$200 Kimberly Lewis Home Giveaway!

First of all, you are amazing. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for the outpouring of support for the decision I announced yesterday! Your advice, your comments, your emails mean more to me than you know. Thank you!
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Today I'm excited to be supporting a fellow entrepreneurial spirit, my friend Kimberly Lewis. Kimberly is a talented designer whose gorgeous wallpaper is environmentally friendly and hand-printed in Brooklyn. Her site Kimberly Lewis Home is truly a feast for the eyes!
Kimberly Lewis Home is generously giving away $200 worth of wallpaper to one lucky Design Darling reader! To enter, leave a comment with your favorite design below. For an extra entry (be sure to leave a second comment!), like Kimberly Lewis Home on Facebook. The winner will be announced on Friday morning. Good luck!

Change of plans!

Happy Monday, everyone! You might have noticed that I've been blogging, pinning, posting, tumbling, and tweeting quite a bit more this past week so let's cut to the chase: I quit my job and I'm moving on to greener pastures! Sometimes you just know when something isn't a good fit and have to acknowledge that your head and your heart are pulling you in a different direction. I'm grateful for the learning experience and excited to reconnect with the things I love: blogging, writing, and a few other fun projects that I have up my sleeve! 
Because I'll be spending some time on these projects before thinking about looking for a full-time job, I'd love to hear from any of you who are or have been self-employed. What is the most rewarding aspect and what is your biggest challenge? I would be so happy to hear from you!

{image via Note to Self}

Happy Weekend!

Good morning! What do you have planned for the weekend? Last night I had dinner with a few of my blogger faves: Ashlina, Cassie, Crissie, Morgan, and Tyler. Then this morning my boyfriend and I took my puppies for a coffee run and a walk in the park. Of course my phone was dead or I would have been Instagram-ing left and right! Tomorrow I'll be back in the city as my darling cousin is running the New York marathon for charity! I'm so excited to cheer her on and congratulate her when she crosses the finish line in Central Park. What are you up to? 

{Gwyneth Paltrow shot by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair}