May 5

Scenes from my Week

pink peonies

In the midst of the hecticness that has been our lives over the course of the last year, I feel like my gratefulness has been put on the back burner. That isn’t to say that I haven’t felt grateful the last few months – because in my heart of hearts I know how good we have it over here – but rather my focus has been more on staying afloat and powering through than anything else as of late. 

Earlier this week Justin and I were getting ready for bed, and just as he was finishing brushing his teeth he began fiddling with the taps. When I asked what he was doing he said that he was getting the temperature just right for me so that I could wash my face. It was in that simple, incredibly sweet, moment – both of us standing there in the bathroom winding down for the evening – that a flood of emotion swept over me. I realized that, for the past 10 months, I’ve been so busy thinking about what’s next on my to do list that I’ve completely missed many of those simple, thoughtful, loving bits and pieces that make up our lives. And I refuse to do it any longer.

I’ve always believed that life is not what happens to us but what we make of it, and I’m making a conscious effort, going forward, to slow down, be thankful, and soak it all in – hecticness, tenderness, and all. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, and, as always, here’s a peek at the rest of my week in photos. 

{above: soaking up peony season}floor plans

{this one insists on being involved in everything}


{the cutest clutch, perfect for summer weddings}

bodegga henriette

{brunch with a girlfriend at Bodega Henriette}


{assembling our new bedroom furniture(!!)}

sources: nightstand | bed frame | toss cushions | sconce | doors & trim | chandelier

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  1. Nirmal says:

    I can’t wait to see your bedroom! The panelling is beautiful!

  2. Brenda says:

    What a sweet gesture by Justin! Thanks for the reminder to slow down and count our many blessings! I can’t wait to see your finished bedroom. SO pretty even without the bed. :)

  3. Tamela Greene says:

    I feel like I was meant to read this today. Great post. Thank you.

  4. Patricia says:

    Yes a beautiful reminder
    Thank you

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