.  Unique.  Things people notice that make your bedroom different. 

Lighting/Candles


                                     L to R:   Sweet Almond and Macaroon Candle - Jo Malone {here}
                                                  Peony and Blush Suede Candle - Jo Malone {here}
                                                  Just Picked Candle Tins - Anthropologie {here}
                                                  Peach Cilantro Twist Candle - Bath and Body Works {here}
                                                  Capri Blue Swirled Jar Candle - Anthropologie {here}
                                                  Rosette Glow String Lights - Target {here}
                                                  PS Maskros Light - Ikea {here}
                                                  Kristaller Light - Ikea {here}

I love candles.  They are so relaxing.  I have about a billion candles at any one time and I'll just turn off the lights and watch a movie with the candles and it's seriously like heaven.  Also.....chandeliers.....I mean...is there anything more cozy or romantic?

I'm also pinning ideas like crazy on Pinterest.  If you're a Pinterest lover....you can follow me and share all your amazing decorating ideas with me....I need them!
xxx
V

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