Is there really anything better than fall on a college campus? The only legitimate answer to that question would be puppies and Christmas, just for your information. But nothing puts a smile on our faces quiet like the smell of tailgating food on a Saturday morning, the crunching of orange leaves under our boots, and getting to throw on a sweater to run out the door to class. So we’ve decided to capture in a few photos some of the things we love about this splendid season because let’s be honest, fall is the most wonderful time of the year.
Category Archives: Simple Pleasures
Your favorite antique gems sit on display in a vintage white jewelry box
An elegant reed diffuser fills the room with a delicious refreshing aroma.
Framed pressed wild flowers from the French Alps adds a lovely touch of charm to a cozy bedroom
In the chaos of life it’s so important to not get too caught up in everything that you forget the little things that make life so beautiful. Here are just a few things catching our eyes lately and making us smile. Enjoy.
As the long summer days dragged on, our desperation for den pops, crisp fall morning tailgates and all things black and gold grew so strong that we knew we had to do something to pass the time. So we read. We read everything from the classic verses of Gustave Flaubert, to Sophie Kinsella’s laugh out loud page-turners. We read so much that we swore we could hear the distant train whistles of the Boiler Express calling us back to school.
But of all of the stories that we soaked in, an unlikely book touched us the most. She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems is a collection of various poems compiled by Caroline Kennedy depicting the many stages of a woman’s life. We know what you are thinking… Poetry. Blah. But these poems are not the endless lines of balladry you had to analyze in high school.
Each poem has a little piece of perspective to give to us. Filled with life lessons and wisdom that the poets of past generations wanted to share with the women of the world. It brings what every girl needs- a little piece of mind. It’s amazing when we rediscover how a good book can act like a friend to us, and give us understanding and confidence when we need it most.
As you can tell, we can’t say enough good things about this book. So don’t just take our word for it! Go out and grab yourself a copy. You’ll be raving about it just like us once you do!
Caprese salad… a summer cookout staple
Colorful patterned scarves, the perfect addition to wavy air-dried hair
Blue skies and natural beauty on Cape Cod
Is there anything more wonderful than ice-cold libations on the beach? We think not
Our favorite candle from Anthropologie in a blue glass jar. It smells a little something like heaven mixed with perfection
Antique bottles from a village farmer’s market twinkling in the afternoon sun
An antique American Flag on the back of an old barn door adds a touch of nostalgia
A sunflower centerpiece on the kitchen table brightens up the room
A cozy hammock in the backyard calls for a warm sunny nap
Freshly cut strawberries await for a delicious summer snack
The things currently aligning our chi and giving us happy thoughts…
A few things we love…..
Stacks of colorful beaded bracelets
The first sign of spring blooms
An iced latte and biscotti from our favorite coffee shop, Greyhouse
Shirts for a good cause like our Support Japan t-shirts we made with Westlaf
Have you ever noticed how sometimes the tiniest things can make such a difference in your day? Whether it’s receiving an unexpected letter in the mail, having a good hair day, or even simply waking up to sunshine, we love delighting in life’s little and simple pleasures. Here are some things that are recently making us happy.
Colorful strands of beads from Von’s
Souvenirs from travels abroad
Colorful wedges for warm spring days
Our stockpile of stationary just waiting to become love letters or unexpected thinking-of-you notes
Patterned scarves for chilly spring mornings