Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Let's Discuss Bolo Ties

I have a thing for bolo ties.  It started as an appreciation for seeing them on men - they're the perfect combination of retro and western that is a fresh alternative to a tie.  So when I saw the this turquoise bolo on Planet Blue by Natalie B. Jewelry I couldn't get my credit card out of my wallet quick enough to order it.   Below are some bolo tie styling inspirations from around the internet and I've found I like them on their own as much as I do layered with a bunch of other necklaces.  This would also be a really fun item to hunt for at flea markets and vintage stores.  


Thursday, February 25, 2016

3 Ways to Read More

Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies.  In the past I would read in bursts – I’d devour a book in a few days, then go months before I took the time to find a new read.  Lately  I’ve been reading much more thanks to some helpful tools I’ve recently discovered.  For all you busy bees out there, here is how I’ve made reading a priority:

Goodreads:  This site, which is also a wonderful app, is the perfect way to keep all the books in your life straight.  Literature is divided into 3 different shelves - currently reading, want to read, and read.  It also syncs with your Facebook account so you can see what your friends are reading and allows you to suggest books to one another.  It also has a fairly big community of authors who will post blogs and review books as well.

GAL: GAL (an acronym for "Girls at Library") is a truly delightful online magazine.  Different women from across the country are interviewed about their favorite books and different reading habits.  On the site there is also a page called "The Sanity Shelf" and it's a list of books that interviewees have returned to time and time again.  The whole site is a wonderful way to get inspired to read.

 Bibliofeed:  Bibliofeed is an Instagram account that is as visually beautiful as it is informative.  Followers get a synopsis of books from specially selected curators.  It's a really simple way to find your next great read with literally zero effort.


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Snow Moon

It wasn't until a few months ago that I realized each months full moon has a specific name.  February's moon is the Snow Moon, since February is generally the month in which we receive the most snowfall.  Full moons received their  names from the Native Americans, and other tribes have called February's moon the Hunger Moon (since lots of snow made hunting difficult) as well as the Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon.  It has also been said that the snow moon has the ability to cleanse our lives from stagnant energies and allows us to emerge from hibernation and start anew.    


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Oh, hi!

It has been almost 3 years since I've blogged and I've missed this little hobby of mine so much.  I'll randomly get asked by friends and relatives why I stopped posting on Hush n Wonder.  And I truly don't have an answer.   Inspiration fell short.  I became bored with it.  I took up yoga.  All silly excuses.  My biggest resolution of 2016 was to write more.  And it's a resolution I've been sticking to.  Writing makes me really happy, and whether I'm jotting down silly poems, or working on travel writing, something about blogging provides a sort of creative outlet I've yet to find anywhere else.  If you are reading this - I thank you so much for stopping by again after all this time away and taking a look at the things I find inspiring.  


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Softest Summer Sweatshirt

There is something wonderfully cozy about throwing on a sweatshirt when the sun starts to set and a bit of chill enters the night air.    In the summer, the goal is to be outside as long as possible, and a lot of the time, that involves sitting on a patio drinking a cocktail and chatting with friends - so a soft, comfy sweatshirt has always been one of my summer staples.  I picked up that pretty, palm-printed sweatshirt below for only $22.00!  Find it here.  Chaser has always been a brand I've loved - their stuff is always slightly funky, and perfectly worn in - and this soft as a dream sweatshirt is no exception. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Really Terrific Song

One life, live free, big dreams - we're all about 'em.

I truly believe music has a huge effect on our lives.  It can define a moment, change a mood, and alter our perceptions better than maybe anything else on this planet.  My best friend sent me this music video a while back and told me, "Watch it, it will make you happy."  And boy was she right, it did make me happy.  So happy I teared up a bit.  The song is entitled "You & I" and is by Crystal Fighters, who are reminiscent of Dispatch but with a slightly electronic twist.  So go ahead and watch this video (it's odd and a bit sad, but ultimately lovely) and allow your Thursday to be made a little brighter.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Let's Shop Leif

On Pinterest the other evening I happened to stumble across some amazingly cute little jars.  Upon further investigation, I was lead to the Shop Leif website, and let's just say, I'm really in love.  Providing everything from jewelry to, paintings, to tea towels, I've developed quite the wish list.  I'm especially loving the earrings and rings - the rough cut stones in claw-like settings are beyond pretty in a natural and earthy way that is perfection.  Also this stuff is unique - and I'm thinking this website will be my new go-to for finding birthday gifts for girlfriends.