Is it cool that I said all that…

I’ve never been short on words, in fact, I can probably be described as the opposite.  I am, however, someone who has often walked away from social interactions and over-analyzed, even worried about how my opinions, advice, commentary might have been perceived.  Caring about what people think can be seen as a negative character trait, I’m not exactly sure where I land on the issue, it’s certainly circumstantial.  I’ve undoubtedly become less concerned with people’s opinion of me since I turned 40.  That said, taking a chance on my hand as a lifestyle blogger clearly puts me in a position for my opinions and commentary to be scrutinized by others.  Good bloggers care about their follower’s opinion and it’s clear, that’s why we follow them…right?!?
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A few years ago I watched the “Made in America” documentary with Jay-Z, he claims that, “Every human being has genius level talent, there are no chosen ones, God has gave everyone genius level talent, you just have to find what your good at, and Tap into it.”   It energized me, am I a genius, nope don’t think so, but can’t deny that I have a certain level of talent with regards to the things I am passionate about. 

Hoda Kotb’s book about what we are all truly meant to do is a collection of stories of people realizing their passion and turning it into greatness.  Hoda also has an awesome and inspiring instagram handle, check it out.  My mom gave me Lisa Sugar’s book, it is equally as inspiring and maybe a tinge of a stinger as I’m that girl who had a similar idea years ago.

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Where We Belong, Hoda Kotb
I am forever inspired by images on pinterest, this spring I am in search of a sleeved maxi, I’ve been drooling over the dress in the image below since the first time I saw it.  Zimmerman has some pretty versions like this floral number , this Ulla Johnson makes my heart go pitter patter and this Alexis dress can be worn as a kimono or a dress…so versatile, this hot pink Milly would be so perfect for a summer wedding.

 

Renovations Here and There

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Clean modern neutral powder bathroom renovation. The tiniest bathroom on earth has taken forever to renovate but the finished product is beautiful. Below are the elements that came together perfectly.
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I had so much fun with this project and it really turned out to be just ask I’d hoped.  The Cole and Sons wallpaper is what inspired the whole look of the bathroom.  Erin Gates from Elements of Style used in a hallway, I fell in love the minute I saw it, even better in person, some of the colorways have metallic shadowing.  I wanted to use one of the metallic colorways, but we chose the softer grey version, I am thrilled with it.  We found this amazing tile and decided to use it not only because it is so so pretty, but it is also perfect with the wall-covering.  I would outfit my entire house with Restoration Hardware “hardware”, we used this sconce above the mirror over the sink.  The sink and toilet are both Kholer, they are a great combo of modern and elegant and fit the space perfectly.  I