Wordly Wisdom – Yo, Girl!

Surprise Thursday post. Let the good times roll.

That title is not a typo. It’s the Stacey way of saying “wisdom from words” rather than “Worldly Wisdom,” which I assume means people who know a lot about different cultures. “Wordly Wisdom” is straight up Stacey-speak for a thought-provoking quote. Straight up now tell me, do you really love a good quote? Because I do. I really love a good quote. Word!

The other thing I love? Blogging. Why? The community. Over these past three months, I have loved becoming a part of this community. Loved. One blogger comments on your post, you comment on theirs and before you know it, you have a new daily read. I think of all of you as “my friends” even if we haven’t met in person. Your writing and images bring so much joy, provoke so much thought and create so many ah-mazing conversations.

The combination of “joy” and “thought-provoking” always reminds me of James Frey. Long before he ever ended up on Oprah’s couch, I read James Frey’s books: A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard. I loved them*. There is a scene in “My Friend Leonard,” where Leonard convinces James to buy a painting because it makes him laugh. Leonard says something to the effect of, “always buy something that makes you laugh, you will giggle every time you see it in your home and then your home will be a place of joy.” I read that in 2005 and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. In my mind, the idea was so brilliant and so filled with merit, I have since strived to fill my home with items that make me giggle.

When my new friend, Emily, the creative force behind Sparkle Meets Pop published this amazing post, it was like we were soul mates. Je T’aime.

The opening line of the post that made me giddy was, “When is a house a home? To me, itโ€™s when it looks like boring people donโ€™t live there anymore.” Hallelujah. Amen. Incredible idea, right? So incredible, I took right to comments and wrote:


Do I know the moment to shout “GIRL!” or what?!?! GIRL! She made the poster and it’s incredible. I asked if it was alright to share with all of you and she agreed. Check it out:

Wordly Wisdom from Sparkle Meets Pop

Did you pin it as quickly as I did? I said it once and I’ll say it again: Je t’aime!

Emily, I’m so glad we are friends! Thank you for letting me share!

And you? Do you like quotes as much as I do? Do you think a house should be fun and giggly? Do you also want to live in the disco ball closet? And…does the glitter and the quote and the prettiness of the poster make you want to print it out and frame it, too?

Until next time!


*Not the point of the post, but thoughts on James Frey? His beef with Oprah? Did you read the books? Love them? Hate them? Discuss. Comment talk.


  1. Great quote! I just pinned it!

  2. Yup, that’s an awesome quote. Pinning.

  3. GIRL! :) Thanks for the love. Always glad to meet friends across the blogosphere. Cheers to not being boring!

    • Yo, Girl! Thanks for letting me share. I knew it then and it is still so true– you were spot on and amazing and fun and awesome with that quote. And your blog is all those things, too! Cheers for blogosphere friends! xoxo

  4. I’m always on the hunt for new inspiring and cute quotes, and this one is definitely pin-worthy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOVE IT! I already pinned it – it’s exactly what I thought when we moved into this home and got rid of all the boring and stupid stuff of the previous owners. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha!
    So sweet of Emily to let you share it here. And thank you for the blog-friendship too! :-)
    Hugs, Inge x

    • Hi Inge,

      I’m so happy we are blog friends :)

      I was thinking about our conversation about bar carts as I read your email and I think you and Emily are of like minds. The houses that look like people are having more fun, well, they probably are :)

      And Emily was so spot on and it was so pin-worthy!


      • You’re totally right – Emily was spot on!!
        And that is so funny, I was exactly thinking the same thing girlfriend (hear Niecy Nash voice talking? LOL)! The quote totally reminded me of what we talked about when I was doing the home bar-post on my blog. By the way, Emily’s quote would definitely look great on the wall above a home bar or a bar cart – great for our new future home! ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Your post also got me inspired for a new future post on my blog… Thanks so much for always providing wise and inspirational food for my brain. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha!
        Aaaah… I’m a bit silly now, guess because I’m a little tired. :-)
        Inge x

        • Hahaha! It would look great over a bar cart! Yes!

          No worries on being silly, I love silly!! Oh…and I love Niecy Nash. My favorite is her “hot mess” phrase.

          Can’t wait to see the new post on your blog! Happy to provide inspiration!

          And I was so happy Emily graciously let me share the quote with all of you. I really love it.


          • OMG Stacey, so funny you mention this! My BFF Ivan and I always act like Niecy Nash – especially when we want to be goofy (in fact we always act goofy when we’re meeting each other) – her talk is so funny! ๐Ÿ˜€ We definitely have to meet someday, don’t you think? It sounds we have a lot in common and then you can teach me how to make s’mores because we don’t have graham crackers here…
            By the way: I’m guessing Niecy’s house is also totally looking great, fabulous and NOT boring. ๐Ÿ˜‰
            Silly hugs right back at you, Inge x :-)


            Yes to meeting (obviously)! Yes to s’mores!

            Yes to Niecy’s house looking great, fabulous and NOT boring :)


  5. LOVE this post! And I too read the James Freyโ€™s books. Amazing!

    • Hi Jessica!

      Thanks so much!! I loved James Frey’s books, but almost feel weird saying that now after all that has come out. But I do think he’s a phenomenal writer, regardless of the accuracy of his stories.


  6. Love this quote! I pinned it as well. I still haven’t figured out photoshop. I love what she did with it. I read A Million Little Pieces years ago. Didn’t read My Friend Leonard, but love the quote.

    • Hi Dawn!

      I loved My Friend Leonard, I thought it was a great tale of a great relationship. And that quote has obviously stuck with me.

      As for Emily’s quote, I thought it was so phenomenal!



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