Dang! It’s October! My absolute favorite month of the year and it’s flying by before I can even sit for a second to enjoy it. Even though I haven’t blogged here in a while, I did manage to write a little something for Aileen over at At Home in Love while she’s on vacation, so head on over there to check out 3 easy (and renter friendly) ways to refresh your bathroom.
Stay tuned because I’ll be back soon with some very fun news!
So remember way back when I was going to do that whole living room project? Yeah, well, most of that kind of fizzled out into vapor, but I recently actually accomplished one of the tasks! The Gallery Wall! This also means I finally gave B his birthday present from 2011….two and a half years late, but who’s really counting?
Anyway, the whole process was really seamless with minimal holes in the wall so I wanted to share how I did my gallery wall. (more…)
The weather has been getting ever-so-slightly cooler the past few days which means my knitting needles are calling my name. Here’s some fun projects that could be fun to try out this winter season (oh my gosh, did I just say winter?! ugh, I’m not actually ready for that yet)
1 | This isn’t the first time I’ve had knitted poufs on the blog. I should just break down and buy the giant knitting needles and go for it. This one is actually crochet and other colors are available for purchase on etsy
3 | I still have yet to knit a sweater (for a human) and this one looks like a good one to try. From the Purl Bee.
Do your project cravings change when Fall comes?
Why not kick off the week with a bedrooom makeover update? Yes, I have decided to drag out this makeover for as looong as possible. And now that I think about it, if we go back to the inaugural post for this whole process, I believe I made finding a blanket to replace that fur monster completely optional. There’s still plenty of “mandatory” things to be done (ahem, nightstand) but I happened on this blanket, and it was cute (and in the budget), so Lucy got a new and improved bed blanket. (more…)
Well, folks, I’m managing a post a week these days. I’m also managing more vintage furniture
lusting shopping. This past trip I came across some Broyhill Brasilia pieces and deemed the furniture line worthy enough of its own post to the likeness of Paul’s post from a couple weeks ago. Which, by the way, I went and checked up on my table and chairs, and it’s still there…waiting to be purchased and just be AWESOME in someone’s (read: my) kitchen.
But anyway, I found yet another awesome vintage store in Columbus ridiculously close to all the others, and it had a Broyhill Brasilia dining set and sideboard. I was instantly drawn to it. I love the dark wood and that bold graphic of the curves that the entire collection weaves into every piece. (more…)
This weekend, I:
- waited in the parking lot with lucy after I locked my keys in my trunk.
- spent the day at Ikea; it wasn’t as successful as I was hoping, but still a fun Saturday with B
- got the rest of the frames I needed for my gallery wall (hopefully I can get that up soon!)
- got a new blanket for Lucy. She approves.
- spent time with friends
- attempted, and failed, at making homemade gummies
- ate too many pretzel chips (they are addicting!)
- worked on this project
- had an overall great holiday weekend
How was your weekend? Can you believe it’s September already?
I finally had a free Saturday afternoon this weekend and decided to spend it checking out a few of the many vintage stores Columbus has to offer. And before you start getting too excited, I didn’t buy anything. I felt like coming back with a substantial piece of furniture would have been too impulsive of a purchase, but if my sensibilities hadn’t got the best of me, I would have come home with a beautiful Paul McCobb Table and Chairs. It was gorgeous: loved the color of the wood, included leaves so it could be small to fit in our tiny kitchen, but could get bigger if we needed it to… (more…)
I feel like everything I’m doing is just a work in progress right now, and not at a point that it’s even interesting to blog about yet, which has been leaving me rather silent over here lately. So while I’m still on this unplanned hiatus, here are a few fun links to get you through:
+ The Bullet Journal – An analog version of keeping track of your tasks
+ Have you seen the new Stockholm Collection from Ikea? I need to plan my next trip
+ Columbus Designers! Be a part of 2013 Design Weeks[s] by participating in the Vignette Competition
+ I’m really interested in typography and lettering these days. Here’s a great video of the History of Typography
+ And while we’re on the topic, this video is cool, too.
Enjoy your weekends and have a happy, happy friday.
I pin on Pinterest in spurts. I think I went a solid month without even getting on the site (although, I was pretty absent from a lot of social media stuff this past month) but now I’m starting to get back into it. After a quick pinning spree last night I saw that there was a definite theme going on with my pins.
Pink and orange it is for today!
Think about all the people you have emailed in the past 5 years. Old friends, professors, bosses, ex-boyfriends, that random kid you did a project with in a class, past students, people you were emailing as a “cold call” pleading them to hire you, yeah, everyone. Now, I dare you to just send all of them an email, en masse, (no bcc) with some crappy spam link to who knows where as the only thing in the body of the message.
Would you do it?
I’m a huge fan of Gmail. In fact I’m a fan of all things Google. I constantly rely on my google calendar, and I think I make at least one new Google Doc a day. B is aware of my affection for this web conglomerate (he feels the same way) and has warned me a few times that my password isn’t very strong and that I need a 2-step authentication for my Gmail login.
“A 2-step what? Why would anyone hack me? That’s crazy, I dont need to do that” (more…)