Monday, September 23, 2013

You take my breath away.

We are welcoming autumn at our house in the most beautiful ways!

We are planting mums + planning a trip to the pumpkin patch.
Welcoming autumn at our house in the most beautiful ways! This time of year takes my breath away.

We are getting out the cozy blankets + drinking too many (soy) pumpkin lattes.
Early morning fog + cozy blankets + delicious coffee + a good book. A girl could get used to this.

We are picking apples and baking one too many apple crisps. 
We are looking forward to the changing leaves + building warm fires...and love that sweatshirts are required when we go out for an evening bike ride!

I have a list in my journal (about a mile long!) of all the things I'd love to do this autumn...
What are some of your autumn to-dos or traditions?

This time of year takes my breath away.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Coffee. Always coffee.

I've discovered that pure magic lives in weekends. The secret to finding it? Very little work, and lots + lots of play. (And of course, coffee. Always coffee.)

Two of my favorite early morning rituals: coffee + candle lighting. Enjoying these quiet moments so much right now.

Last weekend was no exception. Mom and I met in the middle at one of our favorite coffee shops and shared breakfast + pumpkin lattes + wonderful conversation.

After which, we wandered around a few of our favorite haunts...
And this handsome fellow begged me to bring him home;).

Yesterday was one of those magical days, filled with pumpkin lattes + togetherness + treasure hunting. I cannot even handle the cuteness of this guy. He now lives in my studio:).

Approximately one minute later, 7 hours had passed.
Have you ever experienced this feeling?
I love losing concept of time, even if for a while. Even if it is a little bittersweet.
After all - who wants these precious moments to end?

One of my new goals for this year is to work less on the weekends...I can already see I'm going to like this.  Very much.

What is your favorite way to play during the weekend?


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Point to Jesus

Shine in the darkness and point to Jesus.  These are the words I scribbled down last Sunday, that have been on my heart ever since. Shine on, friends.

Shine in the darkness and point to Jesus.

These are the words I scribbled down last Sunday.
The words that have been on my heart ever since.

Shine on, dear one. The world needs more of your light. <3 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Painting Play

As autumn slowly begins to settle in, I find myself spending less time in the studio + more time taking in all of the beauty. Hello crisp air + cool sunshine + changing leaves. I adore you, so.

I love slowing down this time of year. Often, I find myself painting just for the sake of getting my hands messy with paint - worrying less about productivity + more about the beautiful process.

Here's what I have on my studio table this morning!

painting play
painting play
painting play
painting play
Here's to a slower pace. Capturing beauty in your soul. And making time for play.
Sending so much love to you, friends. xo

Friday, September 6, 2013

right now, i'm feeling thankful for...

warm sheets, straight from the dryer
pumpkin spice room spray
candles that turn a dark night into magic
drizzly evenings at home
crockpot dinners+ homemade soup
craft store browsing
quiet mornings
a surprise coffee (+ cookie!) treat from my hubby on a particularly rough day
re-arranged spaces
new nail polish
autumn sunshine
listening to the raindrops outside our open window - the crisp air kissing our cheeks

what are you feeling thankful for, friends?


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

art journal: sometimes

it's as though I feel too much

raw + open + vulnerable

I think the things we are most afraid of are the things we need most.
like silence.

i am gentle with myself + allow time for healing
and sometimes i just want it all to go away

i remember that i dont have to agree

sometimes i get too exhausted having to think about words + actions all the time

i just want to live

i wish i would make fewer commitments
and sometimes
i wish i weren't so alone

the fear is immobilizing
but sometimes
it is the fire that ignites my heart