Tuesday, January 31, 2012


All those words above describe how I am feeling today. Here are a few more: tired, irritable, not in the mood to be nice to anyone at all ever.

I was thinking of actually writing something of substance today that is also more than 30 words but no. Just, no.

Instead, here are some things I want from West Elm. Deal with it.

See, I told you I can't play nice today.

Hand-Blocked Silk Paisley Pillow Cover
Peggy Mirror
Wood Magazine Holder
Mia Table Lamp OBVS.
Souk Rug
Color-Banded Dessert Plates
Valentine Pad-Printed Bowls

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Weekend

via Deliciously Organized
This felt like the longest effing week of my life and I am so glad it's finally Friday! This is the first weekend in several months that I have a day that is completely free and I am so excited to get some housework done and tackle some fun projects that have been on my To Do list for far too long.

via One more Moore
I'm having a few friends over for dinner so first on my list is baking a super simple dessert. I'm thinking peanut butter cup bars. Don't they look good?

via Glitter & Pearls

Last year I bought a fun desk calendar from Anthropologie with all these crazy designs in bright colors and I loved flipping it over every month to see what new pattern awaited. Now that the year's over, I thought I would find a more permanent use for the calendar so I plan to experiment with different designs to make some easy DIY wall art.

What's a weekend without a good workout? I think I'll also try out one of the new zumba classes at my gym. Here is what I think it will be like:

Happy Weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

January Obsessions

This month I am all about the preppy elegance of navy blue. I love it in large doses like slathered all over the walls of a kitchen or in small accents like linens and pillows and artwork.I especially love it paired with bright pops of yellow, green and turquoise. Here are a few recent faves:

via Caitlin Wilson Design
Via Pinterest
via Rue Magazine
via Apartment Therapy
via Quadrille
via Recreated

Today's Special


(That's your mind getting blown)

Everyone's getting books next year just so I can use this. 

via INEDIT! Magazine

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bedroom Motivation

Love the wall color- Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy
Colorful accents that don't overwhelm the space. Genius!
I am so jealous of Molly's redesigned bedroom, featured over on Design*Sponge today. The dark walls, painted accent furniture, vintage mirrors and paintings and simple design are all right up my alley and are providing some much-need motivation to get my act together and finish up my own bedroom! Well done, Molly!

Love how these mirrors are classy, not gaudy. And my kingdom for that horse!

Someone please buy me this lamp! I'll take the adorable nightstand too.
Photos: The Nesting Game via Design*Sponge

Monday, January 9, 2012

Post-Christmas Shopping

Now that the holiday season is officially over, I can start shopping for myself again! I've mostly been gravitating to wall art lately because I have two walls in my bedroom that are completely empty and it bothers me every single day. Here are a few random pieces I've had my eye on recently, only a few of which I can actually afford:

 Giant Polaroid Lightboxes by Polaboy
Red and Pink Graffiti Print 1 16/20 by Nicole Cohen 
Kathleen would never be described as beautiful... by Janet Hill

C'est Chic Art Print by Darling Clementine

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Flight of Fancy

Even though I adore floral and other ultra-feminine patterns, I prefer to stay more gender neutral when it comes to wallpaper, especially if it's in a common area. But OH MY GOD YOU GUYS. This wallpaper is THE WALLPAPER. It's just the most perfect thing ever for a powder room or dressing room, right? If I had a huge walk-in closet I would totally use this paper and then just spend all my time trying on clothes and taking pictures of myself against the backdrop of this aviary awesomeness.

Chaffinch is available online from Anthropologie.

Image: 91 Magazine

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

I'm just gonna say it: 2011 was the WORST. It was a very very trying year for myself and for most people I know. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger though, right? That's what my Nana always says.

Here's why 2012 will be so great: no matter what the year brings, it can't be worse than what 2011 brought! (Essentially, a lot of stress and misery and a good 10 lbs.)

Image: AnOther Loves