Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Etsy Roundup: Back to School

I don't miss going back to school one bit.  I do, however, miss going back to school shopping.  Even though I've never been to New York, Joe Fox (Tom Hanks in You've Got Mail) makes me all swoony every time I hear him say, "Don't you love New York in the fall?  It makes me wanna buy school supplies.  I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.  On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms."  And I hear him say this a lot since I will watch this movie every single time it's on TV, I don't care what plans I've already made.

So in the spirit of the new school year, I have done an Etsy roundup of what I would buy myself if I was, in fact, going back to school.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weekend Projects!

I love a good weekend project as much as the next girl, but my weekends have been booked full lately!  I'm not complaining...they've been awesomely fun (yes, I just said "awesomely" with it) but our apartment is not quite complete and we definitely need a few more chairs around the kitchen table.

My incredible deal-finder of a roommate Craigslisted this slightly used DOCKSTA Table and two URBAN Chairs for a mere $35 just a short drive away from our place!  We tipped the guy $5 for hauling all three pieces downstairs and helping us pack them into our tiny Los Angeles-sized cars like a life size game of Tetris.  If you're not as well-versed in the IKEA Catalog as we are...that's a retail value of $279.97 for just $40, Bob.  Cue the happy dance!

We're trying to figure out how to introduce a small, but standout pattern into our mostly neutral white and gold palette and maybe something like these DIY folding chairs will do the trick.  Featured on Poppytalk's 10 Summery Weekend Projects these Drab to Fab Folding Chairs are to die for!  I mean, come on...burlap with gold polka dots!?  See the full DIY's on Whipperberry and My Fabuless Life.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hang in There, Baby

After a particularly hectic morning and a jam-packed busy weekend ahead of me, I was starting to feel a little overwhelmed.  Instead of losing my cool, I'm choosing to hang in there.  And this print from Urban Outfitters Society6 is reminding me to do just that.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mood Board: Bedroom Inspiration

My roomie and I are finally settling down in our Silver Lake apartment.  We're more familiar with the neighborhood, the restaurants, and (obviously) the bars.  Now that our living room and kitchen are almost completely decorated, I spent a little time on my bedroom this weekend.  Before I make any holes in the walls, I decided to put together a Mood Board for some inspiration and to clarify what look I was ultimately going for.  I settled on substle pastels with gold and pink accents and I can't wait to get started!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Weekly Writing with MDP

My latest Weekly Writing with More Design Please took form after observing more than a couple people in my life attempting to "stay friends" with an ex.  I, on the other had, prefer to "hit it and quit it"...okay not really...but in terms of exes this is true.  I cut all ties ASAP to avoid those heart crushing, stomach twisting, crazy bitch inducing moments of seeing an ex's picture pop up on your Instagram feed having the time of his life while you're drowning in a bucket of Ben & Jerry's and two (and a half...WTH, Trader Joe's?) buck Chuck.  Even if that ex was a complete jerk and you're 100% better off, those moments still suck.  I hope you enjoy The Ex Factor!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

$75 Giveaway: Uncommon Goods & MDP

My lovely friend, roommate, and avid blogger over at More Design Please is hosting an Uncommon Goods $75 Giveaway!  We recently moved into an apartment in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake and after DIYing as much as we could, decided to add some extra (and affordable) touches.

Not only is Uncommon Goods a great place to get fun gifts for yourself, it's perfect for birthdays, graduations, housewarmings, Shark Week...anything, really!  And with our Mad Men themed housewarming coming up soon, you bet we'll be sending our friends our Wish List!

So head over to MDP and enter the Giveaway!  One lucky winner will be chosen on Friday, August 9th.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tiki Birthday Celebration Recap

Thanks to my fabulous and super fun friends, my Tiki Birthday Celebration was even better than I could have imagined!  There were leis, grass skirts, and coconut bras aplenty and everyone had a great time.  Here are just a few photos from the evening.  Enjoy!