The moment I accepted my life was a beautiful, chaotic, sometimes a little-messy-but-always-entertaining circus was the moment I felt a true release.

There's no sense in fighting the madness, but I've picked up a few tricks to keep the show going along the way.

I hope they work as well for you as they have [and still do] for me.

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sassy starter *fearless charms

A few Sundays ago I ran across a tweet from the Huffington Post’s Healthy Living Becoming Fearless blog (have you read the book by Arianna Huffington?) asking What’s Your ‘Fearless Charm’? Without hesitation I snapped a photo of my #fearlesscharm and posted it via Instagram and Twitter.

I started scrolling through others’ fearless charms and reading the reasons behind them. There’s so many different things that give people an extra boost of confidence or hoping shimmer of luck. Trinkets and baubles, photos and phrases. Each having a special meaning so very different from the next. Later that day when waiting for a friend to meet up for a Sunday afternoon glass of wine, I found myself people watching, making up stories about the people as per usual. With each person passing, I caught myself wondering what their fearless charm is / would be, even the reasoning behind them or where they found them. It was a nice twist on the usual game of people watching, indeed.

Do you have a fearless charm? If not …… is it time to find one?

psst … my charm made the reader slide show. yay for ele!


When you need a little more than a smile or a cup of tea to get your week in motion, the Sassy Starter will be here every Monday to get your wheels turnin’ in a classy – sassy – fabulous sort of way.

hello gorgeous

Posted in elephants, inspiration

After reading a post by the incredibly talented, Design Babylon, on finding inspiration from the Hermès Web site, I decided to take a gander over the site myself. hermes elephant lock



Can’t go wrong when one of the first things I see is an elephant.  I do love my elephants! 




Needless to say, I agree with her completely! The site is filled with great colors and pattens & not to mention items to die for. 

The colors and the patterns of the scarfs are phenom:

Hermès Red - Orange Pattern Scarf


 If I had them in my possession I wouldn’t know whether to frame them & hang them on a wall or actually wear them.  Hermès Sailboat Scarf




 (I guess I’ll have to decide that when the boxes arrive.)


Hermès Coin / Ash Tray



Even the simplest items, the Coin / Ash Trays, all have incredible designs with vibrant colors.  A sure fire way to spread a smile across any face and brighten up a day.



hello, gorgeous…hello, Hermès! 

 For more information on Design Babylon and her Interior Design skills & inspirations, zip on over to her site: