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I can’t.  This is the best party on anyone’s feet I’ve ever seen.  Down to the perfect shade of pink bubble gum polish.  Sophia Webster kicks – available at Saks.

Have you SEEN Tabarka Tile?  Remind me to post about them later this week.

Look at this little lilac stunner!  I’d like to pop triplets of these over a pretty Calcutta Gold island. #nomnomnom

Half of the things I say from my little soapbox on this blog, I say out loud to remind myself of, too.  And this is one of ‘em… I made a few REAL good strides on the “do more of what makes you happy” front today, including a project that started with crossing a few lanes of traffic and throwing myself on top of a wicker headboard in someone’s yard.  I wish I were kidding.

How stunning are these Limoges plates?  We could totally set the table with the doily dress above and everything would be right in the world. #passthecreamedcornplease

The world can never have enough Gusses.


Hump Day Dose of Happiness

Today, in honor of the mentally disorganized week I’m having – with 1 trillion different thoughts bouncing around in my head and on my to-do list – I thought I’d take a quick breather to post a stream-of-consciousness list of all the things that are distracting me and making me REALLY, really happy:

Christopher Spitzmiller Stout Double Gourd Lamps.  In the prettiest color and the prettiest shape, ever.  Discovered following design guru Vanessa de Vargas of Turquoise LA.  If you’re not following her, you should be.

Have you ever noticed that when people get asked the, “what would you do if you won the lottery?” question, most of them talk about dreams of quitting work & buying Range Rovers & building mansions & such.  Yours truly, on the other hand, dreams of having a farm full of golden retrievers.  Like this little nugget (!&*$&#!!)  I love watching Gus graze in the backyard like a baby cow and put his little face up towards the sun.  It always makes me marvel at what wonderful little creatures people they are, and how the simplest things – sunny days, rolling in mud, warm beds, pats on the head – make them so blissfully happy.  And how they cram as much unbridled joy and love and excitement as they can into the short years they’re here.  OMG, I think my heart might explode.

If I could wear this outfit every day, I would be the happiest girl in the world.  PS, I just bought a similar version of those jeans at H&M for $39.  And they’re amazing.

These beautiful, woven chairs are to die for.

Hellooooooo, gorgeous garland!  Uh, those are DIY dip-dyed coffee filters (!!!&*%$!)  How fun for a summer party??

Sarah Richardson for Kravet’s serene Yorkville fabric in Celadon.  Those would make VERY pretty bedroom curtains.

This might be my most favorite picture I’ve ever seen.  I can’t even handle it.  It makes me SO happy… makes me want to go to the lakes…  and makes me want to hug Gus around the neck for the 27th time today.  I would love this blown up HUGE on a wall.

Happy Hump Day to all of you!!