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Saturday Loves 17

Good Morning Friends.  Happy Weekend!  

I’ve been such a good girl…I’ve completed all of my weekly chores and I plan to enjoy a leisurely weekend filled with reading Being Dead (I know such a morbid title), a visit to Crate and Barrel to purchase Emma flower vase, candle-lit dinners followed by romantic strolls along the beach, and of course, cardio at the gym.  

And speaking of cardio, a recent addition to my workout playlist:

Wishing you a most splendid weekend…one that’s filled beauty, joy, and relaxation.  Enjoy!

Montreal based fine art photographer Irene Suchocki has shared lovely images of Waipi’o Valley, Hawaii.   Networking for Introverts is a keen, insightful, and helpful blog post written by Christina Thompson for Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Chorizo Sausage Hot Dogs with Chimichurri Sauce

I must confess, I am not a fan of hot dogs, they just seem so unhealthy.  However, these Mexican-Style Chorizo Sausage Hot Dogs with chimichurri sauce and roasted jalapeño salsa, I would pay a king’s ransom for just one bite, okay, maybe two bites. Photographer unknown via Anthropologie.

Danielle Knudson photographed by Ryan Fujiki

This fashion editorial featuring swimsuits caught my eye.  Ryan Fujiki photographed Danielle Knudson for Fashion Gone Rogue.

Sculpter Robin Wight

Wildly imaginative!  Wishes is the latest stainless steel fairy sculpture designed by Robin Wight for the Trentham Estate.   Wight, an engineer, software designer, and artist crafts his fairies from galvanized and stainless steel fence wire.

In Wishes, Wight created a fairy fighting to hold onto a dandelion in the wind while spreading wishes everywhere. The inspiration behind the fairy sculptures can be found here.  Discovered via Colossal and Fantasywire; photographer unknown. 

Katty Schie Beck Real Estate

I’m smitten with this interior.  The natural elements of wood and marble combined with a minimalist aesthetic inspires me.  Katty Schie Beck Real Estate discovered via Anna Gillar.

Actor and comedian Jim Carrey delivered a humorous and inspiring commencement address to the 2014 graduating class at  Maharishi University of Management.  The memorable quote from his speech:

So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.  What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dare to ask the universe for it…

My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that was possible for him.  So he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant and when I was twelve years old, he was let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could to survive.

I learned many great lessons from my father.  Not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.

Discovered via 99u and YouTube