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Welcome to Hey Mishka Loves…—the semi-weekly link round-up of stylish, festive content from my favorite blogs and morning reads. It’s been a few Tuesdays, but I’m back, and you’d better believe I have a few gems to share!

The focus today is staying positive and creative despite the lemons life may chuck at your head (and the lemons you put in your own mouth and later regret). I’m having a pretty emotionally abstract fall. During the process of reassessing my “north”, I’ve found that creativity and positive energy are two must-haves for survival and sanity.

 If the image above makes you swoon, we’re on the same page. This is one of the most stunning editorials I’ve seen in forever, from the styling to the landscape.

 If you’re spending an ample amount of time alone lately, it can send your mind to unpleasant places, especially as the temperature drops. This might be helpful.

 One mother wrote this list of things she wants her daughter to know.

 Sometimes keeping your chin up is all about atmosphere. Here are a few ways to create a delicious aroma in your apartment or bedroom.

 Get inspired by the whimsical paintings of Lulie Wallace, featuring sprawling botanical still life and dreamy florals against playful wallpaper.

 Engage in a little adventure today, without venturing too far from the safe haven of home.

 When you’re not totally sure where you’re headed, sometimes it helps to remember where you’ve been. Glean a bit of insight as simply as reading your very first tweet.

 In defense of DIY, a neuroscientist has proven that crafting is good for your brain. Don’t hesitate to pick up that creative project you’ve abandoned!

 Longing for a change? You may be in need of a refresh in the wardrobe department.

 Ready to be happy again? Here’s a list of happy-people-practices you may have seen before, but it’s worth a revisit.

 If you’re feeling stuck, sometimes all you can do is wait it out. One of my favorite phrases lately is, “the only way to get through it is to get through it.” But while you’re doing that, you can use something as simple as breath to ease the process.

May your October be bursting with good vibes and gorgeous color palettes.

hey mishka hand drawn xoxo michelle christina larsen



Written by Mishka
A city girl who loves palm trees, strong coffee & late night writing. Founder of lifestyle blog Hey Mishka, co-founder & writing coach at Day Job Optional, and designer at Maison Minnaloushe. Learn more about her here.