Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you and yours are having a wonderful Valentine's day if that is your thing. We are settling in for a pretty low key evening here. I spent some time last week making Valentines for my lovely friends.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Wish List

Here is a quick list of lovely gift ideas for Valentine's day. 

Ziegfield Collection Black Onyx Tassel Necklace I have had my eye on this for a while. I think it would be wonderful at work with a pencil skirt. 

Ziegfield Collection Black Onyx Earrings These would go well with the necklace above. I also have the graduation jewelry from my college graduation they would match. I think they would be nice with a tee shirt and jeans, like pearls with a little bit of an edge. 

Sweet Dreams print from Clare Elsaesser I love Clare's work and she is a total sweetie. What is a better gift than spending the day in bed with your love and having this to remember it by. She has several of couples in bed like this but this is my favorite as all the guys in her paintings have dark hair and Mikey is blond. 

Golden Love small heart agate druzy earrings with sterling silver posts I just saw these on Etsy today and I love them even though I do not traditionally like gold. 

Boscia Tsubuki Beauty Oil a great product and appropriate due to the packaging. Mike loves it because it makes my skin so soft. 

Boscia Tsubuki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask If this is anything like the oil...

Boscia Tsubuki Cleansing Oil Gel Just to round out the collection.

Happy Valentines Day. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

This week

After seeing this image I finally justified buying some of the new blue mason jars.

 I bought some Thai curry soup from Noodles & company over the weekend and put it in the mason jars for when I am sick. When I am sick I always want that soup and now that we do not live right across the street from one the odds of going out to get it when sick are even less likely. 

I also picked up some new bath mats to try out I selected these from Target

I have been having a bugger of a time finding rugs for in the bathroom that I actually like. I picked these up to try, they do not have the "fingers" that look great all fluffed up but horrible all matted down that happens after about one shower. I really like the microfiber memory foam pads. That is what we had in both of the bathrooms in the condo. But as soon as you wash them, even following all the directions they look horrible. Truth be told we have three different bath rugs/mats in our bathroom right now as these did not make the cut and they are going back. I had them laid out in there for less than a day before I knew they would not work. My brother and Sandy were visiting from Colorado and thought that it was quite humorous that I had three mats in the bathroom with all the tags on. In the end I did not even get to see if they got matted down. We have double sinks again and I would really like to find one that is long enough for both of them 20x70 and then by the shower 30x20. What did these in for me, they were not a single rug and kept separating and I thought that looked horrible. The binding on the sides prevented me from connecting them like the rug I made for our old apartment. They were not plush enough so I found myself putting our old rugs underneath for more comfort and you could see they were layered. They are by the door awaiting their travels back. It is a shame too, they were on sale and there was a $10 coupon and I used a store credit from a gift from a Christmas gift exchange that did not work out. So finding rugs at Target really would be best. At this time I am unwilling to compromise. I always end up regretting it and buying something else. So I might as well wait it out to find something I am really in love with.

I may have found an option for the double sinks but it has its issues as well.

First issue this rug is $200. The three that I got at Target were under $50 for all of them. Second this is not a bath rug. It also states it needs a rug pad so add $24, plus shipping. It does not have a matching rug for by the shower so I would need to find something complementary. It has gray in it which is not in my current color scheme, however I would not be opposed to adding it. I also have not seen it in person.

I have been working a lot in the bathroom, I have a lot of things I am preparing to go up in there and I am anxiously waiting an order of more art to come in. Truth be told If I could have my way we would be going with a very bold navy on the walls in there. Unfortunately that is not in the cards. So to compensate I will be adding a ton of color through art. More updates to come. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

A list

I saw this wonderful list over at Inspired by Charm a blog which I am now completely enamored with. Anyway I felt listy today and may reuse this in the future. Mixed with some Instagram photos as of late. 

making : Many things covered in gold leaf. 
cooking : bacon with brown sugar and ground pepper. 
drinking : blueberry tea. Specifically this kind. The polar vortex has come to Texas.
reading : Cooked by Michael Pollan I started reading it in July and forgot about it with the move. I am starting over today. 

wanting : oh, man I have a whole list, have you heard of hukkster?
looking : for something fulfilling to do, and something to put in my new brass bud vase. 
wishing : That Texas thrift stores were on par with what I am used to. 
playing : Someone like you by Adele.
wasting : these candles from bath and body works, I told myself I cannot get new ones until I finish these. Insert mental picture of me always burning them carrying them around the house with me. 
enjoying : my freshly laundered sheets.
waiting : my husband had an "ice day" today. lol. I have to pretend like he is not here so he can work, but I know he is here and I just want to snuggle. 
liking : the texture of homemade noodles from the other night. 

wondering : Is he done yet?
loving : monograms, seriously my favorite thing acquired from the south. Sadly this laptop case from West Elm did not work out for my laptop. 

hoping : to do some watercolors this next week. 
listening: to albums from Adele, Florence and the Machine and the Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack that I just imported on to my computer. Those last 2 may have been from 2011 but I found them while cleaning yesterday. 
marveling : at this barn, I want to live there. 
needing : to find my favorite painting that has been missing since the move. 
sowing : a plan to shed a few pounds. My fitbit may breakup with me. 
smelling : lavender oil, I cut my thumb last night chiseling hot glue off of scrabble tiles that were on our reception tables, or coasters, or our scrabble vow art that I have not shared.  
wearing : one of my husband's shirts and jeans.
following : Young House Love, Every weekday at 9am. 
noticing : that all my apple devises are not communicating as they should, I must need to got to the store next week. 
knowing : that I miss my girls. 
thinking : about finally finishing that penny table.

bookmarking : about a gazillion things on Pintrest, like this bedroom I really want this plant, Does anyone know what it is? I think waking up to those flowers everyday would be a little bit of heaven. 

opening : a box from Sephora, I am pretty much in love with the whole boscia line. 
giggling : about the amount of ice that causes an "ice day." As my cousin Carolyn stated "
Y'all. It's like the thinnest glaze of ice. I suggestively raised an eyebrow at my windshield and it defrosted. Get it together." 
watching : Reign last night was a game changer, I cannot help it I am obsessed.
feeling : abit lethargic today.