"There's a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough." Alan de Botton. Gladys is not planning to miss out, now don't you either. ********👌👌👌********** Excited by happenings at school yesterday. A VERY favourite, significant cartoonist has agreed to come to our Arts Week! Also, my warrior artist in residence @susannahbolton has only gone and negotiated WiFi for her studio! Brand new territory, brave new world!
No long winded post ( I know shocking 😳) but after working in the sunflowers this afternoon and making a delicious late dinner of homemade quiche & apple pie --- All thanks to a massive amount of farm fresh eggs and local apples from my girl @ms._kristy --- I am legit beat and just sippin my @Corona waiting on friday! ✌🍺🌈 . Also this is of course A NEW ANGLE @myhousethismonth of the #mudkitchen 🌿 which I gotta say is totally my favorite project of the summer because it is getting even more use now that we have colored leaves falling and pinecones to play with 🍂 .
Last day of the school term, I’ve got a busy day! Pamper party prep for the big 8 year old, making the house display home worthy for the kids to trash and I have a second interview for a real job 😱 Wish me luck!
Who can go for a cup of coffee this evening!? 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️ honestly, this week has felt sooo long and the day is dragging! I usually never drink coffee after lunch. Idk why I gave myself that rule because I really don’t notice a difference of awake-ness... so really, I just want a warm cup of coffee to cozy up with. Anyone else!?
. dog-and-bone Noun (plural dog and bones) (Cockney rhyming slang) A telephone. Oi, keep the noise down! I'm talking to my old lady on the dog and bone. . Which 🐶 & 🍖 is your fav? Double tap for PaPi! . @storyofmyhome: 🐶 & 🍖. . wElCoMe tO oKoBoJi oZ. . @theamazingtechnicolorfarmhouse #theamazingtechnicolorlakehouse
WednesdayRant: (sometimes expressed on Thursday’s) Don’t pick sides. Stay in the glorious middle. It’s where we are free & unencumbered to explore and delight in the w h o l e r a n g e. . . This philosophy applies to L O T S but for now let’s talk home and design. Don’t be solely enamored by modern design or exclusive with farmhouse or traditional. Don’t decide that only the most purely bohemian plant-filled abodes are yer thang. When you pick sides - it closes you off. As soon as you become exclusive, you begin to see other side(s) as wrong. Its cognitive dissonance. It’s a thing. On Instagram we’re supposed to be niched. If I had a $1 for every time I hear the insipid phrase “find your tribe” I’d be writing this from my own yacht. . . Good, great, identify people you can relate to, and vice-versa, Insta-friends. But aesthetically - enjoy it all. Don’t create further narrow your algorithm such that you only see “your style” in your Instagram feed, your magazine pile, etc. Explore a range of self-expression, art and beauty. Don’t lock yourself in. When you become fully committed to a narrow aesthetic tradition, you miss out. When I had time to read magazines 🤦🏼♀️ #thankskids I used to get @dwellmagazine and @verandamag ☯️ I love the range. I love looking at ornate traditional spaces and stripped-down contemporary spaces. One 👏🏻is👏🏻not👏🏻better👏🏻than👏🏻the👏🏻other. Ingenuity, creativity & story are in both. I am free to draw from the any & all in my house - because I say so. Unwedded to a certain style, you may be surprised to see what you’re open to. It’s what your grandma said when a certain boy liked you in high school - “have an open mind.” . #beopenminded#dontpicksides#nostylesnobberyplease#tealwalls#powderroom#myinteriorstylefile#interiors4all#mybombshellhome#eclecticallymade#vintagebirds#vintagebirdprints#darkwalls#colorlovedecor#greathomestaketime
Y’all know that ‘Truth Hurts’ by Lizzo song!? I know you do. I’m dyinngggg right now because I just read a remix saying “I put the PRINNGGGGG in PRINGLE” 💀 🤣 🎶 please please please comment your favorite remix of it! Soooo funnyyyyy! (& that’s my caption for you this lovely Thursday morning! Have a great day!)
I’m afraid to confess that I don’t really like the old dog ‘n bone. Strange given I’m on it so much - but I don’t like talking on it. You know the old fashioned way. I like talking in person but otherwise a text or an email will do thanks. My hubby rings at the worst moments and I can’t ever quite believe that he can’t see that and he wonders why I always sound so grumpy! . So no telephone table for me. Instead a newish angle of our front hall where my haberdashery counter along with my thrifted lampbases reign supreme. I can’t believe the sun hats are still out but I’m loving it. . @storyofmyhome - dog ‘n bone @myhousethismonth - new angle