Just saw this on Pinterest and wanted to share. There are marked differences between positivity, validation, and support versus the opposite of those things. But sometimes it's hard to tell. Well-meaning or not, we've all uttered versions of the comments in the left column. Sharing for myself and all of us.
So last year, I feel like you and I, dear reader, entered a new phase of realness on This Square Peg. This is a lifestyle blog, yes, and we discussed various aspects of my life, including openly sharing with you that 2019 mostly stunk. I initially wondered if these were things I even wanted to [...]
I just saw this on Le Pinterest and I think it definitely captures the duality of this time of year. Who else is a fall homebody? Because yes, I love taking in the beauty of the electric fall atmosphere, but oh, yes, do I also love hunkering down in my warm apartment, encased in a [...]
Oh, Pinterest. An abundance of lovely goals that likely will never see the light of day. Nevertheless, this year, I'd like to spruce up my place with an autumn theme. Because why not? Some of the ideas running around in my head: All images derived from Pinterest. Onwards and Autumn-wards...
...champagne on the balcony with the Le Tour Eiffel peeking at you from behind those trees. I want to go back. Maintenant. (Now.) Bon Tuesday. (p.s..: I have a whole board on Pinterest called "Meanwhile, in Paris". Feel free to follow. Click up top on the social media links and you're there.)
Ever since my early twenties, coffee shops have been my true love. Many a coffee shop had me inside of it; ordering a cup, listening to the beans whir in the grinder; hearing the quiet hum of conversation as patrons did everything from chat with each other to type away at their laptops for whatever [...]
Oh, hey. Have you missed me as much as I've missed you, dear reader? Have you longingly gazed at your notifications, hoping to see that I've reached out to you with another post? No? Well, I love you anyway. It's been a while since I've talked about this fro (known as She) on my larger-than-average [...]
Thought I'd share some of my needs when it comes to decorating my new apartment, which has become quite comfortable but still lacks some of the niceties and touches that I think would make it feel more like home. To that end, below are some of ideas I've pinned on my "mon espace" (my space) [...]
Why I walk through the stacks and inhale. Why I meander through libraries and bookstores, often with no intention of reading or buying, just trailing my fingers down endless rows of spines and consuming the sweet aroma of books. Why books can be desserts, too. (I dedicate this post to my beloved Ms. Lindquist, who [...]
Went really French on you, didn't I? But you're used to that. Translated, it means my house and my job. Because, dear readers, after a month in my new surroundings, I'm happy to announce that I was recently hired at a new job and recently moved into my brand new apartment. We will pause for [...]