Dearest Monday


When I worked for the California Department of Public Health, I worked on the fourth floor. Ironically, anyone that worked in this building had to take the elevator to, at least, the second floor. From there you could decide to walk up an additional few flights to your office (if you were a health conscious stair-taker), or you could stay in the elevator to your destination (like most pre-caffeinated workers). Prior to working for Public Health, I always took the stairs. After working there for 2 years, my love for the stairs has only increased, at least on Mondays. Why? Because inevitably, every Monday without fail, someone in the elevator would have to make a sad remark… that would go something like this:

Me:        Good Morning.
Them:   (Audible exhale) It’s Monday.
Me:        (Internal dialogue) Please. Just quit your job. Please.

Me:        Morning.  (Sip coffee, look busy)
Them:   Morning. How are you?
Me:        Me? Oh, I’m okay, just waking up…
Them:   Oooooh, you have a case of the…
Me:        (Please don’t say it…)
Me:        Sigh

This often leads to me having to faux-snicker at their sad wittiness, kill them with kindness, or pretend I didn’t hear them. Usually, I chose the second or third option, but ideally, I would have just been able to choose the stairs. Anyhow, here are eight things from around the web that didn’t give me the Monday blues (aside from the potential of making my wallet thinner):

Love this sweet cotton poppy baby/toddler quilt from Little Unicorn .

This Space Invader Vintage Berber Carpet makes me feel all sorts of happy. I love it when designers merge childhood nostalgia and adult aesthetics.

This DIY Mid-Century bed frame tutorial makes me want to jump in the garage and get to work.
I’d jump down a rabbit hole to find out who makes these shoes, but I haven’t been successful yet.

This Where the Wild Things Are birthday cake is so magical.

These storage bins for flour, sugar (etc…) should come standard in ever kitchen.

I would not have considered painting a wood floor in a kitchen but…

Hello SOLD OUT Marc Jacobs Kiltie flats.