When life throws you lemons, throw them down the drain and run the garbage disposal… Or at least that’s what my mom always told me growing up when it came to house keeping and preventing the sink from smelling. Is there anything better than cleaning your home with a frozen pizza in the oven, and corny Hallmark movies waiting on the DVR?! Okay, you’re probably thinking I’m a psychopath… and maybe that’s the case, but the millions of copies of Kon-Mari books sold for a reason… This past weekend Josh and I laid low- like really low… Like we went to dinner with my dad at 5:45 on a Friday night and were asleep in bed by 9:30 low. And that was about the craziest we got, and- It. Was. Awesome. Besides the crazy Friday night out, we stayed home and cleaned shop.
We planted window boxes, watered flowers, had a in depth discussion with the wallpaper man about the revival of patterned wallpaper prints, Josh even fixed the squeaky wooden gate with uneven hinges in our front yard. It was quiet and uneventful and proabably one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time. I love spending time at home.
You may be seeing the title of this post and thinking to your self “I know that quote… I think my grandma sent me a birthday card with that quote on it.” Or “Sheesh… get any cheesier…” Guess what, I totally can! I spent every summer from age 8 to 18 at an all girls summer camp sining kumbaiya songs in the middle of the forest so the cheese is always available. This is one of my favorite sayings of all time. I always picture a tiny flower blooming out of a crack in concrete.
It’s pretty easy these days to look at social media and feel that the world is having a grand ole party and you are the only one uninvited sitting at home watching re-runs of the Golden Girls on your couch… Or maybe that’s just me. Life at times can feel extremely mundane and sometimes it is easy to look at your situation and nit pick at all of your circumstances. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has felt like a zombie walking through their own life. This past weekend I broke the cycle and bloomed where I was planted, even if that spot was in my own front yard.
I find that when I un-plug from the outside world (including social media which can be hard to do) and try living in the present moment, I can see that all around me are incredible reasons to be happy. Even in the simple things, like trying to decide which flowers will make you the happiest in your window boxes.
And with all of this talk of florals I have to mention that this top is one of my new favorites, it has a granny chic vibe and I love the conservative neckline. I really have a thing with embroidery, the obsession dates back to the Limited Too days. The top has a very “buttoned up” feel yet could be worn in a variety of ways.
Photography By: Paige Molina Photography