Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Happy June dear friends! Summer is upon us and life is starting to settle down from the hustle and bustle of the kids ending another school year. Life was really on the go for the last few weeks and I wanted to chat about all that's been going on lately, along with sharing some current favorites.

I've come to realize that June started off as a time for rest and it's something that I truly needed. Between mommyhood, planning my daughter's 7th birthday party, renovations going on with the house, and the school year coming to an end, my body started slowly down on it's own. There really wasn't much I could do about it. I wasn't feeling too well, likely because of stress, and I needed to just take a long breather to bring me back to calm. It was so nice to have the kiddos home with me again during the day and I used these past two weeks to spend some quality time with them. I also started designing and creating more, which I feel is my calling in life. I love planning events and turning them into something beautiful and unique. I was in my element again and was really taking some time to enjoy these simple pleasures in life.     

If someone were to ask me, "what is the one thing that keeps you inspired," I would say flowers in a heart beat. Flowers play a big part in my life because they not only constantly inspire me, but they bring positivity and joy to my soul. Since I needed some uplifting, I wanted to shower my home with one of my favorites, which are peonies. Dahlias, roses, and peonies are what make my heart sing and I hope to one day have a beautiful garden in my backyard with these blooms. Peonies are wonderfully fragrant and fluffy, and they're a dream to decorate with. The end of Spring and early Summer is when you'll see peonies more available in your local flower shops and grocery stores, which is why I grabbed 5 pretty bunches recently to place throughout my home. 

I'm also a major sucker for pitchers and love using them for flowers. These two pitchers from Marshall's were right up my alley, from the bohemian lace design to the eclectic vibes of the blue. My style closely resembles an Anthropologie meets Garden point of view, so finding these beauties at such an amazing price point was absolutely perfect. Terrain and World Market are also favorite places to find eclectic and unique home goods. 

Speaking of World Market, I also love their unique jewelry and practically everything there, for that matter. These gorgeous pink quartz earrings struck me at first glance and I've been loving them ever since. They're available in store and online for only $14.99, but here are a couple of other pretty drop earrings that I've been eyeing: here, here, and here. If you love the bohemian look, which is perfect for Summer, World Market is really a great place to find gorgeous jewelry and decor!

Since I've been getting more in touch with my creative side again, I've been making flower crowns and hair clips again, which I've had so much fun doing! I have a few plans I'm putting into place with my Etsy shop and hope to re-open by the end of the summer, with a new style of pretties mostly catering to weddings and special celebrations.  

I strongly believe that we need to take some time aside to concentrate on ourselves to recharge and get inspired once again, especially after a very busy time in our lives. And it may come during the turn of every new season.  It's important to enjoy life and all the beauties around us. I hope you have a wonderful week and I'm so excited to be back!

Warmly ~ 


  1. Beautiful post Emmahlyn. First of all you are a beauty. 2nd - you have amazing style....love it! So inspiring. And 3rd I'm so glad you were able to take a moment to regroup and explore your passions again. I recently had to decompress and soak up the simple things that bring me joy....herbs and gardening being one of them. ☺️ I really enjoyed reading your post. 💛

    1. You're incredibly kind Annette, thank you truly! I am so glad that you were able to do a little decompressing yourself. Herbs & gardening sound like the perfect way to relax and I hope to one day start a garden of my own. Have a great rest of your week!


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