Out There / In Here

This has certainly been one of those weeks that can shake a person.  It goes without saying that the events in Boston are rattling.  For me, the heightened security at work, on the Metro, and even at the food trucks that gather around the Federal buildings in the wake of these events are a stark reminder of where I live and the world we live in.

On top of that, Mother's Day gift round-ups started popping up all over the place this week, and with the recent loss of my mom, they make me oh-so sad.  I'm thankful that some good friends are getting married on May 12th so that it will be a day of joy for me and not sadness.

You know, I think the lifestyle/fashion/crafting blogosphere gets a bad wrap for presenting life through a rose-colored lens.  I don't know about you, but during weeks like this one, I'm more than happy to lose myself in the bright colors, perfectly staged objects, and glorious sunshine that this world so kindly offers us.  Here are just a few examples:

Out There:
Thanks, I Made It: DIY hardware bracelets
Lovely Indeed: DIY booze bottle labels
The Hunted Interior: Home Depot patio challenge
House of Earnest: yellow bar tray
Frances & Francis: paper flowers
In Here:
Shower Favors: jars of cinnamon sugar
Shower Favors: scones & a mini whisk
Shower Favorscheese & a mini grater
In Here Out There:
The Home Depot: balcony style challenge

To see a round-up of all my favorite weekly links past and present, pop over to Pinterest 'cause I've got a board for that.

Mandy P
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  1. I always love your posts! I just love your blog, Mandy! Happy weekend my dear. xx. McKenna Lou

  2. I know exactly what you mean about the atmosphere in DC. I felt pretty anxious today as I saw the police and secret service on my walk home from work along Constitution and 15th streets. On a lighter note, thanks so much for sharing my bracelets. Have a good weekend -Erin


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