For a girl that loves color, this mostly brown medium is high on my radar right now. From jewelry to home decor, tortoise shell and its mottled spots give a warmth like none other. A few of these items are on my Christmas wish list. And who can go wrong with a DVF purse in a tortoise shell pattern. I really need to save up some money and get that. I would wear it with everything! And those tumblers are AH-MA-ZING! I would feel so regal sipping my daily water intake in one of those. Be sure to click on the pictures above if you are interested in anything to open up my Polyvore set.
On another note, I wanted to open up a little bit and ask a question to all those dog people. This seems a little strange to me, but it has been really bothering me, especially with Christmas around the corner. Fourteen years ago my husband and I adopted a six month old black lab from a shelter and she soon became an important part of our lives. Maggie Mae was my daughter since I do not have any children and I love her beyond belief. This past August, my sweet Maggie lost her life to a tumor and it has devastated me. My question to you is, how long is the grieving time? This blog was something I wanted to do when she was still with me and when she left my life, I finally put off my procrastination. Don’t get me wrong, I am still happy in general. I have a wonderful husband and family that I enjoy and appreciate. This loss has affected me so much that I have no desire to decorate for the holidays. And I am a designer by profession. She was always a part of everything I did. She poked her head in the boxes as I got out the decorations as if she were the official Christmas decor inspector. She trampled over things that I would lay out on the ground as if she was waiting for me to yell “No, Stop!”. She would lay under the tree and always mess up the skirt, all while looking at me with those big brown eyes full of mischief and love.
Have any of you ever experienced the death of a dog that you love? How long did it take you to stop crying and thinking about calling out their name for them to come to you?
So sorry to have this rather heavy subject in what I consider my positive little spot of the internet universe. I just felt like I needed to get that off my chest.
And in regards to the tortoise shell, anybody else in love with it as much as me? Do you own any pieces with this pattern? Please tell!
Thanks for reading my blog and have a wonderful weekend!
Today’s Postivity Note
Enjoy the little things.
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