the best way.

Though it may feel like Monday for some of you, it definitely feels like Tuesday in my neck of the woods. Yesterday was non-stop, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I count my blessings every day for the craziness, as weird as that sounds. Robert Frost always has a way of saying things which makes perfect sense. {He's the quintessential "quote guy" in my book.} The quote below is totally true--and helped me remember to keep my eyes on the prize and not get bogged down by the clutter this week...

In thinking about what gets me through, posts from fabulous bloggers definitely help. I love seeing "link love" posts on other blogs, so I wanted to start sharing some of my own. These are just a few of the links which caught my eye in the last few days. If I tried to capture them all, you'd all get tired of scrolling. I promise more posts featuring other favorites soon :)

Anna from {dear friend} spent some time in one of my favorite New England haunts:
Portsmouth, New Hampshire at Christmastime. Trust me, you'll want to visit too.

Ashley from a {little} dash of ash got me prematurely excited about spring with all of
the colorful Sperrys now available at J.Crew. I still can't decide which ones I want!

Carly from College Prep explained about how she is keeping her new year's resolutions alive.
I love how much she is aiming to make goals manageable and attainable. So spot-on.

Christin from with a c.h. posted an amazing recipe for sweet + salty curried almonds
I've been trying to find healthy snacks with a twist--and these totally fit the bill!

Grace from Stripes + Sequins shared news about an amazing initiative + fun contest to raise 
heart health awareness. I'm already crafting up my #showusyourheart instagram...

What links have been inspiring you lately? Share the love, friends! Inspiration helps us all :)
Stay cozy today... xoxo {av}



  1. Some of my favorites from the weekend too! Love this network of incredible ladies! Thanks for sharing - both the links, and your positive outlook of crazy seasons in life.

  2. Thank you for sharing - and for the quote! I needed a little reminder like that today. :)

  3. Awwww, thank you :) If you need more healthy snack a roo's you know where to find me! And yes, today is very much Tuesday for me.

  4. thanks for the shout out! i finally decided on my color and just ordered the hot rose! xo

  5. couldn't agree more ;) i feel a little lost when i'm not crazy busy (though that also means I have a hard time unwinding on nights & weekends too).

    have a great week!


  6. I absolutely love that quote - I needed that, thanks! xx

  7. Thank you for posting those links! I had a fab time going through them all and then promptly adding the blogs to my bookmarks. Your blog is one I check every day, so thank you for inspiring this sistah!

    have a wonderful rest of the week :]

  8. Haha, as a teacher, I can't help but think of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," "We can't go over it, we can't go under it, we have to go through it!"

  9. I just came across your blog and I'm so happy I did! I'm a fellow New Englander and my hubs and I dated long distance until the day we married! I'm excited to dig into your blog! xx