Skip to main content

spring is springing!

Hello readers! So sorry for the hiatus. Things have been a little hectic around here the past week or so, with a minor (read: very unpleasant & somewhat major) allergy attack followed by repeat visits to the doctor, the pharmacist, and a very pricey trip to Bed Bath & Beyond in which I acquired an air purifier, new HEPA vacuum and all sorts of other things to make our new home hypoallergenic.) Hopefully these will work! There is little else that is as unpleasant as waking up itchy & uncomfortable and not having ANY idea why or what to do about about it!

Anyway! The good news is that today it is going to be 70 degrees in NYC! YAY! What joy! Even in the brief month since being back from South Africa I began to forget just how amazing the warm sun feels! So, in honor of that, and in hopes that this spring time will bring renewal, rejuvenation a rebirth for us all in the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual forms, here are some lovely spring-y photos for your Friday.







Photo credit: 1. not sure! please let me know! 2. The Lighthouse Keeper, 3. LanalouStyle, 4. The Lighthouse Keeper, 5. Partners & Spade, 6. It's Mary's Ruffle, 7. Alkeemi, 8. again, not sure! Tumblr somewhere.

Also, some awesome shots from the recent A/W 2011 Fashion weeks, courtesy of The Sartorialist.

Salvatore Ferragamo 
Michael Kors


And lastly, some jewelry I have been lusting over from Erica Weiner.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

to struggle gives strength.

"We must recognise that under duress great things are born. Diamonds form in molten stone. The sweetest flowers of man's spirit have most often been watered by tears. To struggle gives strength, to endure breeds a greater capacity for endurance. We must not run away from our heartbreaks in life; we must go through them, however fiery they may be, and bring with us out of the fire a stronger character, a deeper reliance on ourselves and on the Creator Who, like a good Parent, chastizes us because He loves us and because He knows what can be made out of us and that the pain is worth the prize that can be won. Love, hate, passion, fear, sorrow, pain -they act on us and spur us on, they develop our qualities and give us colour and individuality. Why should we want to shun and abolish some of the factors that bring out the best in us, that temper our steel, that teach us to value happiness at its true worth? Can a man who has never been hungry in all his life know what a piece of …

Coming Home.

Two years ago I got divorced. I did it with my head held high. After starting my marriage off with an affair I decided to change my life. I entered recovery and lived out the next 6 years sober & faithful, the best wife I could be. But we grew apart, and less than a year after our daughter was born, we split up. Then I fell in love again. I forgot what it felt like to be head over heels in love with someone, and quite honestly it knocked me off my feet. I really thought that God had finally answered all my prayers - I thought I had finally gotten what I wanted - the dream come true. 
Just about eight months ago, my boyfriend came clean after months of relapsing that I did not know about. I felt broken like I really don’t think I have ever felt before, and the healing has been slow and painful. There is no doubt that we are both doing the work, but it is hard. 
It occurred to me recently that much of the pain his relapse has brought up for me is old pain. It shouldn’t be a surprise,…

welcome harper olivia: the birth

Harper Olivia MacPherson Born 4:10 pm on 4 July 2014 at Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa  3.9 kilograms & 54 cm long // 8.5 pounds & 21.2 inches 






Harper's due date was Monday 30 June. Monday came and went. Nothing. On Tuesday morning I was suspicious that my water had broken, but after going to the hospital to see the midwife, we weren't sure. Tuesday came and went. We headed back to the hospital on Wednesday - bags and all, just in case - but again, nothing.

On Thursday morning we headed back to the hospital for a scheduled check in with my OBGYN, Dr. Kate Richardson, as I was then a few days overdue. The scan indicated a few things: there was very little liquid around Harper, and she had turned and was now in the posterior position. Dr. Richardson decided the safest bet was to induce labour later that day. We rushed home, backed our bags, and notified family and friends that we were headed back to the hospital to get the show on the road.

I was induce…