September 28, 2010 § Leave a comment
Hi friends… I’m desperately searching for this (I know it’s strange) perfume (I think) commercial I saw on TV one day. The reason? I LOVED the paint color in the apartment (well, set). I know.
So, here’s the scenario:
Beautiful, classic apartment with huge bay window overlooking a city at night, snow is falling outside, I think the girl is twirling through the space, white floor-to-ceiling curtains in this ten-foot ceiling apartment, some burgundy/crimson accents, and… a flawless smoky grayish dark lavender. The purple undertone is definitely muted, just a little hint. More charcoal than lavender, medium to dark tone.
I have looked everywhere online and even emailed the owner of a major perfume blog, and she didn’t know what I was talking about, either.
Does ANYONE know what I’m talking about?! Leave a comment if you do. I hope this wasn’t a dream. I really want to slap that color on my walls! 🙂
September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment
My general frustration with renting is the inclination to put money into the place to make it nicer. I can’t help myself. But it just isn’t logical. Unfortunately, we have a rather useless landlord when it comes to asking him to do things like: “please stop weed-eating my irises,” “please replace our microwave that screams loudly and smells like smoldering metal when you turn it on,” and, my biggest issue, “PUH-LEASE replace our carpets that have deep stains from the previous tenant and potential mold/mildew danger around the edges that is causing both of us to have upper-respiratory infections and terrible allergies. Please.” Oh, and, “Please do not lawn-mow our cable line. It snaps when you do that.”
Frankly, I’m less concerned about the mold (I know I should be) than I am about the unsightly stains, mostly because I know he won’t replace the carpets, and we vacuum and de-stain often (the Woolite stick is a lovely product, but white vinegar, especially Windex Vinegar, works wonders on stains). So I’m on a bit of a roll looking at rugs to cover up. As always, I must preface with “I’m a poor grad student so these are on the cheap side.” Most photos link to their website.
If you haven’t checked out ideeli, it is an AMAZING discount designer site, invitation only, as is RueLala.com, and I look at them every single day. Love both sites for clothes, shoes, and home.
And here is another ideeli rug from the same brand:
I’m still scouting… and will definitely let you know my solution. Pip, pip. Toodle-oo. Cheerio.
September 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
The high is officially in the 70s today, so no one can tell me autumn is not just around the corner. Last fall I was so pleasantly surprised by the midwest – I thought only my beloved North Carolina could have the most beautiful fall! But Illinois did it justice.
As one of our first dates, Tim took me hiking at the Garden of the Gods in Southern Ill. Check out the color.
So I’m feeling rather invigorated about the chilly air, the leaves changing, the humidity lifting. Let’s check out some of my favorite designs for autumn 2010.
Anyhow, here’s to fall, chunky knits, and burnt orange. Cheers!
September 3, 2010 § 1 Comment
I’ll preface with an apology – I haven’t posted in a year! I have a multitude of excuses, including the first year of my Masters, meeting my true one and only love, my Timothy, last October, and a non-stop year of performing. I moved out of my loft-style apartment downtown and into a lovely, much more functional duplex with my man, and am taking it step by step here! Our style is a little more traditional with some quirk, but I still have my own odd style somewhere in there.
That said, I wanted to start posting again with some happy letterpress prints I found on Etsy. It’s no secret that I adore letterpress printing — it feels raw and honest to me, and just gives me a smile! You can’t go wrong with putting happy words on your wall. For all prints, just click the image to be linked to the user store.
And now for some cuteness you can’t buy… I haven’t shown off my nephew yet! He was born almost exactly a year ago, 9/10/09. I can’t believe he’s not an infant anymore! I took this a few weeks ago while visiting North Carolina on my iPhone with the Hipstamatic app.