Friday Five: May 23, 2014

Lupine and daisies in bloom, Shilshole Bay
Lupine and daisies in bloom along the shores of Shilshole Bay. What a great way to cap off my weekend.

It’s been a good week. I made a couple of key furniture purchases that have elevated my home decor, helping me take my apartment from blah to beautiful. There’s some work involved with one of the pieces–a flip-down secretary desk that needs some TLC–but there’s nothing I love more than a restoration project. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been reading (and loving) this week:
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Friday Five: February 21, 2014

This week was really good. I got the swift kick in the pants I needed to make some changes in areas of my life I’d been neglecting. Coupled with some inspiration found in this week’s link round-up, I’m feeling energized for the immediate future.

  • Success isn’t a destination; it’s a process. That was the most important takeaway from this piece on failure and starting over again by Emma over at A Beautiful Mess.
  • For the first time in my adult life I’m living in a multi-unit apartment, so I’m definitely feeling the void of the communal space that is the front porch. Every home should have one, no matter how small.
  • Moar exercise, please. That probably goes for you, too.
  • Who’s hungry in America? This photography project will break your heart and teach you gratitude at the same time.
  • The introvert vs. extravert dichotomy rages on, but I really enjoyed this piece on LinkedIn that posits these two groups are more alike than previously thought. Who knew?

Have a happy weekend!