A polka dotted couch? This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

A polka dotted couch? This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

"…Deserve it, then. Study, do your work. Be honest, frank and fearless and get some grasp of the real values of life. You will meet, of course, curious little annoyances. People will wonder at your dear brown and the sweet crinkley hair. But that simply is of no importance and will soon be forgotten. Remember that most folk laugh at anything unusual, whether it is beautiful, fine or not. You, however, must not laugh at yourself. You must know that brown is as pretty as white or prettier…The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin—the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world. Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely…Enjoy what is, and not pine for what is not. Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul."

W.E.B. Du Bois

In 1914, his soon-to-be 14-year-old daughter, Yolande, left the family home to study at Bedales School in England. He wrote her the [above, excerpted] letter of advice soon after her arrival…

(via thesmithian)

farhanahsan:

15 different and easy homemade soap recipes
Making different products at home is very interesting and fun loving,moreover you can save money by making such things like making of soap at home.There’re several types of ingredients that can be used for making soap such as coconut or olive oil,mint,lemon and can include some fragrance as well.Here are 15 different types of soap making recipes and ideas using cold or hot process method and mold them into your desire shape to make it looks beautiful.

farhanahsan:

15 different and easy homemade soap recipes

Making different products at home is very interesting and fun loving,moreover you can save money by making such things like making of soap at home.There’re several types of ingredients that can be used for making soap such as coconut or olive oil,mint,lemon and can include some fragrance as well.Here are 15 different types of soap making recipes and ideas using cold or hot process method and mold them into your desire shape to make it looks beautiful.

dreamalittlebiggerblog:

To me the smell of lemon = the smell of clean, probably because of my childhood fascination with lemon scented Pledge. I absolutely MUST learn to make soap to make this Homemade Lemon Soap from a Pumpkin and a Princess. 

dreamalittlebiggerblog:

To me the smell of lemon = the smell of clean, probably because of my childhood fascination with lemon scented Pledge. I absolutely MUST learn to make soap to make this Homemade Lemon Soap from a Pumpkin and a Princess. 

makemealawyer:

To all my lost 20-somethings. 

Slow down, you’re doing fine, you can’t be everything you want to be before your time, although it’s so romantic on the borderline… though you can see when you’re wrong, you know you can’t always see when you’re right… you got your passion, you got your pride but don’t you know that only fools are satisfied. 

corona-borealis:

365 : 120 (by the workroom)

corona-borealis:

365 : 120 (by the workroom)

peonyandbee:

someforeignletters: Lucy Grossmith: Spring cottage

peonyandbee:

someforeignletters: Lucy Grossmith: Spring cottage

peonyandbee:

wasbella102: By Kurt Jackson

peonyandbee:

wasbella102By Kurt Jackson

peonyandbee:

thequietrabbit: Reminder Swatch no.7 - Oneness. ( prints! )

peonyandbee:

thequietrabbit: Reminder Swatch no.7 - Oneness. ( prints! )

"go the the library" they said. "you’ll be more productive" they said.

Nope.