hiya peoples.   what i’ve been up to:

+ i moved.  i still have coney island ties (studio space) but live back in manhattan, in a very teeny tiny apartment and i ❤ my neighborhood!  i’ve done some crafty things to spruce the place up, but still have so much left to do in terms of decorating and organizing.  i’m excited to share photos of the bathroom soon.

+ i purged.  when i packed up my belongings in brooklyn, i tossed a ton of things & donated even more.  then once i paid the movers for 35+ boxes and saw them filling up the <300 sq.ft. space, i dumped even more.  after 3 weeks and one box still left unpacked, i asked myself ‘i haven’t missed those items thus far, is it even worth sorting through?’ that box did get some tlc and most of it was trash or charity.  ** i highly recommend this exercise! if you ignore something for 1month, 6months, 1year, it might be ok to de-clutter** turns out, less really is more (ahhhhh)

+ my little dark secret is that i’m a fashion harlot.  i used to feel ashamed (so fickle! so meaningless!) but i’ve come to embrace it and started a tocar.tumblr in celebration

+ morning mantra.  after reading ten benefits to rising early, i took away a daily dalai lama morning meditation ‘today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.’

and with that, i look forward to sharing more colorful posts soon! xoxo