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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Political Kindness

"Political Kindness"
Does such a thing exist?!?
There has been a lot going on lately in American government. 
While I do not like to get into politics on my blog and keep my views to myself, there is one thing I feel the need to talk about...
No matter what your view or what party you represent PLEASE be respectful and kind when openly discussing your views and opinions on social media outlets. 
Don't get me wrong, I am all for standing up for what you believe in!! I am very vocal about it in other media outlets (Just not my blog). But the bashing, name calling, bullying, hurtful comments that I have heard from BOTH political parties makes me sad. BOTH sides can be quite ignorant and rude in there arguments in the government and in social media. 
When did it become wrong to have an opinion? When did it become a bad thing to disagree and discuss differences of opinions?  Can we not be willing to listen to what others have to say, and then if in disagreement, KINDLY explain your viewpoint and why you have that viewpoint? 
I guess all I am asking is that we show a little kindness, and respect (regardless if we agree with the person), to those who have different ideas. 
Don't give you opinion if you are unwilling to listen to other viewpoints.

Alright, that is all the "politics" I am going to talk about on here! :)
I will end with this lovely quote, that I think is so true! 
Imagine if everyone took this quote to heart...there would be a lot less angry people in the world!! 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Happy Weekend Wishes

This is the first weekend in a long time in which I have been home and nothing planned!
I am taking advantage of it and painting my guest bedroom. I love productive Saturday mornings at home! They make me feel energized and content!

I thought I would share some photos I took a few weekends ago when my mom was visiting. My sister and I took her to a state park nearby that has a swampy lake full of alligators!
 We went around sunset so it was really beautiful the way the sun was setting through all the trees.
There were lily pads blooming everywhere!
 Below is my sis, Jenn, with her husband who joined us on the walk.
 The path along the lake was peaceful.
 That is my husband below, keeping an eye out for alligators! He never misses them!
 Check out this one! He wouldn't budge!
 This spotted this one before he popped his head above water, because we saw the lily pads moving as he walked along the bottom of the lake!
 Here is my husband again...looking for more alligators!
 I loved all the spanish moss hanging from the trees. It looked so cool.
 My sis again, catching her breath for a photo opportunity! You should check out her blog, Contemporary Harbor!
 And here I am attempting to get the last bit of rays from the sunset...however, the sun was quickly fading.

I hope your weekend is an enjoyable one, whether you are just relaxing, or keeping busy!

~ Elle

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bohemian Romance

 I came across Free People's bohemian lookbook this afternoon and felt inspired to share it.
While I generally do not dress with this much bohemian influence, I do enjoy touches of bohemian flare here and there.
I really liked a lot of things about the looks in these photographs taken by Guy Aroch.

To start with, I just love Hungarian model, Eniko Mihalik's hair here. I wish I could get my hair to look like that!
 Second, I am loving these hats! I am so glad to see that wide brimmed hats are still in this season.
Oh, and I am in LOVE with that wool looking wrap in the right photograph below.
 This shaw is fabulous! I would love to have this wrap to just lounge around my house in!
 I also love these pheasant dresses with the flat grungy boots. Not to mention I love the blue wrap in the right photograph.

What about you? Are you into these bohemian looks?
 ~ Elle