Archive for July 2012

How to get overly excited about a tea kettle.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 § 0

Hey, remember this blog post when I talked about the Paula Deen tea kettle I've been lusting after for my new apartment?

WELLLL....



I know, it's a very ordinary purchase, but it's all mine, and it's bringing me one step closer to the move-in day.  I CAN'T WAIT.  

I've been making ordinary purchases all over the place- a bathroom rug, a shower curtain, plates, bookshelves- and yet, each purchase is like a new puppy.  I freak out.  I don't know what it is about the looming joy of complete independence, but I like it a whole lot.  Especially compared to the way I felt around this time last summer, which included panic, fear, distress, and general discomfort. 

It's so nice to have that out of the way.  

It's been a while.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 § 0

But here's what I've been up to:

#1- Trying to get a job, though the only plausible field I can think of that will hire me for a month and a half of work (until I head back to Fort Collins for school) is babysitting.  So I've been trying to babysit.

#2- Preparing for apartment life!  Me and the Mom went to Kohl's yesterday and got EVERYTHING for my bathroom...light blue and ivory is the color theme.  I think I want to escape to Cape Cod every time I...you know.

Speaking of apartment life...you guys know how much I love decorating.  I've got my very own space to play around with this time around, which means I'm taking this VERY seriously.  How seriously?  I'm making an inspo board with pictures and furniture and color swatches that I want to influence my space.   Here are some pictures that are going to inspire it, and you see if you can guess the theme:









Yeah, I realize that was kind of vague.  But the theme is vintage Paris!  Original, I know (har-de-har) but it's going ot be great. 

If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go back to decorating. 

Au revoir!


Best. Goodwill Trip. EVER.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 § 0

Today my mom really wanted to get out of the house, and I know she's been wanting to go antique-ing, so we headed out to Centennial to a really swanky store called Old Glory.  It was amazing- and EXPENSIVE.  I wanted everything but alas, I am poor.

So, what to do next?  Well, head over to Goodwill, of course!  We immediately grabbed, like, five things as soon as we walked in the door, and everything was so cheap.  My mom found this for me:
(My apologies for the grainy-ness)

It was $25.  That's insane, because I've been looking at this exact shelf at IKEA so I can do this to my apartment: 

And the small shelves ranged up to $100.  And I got mine for a quarter of the price!

Even after that stop, we still weren't satisfied.  My mom drove us to another Goodwill, where we found the creme de la creme (in my opinion): 


It's an old, retro pink school desk that opens on the top.  SO cute.  There was a woman who was eyeing it but my hands were all over the 'rip off if you want to purchase' tag before my mom even said 'yes' yet.  I'M SO EXCITED.  

And, yes....
We realize we have a Goodwill problem.  


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