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on blogs

“there’s something sacred about reading a blog post on someone else’s site. it’s like visiting a friend’s house for a quick meal ’round the breakfast table. it’s personal – you’re in their space, and the environment is uniquely suited for idea exchange and uninterrupted conversation. in many ways, we should be treating our blogs like our breakfast tables. be welcoming & gracious when you host, and kind & respectful when visiting.”
-trent walton

{chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes from my favorite food blogger, joy the baker}

xo, anna


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feeling crafty

the holidays always get me in the mood for crafting.
here are a few images from far craftier bloggers than i could really evere aspire to be. perhaps there’s a new year’s resolution hidden among the pages of dog-eared magazines & bookmarked online crafting ideas?…






any holiday crafts that you’ve taken to lately?

xo, anna

{sources: martha stewart + oh happy day! + martha stewart}

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inspiring words

do you worry too much? i know i do.


cup of jo posted about a clever way to get through times of anxiety.
it’s funny how out of perspective we can get sometimes.

{photo by adam schallau}

have a happy weekend, friends!

xo, anna

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a trip to paris? … oui! oui!

parlez-vous francais?


{this beautiful parisian photograph is from etsy seller: cooperativ.}

a blog i read daily, oh happy day!, is giving away a trip for two to paris. if you’d like to enter, go here to find out how. did i shamelessly enter every way possible? mais, oui! ;)

paris is one of my favorite cities & i often listen to french music, drink coffee & eat a croissant, dreaming of the next time i’ll get the chance to practice my french in person with real parisians in that magical city again. ah, to live the french life.

did i also watch this episode of house hunters international, pretending that I was the lucky girl house-hunting in paris? peut-ĂȘtre…

bon soir, mes amis. (et bonne chance!)

xo, anna


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