Inspiration Board: September 2016

Just some aesthetic things I’m currently crushing on…

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What Are You Reading in February?

What is on your reading list this month?

How are you approaching the new reading year? Eagerly? Obsessively? Or slowly but surely?

This is a really light reading month for me, as I am spending a third of the month on vacation.

Since 1st February, I’ve finished:

  • How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life by Melissa Hellstern
  • Famous and Infamous Londoners by Peter de Loriol
  • Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames by Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner
  • Women in the Arts in the Belle Epoque: Essays on Influential Artists, Writers and Performers
  • Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners by Andrew Collins

I’m in the midst of reading:

  • The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas by Alison Weir (this is my sole road-trip read)

To be finished by 29th February:

  • Clara Bow: Runnin’ Wild by David Stenn (I first read this book when I was in high school)

What is your favourite book this month?

Which book on your list are you most looking forward to reading?

Please share with me in the comments!

Happy reading.

Vacation! Vacation! Vacation!

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”-Rumi

I’ll be on vacation for nine days, starting tomorrow. The Chef and I are road-tripping it to Texas to visit some of my in-laws. Several posts are pre-scheduled, so the blog won’t be on radio silence whilst I am away. Answering comments might be a bit trickier, but I’ll do my best.

Beachy Clara Bow

Beachy Clara Bow

“After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.”-Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows ❤

[Intermezzo] No Concentration, or Why I’m as Happy as Clara Bow with a Beach Ball

The winter-encrusted inhabitants of this drafty house are agog at the most gladsome of all tidings: spring is here! It is here! It is here! Glorious. Insistent. Blustery. She’s a grand dame, is Spring. I should be writing. I could be cleaning. I would, I would…but it is 77 degrees outside! The day that a season elbows her way back into our lives is a cause for celebration, not concentration.

Clara Bow

I’m as happy as Clara Bow with a beach ball!

This is where I put words about how the contented chirping of birds, barking of dogs, and mewing of small children have all joined to create the newest soundtrack sensation. Ice cream trucks, green shoots of plants I am constitutionally unable to recognize but overjoyed to see, and motorcycle engines belong here, too. Tank tops, sandals, and Margaritas for the win!

The front porch boards are warm beneath my feet.