Monthly Mood: July 2017

Monthly Mood
*Feature image by The Sorry Girls

The Monthly Mood has switched from the beginning of the month to the end because well…. how can I really get a pulse on my monthly mood before it even begins?!

If you have been following along, this month I have been prepping for the big move out of the Richmond District and into the Tenderloin with my boyfriend! #goodtimes

Here are some things I have been obsessing over:

Currently Watching: The Sorry Girls 

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Get ready for some major creative inspiration with The Sorry Girls…

Since I have been fantasizing about decorating my new place, I have been watching SO MANY “Studio Makeovers” and “DIY” videos. I’ve subscribed to a handful of channels- Mr. Kate , Home Made ModernLive Your Style, Engineer Your Space, & Ikea Home Makeovers – just to name a few. But my favorite duo would have to be The Sorry Girls. They are straight to the point, resourceful and always make sure they have the cheapest, easiest option. I haven’t tried any of tutorials yet… but I am definitely looking forward to doing one soon! Here’s a little blurb from their About page:

Becky Wright and Kelsey MacDermaid started their creative journey together in 2010 when they met in University and dubbed themselves as The Sorry Girls for their new YouTube channel. They called themselves The Sorry Girls because they knew that a play on the stereotype that Canadian’s say sorry way too often would always be true of themselves and Canada. Kelsey and Becky started their YouTube channel to teach young women just like themselves how to make a cute and unique Halloween costumes on a budget. They didn’t know what their channel would be or where it would go when they started but it has turned into a creative, inspiring, and money saving lifestyle that they are thrilled to be apart of every day. The Sorry Girls look at everything from home décor and fashion to Halloween and Christmas and put their heads together to figure out how to DIY (do it yourself) this season’s trends using materials that are easy to access and instructions that are easy to follow. Since starting their YouTube channel together their following on YouTube has grown to over half a million subscribers and they have inspired many to pick up a hammer, get some paint on their hands and #doitforthediy.

Currently Drinking: The Buzz by David’s Tea

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I started drinking this tea in the afternoons and it really does get you “buzzing”! Since it’s a Yerba Mate blend, it really curbs your appetite – just FYI. But this is a great Pick-Me-Up! Check out the description below:

Lately, everyone seems to be buzzing about this tea. But who can blame them? With so many super-energizing ingredients, it’ll probably get you buzzing, too. It’s got the stimulating kick of guarana, matcha and yerba mate, plus a hint of white ginseng – Chinese medicine’s key to vital energy. Add super-healthy green tea, zesty citrus and a spicy hint of ginger, and you’ve got an energizing blend you can feel great about drinking.

#Urbanliving- Shoes I’m Currently Loving: The Hartford Pump by Franco Sarto

I can wear these all day from work to happy hour, or just on the weekend running errands in a cute summer dress. This is the ultimate “city girl” shoe. Living in San Francisco, you need to be prepared for any type of scenario. Comfort is key and these shoes get a HUGE 5 stars. check them out at DSW. #yourwelcome

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This weekend I move into my new studio!

Thanks for stopping by ❤

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Monthly Mood: New Moon, New Skin, New Fire.

Monthly Mood

Finally a four day weekend! Can I get an Amen?!? This monthly mood is more of a recap of all the craziness that happened in June and the final culmination of which I am about to drop in 3..2..1..

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I just signed our first lease to a tiny little studio downtown.

I still have to take a moment and let that all settle in when I say it out loud (or type it out loud?). In the six years I’ve lived in San Francisco, I’ve been fortunate enough to live in one house, with people I get along with, and in a wonderful neighborhood – the Richmond District. Now I’m packing up my beautiful spacious bedroom and moving into the Tenderloin! In Defense of the Tenderloin, Here is the view from our new balcony:

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I’m really excited about this move. So many craft projects to try, so much space to organize (I am a Virgo, I just can’t help myself..)  and a whole new chapter to create in this city.  I look forward to sharing some new inspiration with you all.

I’ve been obsessing  over studio layouts, DIY home decor, and balcony gardens on Pinterest. If you’re on there, follow my boards!

This month my good friend Andrew Nassih  was in town from Los Angeles and we did a quick photo shoot rendezvous in my new hood 😉 We didn’t plan it this way, I actually had no idea I would be moving  at the point these pictures were taken; I also had no idea this photo shoot was going to happen! But the timing couldn’t have been better. Check out his work – I love the grit to his style and I’m stoked that I get to be a part of the collection.

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As the last bits of June unfolded, especially after the new moon, I’ve felt a need to purge and recenter my inspiration. Now with this new move, July will be about shedding my old skin, and rebuilding the fire. I look forward to seeing you all on the other side!

Thanks for stopping by, more to come! I  Just wanted to drop a line.

D. Marie