mika the beautiful

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If you follow me on Instagram (@marinscott10) then you will have known this by now but we have a new member of the family! We got her a couple months ago but I’m just now getting around to posting about it. That’s okay though, I’m only human.

This is Mika, which means God’s Child in Russian, but I mostly just liked the name. She’s a cute-faced, grey and silver Maine Coon, which is one of the most adorable cat breeds in my opinion. She’s going to be enormous for a domestic cat– up to 25 pounds! She’s definitely larger than our past cats right now and she’s only 4 1/2 months old.

Enjoy these photos of our little baby, I kinda went crazy with them and some are fuzzy because she kept moving around. I think she’s incredibly beautiful though and so well-tempered. We’re happy to have her in our lives!

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A Day at the D.I.A

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This weekend I went to the Detroit Institute of Art with an old friend, and I was so pleasantly surprised by how much it had. I haven’t been in years, so to go after having a little more understanding under my belt made it so much more enjoyable. I took some notes (because I’m nerdy about history), so here are some things that I learned, and my favorites of the whole day!

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The Gudea of Lagash from Mesopotamia, 2141/2122 B.C.E

 

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Stone Seals and Cylinder Seal, Mesopotamia

 

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European Cabinet, 1580-1610

 

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Lily Pond by Charles Harry Eaton

 

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Moonlit Landscape by Aert van der Neer

 

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Notre Dame Cathedral by Childe Hassam

 

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Flowers in a Glass Vase by Rachel Ruysch

 

We dove right into it with Byzantine and Mesopotamian art. A lot of it was metal carving and stone sculptures, but they were some of the most beautiful stone sculptures I’ve ever seen! The Gudea of Lagash really interested me– and guess what?! It might be a fraud. That’s right. There were different points about the type of stone being found in the region but not being used during that time, and the circles on the hat are normally aligned, whereas this one has diagonal circles. I also loved the stone scrolls and stamps in clay. Each intricate detail was carved into the stone, and the pictures they can make are so incredibly detailed.

As we were walking through the hallways I saw this really old and beautiful European cabinet. All of the intricate patterning was made from bone and metals, which is amazing. We also saw some incredible Greek pottery, some Medieval Art, and Egyptian sculptures and mummies. This was all before we got to the Dutch artists which I LOVE. Do you know how many paintings of clouds they have?! So many! For a cloud enthusiast it was a dream.  Lily Pond, Moonlit Landscape, and Notre Dame Cathedral were just some examples of the many, many paintings I will forever remember. Mostly because I took photos and saved them to my Cloud Folder. We finished the day off with Flowers in a Glass Vase. It’s beautiful and detailed. I loved it.

Tell me who your favorite artists/works of art/cloud painting are! I’d love to hear them!

The Reinvented Workspace

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Even though I don’t like thinking about going back to late night study sessions and eight hours away from my bed, I really needed to revamp my work space. I really needed to revamp my workspace. And now that I have, I feel slightly more productive! Slightly.

This new desk has also SERIOUSLY opened-up my room as well, which is so, so nice since I don’t have a big room (most of it is taken up by my bed). So enjoy these photos; maybe they will give you ideas for your own space, maybe it will please the organized freak in you. Who knows!

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These super cute tin and cork top boxes are perfect for any random bits that you’ve got hanging around

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My favorite candle ever.
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I found this cute little globe at a resale shop, and it’s natural to have it next to a painting of Paris

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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin

Let’s Get Lost |OOTD

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We all know that bohemian style is in right now, especially with music festivals like Coachella becoming more and more mainstream. I personally am so happy about it because that is the kind of clothing I’ve always loved: big turquoise pendants, oversized sunglasses, and super free clothing. That’s what you learn when you’re raised by rock n’ roll/hippie parents.

For the past couple of years one side of me has been pleased with the tight fit-and-flare dresses, small 60’s heels, and Parisian scarves. Now I’m loving the opportunity to wear dresses without a bra and bust out my mom’s old Birkenstocks.

I paired this dress with a leather backpack, which I haven’t put down all summer, and some comfortable leather sandals. I also made sure to pack some good sunglasses, and I kept all jewelry very simple and tasteful as to not distract from the dress.

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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

Missing D.C.

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This is blurry but it is the only one of me riding the carousel that I rode as a baby like every single day! Memories, am I right?

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So artsy

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This used to be the hospital I was born in so YAY I’m such an American!

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I’ve been missing Washington D.C. so much lately, mostly because I’m going to be back there in a couple of weeks *YAY*. I’m pumped. Maybe you could tell, but you’re reading this so maybe you couldn’t. WHO KNOWS!?

*Side Note: Writing in all caps really grabs the reader’s attention.*

Anyways, I was feeling nostalgic (as per normal) so naturally I went through my old photos to find these beauties! They are beautiful because they aren’t blurry! *YAY* Thanks iPhone.

So I’m going to end this now, but keep reading every week for beauty, fashion, and random posts! Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X