Put your knickers back on, you dirty bird. This ain’t that kind of story. This is a story. Of 17 samples of paint. Okay it’s more like 10 but I think we can all agree that’s about seven too many. We knew there were two rooms we wanted to paint – the television room and… Read More 50 Shades of Gray
My fiancé and I are in the midst of combining our separate large living spaces into one (small) one. We piled all of our things into a one-bedroom apartment – and I do mean ALL. The only things of mine left in my mother’s house are a sled and a baby doll bed my Papa made for… Read More So much stuff, so little space.
Hello! It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Well I found something. Obviously. My roommate and I are slowly putting our apartment together. Key word here: slowly. So, we finally decided on a table about a month ago. I know! Isn’t it thrilling! And only $30 at IKEA. The best part is that it folds down, so… Read More Tuesday Tease: Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition
It’s October. Translation: The Halloween countdown is here. Translation: Your black-ish nail polish is not only stylish but officially holiday appropriate. Last weekend, I got to spend some time with a friend of mine from college. Max and I lived in the same dorm building my sophomore and junior year. I mentioned that I needed to… Read More lovely lundi: monster mash
I’d be rich…and my apartment would smell of rich mahogany. Ok, probably not. I’d just go crazy on Etsy and buy every cool creation I see. Lately I’ve been hunting down a desk chair for my bedroom. The black folding chair that we bought when we first moved in is a little low, and there’s… Read More If I Had a Million Dollars
First Caroline with her advice and introduction to Young House Love. Then there was that, and Kat and her beautiful pictures and now, of course, the fabulous blog Cupcakes and Cashmere. I’d been feeling so uninspired, and these girls have awakened something in me! Je me sens vivant ! ! You may have read, that I’m… Read More Bonjour au nouvel an, nouveau me !
I’ve found a kindred soul in our new roommate. Ok, that’s an exaggeration. I’ve found someone who will go to Target with me. Frequently. I know. You’re jealous. So today we took a lovely walk toward the land of plenty – aka the 4 floors of shopping that include Costco, Gamestop, Target, Marshalls, Bobs Discount… Read More Make It Work: Substitutions Strike Again!
Playing with a centerpiece concept for my table. I knew I wanted flowers so one night I took a gander at some flowers being sold at the corner store. I grabbed a stem of lilies. They were all closed and I thought, “Won’t it be nice to watch them blossom.” Then they began to open.… Read More Radically Simple
A week or so ago Caroline introduced me to Young House Love. It was love at first scroll. Pages and pages of do-it-yourself home ideas. Ideas for dorms, ways to save money, ways to utilize things you already have. She gives new perspectives on old furniture. Since our introduction I’ve been very ‘full steam ahead.’… Read More DIY: Young House Love Inspiration
I decided that this year I will be giving out something home-made as Christmas gifts for all those people that, let’s face it, I can’t afford to buy for. We discussed the Amex card, didn’t we? And my gift-buying disease that seems to target only my mother. Count your blessings Mom, I just keep buying… Read More Forget love … I’d rather fall in chocolate!