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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Shop Interiors

Yeah, so, hey that's nice should be opening in about a month! While I'm killing it on the product and buying side of things, the decorating the actual store side of things is. killing. me. It's by far the most stressful part of this whole venture. To me, every single detail is of mass importance because first impressions matter so much...and so I'm almost paralyzed with all the ideas i have and which direction to actually go in. To make matters worse, we put in a new floor and since I'm so bad an envisioning things I'm debating doing it again with another color. Its probably the least of things I should be focusing on (and spending money on) but for some reason it has me totally hung up. Its also hard to find the display things that I want...mostly because I just don't really know how to say certain things in german so it takes a lot of extra time to research everything. Couple all of this with the limited amount of time I have to get shit done...its just overwhelming at the moment. I admittedly had a bit of a tantrum this morning and spent most of Wesleys school hours lounging in bed freaking out. Winning on time management! But ok, it's now 3:30 pm and after a nap I think I'm out of those mental weeds a bit. Maybe it's the full moon?!

So anyway, I wanted to share some of the store interiors that I really like and am drawing inspiration from. What do you think? How much does the interior matter to you?? How much does the floor matter to you?? (i honestly can't remember one floor of a store, tbh).

one // two // three // four

Friday, January 26, 2018

Links I Email My Friends

happy friday/weekend!

nice links

+ Appreciation is the single most valuable motivator at work

+ "Be like Water" - notes and philosopnies by Bruce Lee

+ I don't get it, people are eating tide pods???

+ an artist switched the sexes in vintage great

+ does anyone still use tumblr? if so here are some really pretty free themes

+ powder surfing to beautiful music - coooool video

+ if you're a writer, you're going to want to check out this app by ia. i might take up writing just to use it..

+ crockpot pasta.
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    retail packaging

    I'm trying to figure out if all the time that I just spent browsing pinterest and the internet for packaging ideas and inspiration today can be considered as productive. The jury is out but I feel like I'm making progress? I love ordering things on the internet but I also equally love receiving the package and how excited I get about a beautiful packaging concept. Here are some nice things I've come across...and I NEED cool tape.

    / one
    / two
    / three
    / four
    / five

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Honey Cilantro Lime Salmom

    aaand here's another healthy recipe.

    i did yoga once since the last healthy recipe I posted. and I've at least thought a lot about eating healthy. but "honey" and "salmon" always reel me in. this recipe is from kims cravings

    i have to warn you...she doesn't really explain how to make the salad thingy underneath. this drives me crazy in food bloggers. please tell me everything on the plate down to the extra lime i need for garnish.
    i am truly an uncreative cook...wait, that's not true. the thing is...i just don't have time to cook. its not in my top priorities so when i want to cook something i just want the recipe and then i'm done. i could eat cereal every night...and so could wesley for that matter, but then i have the guilt. tbh we usually just eat some form of eggs or a quick pesto gnocchi or cheese burger pie (which is actually insanely good, i'll share the recipe next i think)

    do you know what else drives me crazy about food bloggers? is the 15 paragraph long story before the actual recipe appears. drives me MENTAL. and they all say the SAME thing. like "i just whipped this up", etc. and then a long story about something not related to the food.

    am i cranky today???

    Monday, January 22, 2018


    I found this on Pinterest and it came from Tumblr which came from an Italian blog that doesn't exist anymore. (In case you were wondering). 
    Just thought I'd put it out here because its a little crazy, a little inspiring and we can all take a second to not think about donald trump or tax season.

    Sunday, January 21, 2018

    Body Suits and Barcelona

    These are soooo gorgeous and i love the pictures - made in Barcelona by the bodysuit of barcelona - ethical, sustainable, etc - they just look so comfortable.

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    My favorite book of 2017/2018 and life

    I always was like “I’m not a self help book type of person” until I read this book. Its my favorite book of 2017 and 2018 and I’ve made several people buy it. I’m reading it now for the 2nd time and I NEVER waste time reading books a 2nd time (there are so many books to read!).

    This has got to seriously be the most motivating book in the entire world. I don’t know how he does it. He’s not giving you like “steps” but he’s giving you principles. And real life experience. And he reminds you that getting what you want is hard work and backs it up with his stories of failures and wins and how it all ties in to the big picture.

    Please read this book. If anything it reminds you that life is not to be wasted and that we should be working as hard as we can to achieve our dreams and visions.

    Purchase “Get Shit Done” here at my amazon affiliate link (and then I make like another 3 cents!)
    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Links I Email My Friends

    happpppy thursday! the work week. is almost. done.

    Interesting Links Lately:

    + This is such a cool print - you can buy it here on Amazon (a definitely use that link if you do and i'll get like 3 cents!)

    + 5 questions to ask at a job interview

    + she didn't spend money for a year! (via expresso)

    + the popularity of the white blouse

    + I love the book of life and then this article on the need to be alone

    + Instagram uses a psychological trick to keep you coming back and using it. a bit savage.

    + a cool list of 10 books to learn from
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Winter Chicken + Kale Salad

    I didn't start January with any grand healthy eating gestures because for the past couple months I've been kind of enjoying being bad! having beer when i want! eating bread! not exercising! its legitimately fun. eventually i'll get it together but not quite yet (i'm usually pretty good, but lately im in this 'throwing caution to the wind' type mindset, starting a business, ok! drink beer whenever? ok!

    but i digress. this winter chiken and kale salad from i will not eat oysters looks amazing though. and easy. its my inner healthy girl trying to get out
    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Photography and Knitting Come Together

    This is such a great project by photography Joseph Ford and knitter Nina Dodd!! See more at Colossal.
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    links around + 90's sunglasses

    I'm kind of excited for the new 90's trend to come back around just so I can check out everyone else sporting it. I'm not sure...even though 90's julia roberts is like my style icon (not the hooker one) at the moment.

    nice links

    + You can rent this Frank Lloyd Wright house - I would do anything

    + What do you do with your time before bed?

    + printable posters

    + A bottle opening ring...I'm positive that I'd use this.

    + A beautiful story on chance encounters in airports

    +  lessons from the longest study on happiness 

    + 5 Satisfying Whole30 lunches (yes I'm still a huge advocate!)

    + Remind someone they're nice

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Eye Glasses

    Image I//Image II//Image III

    I have been getting migraines a few times a month since I can remember (except when I was pregnant or doing whole30 - unfortunately, both of those are really hard to do consistently) - but for the last few months it seems like I've had a headache almost every single day and I realized that maybe things aren't as clear as I believe? So today I decided to spontaneously get an eye exam and now I need glasses :( Its nothing crazy but he says it will relax my eyes and when I wore the test ones I was SOLD. If this solves the headaches and migraines I'm going to go CRAZY. I'll be so happy.

    What do you think of these styles? I guess I kind of have to have fun with the clear or round?!

    Do you know of any good brands/styles? Fill me in!

    Also...Stranger Things. I'm hooked. post...the new sunglasses trend and I'm so curious what you think..
    Sunday, January 7, 2018

    Silk Shirts and Spring

    Silk shirts are my jam right now. Am I behind the trend? On it? Ahead? I'm not sure, but I believe in them. I just ordered some for my store so you can be behind/on/ahead of the trend with me in March ;)
    (image via)


    Oh Hi!

    This is confusing - but when I was home sick with the flu and delirious I came to an epiphany - and that is that I don't really want to leave this blog behind. So I erased the last post - but...I am still going to blog here. 

    I will still have the store "Journal" or blog - but it will be geared more toward the store - and only on the stores website. I realized that this can still be a place for inspiration and life because I still like to document things I want to remember. 

    You can still visit and follow along with the new store that is opening here in Luzern in March - and I'll still give updates via this blog sometimes!



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