organization & musings

being 40

me in my paper crown

some say as you age you get older, wiser, and more elegant. of those things, I just feel older. one thing i do have now that i didn’t have as a young person is tact. but since that was missing entirely from my skill set in the past, it’s small consolation that i have a little more than before.

a few things i like about aging:
1. i am mellower.
2. i am still just as judgmental as i was at 20, but the judgement is better.
3. i am really good at my job.
4. my kids are not babies.
(yes, there are ladies who are having their first child at 40, but not me thanks to modern science.)

that’s really all i can think of at the moment. i could reveal lots of sad, pathetic things i don’t like about aging, such as finding two dark mustache hairs on birthday morning amid my peach fuzz—a gift! but that would be very boring.

i am lucky to have kind, beautiful, talented people in my life. i admire and respect my lady friends who, like me, struggle to meet their own ideal of themselves. and i also have a mom who will make me a paper crown for my 40th birthday, which feels pretty sweet.

i wonder, what will i do in the years ahead? i’d like to be a gardener. or a lifeguard. or a surfer. okay, it might be too late for that last one. but a girl can dream!

some say 30 was the worst for them. others says 50 really hit hard. what was your best or worst milestone birthday?



treasure seeking is 1!

one year ago today i published my first blog post about the brooklyn flea market. the time has flown by! during this first year i have learned a lot about blogging, and there is still so much to figure out! but i am enjoying discovering my voice and learning organically what works and what doesn’t. most of all, {READ MORE}


royal sleep

every day I get out of bed feeling like a crumpled up piece of paper. every day i try to iron myself out at the gym or in pilates class or whatever way possible. i have decided that i will train myself to sleep on my back. and this will solve all my problems. you {READ MORE}


making for mom (part two)

i got on the plane at laguardia laden with a big, colorful wreath. heavy with anticipation. okay not really about the anticipation part. but i did lug the thing from nyc to carmel, ca to give to my mom during our visit. (read part one of making for mom here if you missed it.) i {READ MORE}


lighting your eyes will love

as much as i enjoy winter activities, no matter where i live spring doesn’t come early enough. i have been hiding in my hobbit hole for weeks. the spring bulbs are peeking through the earth without any upward movement. they need a blast of warm weather and sunshine before they will give my eyes some {READ MORE}


making for mom (part one)

my mom has amazing taste. every place you look in her home you see interesting eye candy. she has a lot of treasures, this lady. i remember a three foot leather camel next to the fireplace growing up (weird but cool). she has little installations all over the house. i love it. here we are {READ MORE}


freezing friday: is it spring yet?

i am so ready for sandal season! i even went out and bought myself a strappy lil’ pair of lovelies that i’m dying to put on my feet. but it’s downright chilly in nyc right now. so i’ll keep wearing the woolens for a bit longer. until then, here’s what i’ve been keeping warm with this {READ MORE}


v day inspiration

well hello there! long time no see. even with my 13 ways to get creative in 2013, i’m feeling a leetle unmotivated lately. looking for inspiration… this happy diagonal pattern from my shiny new kate spade bag fires me up: with valentine’s day in the offing, i’ve been searching for love-related materials to get my {READ MORE}


13 ways to kick start creativity in 2013

it’s hard to feel inspired after the holidays. for two weeks after xmas, i couldn’t get out of bed in the morning, had trouble focusing on work assignments and basically felt lazy. here are 13 ways to get those creative juices flowing in the new year: 1. organize your work space. i always start with this {READ MORE}