Living Simply | Simply Living

Learning to simplify life's complications. This is a way to capture my thoughts on life - the joys, the challenges, the absurdities - and my attempts to make sense of it all.
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Just your standard walk home from the grocery store. (at Pike Place Market)

Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left only with the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it, to stand there trembling, not moving, assuming the worst that can happen. Or we step forward into the unknown, and assume it will be brilliant.
Grey’s Anatomy

Enjoying the first day of #summer! (at Golden Gardens Park)

How awesome is Brandon?! He gave me this HUGE, absolutely gorgeous bouquet of #flowers for our 2nd Anniversary this past weekend. I’m a lucky lady. 💛

How I spent part of my weekend. 🏃 #SusanGKomen #RaceForTheCure (at Space Needle)

#Hiking at Point Defiance Park — worth the hour drive! Happy #MemorialDay weekend 🇺🇸 (at Point Defiance)

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci

Obligatory #Chicago at night picture ✨ (at Chicago Riverwalk)

One of the beauty trends I’m loving this Spring is neutral nail polish - which, I admit, seems to be a trend every Spring. This year it’s all about using hues that have white undertones, so the nail polish looks fresh and goes more easily with your wardrobe. Bonus: chipping on neutral nail polish is usually less noticeable. Here are a few of my favorite shades.

{images via cosmopolitian // Jim Soon in Dolly Pink // Maybelline Color Show in Neutral Statement // RGB in Steel}  

If you work in a standard office cubicle, then you can likely commiserate with what I’m about to say. Office decor is boring. No matter how much you may enjoy your job and your coworkers, the decor of a typical office is usually a bit uninspired.

I’m about to start a new job, and first & foremost I’ll focus completely on my training, finding efficiencies, and getting to know my coworkers and boss. But after I get my bearings, I definitely plan on doing some office decorating. Nothing too crazy; but bringing in a few chic & coordinated items can transform a typical office cube into a more inspiring place to work. Don’t you agree?

For tips on how to decorate an office cube for efficiency and style, start by reading this blog post and check this one out too! 

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