Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year + Shelter Loves - a decade in review



WOW, what a year!! I had a wonderful year professionally. I completed a number of beautiful projects and I look forward to sharing them with you in 2020! Personally, this was a doozy for me. I made some very difficult but necessary decisions over the course of year. 2019 was full of uncomfortable moments, loads of self reflection, gratitude, travel, growth and finally, peace...

I typically share what I've learned over the past year but I'm going to keep it sweet and simple this year. I will leave you with this thought and quote by Yung Pueblo - "True power is living the realization that you are your own healer, hero and leader".

Thank you so much for reading my blog and for all of your support over the years, I truly appreciate it and all of you.

I thought I'd share some of my favorite things from this incredible decade. Here they are. From the top, left to right.

I have a really good feeling about 2020. Wishing you all much love, peace, health, prosperity and joy! I plan to read more books, continue to exercise/run and experience new adventures, travels & experiences this year!  xx


DECADE LOVES:

1. Favorite Show: MADMEN!! I miss this show and all the amazing characters.
2. Interiors Trend: Sustainable design, unique lighting and interiors that are inspired by nature with hand crafted furniture.
3. Fashion: The "Athleisure" movement!! I still enjoy dressing up but the array of leggings, COOL SNEAKERS, jackets and sweatshirts available over the past ten years has been fabulous. They are flattering, comfortable and multifunctional.
4. Cultural Movement: Women and diversity were celebrated. Hooray! I was lucky enough to participate in a Women's march.
5. Royal inspiration: Kate and Meghan are both bright, sophisticated, inspiring women that are doing wonderful charity work. I looked up to Princess Diana as a little girl and as a grown woman, I am equally inspired by these two. Their classic style is also always a treat to see.
6. Podcasts: The Daily, is very well done.
7. Social Media: From a business and organizational standpoint, Pinterest has been a game changer. I love it!!
8. Bottled juices and juice shops. I eat very healthy during the week and drink fresh juice all the time. I almost always have one in the car on hectic work days.
9. A favorite album: I'll start by saying, I'm a HUGE music fan and I listen to an array of genres on a daily basis, so this was not an easy choice. Lemonade - it's varied, emotional and original.
Whether you're a fan of Beyonce or not, she is wildly talented and proves it with this album.
10. A favorite Musical Artist this decade - Adele. Her voice soars.
11. Instagram - It's positive and connects me with so many talented designers and creative types.
12. Sparkling Water - It really took off, need I say more? Polar is my "go to" in a can.
13. Fashion trend 2 - Faux fur. It's cozy and fun.
14 - Book: I enjoy reading but I had two very young children over the past ten years so I did not read a book a week, like in the past. I could not choose one favorite book that I loved. I do plan to read more this year and have a list of books to dig into!
15. Movie - I also love movies but enjoyed too many to select one! I created a "must watch list" for 2020.

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