Monday Mess * Erin Loechner

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i’m so thrilled to start this series back up  with one of my absoulte favorites and probably yours too, erin loechner from design for mankind + design for minikind.  erin has long been an inspiration to me and i know many of you.  she has a keen eye for design, a way with words and is one of the sweetest souls.  i, of course, love erin’s style, but what i think really makes her shine is that she is always helping others (like with her famous resource parties) and she is not afraid to be true to herself (have you read about erin’s about venture into slow blogging than i encourage you to do so here + here) . . . thanks for sharing your mess with us today, erin!

clean it

Oh, gracious. Since becoming a mother I’ve acquired quite a few more flats then I’m used to, and I’m sadly running out of places to store them (a few of my favorite pairs are proudly displayed on my office shelves, making me smile while I work!). And although I’m generally a pretty tidy gal when it comes to clothing storage (color-coded, all wooden hangers, please!), my shoe department is lagging. Making a mental note to clear out the clutter, donate a few unloved pairs and organize the rest today.

leave it2 erin loechner 2_ La La Lovely My daughter is in that curious 7-month-old stage where she wants to explore, explore, explore(!), so we often lay out blankets in various parts of our house to host impromptu “toy picnics.” My rule of thumb has always been to clean up an area after I’m finished using it, but when the game never really ends, how could I? This is a happy mess I love to see throughout the day.

believe it

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01 . shevi shape sorting toy   02 . my first stacker  03 . snail from esthex  04 . litte alouette

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toy picnics!  how great is that idea?  and isn’t it great to think about some of our messes as being “happy messes?”  so tell me . . . do you have any happy messes in your home at the moment?  also, how do you like the new look of monday mess?  if there is anyone in particular you’d love to see featured in this series drop me an e-mail.

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  • Danielle
    Commented on March 11th, 2013 at 8:40am

    Fabulous re-entry into the series! I love the quote at the end.

  • Trina
    Commented on March 11th, 2013 at 12:38pm

    such a great quote and perspective, right!!! and, i’m so thrilled to start the series up again! xo . t

  • Stephanie
    Commented on March 11th, 2013 at 10:53am

    LOVE it ! :) I believe it too

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