April Mood ’20

April mood

I know it’s the last day of April and I am just now posting this, but to be honest, April has felt like a blur.  I feel like I spent the most of this month simply adjusting to the new normal and riding my emotional waves.  It’s been a month filled with adjusting to new work schedules


For some reason I’ve found comfort in reading during this quarantine time.  More so than I normally do.  Perhaps it’s because I tend to lean towards feel good stories that help me escape from our modern day reality or that there’s something comforting about curling up with a cup of tea in bed and reading a few chapters.  Either way, I’ve got a stack of books that I’m making my way through.  I started reading Normal People a few weeks ago and I’m l-o-v-i-n-g it {definitely need to order Sally Rooney’s other book}.  It’s a short read, but by no means short on substance.  I highly recommend it.  Next up is A Gentleman In Moscow. 

On The Calendar

Ha – what calendar?  

Jokes aside, just because we’re not going out, we are keeping ourselves busy at home.  We’ve been taking on more house and creative projects and instead of doing happy hour with friends in Portland, we are getting digital happy hours and catchups on the calendar.  I’ve also hard at work on BRANWYN which eats away time faster than you can imagine! 

Inspired By 

Interiors of all sorts!  Ever since I discovered Ashley Kane, my passion for interior design and architecture has been re-ignited.  I’m finally getting around to reading Athena Calderon’s new book Living Beautifully which, outside of beautiful interior photographs is an easy read.  Instead of using over-the-top theories about design to get her point across, she talks to you like you’re at her home having a cup of tea on the patio.  If you follow her on instagram it’s like you’re following along on one long story.

I’ve also found myself inspired by the my time at home.  I know that sounds counterintuitive because everyone is going bonkers being cooped up at home all day, but hear me out on this!  I’ve found that I have much less FOMO right now because let’s be real, no one is going out and about and everyone is at home, and I’m finding that as a result I have less of an inner battle between doing the things that I want to do at home and “getting out and about”.  Don’t get me wrong, I am longing for the days of strolling around the city, popping into shops and enjoying a class of wine at a restaurant, but with everything shut down, I’ve been able to dive into more projects at home without the explorer extrovert in me tugging at the pant leg to go out. 

On My List

All things loungewear, sleep wear and basics.  Shortly after the shelter in place order started I realized that my loungewear collection is abysmal {like way too many old college clothes that have holes that really should be donated relative to grown up comfy clothes abysmal} and I didn’t have nearly enough basics like tees, long sleeves, jeans that I can wear sitting for hours without feeling like a button was going to pop and casual dresses that I can wear around the house.  This is definitely a longer term project, but I’m slowly chipping away at my wishlist as I see sales pop up and items get restocked.



April 27, 2020



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