HELLO August.



Well, hello again August... seems we meet again - you've become a thing that I both welcome yet incessantly condemn. My inner Leo coaxes you with indulgent, buttery glee. Yet my inner maniacal me would rather set you asail into the swallowing sea. Over the years as I've matured into my nearly 36 year old (GASP!) vessel - I've come to align the celebration of my birth with feelings of euphoria to those that are now slightly disdainful. 

I've done away with any and all expectation - a life lesson I learned early and one that has saved me from many a devastation. And, the longer I exist I've noticed myself leaning heavier upon the self-effacing spectrum. Thus I'd rather abscond from my any self-celebrational fuss or circumstance. In fact, such hoopla tends to launch me into a stress-laden trance.

Sure it's fun to think about the extravagance + the personal pomp - however, in my 3.5+ decades experience, said indulging + praise is really behooved by those whom feast on applause. Perhaps the older I get, the saltier I've become. Now... before I go and spoil birthdays far + wide, I best hold my tongue. 

Thank you for listening, and I apologize if I've come across stooge-y. To those who can relate, or share my same feelings acutely: perhaps I've lifted our misunderstood veil in hopes we're viewed slightly LESS screwy! 




The GEMS of Johanna Ortiz



Every now and again, I stumble across something so magical that I become transfixed and utterly fanatical. Today it happened to be the artful creations by Johanna Ortiz, with her playful attention to detail, the execution of each silhouette showcases her expertise. Like a fine piece of art, even just a stand-alone separate is worth collecting. Only... I wonder how deep the agony would be when it came time for selecting. What ever the case, I felt it urgent to bring her to your attention. Just be sure not to blame me for the ensuing financial tension.

Shop her latest + greatest collection here!




As many of you may know via social chit-chatter...I've officially launched my MRS bum into the world of YouTube, an exciting + new endeavor! It actually works quite well, with my remote existence and all, to keep each and every one of you looped in on what's been going on behind my island wall! 

*Click on link or image to be taken to apropos video

Q+A #1 Moving to Hawaii   /    Mrs. Lilien Life Elixir How-To    /    Q+A #2 Moving to Hawaii

Video content: What happened to Australia? Do I rent or do I own? What happened to Howard? What is my favorite thing about the Islands? How did my kids adjust? Etc. Etc. Etc.

As my 'long-time' followers know, I'm not big on delving into personal happenings. However, as briefly noted here + there, I'm beginning to realize it may not be as awful as I (for so long) have been imagining. So here's the start to it all: a Q&A mini-series! Based on my move to Hawaii and a quick + fun response to all YOUR wonderful queries. 

Drop a note + let me know what you think - shall I continue? Or should I let the ship sink???


Your MRS


Top Stops



Like a maiden and her signature jewel - a lovely doors calls for an exquisite tool. Adorn the gateway to the inside of your palace - with a statement doorstop that commands a HIGH level of badassness! What ever your pleasure, there's a befitting stop begging to be your door's signature treasure!


GUARD DINO / Dot + Bo Brontosaurus

LAST STOP PAPER PLANE / Fred And Friends Doorstop

KNOT STOP / Waiting On Martha, Rope Knot Doorstopper

Gold Bar Doorstop

GILDED GATOR / Katie Kime Golden Aligator Prop

Cork Pop Stop / Giant Champagne Cork Doorstop

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