Elizabeth Gillett Scarf

Breast Cancer is something that has deeply impacted my life. Growing up my family lost two very special women to the disease. But it wasn’t something that only impacted me when I was young but the older I get, the more I am directly effected by this vicious disease. Sadly, I bet you would be hard pressed to find a person who hasn’t been effected by it in some way. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month I wanted to introduce you to an actual survivor, Elizabeth Gillett, creator of the beautiful, one-of-a-kind scarves.

I first heard of  Elizabeth from my dear friend Debby who wears them often. I always thought they were absolutely gorgeous! The colors and material were unforgettable. Fast forward a few months and I received the scarf (pictured) from my other dear friend, Cathy. Cathy is an extraordinary person. She is fun, beautiful, kind, and like Elizabeth, a breast cancer survivor. Her story, which she shares on her blog, has opened my eyes even wider to breast cancer. There are so many different strands, treatments, and questions that it can all get overwhelming. Thankfully, Cathy kicked cancer in the ass (GO CATHY!!) and is now focusing her journey on helping others through their battle (definitely go to her blog or e-mail her if you need someone). She is so courageous and I am truly honored to call her a friend.

I am thrilled to finally have my own Elizabeth Gillet scarf, especially since it came from such a special friend and survivor. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and 99.9% of you reading this have breasts, I hope you all take a moment to learn what you can do to stay healthy and knowledgable. I found this great website, or you can read her articles (and e-mail) with Cathy directly for any type of support! Much love to you all!

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Inspiration with Annie Selke

When exiting your young adulthood there are a few sure fire signs you are indeed growing up. Maybe you realize a night in with a movie is more exciting than going out to a bar. Or you realize “sleeping in” now means 8a.m. because your internal clock won’t let you go past that work day alarm of 6:30 a.m. Or instead of browsing magazines or the web for the latest fashion or celebrity gossip, you would rather spend your time gathering inspiration for your home or apartment. I remember when I was about to graduate high school and my older sister couldn’t wait to go furniture shopping, as she had spent weeks collecting inspiration for her new home. I remember at the time thinking it was just about the worst thing I could think of doing. She just smiled and said, “one day, you will love it.” And she was right.

I can say I am officially “growing up” because browsing for home decor inspiration excites me more than the “latest it shoe.” I have a few destinations I check regularly for inspiration and a few designers I check-in with to see if they  have new inventory. Annie Selke is one of them. She does clean, chic, and timeless with the best of them. You may remember this dog bed I posted from her a few months ago. The dogs are still enjoying it and so am I, as it looks chicer than other dog bed option out there.

While you can always continue to stay updated on her products via her website, there is something about flipping through a catalogue that I still enjoy. It is like reading a book versus a Kindle. I just can’t give up that feeling of “turning a page.” This past weekend I received Annie’s latest catalogue and it has me spinning with new ideas. Not only is the bedding at the top of my list but so is this gorgeous lamp.  However, one thing I could not wait on was this Annie Selke’s Dash & Albert Masinissa Hand Knotted rug (pictured). It is so soft and offers a nice touch of pattern to our minimalist living room.

I hope you enjoy browsing Annie Selke’s website and gathering inspiration for your home! But if you are like me and want to “flip the page” you can sign up here to receive a catalogue of your own!

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