the friday edit

piles of mini orange and white pumpkins

Happy Friday, you guys! I’ve stared at this post a bit, trying to figure out what I want to say. It’s not so much that I want to apologize (I’ve realized that I do that wayyy damn too much), but mostly to sort of explain why I’ve been so inconsistent with posting lately. With so many amazing posts scheduled and on the horizon for the holidays, I didn’t really have much queued up this week… and I’ve been majorly lacking inspiration. There have been many things happening behind the scenes that are so overwhelmingly toxic that it’s really thrown me off my game. Internet trolls, crazy exes, and even our ridiculously turbulent news cycle — all of it has totally zapped my energy, leaving me totally uninspired to create anything worthwhile for this space. It feels like I’ve wasted so much energy dealing with that stuff, that I’ve not been able to really devote my resources where I’d really like! That said, I feel like I’m finally coming out of it. I’m in my studio all day today working on next week’s posts and dreaming up some really great posts for you.

In the meantime… please continue to vote for me in the Domino Magazine Design Blog Awards! They extended voting through November 7 and I’d love your support. You can vote every day until Nov. 7.

Plus, here are a few things that have inspired me this week:

All I can think about are these huevos rancheros.

Obsessed with this look from Grace. As in, I want it from head to toe.

“Cool girl” beauty essentials. I kind of want to try them ALL.

Can I just live here please?

This sweet apple rye cocktail sounds sooooo good.

photography by Jojotastic.