Monday, March 2, 2015

making time

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Monday. Can I just say life has been a little crazy? We are down a person at work, which means I've had to put in a little bit of extra time daily to get everything done. Then I come home to an empty house (save Zooey) since Billy is back on night shifts. It's been tiring, and a little depressing. I've felt like I haven't had the time or energy to do anything important. So here's to a creative, productive, happy week. 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

blushing - home decor with a touch of pink

Thursday, February 19, 2015
With it being the month of love I thought it’d be fun to ‘think pink’ for the home! I love pops of pink in the interior, it makes a space instantly colorful, playful and feminine.  On top of that, pink is a such a flattering color, when light bounces off it, it can give a soft light and rosy hue. Here are a few of my favorite spaces that do the hue justice. 










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Thursday, January 22, 2015

our ikea bar cart

Thursday, January 22, 2015
I've had my eye on this little minty-green cart from Ikea ever since it first premiered. During trips to Ikea to take in it's beautiful practicalness and unique, yet on-trend color.  In the end it always felt like I didn't really need it, and thus shouldn't buy it. Thankfully, my mother-in-law got the tip this Christmas and I can now call it mine. (I suggest Pinterest board Christmas lists for everyone!)

I initially kind of needed it to store all my baking supplies on the cart and stash it in the pantry, but seeing as our pantry is non-existent at this point (that's our next project!), it is perfectly filling my bar-cart void. With our entertaining supplies so handy we fill the need to entertain, and a 5 o'clock cocktail is a rarity no more! I'm sure its styling will evolve in the coming months as I get used to our first bar cart, but here's our first attempt! (By the way, I think I have a stem-glass issue, this is only like a 1/5 of our collection, anyone else in the same boat? I think I have a problem.....)






mint cart, Ikea // cocktail shaker, ice bucket and pitcher from Threshold from Target (no longer available) // chalkboard, DIY 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

bedroom update: styling nightstands

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A long time ago I shared some photos of our bedroom. We had finished our headboard and the room was 'good enough' to take you all through, but still missing many finishing touches and a few essential items - like nightstands. Today I share with your our bedroom update, complete with good lighting (you're welcome) and our DIY Ikea Rast Nightstands.

I had searched tirelessly for nightstands that would maximize the space on either side of the bed. These fit like a glove and had the storage we were craving. They were also cheap, which meant that some money could be spent fixing them up and buying hardware.

Is the room still a work in project? Always. But it is finally a much prettier, happier and functional work in project. I hope you enjoy.





nightstands, ikea // lamp shades, target // headboard, project here // duvet cover, macys (old) // clock, vintage // fitzgerald print, etsy //  lamps, vintage //  candle, antrhopologie //  curtain tie backs, urban outfitters  // trinket dish, anthropologie (old) //  brass tray, vintage // box, target (old)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

budgets, messes and vegan diets

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I feel like this year is the first year I've been truly inspired and refreshed by the turning of the calendar. Our house has been a wreck for weeks. Our house is small and the work on the kitchen floors meant a constant mess we had to live in. dust, tools, appliances in the dining room. We decorated for holidays and I think that this year we probably shouldn't have. Our home was constantly in flux, a temporary state of chaos that stretched into eternity. With the move-in and out of decor it added a lot to our stress list. But save for a few finishing touches our floor is done, holiday decor is stored for another year and we have finally stabilized. Whew! As much as I love the holidays, I have never been more happy to be back to normal life.

With the new year we've taken the chance to sit down, evaluate and make some changes.

  1. We decided to go vegan again, at least for a few months. When we were on a vegan diet, we ate more at home, were more inspired to cook and didn't have to think too hard about what was 'good' and what was 'bad'. I'm excited to feel the energy, loose the pounds and lethargy.  
  2. Second, we have been lucky that we've been able to pay for Billy's flight education out of pocket thus far. But we never budgeted for it and just made it work; we've restructured our budget to add in an official aviation education line, I feel so much more confidant in the future now that there's a plan and goal in mind. 

What changes are you making for the new year?

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