Hey there friend! I’m so glad that many of you seemed to enjoy the revamping of my old series Morning Musings. As mentioned I’ll try to do this as often as time permits and it won’t always be on the same day of the week. I like writing this type of post, as it has the feel of old school blogging from when I first started out. Would you believe that it’s been almost 17 years now?!! Time sure does pass far too quickly…don’t you agree? Speaking of time…Christmas is only 2 months away and as a blogger I’m getting ready to decorate so that I can give you some ideas. Here we go again and I have a new theme this year!
LET’S GET PERSONAL
That being said, as I mentioned in my last Morning Musings my sweet boy Bartley has congestive heart failure 😞. We finally got him into the cardiologist on Monday and the diagnosis and prognosis are quite grim, as he is in severe failure. This all happened rather quickly as our regular vet seemed to think that he was fine back in May. Not only that, but we took his sibling Darby in for an evaluation as well, and received a similar diagnosis 😢😢. She’s only on one medication so far and Bartley is on five, so most likely she will outlive him. We don’t expect that he will have a whole lot longer, but you’d never know it by looking at him…the dear little boy 🐶. Our hearts are breaking and continued prayers 🙏🏻 are most welcomed, of course.
Before we get into the rest…I just want to point out that anything you see in blue in the paragraphs below is a clickable link.
WHAT I’M LOVING IN DECOR
Moving on to decor, I’m looking for some wall sconces for a bathroom project and love THESE from Wayfair. So affordable and by the way…did you know that some items have “open box pricing”? I have purchased several items that were open box, and never had any sort of issues. Speaking of bathroom lighting, THIS CHANDELIER is what I have hanging over the tub in my master bathroom remodel and it’s ON SALE for under $300 HERE. If you love mercury glass THIS COLLECTION of votives is what I like to refer to as an “instant collection” and the color plum is perfection for both the fall and winter months. Since we are on the subject of candles, THIS is my favorite brand…ever since I discovered it in Paris some years back. Also love THIS CANDLE for fall and have one burning in my kitchen right now! By the way…isn’t THIS RUG (below) amazing!!
WHAT I’M WEARING
Truth be told I’m in the process of going through my closet at the moment and revamping. With the weather finally improving I’m doing my daily walks again and wear THESE LEGGINGS with a cellphone pocket and usually a shirt like THIS ONE in black. When it’s close to being chilly outside I opt for a long sleeve casual t-shirt like THIS.
BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’M USING
Since I work from home and the only one who sees me all day are the dogs, I don’t wear a lot of makeup. If I have to run out for some errands it’s usually this powerful yet gentle sunscreen, my favorite under-eye concealer, a touch of powder foundation, this inexpensive blush, mascara with a bendable wand or this mascara…and some lip gloss.
WHAT I’M COOKING & EATING
I go back and forth between eating overnight oats (chocolate peanut butter…want the recipe?) or these oat waffles. I make my own oat flour that takes just minutes with my Vitamix blender. If you are going for healthy recipes then I HIGHLY recommend getting a VITAMIX if you can. I need to write an entire post on everything that I use mine for! These waffles have just 3 ingredients, or 5 if you want to be fancy. Oat flour, bananas and plant milk (baking soda and vanilla extract for the fancy). Let me know if you want me to start posting some more recipes in the comments below.
WHAT I’M WATCHING
I’m not going to lie that I think I was born in the wrong era and watch every period piece that I can get my hands on. Just about finished watching Lark Rise To Candleford on Hulu, which is utterly charming! I think that I’ve watched about every period piece and would love to know if you have some that you enjoy!
There are a few women that I’ve actually met in person over the 10 years that I’ve been on Instagram that stand out in my mind. One of them is Jen of Decor Gold who is just the sweetest and so talented! I believe that we met at the Haven Conference for bloggers where I taught photography and styling some years ago. Also check out Tam of Citrine Living and she’s another lovely design blogger.
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
If you missed the first in my Morning Musings series, check that out. I also shared my Thanksgiving Table Ideas earlier this week and it’s a not to miss post! Speaking of Thanksgiving…it’s coming soon, so check out this post for 20 FREE Thanksgiving place cards you can use!
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