Month: March 2014

Liebster Award

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Thank you to Bre from Brepurposed who nominated me for a Liebster Award! The award is chance for bloggers to get to know each other and in turn I will nominate 5 other blogs and they will answer the same questions and nominate other bloggers! (Scroll down to see)

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1. When did you start blogging? I started blogging about three years ago, started off with Tumblr and then crossed over to WordPress.

2. What was your biggest fear when you first started? That no one  besides my parents would read a word of my posts!

3. Where do you draw your inspiration from? I like to blog about what I am obsessed with: interior design, art, artists/designers

4. If you could be a contributor to one blog, which would it be? Emily Henderson, Style by Emily Henderson, I am obsessed with her.

5. If you had unlimited funds and could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would travel all over the good ole U S of A and then someplace tropical!

6. What is your favorite food? Cheese – e v e r y kind of cheese.

7. Who is the most influential person in your life? My family!

8. What is one thing you’ve failed at and how did it make you stronger? Being consistent with my blogging – still something I am trying to organize and be better at.

9. Do you have any pets? I do! The most magical creature in the world, Bruin.

10. Who is your favorite musician? Ofelia, check her out – amazing voice.

11. What other hobbies do you have outside of blogging? I am an arts administrator by day and artist/blogging by night!

Blogs I am nominating for the Liebster Award… (Alright bloggers, your turn to answer the questions above!)

We Heart Vegan
Surrounded by Pretty
Just Jill Bean
 Just Homemade
-Fox on an Island

Is it Spring Yet?

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I am always cruising around Etsy to pine over their goodies and now that Spring is on the horizon, I’ve got green on the brain! These were my favorite pieces for this Spring season (so far)!

Photograph by anamercedesphoto
Pocket Planter by sewZinski
Watercolor Painting is from FrancescaLancisi
Hanging Planter Zillpa

Non Ikea Coffee Table!

Well… tada! The coffee table is now done! I think this is one of the first non-Ikea pieces of furniture that I have assembled (besides the tables I made, but those I didn’t have follow instructions)!
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Bruin was there from the beginning, smelling and licking all the wood and fake marble (which looks awesome), making sure it was safe for the living room… what great security. Overall the project took a screwdriver, a dog bringing you toys while everything is sprawled on the floor, and Andy Cohen Watch What Happens Live in order for the project to be a success. I am so excited for my boyfriend to come home and ask him, ‘What’s different?” and see if he notices : )
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Coffee Table Hunting

Yes, I have been hunting since my failed attempt of creating a coffee table, way back in this post.  I have been basing my shopping around this table from West Elm

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But unfortunately I do not have an extra $500 in my budget (especially after this winter, oil heat, eek!) so the hunting continued. Until today! I had a gift card to Amazon and started to cruise around their coffee tables and boom – I found this beauty for $95 (free shipping too).

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The only bad thing there was no reviews of the product, which can make me a little nervous – so I googled the product name and it popped up on Wayfair, for $132 with some great reviews. I added that bad boy to my cart and now I am just waiting for my boyfriend to come home and say, WTF why did you buy more furniture?

Here is a little rendering preview…
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(I’ll post a better picture once it comes home!)

I Need Those Pineapples

Do you ever have those moments? Those moments of seeing something just because they have it you want it… It all started last week – while enjoying one of my favorite blogs, Young House Love… They occasionally post about house crashing, and they crashed the cutest town house across the pond. Here are some snap shots of this gorgeous house (love the blue in the dining room) and then

be still my heart – I saw those brass pineapple wall sconces… and I NEEDED THEM TOO

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Yes, needing brass pineapple wall sconces is a bit intense, but I also needed them on a nostalgic level. Living in New England, so many houses have pineapple decor (especially brass pineapple door knockers) and I asked Mama Shea one day way back when, “Why does everyone weirdly have pineapple decorations in their houses?” And she told me that back in the day, sea captains would come back from sailing the Caribbean and put fruit from their travels over their doors or on their fences to let friends, neighbors and family know that the captain had returned safely. Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, and now you see why, with the nostalgic anecdote and love of 1970’s-hollywood-regency-home-accents – why I needed them! I searched online and found the best deal on Ebay:

Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 11.27.54 PMThese little beauties were $10 and were one of the cheapest options, Etsy was a ranging from $20-30! I think I made a good choice – here they are in my house! I’ve got a sexy-ole-lady thing going on my office!

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