i spy a new year

i do believe
the countdown has begun....

so put on your hottest number 
cuz it's
....see you on the other side.
2012 kisses
~ m


holly jolly saturday cheer

who says you need mistletoe

less is more

i believe...do you?

 next years project...
ornaments made from old books or stories you love

happy saturday!
xoxo ~ mrs m



i am a girl divided

i am a girl with a sky high stiletto in one world 

and a frye boot in another 

in one world 
i am stylish and polished
i am made-up and manicured, painted and plucked
i manage, i direct, i delegate and create
i think about security and the norm
what happens next week and next year
i debate newt or romney
benjamin moore vs valspar
....i am successful

in another world
i am casual and uninhibited
i am natural and relaxed, wild and free
 i work with people and the planet with hearts and with souls
i  wander the world, sleep in strange places
i think about freedom and moments 
and raising our babies on boats
....i am different

in one world
my home is surround sound and granite
breakable and fresh

in another
its rough and tumble
and dirty footprints
its open windows and salty breezes

at times i feel i'm cheating on myself
i'm just not positive 
which me i'm actually cheating on

and so i wonder....
 if one world will eventually become more comfortable than the other
if i learn to embrace each of the me's 
... i can truly find a way.... 
to have the best of both worlds

xoxo~ m


monday, monday

happy monday
may all your wakings be this lovely

and here's an angelic remake of a classic....
angus & julia stone
i dare you not to fall in love

~ mrs m


color me happy

this time of year more than any other
.....the world is draped in color
it's all around us

everywhere we look a proliferation of
white lights and colored lights
twinkling lights and blinking lights
red bows and green wrapping, 
gold orbs, silver stars
brown mangers and purple ribbon 
....white snow.

we decorate our yards, our homes
windowsills, mantels, doors, offices, cars, trees
evey available surface
is festooned with all the spectrum's of the rainbow.

and it's awesome
there is something fun and therapeutic and magical about
lights on evergreen branches....
just because

but what about us?
what if
we had another month where we also decorated...
but that month we decorated souls?

what if we took a month to paint the most vivid colors of our mind
to let our creativity flow onto the canvas of our life
to mix colors with abandon
to get a little messy
to see each others inner reds and blues
to splatter and drip
to run our fingers through vibrant yellows and mellow greens
and to admire the imperfect stokes and lines of  your inner artist

can you imagine?
i wonder how we'd feel?
i wonder if at the end of that month
we'd slowly wipe off the red
and brush off the blue
sadly packing away our paints and childlike parts of ourselves
for another year...

or if we'd leave tube of purple on our desk
as a reminder of who we really are....