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i’m still here.

I think I read somewhere that blogs are over. But I still love reading them, so I figure that surely I can’t be alone in this. I especially love blogs that are a bit more personal and multi-faceted instead of laser focused on one thing (except for when I am googling that ONE THING, and thank goodness for the obsessed plumber with a blog). So, here I am writing my blog that is quite all over the place and short on writing. Because I am short on time and out of practice. But apparently can’t help myself with sharing links to articles and beautiful English homes, because, well, I must.

The other day I was reading about the state of the world/planet and it was all a bit(read:very) depressing, but then the point was made about what we can actually do, and it was make human connections. That seems to be the answer to so many problems. If we just connect with other humans and hear about their world and connect with them, we can solve the world’s problems or at least its a start. And we must start somewhere, right? 

All this is to say, I’m here, starting 2019 off with a quick blog post to share a few things and say hello! I’ll be back soon.  I hope you have a great week.  

thoughts for a friday

Hi friends! I was going to send this on Monday morning, and here we are on  Friday… Anyway, I have regular office hours these days, and it is fabulous! Lots of ideas percolating, designing, a little bit of painting… And sometimes, sharing with you on ye olde blog. 

Artist, Suzanne Jongmans, is turning packaging material into beautiful Renaissance costumes. I love this kind of stuff. 

Reading this article. Sobering and so, so sad. But, we all need to do something about the way we treat the earth. NOW. 

I’m not sure how to follow that, but I have been trying to make small changes in my own life. I’ve switched to bamboo toothbrushes, a soap bar for face wash and shampoo and conditioner. Small things, but I feel like we all need to start somewhere and go from there. Also, we need to vote for the green movement.  

I’m excited for Christmas but in the non-consumeristic/mindful variety. Buying gifts, just to give something seems so tiresome these days. I am all about gift-giving, but want to do so with intention and thoughtfulness. This article, even though written several years ago, seems very timely.  I know there are a million gift guides out there this time of year, but maybe I’ll pull together some ideas I have. What do you think? 

Hope you have a lovely weekend, friends! 

xo, Sarah

just some things.

a piece by Phoebe Cummings

This essay by Audre Lorde. So. much. to. think. about. Thank you to Sarah at Saipua, for the recommendation. Loving her blog and whole direction she is taking her company these days.

This tiny house (and inhabitant) fascinated me. 

Also, this video about the artist Phoebe Cummings. I love her work.

And is it cool if I just post links to beautiful british houses for the rest of my blog/life? Cool. 

Hope you have a great Friday. And please remember to Vote on Tuesday! And vote Blue!!


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