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Inside FHR: Pinterest & Balancing Energies

This past week I’ve been in a slump. I blamed it on various things, but never could quite really pinpoint what it was exactly that caused me to feel this way. It was really hard to get things done; however, there was one thing I was doing AND I was doing well– being on Pinterest.

I never really had the “pinning” bug up until this  point. But alas, it caught up to me and grabbed me by my keyboarding/mouse-holding fingertips. Here’s a few of my favorite things thus far:

  1. Picked up the paints again this week– thought this would be neat inspiration for a future project.
  2. I dream of the day I can stop working from my coffee table. My back is begging me for a chair!
  3. Stole this pin from Keighley. They are some pretty sweet bookends.
  4. A beautiful, delicate bracelet with an even more beautiful stone color.
  5. A fun knit for the fall.
  6. Kitschy envelopes that I would love to re-create!
  7. A clock that reminds me of eating orange slices.

And the good news is, I’ve been working on balancing my energies thanks to Keighley. I’ve been yoga-ing, meditating, making friends with trees (don’t bust it til’ you try it), and so on and so forth.

I can finally feel myself starting to come out of the yuckiness. It’s been wonderful! If  you find yourself in a similar slump, check out my ‘Soul’ board on Pinterest. It’s provided me with the internal balance I needed before I hit yet another semester of school (my last full-time semester as an undergrad!).

How do you find balance? Get out of a slump?

You can find the picture sources on my Pinterest page (and you can come pin with me!) http://pinterest.com/kierstenfhr/ 

 

August 23, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Debs - Best energy balancing tip {besides hugging a tree or spending hours on Pinterest}…sitting on the beach in Hawaii and listening to the waves. It’s working for me!

Fashion: Girls Of Fall

 

I saw this sketch over on PaperFashion and spent quite some time looking over every detail… from the shading on the hat, to the coral of the lips, down to the folds of the skirt. Isn’t it stunning?

Besides the artistic beauty, the sketch got me thinking that every woman should look like this girl- fierce and elegant. I’m going to make an effort this Fall to be a tad more fierce and a bit more elegant. Now I’m not usually up-to-date with what’s fashionable or trendy, so I’m not sure how “fierce” I may end up looking, but I can integrate items into my wardrobe that make me feel fierce. As for adding elegance… this may be more of an attitude adjustment rather than products or purchases. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Here are a few things that I would love to make a part of my life this Fall…

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August 23, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Angela - Loving this illustration. That hat & skirt, ahhh, perfection! Jotted your page down off of last night’s blogroll. Good luck with bringing home the bacon :)

Homemade Baby Food: Honeydew & Cantaloupe Sorbet

Josephine is in love with all things melon: Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon. Between Josephine and I, we can’t seem to keep enough melon on hand these days. I frequently call Dallan, right before he gets off work, to ask him to stop by the store for more. We may go broke.

Last night, Dallan’s brother and sister in-law were over for dinner. As we sat around the table discussing Josephine’s melon fetish, we got on the subject of cantaloupe sorbet. This was my inspiration for today’s baby food concoction.

The verdict? Josephine is in LOVE with this recipe. She eats it between the appetizer and first course, to cleanse her palate. View full post »

August 20, 2012 - 6:13 pm

3lin - look so yummy
3lin

August 20, 2012 - 8:16 pm

Marianne Overton - I’m so trying this tomorrow!

August 22, 2012 - 10:42 pm

Willcy - Do I have to be a baby to eat this? Me thinks, NAY! Imma try this soon. Thx for the idea and recipe!

Design Inspiration: Black, White and Grey Office Spaces

Today, I found myself avoiding work and surfing the internet for inspiration. As I was hopping from site to site, I stumbled upon a stunning blog (amorelou). One of her posts highlighted a stunning office that was highlighted on Weekday Carnival.

 

White, Black and Grey Office Decor

After viewing the photos of this office space, I’ve decided it’s time to give mine a little make-over again. My biggest decorating problem is that I love too many things. Do any of you struggle with this issue?

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