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by Grace Bonney


This week the world felt a little bit scarier and more difficult than usual. In addition to upsetting civil rights news, we got some difficult news about the health of my oldest beloved fuzz bud, Turk. I plan on spending the entire weekend holding him close and soaking up time with the people and pets that mean most to me. Love, family, friendship and support feel more important than ever, so if you have the chance to spend time with those people in your life, please hug them and tell them how much they mean to you. Those connections and support systems are what help us keep moving forward and reaching for the light. Inspired by those moments of brightness and love, I wanted to share this beautiful photo of Sugar, one of Susan and Will Brinson‘s rescue pups. For some reason dogs just know when we need their love and I’m so thankful for ours right now (and always). xo, grace



  • Household Items and When to Clean Them: Man Repeller basically reminded me that I’m a very messy person. Thankfully I married someone who is cleaner than I am. I mean, washing pillows? I don’t think I ever have…eek.
  • My neighborhood believed in my restaurant before I did.” I love this story in Bon Appetit about the importance of community support.
  • Watercolor fashion: I love this watercolor take on the Dior fashion show.
  • These 3D Paper Gift Toppers at House Lars Built are super sweet.
  • Robert Pruitt’s artwork is calling my name right now. His portraits have so much texture and meaning.
  • Enter Here: These antique entryway details in Olatz Schnabel’s home are mega swoon-worthy.
  • Shingle Style: I love the exterior of this minimal Japanese surfing getaway.



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  • You hit all the right notes here. I feel exactly the same way. I’m a bit more comforted having family close by and pets always by my side. The best therapy for me now is the support I get from family and the joy my rescue dog brings me. Scary times seem to bring us closer. I also can’t wait to get home after this vacation and find more ways to make my home a place of refuge. Your blog is a huge help.

  • Dear Grace, I truly am sorry for your pain and anguish. I pray that your beloved Turk recovers and, if recovery is not possible, I pray that he passes away peacefully surrounded in and enveloped by love.

  • Sending sympathies and caring…we don’t know each other but I know what it’s like when a pet is very ill. My cat Magic is helping me buffer the many horrors of what is happening now n this country. Sometimes holding close to those you love, as you are doing, is the only answer. Ilene in MD

  • So sorry to hear about Turk. It’s hard when they start to show their age – our pets are forever young in our minds and hearts. I truly think our pets are sent into our lives to teach us something. Caesar was deep love, Nero taught us to forget about having control over anything (he is still educating us on this one!), and Sugar to be empathetic. Wishing you extra special cuddles with your family. XO

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