House Twerking

I need a project.

We’re rapidly entering the winter months which means one thing to me: hibernation. Snuggling up in my freezing apartment with a stack of good books and endless supply of tea/cider/coffee. Which is great until spring rolls around and I feel as though I’ve missed an opportunity to make some updates and dig in to some projects. So, if you have any ideas, send ’em my way! Until then, I’ll be living vicariously through my sister’s latest project which you can find at @housetwerking on the Instagram machine. How that girl has the energy, I will never know.


A photo posted by The Ericksons (@housetwerking) on

Source: housetwerking on Instagram

Happy Birthday, National Geographic!

On this day in 1888, the first issue of National Geographic Magazine was released at newsstands. 1888! NatGeo keeps popping up this week, from the celebration of its publication, to securing a regular blog channel on behalf work, to Instagram follows galore (seriously… here, here and here). But the one thing I consistently come back to are the photo submissions and contests. You often times hear people say, “the photo doesn’t do it justice.” If that is true of these photos, then I have a whole lot of world left to see.


That little cutie patootie fox is my background of my computer screen(s) right now because the best part of the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contests are the downloads available. Tablet? Phone? Computer? One click and boom! An adorable fox skipping through the rain is at your finger tips. We’re on Week 8 and I’m already contemplating my next background. Perhaps my phone needs and update, too…

Source: National Geographic/Vladislav Kamenski

“It was one of the October days when to breathe the air is like drinking wine, and every touch of the wind against one’s face is a caress.”

— Sarah Orne Jewett

Sorry (Not Sorry)

I’ve taken a new approach to communication which includes not apologizing. Of course, there are exceptions. Did I mess up? I’m sorry. Was it an accident? I’m sorry. Was it my fault? I’m sorry. Other than that, I’ve eliminated “sorry” from my vocabulary. Not wearing makeup? No apologies here, I didn’t have the time. Both walking into the door at the same time? No “oops, sorry!” but instead, “didn’t see you there,” and an opening of the door. Late to meeting up with friends? “Thanks for being patient.” Putting my needs first? “Bummed I can’t go to [insert activity here.]” I saw this cartoon a few months back and it resonated. If that’s not convincing enough, there’s an entire section on Huffington Post dedicated to the word’s negative effects on self worth.


In other words, thank you for your patience. It’s been a few whirlwind months around here. First, this blog got hacked rendering it unusable, then time slipped away, life got in the way and I took some time to focus on me. And that is okay.

Source:  The Shiny Squirrel on Tumblr



Wish List

We are months away from any sort of celebration from my birthday to Christmas but the wish list is always growing. Anyone who has been around me, my desk or my apartment knows I love some animal accessories and decorations. Let’s add this whale shaped spoon rest to the ever-increasing list, shall we?




Source: Kikkerland 

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