Well, today TripAdvisor crushed me pretty bad. I'm going to go ahead and publish this post, anyway. I spent the morning crying. I couldn't even finish this blog because there wasn't a happy bone in my body, but I have to move forward now. My hubby reminded me how a year ago we lost an offer on a house we wanted so so so much. That was the last time I felt this crushed and devastated at losing something so promising. But, as he pointed out, it fell through so we could find our perfect house, which we did find a month or two later.
Original post, pre-heartbreak:
Since this blog is still so new, I'm going to try out series writing for a few weeks. I think it will give the posts some direction and will help me build a concrete collection of images, ideas, projects, etc that define my style. Hopefully these posts will inspire your style, too!.
Mondays will from now on be dubbed Something Sunny Monday. Why? Because it's Monday! Even when the sun is shining, Mondays can be slow-going. We're still feeling the effects of a fun or busy weekend and for some people, Mondays are the least emotionally sunny day of the week. I think Mondays are great, though; they're a fresh start, the beginning of a new week where so many unseen possibilities exist. I think starting the week with a sunny disposition can change everything.
So to kick off my first ever Something Sunny Monday (ironically, it's overcast and rainy today), I want to introduce you to a piece on etsy.com that I just discovered and fell in love with immediately. I've been browsing etsy in search for some interesting art work to display in our bedroom. We have a small room and can't fit much more furniture than our queen bed and two nightstands, so we're turning to wall art as a way to liven up the space. Yesterday we put up white sheers on the windows (the perk of this small room is that we have 3 big windows and get lots of beautiful natural light!) and were amazed at how they made the space look bigger. Next we need to add some creative energy to the walls.
There's a lot of great stuff on etsy, obviously, but this Daydream List by illustrator Katie of thewheatfield shop really caught my attention:
Click the link and go check it out on her etsy page to really get a sense of how beautiful it is. At least from here you can see the faded, delicate colors, the natural elements and the list format. The list actually reads like a poem. I think I have to own this gem.
I love when art and words are combined, so most of the pieces in thewheatfield's shop really make me happy. Plus, the best thing about etsy is that the money you spend on the site goes right to the artist. Nothing better than directly supporting the person making the art/jewelry/clothes/etc that you fall in love with. That is a sunny way to start the week, my friends.
What was something sunny that happened on your Monday? Tell me in the comments!