Hope you find something lovely to inspire and PIN (are you following my boards?) in this mix of interior design goodness from Say Hello Lovely to Popular Stories You May Have Missed.
Popular Stories on Hello Lovely You May Have Missed!
So much gets shared on this inspiration blog, and if you blink, you could miss a treasure trove of beautiful design goodness!
And if you have been away from social media and internet browsing, you may have even missed the memo that we moved! Yep – see this to see the new place we bought in the fall. The only before/after I have shared thus far is my closet:
There will be plenty more stories about the new house, but we have been deep in the hard work of renovating so it is impossible to do it properly AND create posts which involve styling/photographing/calm and are so time consuming. We are in the middle of our kitchen renovation, and if you are not a DIYer, all I can say is GOOD FOR YOU, SMARTYPANTS! Because this is not fun at all. 🙂
Not sure I’ll ever have the opportunity or budget to stay at this place, but I would love to tour it or eat at one the restaurants. Step inside an amazing hotel in Hampshire, England called Heckfield Place:
A very different kind of guest house in the South of France has imaginative, eclectic design:
The older I grow, the more I think that if you spend your day with the determination to have a good time, you will undoubtedly change the world for good. 🙂
CoastalGrandmother everything trended all summer, and if you love the sets of Nancy Meyers movies like HOME AGAIN, consider this:
Calm vignettes like this inspiring one have enchanted my Pinterest followers:
There’s just something irresistible about cozying on down with candles, a good book, and a mug of deliciousness on a rainy day, and I think that shot with the bleached eucalyptus captures the quietness.
See what timeless kitchen inspiration has me inspired in THIS:
There are plenty of days I live in pajamas (thanks to a work from home job and chronic illness) so calm and cozy finds are always on my radar.
It won’t be long until I begin turning my attention toward our bathroom which will be gutted. I love the timelessness of something like this:
The ups and downs of modern life can make us all prone to cynicism, despair, and hopelessness. And when I get down, it always feels as though I am locked out of gratitude. Just seeing all of the inspirational messages (Count Your Blessings!) can make things worse since I am temporarily numb.
So this is helpful:
Get inspired for the holidays with this French Christmasy romp:
Most of my prayer these days is silent surrender or simply:
It’s not that I don’t recognize the beauty and power of specific, detailed prayers that are conversations with the divine. It’s just that so many times when strength is gone, when anxiety comes, there is a prayer beyond language where we can sense the spirit in us praying the words.
Ideas about transformation and spiritual formation are never far from my thoughts. There are moments when I think “good gracious, people do NOT change…they just don’t.” I mean those defense mechanisms we create in childhood endure.
Neural pathways become these well trodden roads we travel. Yet there are moments I recognize personal growth in myself as a complex spiral-like mystery that refuses to take a linear form.
I think of the times I have changed my mind about important matters as my consciousness evolves. I remember how trials have shaped me and made me braver.
And I realize how all of us are fighting these battles whether we acknowledge them or not.
And this fills me with compassion. For you. And for me.
We’re living through times where everywhere you turn, there’s reinforcement to stick with those who are just like you, to isolate from those who are not.
And I’m not sure where I would be today if I lived in such isolation. If I did not know the stories of folks far different from myself.
Their stories have changed me, deepened me, softened me, perplexed me, challenged me, and stretched me to see in fresh ways.
And seeing in a pure way is still what I long to do.
I keep getting it wrong, and this keeps me quite humble.
Thanks so much for reading me with tenderness.
Need a relaxing blue paint color idea?
Step inside this Parisian style mansion HERE!
Find more wise quotes from Brene Brown’s new book in THIS.
So many gorgeous country French kitchens shared! See THESE pins for more inspo!
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Peace to you right where you are.
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