baking bread

  • install gallery wall
    • build and plant window box
      • build desk
        • assemble pipe and flange cloth hanger
          • install reclaimed wood onto back yard fenc
            • bake bread

....just a few of my goals for this upcoming weekend. totally doable right? 

ps: can someone tell me how people like this exist? Still crushing hard....not sure on what more, the girl, the husband, the dog or the apartment!

pps: if calvin would start pulling his weight around here....i would buy him a lot more things

ppps: inspirational power couple in philly!

well well well

Have been scouring the internet for the exact inspiration image I was thinking in terms of converting a newly painted craigslist dresser into exposed hanging storage for clothes...and lo' and behold who is selling something that illustrates the exact idea? 

Ol' Anthropologie....

ps: sigh. I love BDDW. And this image further confirms the piece of craigslist furniture I'll be picking up and placing a very similar mirror above it...will serve as a nice makeup and perfume station. Pictures to follow soon!

pps: man i have a serious girl crush. seriously. 

ps: Wisconsin wins again!!

fun with pulleys

confession: still struggling with how to store and hang all my clothes in the new apartment.  My previous plan to use steel pipe just seems so....heavy! Now moving onto the idea of suspending something from the ceiling. How about taking some cues from these ceiling and pulley suspended laundry racks? 

if not a pulley and wood system, maybe just a cotton or leather strap and a wooden dowel? Just have to find that joist behind the drywall....

ps: speaking of hanging...dying over this shelf

pps: in case you were wondering, this movie still holds up. 

ppps: tips on giving yourself a break. I could go for number 8, still want to actually practice number 11 and 29 sounds like a nice habit to start. As does 39. 

FEELING CHUNKY

FALL AND WINTER ARE COMING AND I WANT A WARM SOFT CHUNKY KNIT RUG IN THE SECOND BEDROOM. SOMETHING SOFT AND WARM  UNDER ONE'S FEET ON A COOL MORNING WHEN GETTING READY FOR THE DAY. MMMMM,  SOME OF THE IMAGES BELOW ARE DIY TUTORIALS, OTHERS ARE JUST INSPIRATION. I FEEL LIKE MAKING ONE IS DOABLE NO?

WHY AM I WRITING IN CAPS??

PS: BECAUSE IT'S FRIDAY!!

PPS: BECAUSE I FORGOT HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS MOVIE! HAHAH COULD THIS BLOG TURN INTO A MOVIE ONE DAY?? YEAH RIGHT. 

PPPS: WELL THIS LOOKS LIKE A LOVELY PLACE TO SPEND A FALL WEEKEND

PPPPS:  SO DOES THIS!

shoe/shirt/shack

                  shoes!                                             shirt!                                                 shack!

ps:  Just saw this guy and i've never been so into the yukelele and 80s music so much at the same time. 

pps: one day ill take nice original photos for this blog.....one day!

ppps: the real cliff huxtable

one box two box red box blue box

South Philadelphia is known for it's window boxes (complete with window cats) and I'm inspired to build one or three of my own. Kind of in love with the ones below...

ps: nice box

pps: fall uniform??

ppps: forever dreaming of a brownstone to call my own.....sigh.....look at all that window box potential!!

ppps: just watched this. love that steve buschemi. 

a hermit walks into a bar...

The title will make sense (kind of) later. In the mean time, enjoy some 'craigslist cruising' this Tuesday. 

left: how is this lovely pipe trimmed couch only 50 bucks? Someone better snatch it up ASAP!

left: for only 59$ a piece, I would paint these babies black and pair them with a rustic wood farm table. Good to go!

left:  gold or silver paint and new fabric could transform these chairs into glamorous companions for any dining table!

left: you can never go wrong with a bent thonet chair. ever. 

 

 

 

ps: oh humans

pps: i'm on the hunt for a settee. Mainly so i can say, 'hey this is my settee.'

ppps: How have I gotten hooked on the bleakest show ever??

pppps: Um......this lady is onto something

fashion! house! friday!

new york fashion week is upon us! Let's go!

Costello Tagliapietra:

lisa perry: 

jason wu: 

HAPPY FRIDAY!

bruises, bikes...bread?

really struggling with what to do with 2 bikes in 1 small apartment. I keep running into them and nailing my hip or shin! (hence bruises) Do you embrace them and just 'let it all hang out' or get a little more clever/spend some money....

ps: why does the bike in Jerry Seifnfield's apartment instantly come to mind? 

pps: hahah wierd. But im into it. 

ppps: when dogs eat the wrong things, this google search becomes your thursday evening

pppps: almost forgot the BREAD part of this post! I want to try baking bread at home. This recipe seems like a good one for a beginner

 

wednesay night confessions

 confession: I am currently staring at several wedding gifts that are over a year due and still have not made it into the mail. Anyone else guilty of this? 

These gift wrapping ideas below got me excited to finally put these babies in the mail!

ps: interesting....

pps: what a great idea!

ppps: mind, blown. 

living room patterns

On the hunt for another pillow to add to the couch and also have been dreaming of reupholstering the bottom cushions. As a result have found myself gazing at lovely images like those below which play with patterns but still result in an overall neutral palette....

ps: now I find myself dreaming of sitting on a dock in the fall!

pps: how to beat the 'post vacation blues'

ppps: it may be after labor day but ill be wearing white far into winter...

ppps: it's september!? Can't decide whether it came just in time or too soon!

updating a rental kitchen

I am dying to upgrade just a LITTLE our kitchen. But what to with 'eh' oak cabinets and the fact that  it's a rental? I think attacking the walls, cupboards and adding a light could really help.

The paint idea: 

taking off the cupboard doors? 

Adding a pendant: 

ps: long weekend ahead! can't wait to sit by the lake in a sweater and jeans!!

pps: wish us luck, little bike 'race' this weekend on the docket as well!

pps: really starting to look forward to biking in the fall in the city! Bring on the layers!

bringing it home

I was PRETTY into the emmy's last night. PRETTY into them. Hence the following dress/home match ups!

ps: wisconsin bound this weekend and it's suppose to be a little 'cool'...now i'm dreaming of cozy sweaters with white jeans!

pps: migration

ppps: in the market for a kilim pillow? because I am!

framed

so the first project at the apartment will be the installation of the art wall...but I already am afraid of spending too much money on frames! Hence the DIY ideas below: 

PS: oh Julia, I love you still. 

PPS: I can't wait for fall!! yum!!

PPS: great living with a boy already has me wanting 'cuter' sleep outfits..I could get into these.

goodbye half-fridge

Big weekend ahead: Moving in with JDM!!!

What's more exciting than moving in with the guy you love? A full sized refrigerator. (joking...or am i) After 3 years in my little studio, the time has come to say goodbye to my half-sized fridge that sits in a kitchen that well, isn't quite a kitchen.

In honor of my half-sized friend, some 'small' kitchens that put my tiny cooking space to shame: 

 I've had some great memories in my little apartment, but on to the next adventure! 

ps: i like you

pps: participating in this tonight! Can't believe i'ts been 3 years since I attended the first one in NYC!

mastering the art wall

Confession: I find actually hanging frames on a wall intimidating. (hence this old post) But it's time to bite the bullet and put some nails in the wall. 

I'll soon be a proud member of this overly blogged and photographed club soon!

PS: This seems smart

PPS: damnit jcrew. every time

pot plants

....as in pots with plants in them! On the hunt for small shrubs, trees.... or honestly something that just stays green most of the year in a pot. Ha! Inspiration below:

On the hunt for invincible green plants/trees that grow in pots. That's possible right? Add it to the list!

PS: my new found obsession

PPS: great alternative to paper confetti!

hang in there

In desperate need of more hanging space...so looking for ideas of how to have an 'exposed' closet of sorts without it looking...well ugly. Some ideas below!

happy friday!!

lady_home

who knew there was a paris COUTURE fashion week. Ok probably some people, but not this one. Let's pair some of these lovely ladies with fantasy homes shall we? 

this girl                                                              this home

this girl                                                                that home

this girl                                                                        that home

the day has come:

I'm getting into hats. 

"By god, Why!", you say? 

1) I need to start taking better care of my skin

2)  I've always wanted to be that girl. Ha!

and don' forget we still have some summer left!

wish me luck. ha!

ps: i kind of heart claire danes....and this was a great listen.

pps: purchased my first 'hat' yesterday. this guy. eek!