So, I worked on this post all week and when I hit publish, i hit something on accident and I don't know where it went. It wasn't deleted or published, but it's not in my drafts. Weird. So if it shows up twice on your feed, my apologies!
+ I've had my Christmas doormat up and it's clearly way past Christmas. I found this powerful but cute mat on Izola and I love the message on it even I don't want to keep going forward.
+ Kam from Campfire Chic is on Kyla Roma's Creative Life Interview this week. In my own interview I mentioned how much of an inspiration Kam was for me and so happy to see Kyla picked her brain.
+ Such a cool series. I see this often in my Instagram feed.
+ This shirt is so funny and so needed.
+ This tattoo is out of this world (haa, sorry)
+ It's Friday night pizza donut night?! Yes, don't question it, just embrace it.
+ This wonderful post makes me realize everything we share online is a gift. I know sometimes we don't all agree, but ultimately, we are not entitled to what people decide to blog about. Just a small reminder of the beauty on sharing online.
+ Dani has a new blog makeover. Lookin' good!
*UPDATE* I wrote this small piece to share on what grief does to a person. If you knew me in real life, my friends and family know I would never say this in my normal state of mind. I've gotten rude emails, comments (the nicer one I felt comfortable enough to publish and reply in the comment section) So please, before you scold me for being a terrible person- put yourself in my shoes- are you grieving parent? If not, for the love of humanity, let me be a human and grieve. My emotions for a lost son are messy, and please don't think I'm not in the process of cleaning up my own mess. God Bless!
+ When I was getting my eyes checked at Costco, I broke down in front of the optometrist assistant when she asked me if I had kids. I told her Max's story and she said "You'll be fine, you'll have more kids to replace him". I was so angry and the mama bear in me let out a very rude "I hope when one of your parents die, you can know you can replace them, too". Clearly, she was young, and dumb and I should have let it go. Of course, I apologized later on my next trip to Costco but I get so angry when people don't think of Max as a person. This article said it so well for me.
+ I get tagged often on pink houses on Instagram, I'm going to start sharing them. This gorgeous one from pelhamstuart makes me want to move to the midwest. Thanks Lexiiloo for sharing!
+ This quote is so powerful for me right now, so beautiful. Thank you for sending it my way, Danielle.
+ Yes, I'm playing along. Fun!
+ It sounds silly, but out of all the things I can't control in my life, I feel a sense of comfort on my blog. Life gets crazy and unmanageable, but even when I'm sick, I know I can count on it. Looking back at this year and my blog, I'm so happy I've yet to miss a post on this series. I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am. Happy Friday!