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outfit details:  sweater + shirt - f21 // pants // threadsence // scarf c/o elizabeth gillett // boots - blowfish shoes // copper bracelet - silk bone jewels // leather bracelet - flourish leather // turquoise ring - soliloquy jewelry // thunderbird ring - roots and feathers


Hello monday!  Mondays are pretty much NO fun when you are sick but still have a long to do list.  Yesterday morning I woke up with the start of a soar throat, so I doctored myself all day long, and will continue to through the holiday season.  It's funny, I got sick a few days before Thanksgiving last year too!  My body must be on some sort of sick time schedule.  Ive got 3 solid days now before Thanksgiving to get myself back to normal. 

I wore this outfit above a week ago (seems so much longer than that) when we had errands to run in town.  I got my new glasses that day, which I have worn every day since!  I actually don't think I have even put my contacts in since I got them.  This outfit has a few of my favorite pieces Ive had in my closet for a while... besides the jewelry & scarf, none of these items are in stores anymore, at least I highly doubt it.  I think this sweater will be a timeless piece in my closet.  I love the way it looks with this scarf from Elizabeth Gillett.  The scarf is BIG and super thin and soft, so it could be worn a million ways.  It's so pretty, like an earthy watercolor painting... I'm really thinking about hanging it on my wall as a piece of art when I'm not wearing it. 

Oh, and that pretty mug... I wish I could remember the artists name.  I picked it up at a local art show several years back and lost her card.  It's the prettiest mug Ive ever seen though.

I'll be emailing the winners of the giveaways that have ended soon.  There are a few more still running that will be ending any day now, so make sure to enter before they are over.

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DIVING INTO A DEVOTION OF GRATITUDE

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I have permission to be quiet and still
to lay vertical on the earth below
allowing the song birds to sing me
into sweet reverie.

Swirling, I begin to dance
Flushed cheeks covered in thought kisses
from others I've tucked away
for moments like these.

I fall to my knees thanking him
for the hurt I allowed him to bring me,
and her, for the behind the back slurs.
I weave them into the blanket of lessons
I wrap around my bones,
giving myself comfort of the golden jewels
that were only wearing the masks of misfortune.

I choose Thanksgiving.


A moment from my heart, prompted by Liberated Lines.  Join the movement here.  #liberatedlines


THREADS // CHANGING SEASONS

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outfit details: kimono c/o swell // jeans - thrifted // boots c/o blowfish shoes // crystal necklace + hornet's nest ring c/o helios jewelry // vintage oval turquoise ring c/o bella & chloe // triangle turquoise ring c/o erica freestone


It's been fun to find new ways to style my kimonos now that the weather is getting colder.  If you know me at all you know I am a KIMONO HOARDER.  But most of them are so light and airy and have big bells sleeves it can be hard to layer them under jackets or make them be warm.  I don't own many long sleeve tees at all, its just never been something I gravitate towards, but I do have just a couple basic ones.  I ended up loving this look, so I will be on the lookout for some more long sleeve tees for other color options!  I can't remember where I got this orange one a few seasons ago, but I love the way it looks with this kimono, which might be my new favorite.  It is so light and comfortable, and I'm always a lover of paisley prints!

My dark hair has really grown on me.  I think I'm almost loving it more than the ombre now.  And believe it not it has not faded to any funny colors on the end where it was super blonde!  I was worried I was going to have to do a couple takes but it blended in perfectly after a few washes and does not seem to be fading out! 

Yesterday James and I went to Austin to go see Saves The Day play!  It was a fun night, but Ill share more about it in another post.  I have several things I need to attend to today... I'm about to post another giveaway so don't forget to check out all the giveaways going on right now.  The first ones are ending already.  I'll be emailing the winners within a few days of each giveaway closing.  I added a scrolling widget at the bottom of the homepage for giveaways yesterday so now you can easily see if there are any new ones available from the front page!

BANANA + ALMOND SMOOTHIE

Banana & Almond Smoothie

I share alot of photos of my smoothies and other meals on instagram and get asked alot of questions about what is in everything, so I have decided to start sharing some recipes here on the blog!  Ive never really thought of myself as a foodie, or even someone who really knows there way around in the kitchen.  But I do love experimenting, especially lately since I have been changing my eating habits.

Banana & Almond Smoothie
Banana & Almond Smoothie

So, Ive never been a measurer, so these are just guestimates below... So add these ingredients to taste for yourself if you try this.

BANANA + ALMOND SMOOTHIE

1 cup almond milk

1 ripe banana

1-2 tbsps almond butter

1 tsp vitamineral green powder (or other green powder)

I tbsp maca powder

I tsp flax oil

agave nectar to taste if needed

3-4 ice cubes

optional: 1/2 tsp coconut oil

Blend together & enjoy!

There are many variations you could create for this smoothie depending on what you have on hand.  Get creative!

Banana & Almond Smoothie