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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Brands and Trends:
This is a great article about handbags specifically but I agree with the points it touches on about branding.  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/woman-abandoned-longtime-wardrobe-staple-211305337.html  For the most part, I just don’t want what everyone else has.  I like to get in on trends when they first happen.  I like to think of myself as an early adapter, but only for certain items.  Only for what I truly like and enjoy.   I don’t want anything just b/c someone else has it... except for Brad Pitt.  But I actually wanted him way before my girl Angie got her hands on him so I digress.

French Grey:
image via William-Sonoma
Loving this color.  I'm a huge fan of Le Creuset Cookware and am so excited that Williams-Sonoma carries this limited edition color.  Gorgeous!  And if you are worried about how expensive the brand is, I have come to your rescue because this Le Creuset Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baker is very affordable and functional.

The Bed:
via Birch Lane
I believe I have found a bed for our Master.  The Sullivan Bed from Birch Lane.  I love the color and texture of the natural seagrass.  It's casual but still has lots of presence.  My dream crusher husband even likes it and usually for him, everything is meh.  But not this lovely.  He actually said, "that's cool, babe."  That means it's dope and I have a chance at procuring it.  Stay tuned.  Love it!

In other news:
Things in life are going pretty well.  Dax is slowly but surely getting potty trained.  It is really testing our patience, especially mine as I'm the default parent.  Even through the frustration, Dax is such an amazing joy and light.  He's my numero uno!  Not too long ago, I was super burned out at my day job and was kind of checked out but I generally have a good work ethic and it paid off.  I received a promotion and a raise and I am very happy about that.  It was one of my goals for this year and it means a lot.  I hope I don't get too comfortable working for the "man" b/c I still have a 2 year plan of working completely for myself/from home but for now, it's nice.  Feeling very grateful.  Prayers do get answered, #justsayin.