head ’em up. move ’em out.

January 31, 2011 § 2 Comments

It’s moving week. I’m supposed to pack tomorrow. That’s my plan.

chaos. maybe i’ll wear a tutu and pop some bubbly to make things more fun.

or maybe i’ll have one of these!

… any takers?

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happy birthday me.

January 26, 2011 § 1 Comment

Yesterday, nestled between two birthday weekends {yes, two} was my little family birthday celebration. My sweeter than sweet husband sent me a text in the morning, telling me to go get some dreamy chairs that I had been lusting after. Then we ate lunch together from the best sandwich place in town, later enjoyed queso and a mr. pink then partook in my glorious ice cream cake invention. Consisting of:


Excuse the mess. We’re moving. Yes that’s a penguin bookmark in case you were curious and my child did sit in my lap and help me blow out my candles. She did not get to have any cake {see ingredients above}, but don’t feel sorry for her, she’ll get her own in March.

Then this happened…

which was not exactly a recreation of this sweet victory…
I felt loved, had a great day with sweet treats and fun surprises! I’m coping with my quarter century milestone as well as can be expected but have decided not to share my resolutions for the next quarter century until I begin to carry them out. Kind of like not sharing your wishes, or places you’re applying for college…It’s sad if they don’t come true and to what extent did you really fail at a task if no one knew you were trying to accomplish it? Plus then perhaps I can reassess my accomplishments at that time and say that they were actually goals in the first place….and you’d never know…

art + books + maps

January 23, 2011 § 2 Comments

What do you consider art and how should it be displayed? To me a variety of styles and frames in more of a collage is a more artistic display of art.

While something more measured, matching and precise is more along the lines of simple decor and color accents incorporation than art. I personally like the rules defying rebellious undertones of crazy pieces in mismatched frames that sill end up creating a colorful and eye catching wall.

Guess it depends on what you’re going for or what feel you’re looking to create.

To me, book covers and maps seem like fantastic wall decor. Surprised?

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stir crazy.

January 22, 2011 § 1 Comment

This house purchase has changed the way I look at decor blogs. I’m mentally trying to pull together a look thats livable, comfortable and looks nice. While also trying to balance being drawn to trends with investing in classic pieces that I won’t have to stress about replacing, looking dated or getting sick of.

Guess it’s not a surprise that I think I end up decorating like I dress. I’ve self-diagnosed that I like quality, neutral basics that can be diversified and mixed up with fun accents and accessories. Patterns are a big commitment in coats. They are also a big commitment in furniture and even rugs. They’ll probably show up in my house on curtains, pillows, throws, lamps and quilts. Especially if my mom helps me sew stuff… :)

love the chandelier, barn doors, kitchen. those two chairs in the foreground…

Gray is the color these days for sure. And I like all the chairs in these pictures.

We move in in two weeks and I’m getting stir crazy with all my ideas and this random accumulation of furniture we have going on in our apartment!

{1 vogue australia} {2,3 dillon kyle} {4 unknown}

sawhorses

January 18, 2011 § 2 Comments

Truly these tables are made with sawhorses for legs. Could I do that? How simple and easy. Guess there’s not really a market for simple, old wooden sawhorses anymore so they’re considered table making worthy novelties. Maybe I can construct an outdoor table with one for some all weather al fresco dining.

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January 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

So impressed. What’s keeping me from trying this tempting feat is the amount of time it would suck from my life that surely I should be investing in more worthwhile pursuits.

such as reading design blogs, drooling over upholstered dining chairs and drapery. oh, i mean baking brownies for my husband, folding sheets and walking my dog in this ohhellowherehaveyoubeenthismonth sunlight!

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dyi glitter flats

January 14, 2011 § 2 Comments

How cute are these?! ¬†One inspirational and brave gal set out to make them herself. I’m inspired and impressed. Summer is for crafting so I’m filing this one away.

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