A HAPPY video…HELLO LOVELY is 4 {Personal Reflections}



Hello Lovely is 4!
Feels like yesterday when I was blog-less and
obsessed with macarons, cupcake and fashion blogs.

I never imagined a vast bloguniverse of
designfreaky creative friends were waiting
to be discovered or that I’d join them.

 (In honor of the occasion, you’ll find the blog’s first video
at the end of this post.)

So grateful for your loyalty as you tune in to cheer on
lovely interiors, art, design, inspiration, and whimsy.



In honor of Hello Lovely’s birthday,
I called upon my furry assistant
to dance happily with me, just as I am:


me, jo, lis


Waify and broken
(yet strangely fabulous),
without a weave
(Half my hair has departed due to BRCA stuff.),
self-conscious
(This over the hill mom was thinkin the whole time ‘don’t dance too provocatively.’
Don’t let a wardrobe malfunction expose scars from June you don’t want exposed.
Dude, keep it PG-13.),
soulful
(Fine. It’s cotton candy.),
and
weird
(but nice).

Four years!
Bless you, ye crazy kids who visit seeking
peace, wonder, white rooms, and occasional
luxury hotel snobbery…you all add to the beauty.

This is for you, kittycats.

Video: by Thomas (thank you, handsome lad)

Styling: Hello Lovely Studio
YouTube Link

Peace to you right where you are.

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41 Comments

  1. March 1, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    I am clap, clap, CLAPPING along!!!! Love this so much!! Happy fourth! You look mahvelous dahling…..and so does your crib.
    Kisses,
    Erin
    Xoxo

    • March 1, 2014 / 5:02 pm

      merci for clappin along, lovely erin.

  2. March 1, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    THAT was the greatest thing EVER! You're so freakin completely adorable it is insane. It was so fun to see you in action… you're such a faerie… so pretty… and Bella Luna is scrumptious… i love her!

    Cindy

    • March 1, 2014 / 5:03 pm

      did you notice a certain masterpiece painting in my kitchen by a fellow faerie? smooches. it is so beautiful.

  3. March 1, 2014 / 5:36 pm

    You go girl!! Ok — you have legs for days!! Haha you're so darling, I'm so grateful you started this amazing blog we're all able to enjoy. Your taste and personality make me happy while at the same time lift and inspire!

    much love
    Des

    • March 1, 2014 / 11:56 pm

      thank you for noticing that, des–ha! coming from you, those kind words mean so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. March 1, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    Aww you cutie little thing you!! Happy Anniversary baby! Thanks for being so fearless and inspiring!! Rawr! You rock it grrrrl! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

    • March 1, 2014 / 11:57 pm

      the vid would be much better with you in it, red. but the provocative would be tough to tone down! smooches.

  5. March 1, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    Oh baby….let it all go with abandon…..dancing just makes you happy doesn't it? Love…Love this 4 year celebration….same for me. I can hardly believe it sweet girl.

    • March 1, 2014 / 11:58 pm

      haha. happy birthday, sherisma (that's sherry + charisma). i'll b waiting for your own birthday youtube. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 1, 2014 / 11:59 pm

      thanks, tina. gotta come visit your site soon as i have been out of the country!

  6. March 1, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    Oh how I love you and your lovely spirit! You are beautiful inside and out and I am so happy to call you friend, Happy 4th Blogaversary!
    xoxo Kathysue
    PS you are a great little dancer, very tastefully done, Missy!!

    • March 2, 2014 / 12:00 am

      hahaha. the 'tasteful' comment makes me laugh. i did try to exercise some restraint, but if we go clubbing, that'll be another story (i am picturing us at a Paris disco and smiling). ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. March 1, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    Okay .. I want to be there dancing with you! Ya got your grove on girl and look like you are having a blast;) That's what it's all about .. feels good to dance! Happy 4 years Lovely!! xxL

    • March 2, 2014 / 12:02 am

      again, you and me and classy kathysue rawkin it lovelystyle in a paris disco. dancing is my favorite. thank so much, beautiful leslie.

  8. March 1, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    Wonderfully free flowing and real. Congratulations on a marvelous four years, Michele! Keep on dancin'!
    Judy G.

    • March 2, 2014 / 12:01 am

      awwww shucks, judy. thank you for the wishes.

  9. March 2, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Happy Anniversary to a wonderful blogger , heres to many more!!

  10. March 3, 2014 / 1:11 am

    Happy 4th Michรจle,
    My only regrets in watching your video is that I was not there dancing with you ๐Ÿ™‚
    You made this a delight to watch and loving that you danced around the house having loads of fun.
    You my dear have danced your way into our hearts.
    Keep inspiring your beauty.

    Xx
    Dorรฉ

    • March 3, 2014 / 2:13 am

      merci, dore! ha! i wanted to share a peek of my house while i was at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. March 3, 2014 / 1:22 am

    Love to see you dancingโ€ฆhappy 4th!! That's a wonderful milestone!!

    • March 3, 2014 / 2:52 pm

      merci, ladies. hard to believe it's been yeeeeaaaaaarrs.

  12. March 3, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Watching that made me so happy!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You and your lovely spirit are gorgeous and Bella Luna is just the cutest! Happy 4th Blogiversary, darling. Keep dancing, smiling and inspiring! xoxo

    • March 3, 2014 / 2:53 pm

      i'm so glad, meera.i bet you and your little one would be irresistible in a video dancing to this great song!

  13. March 3, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    How sweet! It's impossible not to be happy after watching that, Michele. You are my hero, you lovely, lovely woman. Keep dancing and Happy Blogiversary! XOXO

    • March 4, 2014 / 5:14 pm

      ha! dancing's my favorite. thanks.

  14. March 3, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    you go mama! here applauding for you sweet michele, you rock, and that cute pooch too!!!
    you make us happy all year, congrats on 4 years
    huge hugs
    debra

    • March 4, 2014 / 5:15 pm

      hugs back, debra. hope you are healing nicely. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 4, 2014 / 5:15 pm

      post pics!!!! thanks.

  15. March 4, 2014 / 3:53 am

    Woah! Happy happy happy!!! I have loved this wonderful blog for 4 years and have enjoyed your wonderful creativity, inspiration and uplifting spirit. Love this song – what I feel when your blog! YOU ARE Beautiful!
    thank you for sharing. AND inspiring me.

    xo love Birgitte

    • March 4, 2014 / 5:16 pm

      oh birgitte, you are delightful. wishing you joy today.

    • March 4, 2014 / 5:16 pm

      thanks, julie. hope you are well, beautiful blogger.

  16. March 6, 2014 / 1:11 am

    Happy to know YOU,
    lovely, lovely friend!!!

    Dang, I've got four years
    coming up, too, in April : ) !!

    Happy Blogiversary. Keep
    on shaking it, sista!

    xo Suzanne

  17. March 6, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    Happy Anniversary. I dare say that 'you are braver than you think and stronger than you believe'(pooh bear) to do such a video! I think your hair is adorable and so are you! I love to dance too and always feel so free while dancing as worship.

    Your home is beautiful! I especially love the white room with the piano. Just lovely.

    xxo Kerrie

  18. March 7, 2014 / 3:04 am

    You are utterly amazing, girl. You have such a free, happy spirit that is sooo contagious! I wanted to get up and dance with you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh….I just know that if we lived closer, we would be the best of friends, Michele. I just adore you!!! โ™ฅ

    xoxo laurie

  19. March 20, 2014 / 4:51 am

    Oh Michele. I am officially losing my mind. Has it really been two weeks? How can I have missed your cool little dance video? I love it. What a thoroughly fun and original way to celebrate your blog's 4 years! Congratulations on creating such a warm, inspiring space in the blog world. It has become one of my favorite places to visit for beauty and friendship.
    xo
    Leslie aka Gwen Moss

  20. September 11, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Hi Michele:) Love this song and the video! Your home looks so beautiful, makes me want to paint all my rooms white. I can almost feel the peace and tranquility coming through your video and through you. So touching is your strength and calm in the midst of storms. Sandi

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