Sayonara Summer

 Happy Labor Day Weekend 

However you chose to spend it, hope everyone enjoys their last days of summer!




Shelf Help

I have encountered a familiar dilemna. Much like the old house we are having a storage problem. This time we have closet space for the stuff nobody wants to look at but we don't have any space for the things I want to show off and make my house more beautimous.
Point being, we need some serious shelving situations happening in here. Built-ins are a far away dream right now so I've been scouting out units this week that will get my shiz off the floor and into the limelight.


more realistic.
Those last 2 are the IKEA Vittsjo, it comes in black metal but is easily transformed into a showcase with a little spray paint magic and only $70 a pop. I have to give myself a pat on the back for actually thinking this up after Friday's post and boom there it was on Pinterest of course. This will definitely be happening soon.
And there was this guy I found on the Craigslist he needed some lovin.
Planning on sprucing him up with possibly a new paint color, a little trim detailing and definitely new hardware. I think we will be very happy together.

In other news:
Long Live the Queen.


friday's my favorite

These are a few of my favorite things, in no particular order...

Actually I love this the most.

I forgot to mention when it was actually relevant that I loved seeing those Spice Girls reunite. Apparently girl power keeps you young, that and botox...

I want these to find their way into my closet.

I plan on making lots of progress this weekend. Will report back if that actually happens.
I also possibly might sign up Marley for swim lessons.



5 days of home owning

I will be the first to admit that I did not know what I was in for before we moved into this house. I had all these visions of foyers, crown moldings, and new furniture. In reality it's more like plumbing issues, black widows, and bare windows. Lets just say my priorities have changed. Don't get me wrong I am LOVING having so much space and being able to finally decorate. Here are some things that are to be tackled asap...

(picture clearly not necessary)

Obviously this fridge doesn't fit in that space. It sticks out about 6 inches which is compromising the not so wide entry way. This problem will hopefully be tackled this week...

This is the Den. Currently inhabited by the Crate & Barrel aftermath. We have nothing for this room as of yet and as you can see this is a pretty decent sized room so it will require a decent amount of furniture. A friend mentioned the idea of converting it into a dance floor for the time being, sounds good to me.

This is the front window, it's a doozy. Currently it is the stage inwhich we are performing on for all of our neighbors and passerbys. There is another window a bit smaller on the adjacent wall facing our next door neighbor.These need to be covered pronto, before we scare off all of our neighbors even before we meet them.

The fireplace (if you can see it behind all the randomness). Exposed brick ain't my thang. Unless it is painted. Which is what we planned on doing last weekend. However Cam got cold feet "because once you paint the brick you can never go back", well that's the point. He told me that my style changes often and I informed him that this was never my style nor will it ever be, unless he buys me a mountain house inwhich case I might consider it. So now we might tile it or go back to the original idea of painting it. Either way the process will be documented.

Oh hey there Lionel.

Lionel wants to go outside.
But he can't. Not yet at least. Quick bio of Lionel (last name Richie): When we moved into our rental house 2 years ago he started wandering up to our house, he was the neighborhood stray. Being a general animal lover (and yes that includes cats) I started taking care of him, which led to him coming into the house (which Cam was not ok with) and eventually spending the night in the house and all that goes along with it. Basically he became our cat. And contrary to reports we did NOT steal him from a neighbor. So Lionel made the move to the new house and cannot go outside for a few weeks, he has to become acculmated with the new digs and then can venture outdoors. Which will be nerve racking. But in the meantime he has been making his displeasure in this arrangement known, he is very vocal and basically has been yelling at us for the past 3 nights.

I also mentioned Black Widows, apparently at least three have been spotted around the house. Most likely because the house has'nt be inhabited in a couple of years. So until the little problem has been taken care of I will be residing indoors.

Happy Hump Day. This is my mantra for the day.


Rock to Water

We did it! All crisis averted, problems solved, papers signed, load of bricks taken off back. Friday we closed on the house and started the move. I say we, but it was mostly Cam. We had some disagreement on just how much weight I was willing and able to hold... I agree and am willing to carry things under 30 pounds. We moved the whole weekend and since we only moved about a mile and have until the end of the month to get out of our current house we are taking our time, oh wait actually I am taking my time (this is where Cam disagrees). Regardless we made some head way and actually slept there last night. Highlights of the weekend included Cam cutting down his first tree, a trip to Ikea, dinner al fresco at a friend's house, and finding a pair of moldy booties in my closet. I was secretly fasicnated by this but also disgusted, who knew shoes could get moldy?

I'm going to miss those shoes we had some good times together and I apologize for the graphic image. Honestly though how does that even happen to shoes? I promise I don't have some disgusting foot fungus. I leave you with the face that stole a thousand hearts (sans goggles this time).


Happy Monday



I can't breath

This is the state of our current Dining Room, also known affectionately as the "Room That Crate & Barrel Exploded In". Mind you it has looked like this going on 6 months now. I am embarrassed to admit that we have not eaten at the table since probably October of last year... we bum it out every night in front of the TV. I know I know, so awful. This is what happens when you register for standard house stuff but live in a 900 square feet nugget, with nugget sized storage. This room is actually somewhat orderly, the rest of the house is why we haven't had anyone over in months. I'm suffocating in belongings.

Count Down to Move: 5 Days


sunshine go away today...

               I could tell by 7 am this morning it was going to be one of those days... turned out I was right.
                                On the bright side I'm feeling extremely optimistic about tomorrow.


my opinion is extremely important.

I read all 3 of the 50 Shades of Grey books on my honeymoon (special thanks to my sister who provided me with her Kindle). From the beginning of the first book to the last page of the third i started envisioning who would be cast in the movie version of the books (rated XXX?). Whoever said that Emma Watson was the front runner is crazy, nobody from Harry Potter should be in this movie she was real cute and all but she ain't the girl for this. Emma Stone is my pick, she is so versatile dorky/quirky/funny/sexy/age appropriate she totally is Ana Steele. 

And from the very beginning is was Alex Pettyfer for me all the way.
Good night this man is ridiculously hot. There is nothing left to say, the pictures say it all.

Stop it with that face.


pinterest problems

I will be the first to admit it. I have developed a Pinterest addiction. I make no excuses for my pinning problems. But honestly if you're going to be addicted to something Pinterest isn't the worse possible thing. These are my recent personal favorites (from this week)...

                                                                                all photos via pinterest