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minimalism

A Stylish Christmas

It’s been fun to dress my new apartment with holiday decor!

For the past three years I haven’t taken the time to decorate- or couldn’t- because I was sharing my home with roommates.  Now that I’m back in Traverse City with a home of my very own, I’ve finally been able to invest in pieces that I can keep (and store!) for years to come.

I always like to opt for a minimalist look, so my “less is more” mentality holds true during the Christmas season.

I found pieces that both fit my personality and style while getting into the holiday spirit- right down to the painting of a blonde girl driving a red car donned with gifts and a wreath.

It’s officially less than a month until Christmas, and I fully intend to enjoy my festive home until January.

I would love to see how you’ve decorated this year!

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mindfulness

City Inspiration

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It was an absolutely lovely, refreshing weekend.  With no plans other than to relax, read, and spend Easter Sunday with one of my girl friends, I settled into my cozy apartment and made a cup of black coffee.

As the Saturday sunshine filled my room, I got ready for the day and headed into Boston to run a few errands, enjoy a stroll by the harbor, and snap a some photos.  There’s nothing I love more than exploring the city, coffee in hand, with music in my earbuds as the soundtrack to my solo adventure.

Those are the days I get the most inspiration.

It’s no secret I’m an introvert, but some of my very best weekends are the ones I spend by myself.  I never leave home without a notebook, pens, and a fully charged phone- it’s important to always be prepared!

Sipping my coffee while window shopping, a sketch of the Boston skyline caught my eye.  Although the picture was in black and white, I thought, “why not paint the town gold?”

It’s been nearly a year since I started painting gold canvases, yet Saturday was the very first time I had ever thought to draw scenery.  Now that I am nearly finished with my first skyline piece, I’m wondering, “what next?!”  Whether it’s an uplifting phrase or positive word, it’s helpful to have little reminders throughout your space to symbolize things that make you smile.

Although I don’t have to go far to get inspired, it’s nice to bring a little bit of the city home with me.  Whether in black and white or gold, I’m grateful to live in such a beautiful place.

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