a day at el matador beach

Coming off of a pretty awesome week of good friends, good music, and a renewed energy like never before.  There were jams at parties, jams on the balcony, and jams on the beach.  I feel so lucky to have experienced such pure, good music and memories this weekend.

Its amazing how the universe, faith, or whatever you choose to call it can point you in the right direction and give you signs as visible as the daylight.  That's what we saw this weekend, signs that beautiful, new projects will be coming together for these guys, very soon.  It reminded me that the energy we send forth as human beings is so very visible to everyone around us, whether its extremely positive and happy or the opposite.  Our energy radiates from every angle of us, and its amazing what we attract when that energy is positive.


its only been a day

It's only been a day.

It's only been a day, since the world lost a spit fire, a woman who would teach me more than I'll ever realize.  
A woman who constantly wrote me letters in her beautiful cursive handwriting that I've admired since I was a little girl.  
A woman who could make me laugh harder than anyone on this great planet, who would tell me stories of the past, and try her best to instill some of that hard earned wisdom in me.
A woman as forgiving as spring, and as steadfast as the mountains.
A woman who saw the world through some of it's most revolutionary times, each wrinkle on her hand seeming to tell a story of the full and wonderful life that she lived.
A woman who spent the last few years of her life in a tough place, filled with suffering but times of laughter and happiness sprinkled throughout.

So many 'I wish I would have's'...running through my mind...but I can't go there, I have to maintain the positive energy and faith that is telling me I know exactly where she is.
That she is looking down on me right now, and will be by my side for the rest of my life

Its only been a day, and there are so many more to go, but I find comfort in knowing that you are at peace. 

Love with all my heart,


sketchbook dreams

Paige = 1, Monday = 0
except for the time I spent making this...well, sometimes you just have to let your mind play.



The past week has been a whirlwind of thoughts.  
Thoughts about my dreams, thoughts about my family, thoughts about the way I live my life, thoughts about this blog, thoughts about what I eat, thoughts about my friends far away on the east coast, thoughts about the future, thoughts about the past, thoughts about what I think about every damn thing.  
But tomorrow marks the beginning of a new week, the chance to start fresh.  Tomorrow brings a more gentle, calmer wind with it.  Tomorrow, hopefully I'll be able to assemble these thoughts into actions.  And for that I am grateful.  



so.  a lot has happened in the past six months.
It's crazy to think that my last post was written in June.  This blog has followed me through a lot of life, and somehow I got away from it in Philadelphia.  I think it had something to do with the limbo-esque place I occupied during my time there.
I could go on and on about life, and things, but for now I will only say that I've moved to California, I'm working as a designer for a company I love, I'm finally in the same zip code as my best friend/partner in crime, and I didn't know happiness existed in such ways.  Life is too short to sit still, sometimes you just gotta go for it and make that terrifying change in life that your soul needs.

Also, weirdly enough, I'm starting to enjoy the morning.  Who knew?


summer in the city...

So far summer has been a combination of homemade brunches, weekend farm/winery trips, kayaking adventures, and I even threw in a few strolls around Brooklyn.  I can't believe it is already July and after the looooong east coast winter, I feel like summer is just beginning!  Philly has been nothing but magical the past few months.  I moved in with one of my best friends, downsized my life and I'm gearing up for my big move across the country to LA, all while trying to enjoy this beautiful east coast summer.  I can't wait to visit home next week and make trips to vintage shops in Austin, Hamilton pool, and take stroll down South Congress....along with seeing my family and friends!
Cheers to summer never ending....