This week was on the quieter side for me, which I generally don't love. Most people tell me they wish they had a "quieter" week but honestly, sometimes slow quieter weeks are the hardest. Having said that, I did take some time to sit back and reflect and have some "me" time. What are some of my goals? What makes me happy? What do I love to do? ... So here are some of the things I have been thinking about. Here are my WEEK 19 FEELS:

What I’m Pinning - Visual Inspiration:
I love plants. Lots and lots of plants. They make me happy by bringing some of nature's outdoors inside the home. Unfortunately, I have a lot of trouble keeping my plants alive. I blame it half on me but half on the fact that we leave our blinds closed when we are not home (we are on the main floor and people can stare right in if we don't) and the plants therefore miss the sunshine! Goal = to create a plant jungle and become a plant lady by getting better at keeping my plants alive!

1+1 = My Fave Combos:
Ceramic plates + splatter paint - how amazing do they look? The retro splatter on modern ceramics... I dig it!

I Made It:
Here is some of my most recent editorial work for Chatelaine Magazine May/June 2017 issue. I not only love it because of how lemony-fresh it is but also because the cover concept was my idea! I had this vision in my head and I made it work and I am super proud :)
Photography by: Erik Putz
Food Styling by: Michael Elliot
Prop Styling by: ME

What's On My Coffee Table: 
Places to Go People to See by Kate Spade is currently on my coffee table. I remember dying for a Kate Spade purse when I was a tween.... then Kate Spade sort of disappeared until about five years ago when they totally made a comeback. This book is screams cool. It is super eclectic, made up of quotes, neat collections (my fave is the cocktail stirrers), neon accents, and vintage travel photos. It completely makes you want to hop on a plane (in your best outfit!) 
"I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list" - Susan Sontag ... sums it up pretty well! #rmreads


Words I'll Leave You With:
It is okay to take a break... even if you don't need it. When life gives you some extra time, use it!

xo -
rayna marlee

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