monica is…all about that plant life.

purple house plantso after a stressful start to the year (some swift changes were made to get back on track!), i decided that i really wanted to commit to “relaxing”. although it is not always easy to get back & simplify, it was an important thing i wanted to at least try to do. i shifted my diet, exercise came back into my life, & gardening. yes, gardening. as a child, it was a first love and something that was a fun thing to do with my family. we were & still are a lover of plants, the outdoors, & anything your bare hands can cultivate and grow. after i was given a small pot with the most amazing specimen of succulent, alas the desire came back! its the little things. i’m a few weeks into my hobby & now my fashion haunts have turned into lowes trips, which i’m loving more everyday…

a beautiful mess

image from a beautiful mess

 from the brickhouse

image from the brickhouse

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image from the brickhouse

image from the brickhouse
image from the brickhouse

 

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shirt check…

madewell shirts

hope everyone’s year is off to a great and positive start! i can’t wait to dive into new projects & plan much needed vacations…xx

today after visiting madewell at the americana, i can’t help but lust over these perfect shirts! they are so clean and would be great additions to any spring wardrobe, preferably mine! i have decided to challenge myself this year & purchase only things with “classic” appeal. no trendy stuff is going to sit in my closet anymore, year after year & wait for the great toss-out to goodwill. it stops now. what are some of your fashion goals this year? let’s hear ’em…

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wish*list mondays…

wish*list mondays…stitch of h.o.p.e.

my talented friend kristen makes these amazing little treasures for her charitable site stitch of h.o.p.e. (you purchase a handcrafted item & a portion of the proceeds goes to a charity of your liking!) she's been working away sending these packages all over the country! what a fun stocking stuffer or special gift for any occasion! like them on facebook!

the lists are starting…

the lists keep getting longer & longer, especially when stores like madewell have cute stuff like this! i want it all...