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Currently Loving { 8.4.18 }

Happy Sunday, kiddos! Here comes a Tolstoy-sized brain dump of all my favorite things (99% design related). I’m trying to do a better job of delineating between work time and personal time (cuz I’ve noticed my brain actually stops working if I don’t give it a break)… and strangely, corralling all the things that blow up my shorts is how I decompress and simultaneously source for clients without it feeling like I’m working on the weekends. Go ahead and take a bathroom break now – and grab yourself a cocktail. It’s 2pm on Sunday – no one’s judging.

I would like to invite myself over to whosever’s house this football field-sized, most beautiful rug from Chairish landed in. It was from Orientalist Home, whose owner I met and became chummy with at Round Top this year. We nabbed this rug from him for #casasantabarbarainlasvegas.

All I ever wanted for every birthday and Christmas for the rest of my life is an antique-white-and-brass La Canche. I mean, wouldn’t everything you ever cooked on this just taste better?? I’d also take a La Cornue or an Ilve if you’re listening, Santa.

Might as well add this Zuhair Murad dress while we’re at it.

Um. Sko by Joe out of La Jolla makes some of the most beautiful pottery I’ve ever seen. Discovered him bc my girl Erika of South Harlow just opened a brick & mortar in Bird Rock and has a gaggle of his stuff on display. The 4 below are my faves. Would make such a great and unique (housewarming / wedding / anything) gift.

This entry is heaven. If I’d seen that rug first, ida FORM TACKLED someone for it. Prolly had Gus lift a leg on it too, just for good measure. Stunning. The door color and the rustic ceiling are also perfect with it. By Kate Marker Interiors.

OMG, these sconces. I die. They’re at the NoMad Hotel in LA. (First image via my friend Rhianna from Tidal Interiors.)

Behold, Marna. My new favorite textile. I think she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. It’s the rosy hue, sure… but the chocolate grounds it, and the stripe + floral combo is the best part. I’m having her put on lampshades for my office, and also recovering a caned bench for a client with her.


Speaking of a growing little biz… I just moved into my office (and by that I mean, there are PILES and huge stacks of tile and fabric that need to be put on the shelves and organized. It looks like a scene from Labyrinth). And this pic of Jenna Lyons’ office makes me wanna make my desktop pink. It’s currently an old architect’s drafting table from the 50’s with a mint green top. Remind me to do an office post another day.

Great outfit (that’s stylist Lana Wilkinson). And those heels are magical.

They’re the Calvin Klein Kahlo Heels.

This Beata Heuman wallpaper is bananas. Dear Jesus, please let some client let me do this in their house. Amen.

I would like to go to there. Maybe have some porridge with Hansel & Gretel and knit a sweater out of sheep’s wool. via House & Garden UK.

These are so perfect. I’ll take 12.

So obsessed. It’s one of Rowe’s graded-in options and I am stage 5 clinger stalking them to get them to sell me the yardage only.

Also stalking the rep who posted this to figure out what that trim/tape is in the bottom left corner. Lead edge of drapery panels? Yes ma’am.

I can’t even with this Palm Drop wallpaper from Beata Heuman. The blue ground actually looks like the reflection of pool water. Sign a sister up.

Is it ever too early to plan for a Hawaiian vaycay in February? Capri Bellini top (I actually like the Capri Palua top better) // Capri Uno bottom (which is **actually** smaller than a Smurfy postage stamp). Where’s the Granny Panty version? Seriously. My 3-year old fanny couldn’t fit in that thing. Like, these would be more appropriate.

This one is also adorbs, but I can’t find it online anymore. It’s like the bathing suit version of Julia Roberts’ polka dot dress from Pretty Woman.

Another fave currently in my arsenal… Robert Kime’s Tashkent. It’s not new, but everything I love lately seems to be from his line.

I LOVE benches in this style – with the leather strappy situation happening. This one was done by the sweetest sweet pea of a designer friend, Vanessa of Studio Matsalla.

Also love this style via Shop TEOT. Currently doing it for my Charleston Beach House project.

SEH. Thinking I’m gonna take one of these bad boys

And upholster it with the Bolivian blanket I bought at Round Top from this dude (who was so nice, btw). COULD YOU DIE?! I just soiled my own drawers and broke my arm patting myself on the back.

Did I tell you I started making coffee table ottomans upholstered in antique rugs? It all started because poor sweet blind Gus kept running into the corners of the coffee table, and our hearts broke every. single. time. So I scouted a beat-to-h*ll antique oushak and had this guy made.

And then got a hankering to do more and started buying up rugs. This rug was so perfect when it arrived that I decided to keep it… #whoops.

But these two are almost finished – got these pics from my burly wood man who was perfecting the stain to a T on Friday. In love.

Remind me to stay on the hunt for pink opaline glassware. Eddie Ross is to gorgeous granny chic antiques like a damn moth to a flame. That man could find something fabulous in a hill of beans. BTW I can find these NO WHERE ON THE INTERWEBS.

I like to throw antique mirror onto all of the thingsrefrigerator doors, cabinet doors etc. But holy crap.. two claps for Tiffany Grayce Harris for thinking to do it ON THE RANGE HOOD. Who thinks of that???

Could I put this antique French sideboard in my house? That’d be great thanks. Saw this in a Mountain Living post.

Speaking of houses, I’ll take this one.

Gorge marble (look how they continued the veining PERFECTLY through the niche – that cannot be easy, fabricator folks) in Mandy Moore’s new house by Sarah Sherman Samuel.

Bosses.  Vintage Marine Pendants from Hudson Goods. Top brass ones are sold; but second copper + brasses still available.

Sconces from my homegirl Amie Corley’s (pronounced “AH-mee”) project are TO DIE. I’d ask the source but it’s **almost** not kosher to ask another designer where his/her stuff is from… some people get their panties all wadded in the name of trade secrets & such, so I try to respect peoples’ work. But sometimes something’s so rad you gotta (very politely) throw up a hail mary and ask em if they’re willing to share the source. I don’t do it often, but in times of desperation, I’ve had some VERY kind people help me out here & there over the years (Julia Buckingham when I was looking for a light fixture that was harder to find than the key to One Eyed Willie, the chick who owns Gathered Group when I couldn’t live without the mystery tramp art console, Lauren Bradshaw when I was jonesing for a sputnik light she’d used). And conversely, I just sent another designer gobs of deets on a tile I’m using that she wanted to know the source of. Also – notice that I mentioned like 9 million other designers in this post, because they’re all so talented and I toot horns when horns need tooting. Hey man.. we all get by with a little help from our friends, and there’s *always* enough biz for everyone. PLUS – (lemme hop on my soapbox for a quick sec) – I remember when I was a vendor rep and selling to the big design retailers in Chicago (e.g. Jayson Home & Garden), and it was amazing to see how they could all be buying from the same pool of vendors, and all use the products in completely different, super creative ways. No two shops ever looked the same. I tend to think it’s the same with designers. We all play in the same couple of sandboxes, but everyone curates things in their own unique way.


Y’all know I love HPF (Hot Power Fusion) at Corepower like a fat kid loves cake. It’s not quite Bikram… Bikram is 90 minutes long and too militant for my taste. Plus you repeat every move like 3 times (yawn). HPF is a heated Vinyasa class – think a flowy (almost meditative) hour of stretching & strengthening in 100 degree heat. It is my favorite, favorite thing… and sadly, there is no such thing as a Corepower in Crested Butte – not for a 4 hour radius – which means my pants are tighter than they were last year, and I’m a little nuttier cuz I don’t have it keeping me sane every morning. EXCEPT NOW (!!^$#%@!), Corepower has unlimited on demand classes for $20/month. Boom.

Next to nothing is prettier than a glossy lavender tile.

LOVING this pattern from Heather Chadduck. It’s so serene, so whimsical and so classic. We’re doing it in teal for Karrie’s nursery.

If you’re not watching my boyfriend’s new series, you’re missing out. I mean.. I would watch him watch paint dry, but the show is actually REALLY good. Chris and I watch it and take turns looking at each other and going: “OMG, I love him.” I can tell you that and not get busted because there’s no way in hockeysticks he reads Covet Living.

“Yellowstone” premieres Wednesday, June 20 on Paramount Network. Kevin Costner stars as John Dutton.


Are you kidding me with this bathroom? Amie Corley is one of my new fave designers to watch. She uses the prettiest saccharin-candy-colors and always perfects the mix of vintage + modern, of whimsy & restraint.

If anybody needs me, I’ll be trying out this Lime Grapefruit Basil Gin recipe tonight.

Where do I get these?  They’re 1 part Carrie Bradshaw and 1 part 80’s which = perfection.

Surely I’ve blogged about this before, but a brass farmhouse sink?? File away as my favorite sink in the history of ever.

In love. From Famosa Tile.

Love me some naked lady wallpaper! I’m sure I’ve posted about this before. Via Nicky Rising.

Also, I’d hang these Elizabeth Stuart Design pendants in a room with that wallpaper. The end.

Get a loaduh this muffin and tell me your uterus didn’t just explode.

Never gets old.

This dining table from McGuire is to die for.

HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THIS YET? I loved it. The first 10 minutes / intro will have you so gooey and nostalgic on the inside you won’t know what to do with yourself.

If you’re in the market for a beautiful vintage ring, Mae Jean vintage has so many goodies.

OMG YES. A giant lightbulb went off in my head when I read this. Because what does it really mean when you’re late?? …it almost means you feel like your time is more important than someone else’s. Implementing this asap (also, going to try to start being on time for everything).

While we’re talking about epiphanies: I had another one a little while ago when I was running around trying to do 9,000 things at once and getting all sorts of p*ssy like I was SEH important (and it was sucking the joy out of what I was doing, and worse yet, *for a second* I resembled someone I once learned a TON from – including the kind of business owner I did not necessarily want to become)… and I realized that it was ALL on me: if things were that nutty, it was because I’d either taken on too much or just needed to be better organized. And that there was never a reason to be such a crazy person. That nipped that.

Cute outfit.

My idea of camping. I’ll take this… or just a simple Airstream. #affluenza

‘Tis the season for roughin it in the outdoors in Colorado, and a few weeks ago when I posted the pic below of us on an excursion, one of my besties texted me and said: “Wait, you’re like, really camping? Is there a hotel nearby if you change your mind?” – bahahhahahaha.

Freshly obsessed with everything from The Bee and the Fox.  Maybe I’m late to the game, but just ordered this tee:

the bee & the fox

And love this one for all you Mamas out there.  I know this shirt has circulated, but I haven’t seen it in this color. Also love the sleeve detail. Oh who am I kidding – I ordered this one too, because I am Gus’ mama.

One of the least ugly things I’ve ever seen.

If you’re one of my designer buddies, you’re about to nod with me in unison when I say I’m kiiiiiiinda snoozing over just about everything I see on the inter-webs… you know, the trends circulating Pinterest that have been done more times than mother-loving Debbie Does Dallas, and that will be tired in 10 minutes (I could write a whole post on this… if I see one more grey wall, grey cabinet or the same white-and-black cement tile pattern, my eyeballs will start bleeding). Some things are super cool and worth repeating; I get that. But why do people hire a designer?? To do something for them that’s a little more special, and something they love but that they couldn’t envision on their own. At least that’s why I would hire one if it were me. I make a point to try and get outta the box for every client’s every nook and cranny, and sometimes that just means using a regular ‘ol something in a fresh way… like the time Pierce & Ward (my girl crushes and my favorite designers) used what looks like a 2″ hex and a penny mosaic on a fireplace, and my brain exploded.

PS this is Louisa, one half of P&W. Tell me you aren’t jonesing after her outfit, her rose gold velvet sofa, and wanting to be besties with her cuz she’s the coolest girl in school. PPS they’re currently renovating Kate Hudson’s house.

Also love the way this designer used a marble hex up the bathroom wall in this Malibu Farmhouse. It’s a little unexpected – especially with the juxtaposition of the uber mod little pop sconce – but still feels timeless. (ps source unknown – if you know the designer please lmk so I can give them props.)  PS: I usually get hex tile from The Builder Depot.  Sconce similar to shown at Urban Electric and a less $ version on Etsy.

The prettiest over the shoulder boulder holder + britches combo I ever saw. Not that my pilled nude one isn’t cutting the mustard.

Love the lines on this little breakfast table from CFC. Almost ordered it for my new office (but decided to recycle and refinish one I had).

LITERALLY dying over this sapphire cement tile from Amethyst Artisan (whom I just started ordering from and love). It’s out of stock an takes something like 6 months to make, but I have it on tap for a build I’m doing here in Crested Butte.

Also, this from Jatana for that same project.

And this from Ann Sacks. I get all sorts of tickled when I see gorgeous tile (or anything) that I haven’t seen 9 zillion times. Do I need to do a separate post on tile? Yeah probably.

OMG, my life has been saved – Matteo makes a duvet out of the same thermal material as my baby blanket – affectionately named “pinkie binkie” and currently resembling a disintegrating dishrag. I cannot sleep without it. #thisis37

This kitchen by McAlpine House. The cabinet color has been all the rage the last few years, but for good reason: it’s a healthy amount of pigment without being nutty or tricky to commit to, and it looks amazing with all other finishes and metals. What I love most about this space is that everything you see is a *little* more unique than usual: they did open shelves, but instead of floating, they look like they’re hanging from the ceiling (and with the brass rods – I die). The hood looks like it’s tiled, which is a fun trick in and of itself, but it’s also finished with a slim piece of what looks like either brass or a light oak. Don’t even get me started on the Italian range. And, doing waterfall countertops isn’t really in my repertoire, but they made this one look real good. Add a rug for warmth, a good metal mix and probably the cutest family ever and you’ve got a winner. Everything is perfection.


OMG are you exhausted?? Did your brain just explode? Cuz mine did. HAVE A GREAT REST OF YOUR WEEKEND!!! If there are any credits missing, I’ll add them later. CD is burning a hole in the back of my head with his eyeballs cuz we were supposed to go on a hike 2 hours ago. #whoooooops


Currently Loving | 3.12.18

Ohhhhh heeeyyy guys! Just popping in to do a big fat quarterly favorite things dump. Promise I mean to be better about blogging, and this little blog (just shy of her 8th birthday) is still such a great outlet… a creative one, a cathartic one; that’s what she was always meant to be. My lame excuse these days is that I have a permanently fatty pile of work, so it just never feels quite right putting clients on hold for the sake of fiddle faddling on here (even though, I swear, it’s good for the soul – and taking the time to feed my soul is what makes me better at what I do and better in general). Still, putting work on pause to blog feels like skipping school or faking sick to go to the movies, then running into your teacher in the popcorn line.. (haaaa, I can name no fewer than 6 of them currently reading this and being like, ‘where’s my so-and-so, Stephanie?!’) But I’ll try to do better balancing both. A plethora of work is a great problem to have – remind me to hire an assistant soon. Anyhow – I have SO MANY things I wanna spew at you guys and blog about, but today, the best I got is throwing my favorite things at you in no certain order… like my GG’s sweater that this ho bag stole. Just kidding, I’m sure she’s lovely. But heavens, how nubby is that sucker?

When it’s my turn, that’s what I’m doin. What else do you even need? Besides a taco truck.

These are gigantic and awesome and I’m so confused why the poor girl looks like her dog just died. I’d be STOKED if I was wearing those.

I love the Gaios from Visual Comfort (er, Circa Lighting is their retail front) so much it hurts. I think it’s the shape, and the organic quality of it, and the sheer girth – the base is about 16″ wide at its widest point.

I spent a night at Soho House in Malibu a few weeks ago and never (ever) wanted to leave. Pretty sure I might’ve been asked to leave if I’d kept molesting those barstools – they’re like a bouclé texture on the outside and a leather in the same color on the inside of the seat. In the most perfect blue you’ve ever seen. And the little lamps on the bar (!) and the light fixtures. And the playlist. And everything. I loved it because while I can normally look around any room and tell you where everything is from, I couldn’t place anything in this place. And I didn’t recognize any of the music, but every song was like my favorite song I’d never heard before. It. was. HEAVEN.

I love, love love this tile – in part because I just love it, but also cuz I haven’t seen it done more times than Debbie Does Dallas, like I have this number and all of its friends that look exactly like it. Whenever clients show me that black & white one I’m like MMMMMERRRRSAAAYYYYYYYYY! If it’s possible to overdose on a trend, then pretty sure that one’s been beaten to death ten times over. No but for realz – the blue is stunning. Can you imagine how happy you’d be to walk into your bathroom every day if you had this on the floor? Probably most at home in a Spanish style house or a historic property – I could see it in a little casa in San Diego, and I could also see it in a historic bungalow in Denver.

Case in Point: I did this tile in a little girl’s bath last year in Bloomington, IN. I’d never seen it done before, it was a smidge out there (pink and minty roses on a brown background – who knew?), but it is such a stunner! Pretty sure it’s my most liked image on Instagram in the history of ever.

Loving this. It’s a little bit Jack & Rebecca, no? *COUGH* my birthday’s a week from today **COUGH** the 24″ chain is best.

Tell me you don’t wanna eat this for dinner every night. We’re actually having people over for tacos tonight – I’ll have to post my fave taco recipe(s) soon too.


Love this. Things like this always remind me of our friend Melissa, because that’s who she is and exactly what she inherently does.

Proof that you CAN MIX YOUR METALS PEOPLE! On a case-by-case basis and within reason. But see?! Brass & Copper are besties in this scenario.

Dying to snap up a few of these for my office, but they’re apparently sold out. Until eternity.

Still the best outfit of all time.

The prettiest color palette for a teenage girl’s room, or my office, or any outfit (ever).

Loving the Keanu from Arteriors. It’s a little out there, so you can’t be afraid to get a little outta the box to use it. They would be so perfect down the hallway of white tongue-in-groove walls in my Malibu beach house.

I’ve wanted this bag since the beginning of time… a good work bag is hard to find, and I love how perfectly distressed and utilitarian (but not ugly) this guy is. But I could never find the source…

…so I drew a CAD mock-up and tweaked the dimensions for what I need and am having a dude on Etsy make it. BANG. #GSD

I haven’t tried this Lemon Truffle Cake recipe yet, but pretty sure I just gained 5 lbs looking at the picture of it.  Easter, anyone?

Happy Birthday to me? Imma ride this train all month long. How many times do you turn 29 for the 9th time? SWEET JESUS WHERE DOES THE TIME GO.

This trough sink and oversize antiqued mirror is BANANAS. Currently doing a powder bath remodel where the space is teenie weenie (shallow)… so shallow that we almost can’t do a regular depth vanity and still have room for a toilet – so we’re looking at doing a wall mount faucet to save some depth and maybe a custom sink… comme ça.

One of my new favorite tiles:

Am dying to use this guy from Lowcountry Originals in a project. I feel much the same way about the industrial design blitz as I do about that aforementioned black and white cement tile, but this is a horse of a different color… almost upscale effortless elegant industrial, in mottled copper. That’s a horsey I can saddle up. I almost just used it in a breakfast room in a cozy-farmhouse-meets-the-Hamptons style project in Chicago.

I’ll take 8, thanks.

These are perfection. I’ll take 2.

One of my clients from Hawaii (who we’re renovating a house in San Diego for) sent me this the other day as an example of the style of chests he wants flanking his fireplace – kind of a batik, tribal situation. These are STENCILED ON people. Add stencils to the list of things I’m not keen on, but DANG I can get on board with this. Can you say weekend project?

Is it summertime yet?  Also, let’s hear it for giant undapants. Scallop top is from Jessica Simpson. Bottoms are from Aunt Berneda’s box of underoos in the attic, obviously.

Loving so, so much that Leanne Ford does these days – like this dining room.

Those light fixtures – I die. I’ve seen a few on Etsy (now sold out) and while these are also out of stock, they’ll eventually be available again. Don’t tell Chris that I’m in line. He thinks they’re too beachy and not appropriate for a mountain house. I think I’m the designer in this duo and I’ll be the judge of that. I told him yesterday when he tried to veto a pair of pillows to stay in his dance space and step aside. Tehe.

YAAAAAAAS. Can you tell I miss Cali? Man, I don’t mean to but I do. I’m so lucky to still live in such a beautiful place and I do know that – but dang, SoCal was like my spirit animal / happy place / heaven on earth all in one. When I was there a few weeks ago for work and sitting on the beach one day guzzling the sweet salty air, I started looking at real estate (anywhere along the coast I’d want to live), then remembered one of the reasons why we decided Colorado was the move. Single tear.

These are INSANELY RAD (and ever-so-slightly reminiscent of something in my Grammy’s jewelry box).

I would die to put this behind a wet bar. Die. Pretty sure that’s Mosaic House, because everything they make is perfect.

TAKE ME BACK!! Actually, you can go back. For $299 at Urban Outfitters.

You can also go back via this 80’s playlist of mine:

…and this 90’s playlist. Thank me later.

Obsessed. These are 41.5″H (little taller than an average table lamp), which means they would look killer perched on either side of an entry table, flanking a pretty piece of artwork.

Swap that stuffed animal for a pink binkie and that’s my child.

LOVE this Women’s March art print. $30.

HOW did this table slip thru my fingers aka get drowned on my Pinterest board?  Via Celadon Home. I’d have a hard time settling on a dining table but this I could do. With some big plush cozy dining chairs on casters.

Take me to there.

Take me to there next.

I’m going to Round Top in a few weeks and am tickled to pieces. It’s that GIGANTIC antique festival in Texas, and (gulp) I’m driving there, because my flights and dates got all jacked… plus this way I can lug home things like this in my hooptie. A whopping 16.5 hours each way. ROAD TRIP!

This is the kind of (looks like) vintage glassware – and the kind of cocktail – I have dreams about.

OMG look how good my hair looks today.

Just kidding. It looks like this.

I would like to marry that mirror.

WHAT is this dress and where do I get one?

This calligraphy makes me wanna hire someone to redesign my website and logo:

How do I pronounce Tradescantia Fluminensis ‘Tricolor’ and where to do I get one? Looks like the rubber plant my mom had in our house in the 80’s drank some Kool-Aid.

I’m seriously considering trading one of my antique rugs for this. That blue is stunning.

I’ve long loved this shot of the mantle and that ornate mirror. Just tracked the mirror down at Anthro. Would also be really pretty above a dresser, entry table, or in a powder room.

Kristen Lam is my new fave Insta-follow. I don’t follow a lot of the fashionista people (just Interior Designers & Golden Retrievers), but this chick’s style I can get on board with. It’s always effortless and ever-so-tomboy-ish now and then.

That whole “nothing haunts you like the things you didn’t buy” thing is SO TRUE. This was the Merlat Lamp from Visual Comfort ca. a few years ago. Made of limestone and perfectly elegant but also rustic. You betta believe I have saved searches out on eBay, Chairish and every other online consignment shop.

Latest fabric obsession.  Looks like a vintage suzani, but on a smaller scale and in velvet. Ottoman, anyone? Thinking about making one… there’s a new shop in our little town (Crested Butte) where I’ve been making and selling a few thangs, just for fun. Also because there’s the tiniest part of me that wants to start making and hoarding cool stuff for clients… and maybe having them in my office and/or a small retail storefront section of my office. A big a$$ ottoman in this beauty seems like a worthwhile endeavor.

YOU GUYS. If we’re Facebook or Insta friends, you know I’ve been pining for the last living piece of this furniture known to man aka this Tramp Art reproduction for MONTHS. The owner finally agreed to strike a deal with me, and now it’s perched in our living room. It’s the prettiest most boho-licious thing I ever did see. It looks PERFECT in our little mountain place now, but it would be just as appropriate in a beach house, lakehouse, outhouse or penthouse.

This is the work of my amazingly talented friend Andrea May. I cannot even with those doors, and all the beautiful lighting just inside them. Andrea is a designer out of La Jolla, and was an active member of a group of designers I was a part of a few years back. I instantly loved her when I met her – she’s warm, wise, funny and wonderful – like your mom, your sister, and the best friend you’ve never met all rolled into one.

Her house is also the coziest eye candy you’ve ever seen. This is her kitchen. I remember standing in it and staring for a long, long time. There are so many details to love, and it almost feels old fashioned – but not in an outdated way… in a formidable, inviting way. The mix is more than whimsical – it’s magical… between the modern sconce on the antique mirror backsplash, the 2-tone hood, the layers and layers of white beadboard / tongue-in-groove on the walls and ceilings, the millwork and the hardware… you scarcely know where to start with what to love.

I mean, you guys… she’s got a crystal ship chandelier hanging over her island. You know she’s creative fairy godmother status.

Please for the love of Pete, somebody buy this dress.

Have I posted these before?? Probs. Just making sure you’re paying attention. I’d like to wear them all summer long and to every warm-weather-wedding, ever.

Show me anything Art Deco and I’ll show you my boobs.

Pretty sure I’ve posted this before… or maybe just on Insta… and it’s so simple but it always resonates with me. Maybe because I need to do a better job of it (?) so I realize how vital it is. And I think it means something different for everyone… for me, a lot of times it’s saying no to things – to work I know I don’t have the bandwidth to take on, or to things I don’t particularly want to do with the fraction of precious free time I have. Other times it’s making time for what I know I need to recharge; whether that’s a bubble bath or a Scandal binge with a glass of wine or a phone call with a girlfriend. I’m currently co-habitating with **probably** the most wonderful guy there ever was, but I don’t care if he’s Brad Pitt or the Dalai Lama himself – I’m realizing how VERY independent I was before this, and how much I relished (and still need) my alone time now and then… to recuperate so I can fire on all cylinders. Oh, my God… what am I gonna do when I have kids and don’t have time to pee without itty bitty lungs screaming and itty bitty hands reaching under the door? Lord help me! How do you guys do it?

It’s cool. I’ll have Gus babysit.

PS… I usually troll through my saved stuff on Insta to incorporate into these posts, and there’s SO MUCH MORE on there. So I’ll have to toss up another post soon with all of those goodies cuz they shouldn’t be missed.