Monday, November 30, 2009


I have been gathering paint colors from Home Depot and I want to paint our bedroom a light grey color. Apartment Therapy is recommending Classic Grey OC-23 by Benjamin Moore.

(Sterling by Behr)

I want it to look like these pictures below, only in a bedroom:

black friday

My mom, sister, and I went shopping on Friday at around 7am. This has been our tradition for the past few years and now it is just a bonding experience.
Here are my favorite deals:
Baby Mama for $3.99 at Target

Fiesta 5-Piece Hostess Set for $9.97

and Walgreens had Say Yes to Carrots body butter for $3.99.
I bought 7 jars.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

curtain inspiration

Things I like below:
  • white walls
  • huge mirror above the fireplace
  • and deep red curtains that surprisingly look fantastic
  • plastic dining room chairs

Cordeliade de Castellane as seen in Elle Decor, House and Garden, and Habitually Chic


My husband and I are leaving for MI today! I plan on making pies and pumpkin muffins, helping my Grandma prepare Thanksgiving dinner, getting my hair cut, meeting friends for happy hour, finding furniture for our new place, and spending time with family and Henry. (directions for the center piece made by Eddie Ross are here)

Friday, November 20, 2009

change of a dress

It is official, well not exactly, but we did sign a contract for a condo and we were approved for a loan. Next up: attorney approval, inspection (we are doing this today), get a clean title from the owner, set an official closing date, clean, and hire a painter!
And I love this moving announcement I saw at Smitten. (while my husband was eating a sandwich at Jerry's)


(pic from AT)

foyer, kitchen/dining/living room = Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White (recommended here)

And don't worry, we are not painting the floor white.

And I am thinking of going with Swiss Coffee for the trim. We had this in our last condo and Jeff Lewis recommended it this season on Flipping Out.

I am still deciding what to paint with chalkboard paint. I am thinking the pantry door...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Team Edward

I finally joined the rest of the world and started reading the Twilight series.

love my dog

t-shirt by Norma Kamali at Walmart for $6.00

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gift Ideas

Kate Spade clock

vintage looking French butter dish

light bulb ski hat

a flower pin from emersonmade

(You need to check out her blog)

Poppy rings at bess and loie

(and only $12.00)