TUESDAY ROOMS.

Well, when you’ve got all the money in the world, you really can pick some nice fabric and wallpaper. I saw this spread in this month’s House Beautiful and loved the bright colors and the mix of patterns. It’s still a bit much for my taste–but there are a few nice touches. You can see the full slideshow here.

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CHIN UP.

We’ve gotta just focus on the positive and maintain our happy thoughts, this week (and always). And you know what makes me happy? BUTTER PAT DISHES. fullsizerender-17

This was the last spread in this month’s Martha Stewart Living and then they shared it on Instagram because BUTTER PAT DISHES ARE THE BEST. Anyway, I have several in my apartment (they are very New York-sized) and they bring me great joy.

FRIDAY VIBES.

I gotta tell you–I’m very excited that it is Friday. It has been a relatively busy week. I’m starting a new workout regime because 2017 is full of wonderful things that require photographs that will be around forever. I am, needless to say, moving like an old lady, today. But, it really just adds to my persona.

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And some internet faves from this week:

I’ll take it!

–An interesting list.

Spirit animal.

–An oldie, but a goodie.

–I’ll take one of each, please.

I’M WEARING BLACK TIGHTS.

This morning, my bus did one of those things where it was running ahead of schedule, so it pulled over to the side of the road and just sat for five minutes. I particularly enjoyed when another M7 passed us. It really did wonders for my Monday morning mood. Anyway, I pulled out an old copy of New York that has been riding along in my purse for weeks and finished an Andrew Sullivan article titled ‘Put Down Your Phone’. It had some interesting thoughts in it about how smart phones are ruining our humanity–but mostly I appreciated the validation of my quiet weekends.

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Anyway, all of this is to say that I had a nice little weekend. I saw some friends and tidied and cross-stitched an ornament. And now it is Monday and, apparently, Mean Girls Day. I said “Is butter a carb?” and like four people responded NO as if I was seriously asking.

WEDNESDAY TREAT.

My favorite little prince and princess made a public appearance earlier this week. Bask in the presence of their knee socks and smocking. You can see a whole slideshow here.

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VICTORIA, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: Prince George of Cambridge arrives at Victoria airport for the start of of their Royal tour of Canada on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

 

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VICTORIA, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at the Victoria Airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

ON INSPIRATION. OR THE LACK THEREOF.

This week was kind of a bummer. I didn’t post because I just didn’t have anything to say. So many things are frustrating–and I let it all get me down. But, of course, there are good things, too–like my group text with my mother and my sister, Diet Coke, Dancing with the Stars, books, The Lumineers, the hint of Fall, and Rifle illustrations.

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And here are some links from around the interwebs:

Me, all week.

Good grief!

–The Queen is my spirit animal.

–Don’t hate me, but Ina kind of annoyed me immensely in this.

–Unashamed to admit that this gave me the feels.

 

ON ANXIETY.

I had a strange weekend. What was intended as a dignified night of wine and gabbing quickly devolved into too much fun and private room karaoke in Korea Town. Saturday, I tidied my apartment and picked up my laundry. Very quiet.

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Of course, the news alerts about this gave me the creeps. I stayed on the UWS on Sunday. I did go to church (just not my preferred church) where I particularly enjoyed the collect.

“Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”