Happiness

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Today’s society is obsessed with happiness. We want instant gratification, success, fame, soulmates that never die… We grow complacent with people and ideas. We grow cold and bitter because we want what we want…

Who Are You Working For?

I just read this interesting article about writing.  It’s poses the question: What Would You Write If No One Was Looking? I’ve been struggling with this very scenario for the past few years.  When you start to research the industry, your genre, what readers want, and what’s trending or popular, you start to box yourself…

Weekly Roundup

  Some articles catching my eye: – Wes Anderson inspired places * He has inspired a genre of design all its own.  And it’s pretty fabulous. – The Doors of Tallinn *I’ve been to Tallinn and I can attest to its beauty.  This article makes me want to go back. –No-Braid Braid *I’ve decide I’m growing my…

Inspired By…

Florals. They’re everywhere, which just makes me insanely happy.

Absence makes the Heart…

  It’s been a few weeks.  Time, it gets away. People demand.  Progeny needs. Time is a commodity best handed out with droppers. One drop here, two there. Waste not, want not. But I do waste.  And I definitely want. “Part of the problem”. Society’s tether, Obligation’s umbilical cord. At least we’re here, Surviving, striving,…

Inspired By…

On a brighter note- another “Inspired By” mood board. This time it’s Cafe Henrie in NYC.

Silent All These Years

Words fail me. When I want them, they won’t come. Or they sputter, spewing with ineptitude on my audience. When they do come, they are rarely cohesive, Constructive, Thought out, considered. My foot has never tasted good, but I persist. In it goes. As I chew, I flagellate. Condemn, Punish. I can see them- my…

Well Rounded

I’ve come to realize that- like myself- my blog must be well rounded.  I am not merely an author. I am also a jewelry designer.  And a stylist.  And an avid traveler. Therefore I will post for all my passions.  For they all make me a defiant romantic.  

Inspired By…

Belgian Countryside. Inspiration:  I’ve really gotten into the new show Nate & Jeremiah By Design on TLC.  During the first project, they used the theme Belgian Countryside, which I was struck by.  It has the warmth of French Country, but the simplicity of Scandinavian modernism. I could see this look translating well to jewelry design.  As…

Girls Who Travel

I just finished reading an interview with one of my new favorite authors: Nicole Trilivas: Interview with Nicole Trilivas on “The Fly Away Life” Her novel, Girls Who Travel, is one of my new favorite books.  It’s funny, real, detailed in all the best ways, and has characters you want to know.  I’d been having a…

In Defense of Sex Scenes

If you hadn’t noticed, I’m an author of romance novels.  Most novels of this ilk get a bad rep for being flowery and raunchy.  Some, truth be told, are. But there are a lot of romance novels that are neither, yet still hold to the traditional elements of a romance story.  They show, in-depth, a…

Weekend Roundup

I’ve been seeing a lot of good stuff on the web recently, so I wanted to share.  Though I want to try out all of them, the ice cream shops of D.C. in this article are really calling my name.  (They forgot Dolcezza, however, which is a great oversight) As it’s my wedding anniversary today, I was…