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    Always an inspiration. Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of grace, strength, and kindness. #audreyhepburn #inspiration #idol

    Always an inspiration. Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of grace, strength, and kindness. #audreyhepburn #inspiration #idol

    — 1 day ago
    #audreyhepburn  #idol  #inspiration 
    With Grace, the Audrey Hepburn Way

    Do you every have those moments when you’re feeling anxious about your future? I’m in a pretty happy place currently, emotionally, but recently I applied for this ‘dream job’ posting, and it’s one of those things where I get myself worked up over, but then I try to dissuade myself from overthinking it. It could happen, it couldn’t. I put my heart and soul into it, and that’s what matters most. So when I feel like this, I look at this photo of Audrey Hepburn and remind myself, it’s okay. Hold your head up, be graceful, and let others see your determination and strength.

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    — 1 day ago
    Alfred had a successful trip to the vet today to get neutered. He’s gained a little over a pound since I first found him! YAY! #healthybunny

    Alfred had a successful trip to the vet today to get neutered. He’s gained a little over a pound since I first found him! YAY! #healthybunny

    — 2 days ago
    #healthybunny 
    I had labels made for mum using the #makr app. They’re a hit! Now all her delicious homemade jams, pickles, and sauces have extra lovin’.

    I had labels made for mum using the #makr app. They’re a hit! Now all her delicious homemade jams, pickles, and sauces have extra lovin’.

    — 3 days ago
    #makr 
    strawberry ABITA! i love this time of year. 🍺🍓😍 #strawberrylager #abita

    strawberry ABITA! i love this time of year. 🍺🍓😍 #strawberrylager #abita

    — 1 week ago
    #abita  #strawberrylager 
    Tidbits & Musings // Morning Ritual

    Mornings are my favorite time of day. During the week especially, it’s ‘my’ time of day. I wake up fairly early, around 7 (I don’t have to be at work until 10). I automatically wake up, so I never need an alarm, sometimes I’ll wake up earlier, and rest in bed until 7, by browsing through Instagram, and checking some emails. The first thing I do is start the coffee, then clean Alfred’s cage. The pups like to sleep in, so once they’re fully up, usually after my first cup of coffee, I’ll take them for a walk around the neighborhood and feed them. That’s all usually done before 8, so I have an hour or so to just sit down, read, perhaps work on a crossword or ken ken puzzle, sip my coffee, and enjoy the quiet morning.

    Having that time makes the work days much more manageable. I feel relaxed by not having to rush out the door, and that alone puts me in a much better mood. I’ve always been a person who needs a schedule. I get a lot more done that way.

    Have a lovely weekend, friends!


    — 1 week ago
    Happy National Sibling Day. I miss this 4-legged sister of mine. #huskyakita #kasey

    Happy National Sibling Day. I miss this 4-legged sister of mine. #huskyakita #kasey

    — 1 week ago
    #kasey  #huskyakita 
    Skirted Anorak Jacket {Anthropologie}

    I saw this light Spring jacket while browsing through Anthropologie with Aubz. He made me try it on (he really had to twist my arm…), and it was instant love. I didn’t purchase it at that moment, because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend the money on it. After a few days, it was still constantly on my mind. A perfect light weather coat, especially for Los Angeles weather standards, and other than a couple of blazers (on the dressier side), I don’t have a light jacket.

    The Skirted Anorak is a perfect neutral shade and will match everything that’s currently in my closet. It has a lovely ruffle along the bottom, a detachable hood, and lace cuffs. I really strive to keep my wardrobe simple, and will only purchase items that will enhance the items I already own. Especially with accessories, I don’t want to spend money on something that I’ll only wear with very few items.

    I’ve created a couple of outfits that would pair well with this particular jacket (also something I like to do, to know that I can work a new item with my already existing clothes). The items below are either items I own, or items I have that are very similar.





    Sets created by Kelly for A Silly Muse, via Polyvore. Please click through images for item details. First image via Anthropologie.

    — 1 week ago
    Mum got a little carried away with the Easter Basket goodies. I’m a hyper 7 year old again! WOOHOO!!!!

    Mum got a little carried away with the Easter Basket goodies. I’m a hyper 7 year old again! WOOHOO!!!!

    — 1 week ago
    Yay! Thank you, @klout & @moo for my pretty new cards! #kloutperks

    Yay! Thank you, @klout & @moo for my pretty new cards! #kloutperks

    — 1 week ago
    #kloutperks 
    Tea & Macarons

    It’s no secret that I love tea and macarons, and together, they go rather magnificently. I had to run errands in Downtown LA today, so of course, I had to wander into Bottega Louie for some delectable macarons. I enjoyed a few of them with a pot of mint rose tea.





    Macarons from Bottega Louie
    Mint Rose Herbal Tea from World Market
    Tea Set by Ruan Hoffmann for Anthropologie (February 2014)

    All images by Kelly for A Silly Muse.

    — 1 week ago
    #teatime and #macarons in my pretty #ruanhoffmann tea set from @anthropologie

    #teatime and #macarons in my pretty #ruanhoffmann tea set from @anthropologie

    — 1 week ago
    #teatime  #macarons  #ruanhoffmann 
    a little box of heaven. #bottegalouie #pinkbox #macarons

    a little box of heaven. #bottegalouie #pinkbox #macarons

    — 1 week ago with 5 notes
    #pinkbox  #bottegalouie  #macarons 
    #bottegalouis #pinkbox

    #bottegalouis #pinkbox

    — 1 week ago
    #pinkbox  #bottegalouis