After spending two jam-packed, wonderful days in Birmingham, Alabama (I wish I had a guide to link to here, any locals want to share how awesome it is?) I was mostly happy to come home. Mostly only because I absolutely fell in love with Birmingham and didn’t want to leave. I wanted someone to magically hand me a tiny house in English Village and stuff me full of chocolate popovers at Continental Bakery every morning. Is that too much to ask? Oh it is? Oh, ok. Well, I’ll continue to wish that I win one of New York’s nine million lottery contests and can somehow afford to buy a tiny home there. Really, is there anything better than wonderful towns in the South? Every time I visit my accent comes back out and I start wondering why I don’t live somewhere that dogwood trees grow with abundance and people say hello to you on the street and aren’t asking for you to sign a petition.
Anyway, I was happy to come home, but after a trip I find myself needing to be surrounded by simplicity and quiet. All the flying and meetings and nervousness leaves me craving a quiet apartment full of neutral things that subtly welcome me back home. While I can’t go changing the color of the things I already own, I can embrace little details that feel like the kind of simplicity I crave. I’ve had these cards from TokkeTok on my desktop for a few days for that same reason. They’re clean, simple and just beautiful. I have some thank you note writing on my horizon (how do I write the entire city of Birmingham a note for welcoming us with open arms?) so these will come in handy. If you’d like to pick up some you can do so right here for about $5. xo, grace