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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

guilty pleasure
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because sometimes
there is just no resisting their magical deliciousness
fabric
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and the purr of my sewing machine
inspired
and it feels so good…
while sitting on the back steps
late one afternoon
my hearty succulents
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finally got re-potted
this moment
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snapped by my husband-
long after i’d fallen asleep 
cuddled up to the sweet smell 
of my favorite girl
and

let’s be honest- it was a looong, dark winter
with looong, dark roots
which really-
was no good for anyone.
so, with a quick trip to NYC
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the blond is back
and
spring
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has me feeling
a little more
like

me
again.

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winter weekend by the sea

a winter weekend
spent by the sea
 with a handful of 

very dear friends

and full 
of favorite things…
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beach walks

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(and for a few, an icy dip, not for public view…)
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stitching
bathed in early morning sun

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breakfast. perfection.

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not kidding.
challah french toast and “christmas” spiced bacon.
#likeohmuhgawd

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(this is what happens when bloggers get together…)

 

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reviving

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recharging
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(yes, we wore pajamas to the coffee shop. it was an emergency. for real.)

knitting

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over tea
and
girl talk…
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a few days
of just-what-i-needed
company, creating, feasting
and laughter
oh, was there ever laughter….

the perfect ending
to january
and just enough inspiration
to get february off on the right foot

M, E, A, S + B- thank. you. 
xoxo 

ferns and fashion

last month
on a very grey, chilly morning
i went on a fieldtrip
oooooh goodness… 
have you been?
what a perfect outing for a mid-winter day!
literally, you feel like you’ve walked into a tropical paradise. 
heavenly.
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we happened to be there during NY fashion week
with the latest styles and trends overwhelming my reader each day
so i couldn’t help but find fashion in my inspiration behind the lens
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pincushion 
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croc, in emerald
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ombre
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pleats
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flounce  


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seaming
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stitched 

winter sewing class update

my little seamstresses continue to blow me away
with what they produce (and often design themselves!) in our weekly classes
this winter, we started with a biggie:
twin-sized quilts for their very own beds
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the girls designed the layouts
picked the fabrics
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cut, pieced and sewed the tops
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hand appliqued details on the backs
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sandwiched, quilted and bound
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these beauties
 all on their own…
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at 10 years old? yeah… impressive.
one-day pom scarves 
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quick valentine’s lovies
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saturday morning yoga pants
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to welcome spring
we are working on a quick easter project
and then onto
sundresses!

ladies who lunch

we have had more than our fair share of temperate fall days here in rhode island
(eeek! my bulbs are coming up!!)
and on one such afternoon
my dear friend meredith and i
popped into duck+bunny
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for a leisurely lunch
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in their garden
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which, of course, ended with a cupcake tasting!
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yum.
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their cozy-glam interior
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leaves you craving a girl’s night out!
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looking forward to more visits this winter!

escape

life
is
CAH
.
RAZE
.
IE
.
when you have to get away
to catch up on emails
but that
is just what i needed
so we packed up
and headed to
little compton
for a few days
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rainy, hazy afternoons
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farm-fresh food
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and
blooms snipped daily
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rounded out
the perfect getaway