a day in the life of micaela from dolce vita

I am so happy to continue the day in the life series with this week's post from Micaela. I think I must have discovered Micaela's blog through Danielle, and as we've gotten to know each other it turns out that we have a ridiculous amount of things in common with one another. The list of similarities just keeps getting longer and longer and I love following Micaela's blog to learn more about her. I know you'll enjoy getting to know her through this post, too!

my day always starts with copious amounts of coffee and cuddles from my puppies (this one is stella, the baby of our puppy family. her sisters are maverick and bubbles).

we'll go outside to our back porch, welcomed by the beautiful sky and mountains of el paso. i always read a daily word of encouragement from "365 day brighteners," a present from my parents. breakfast usually consists of oatmeal with honey, cinnamon, and apples. i always get ready using my favourite vintage mirror.

i'll spend the morning replying to emails/blog reading, chatting with my twin sister while she's at work in Wichita Falls (my home) and reminding myself i need to water our geraniums i'm trying desperately to keep alive in this desert climate. all of this to U2 shuffling on my ipod in the kitchen.

on a free day, i love nothing more than going on a thrifting date!

i could spend hours searching for gems or presents. these are two of my latest finds: vintage genuine leather crested mocs and a wood stand candle holder that goes well with the candelabra we have on our bedroom wall. i love nights my husband and i stay up laughing and talking while the candles glow...reminds me of Jane Austen novels.

i'll meet my husband and our friends for a lunch of Thai or Indian (our fave!), clean up around casa di M, and on certain days of the week around 7:30 i'll grab my yoga mat and head to my pilates/core class at the gym.

in the evening after dinner, i'll create postcard collages of images and typed quotes that have stayed with me to send across the miles. i'll change into one of the vintage nightgowns hanging inside my bathroom and try to read whatever book i'm in the middle of (right now it's a birthday gift, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers) before slumber.

but usually my day ends the way it began...out on my back porch, but with a glass of wine.

Thank you, Micaela, for sharing a day with us! Be sure to go and check out Micaela's blog, Dolce Vita! Next week I'm psyched to a) have less than a week (!!!) left in my master's degree and b) to share a day in the life of Gale from Wichser Studio, who's been a friend of mine almost since I started this blog. Wow. Less than a week. Okay. Let's do this.


  1. I loveee Micaela's blog! :)
    YAAAAY only a week left to go! You must be so excited!x

  2. aww thanks Nadiine! this is the best comment to see because as sarah can tell you, i was a bit worried my free day was too quiet... too dull in comparison but i wanted it to be true to life.

    right now i've just gotten off work and am drinking cranberry juice while dancing around to regina spektor's old songs, a cd my best friend edward made me.

    sarah, thanks for having me! :) i love each guest post and am honored to be part of this amazing series. HURRAY for your final days winding down. Cheers!!! and hugs xoxo

  3. Lovely post, and being friends with Micaela, it's nice to know more about her day!! :)

  4. lovely, lovely! i love the way the day begins and ends...of course. porch/ balcony living is my great dream. plus, that view?! awesome.

  5. Oh I love this post Micaela. I love your new mocs and I think that sitting on the back porch with a glass of wine is the perfect ending to a day.

  6. wow, I love the sound of your day Micaela, especially the starting and ending on the porch! and those shoes... I die, they are so pretty.

  7. Love my vintage soul sister Micaela's blog - Congrats on getting your Masters!!!

  8. Your day begins and ends as mine should! Thanks for the reminder!

  9. Thank you so much, Micaela, and everyone who's left a comment. This series is one of my favourite parts of the week and you all make it even better. Hope you all have a wonderful Monday evening!

  10. This was a lovely day, Micaela!<3 I could understand the nervousness, because it's exactly how I'm feeling about my post too right now! But I assure you, you have nothing to worry about. Honestly I too, really came to love your blog as soon as I stumbled upon it. So hearing these little details about you is so much fun! The way you end your day on the porch is perfect and also, the tidbit about your vintage night gowns is soo sweet:)

  11. First of all, WOOOT!!! to less than a week til your master's. Awesome and congrats! : )

    Love Micaela's guest post. I used to have a mirror like that when I was little!

  12. Oh wow, I so want those shoes!! And that postcard is to die for, I looove the quote!
    Thanks for sharing such loveliness with us :)

  13. love love love Micaela. And I am totally loving this feature right now!
    And congrats on nearing the end, or the beginning, however you look at it!

  14. Micaela is the sweetest and finds the best thrifting goodies!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  15. Micaela is the best...and her life is so filled with beauty. It was fun to get a visual here!

  16. WOWZAAA. What a beautiful post. It's so filled to the brim with goodies, which is such a treat. Good thing to go to bed with! :)

    P.S. Did you watch that "A Day in The LIfe" Youtube movie thing? I SO badly want to!



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