Tuesday, February 8, 2011

rooms I like

With this nothing new challenge I've become more creative and more focused on figuring out how to decorate my home. I'm on Apartment Therapy a lot lately. I love apartmenttherapy.com! Here are a few of my favorites.

These nurseries are the only ones that are "matchy" or have a consistent style or color scheme of the ones I'm posting. I am obsessed with this afghan. All those colors are invigorating and delightful. I want to make something like this for my next baby.

I posted a link to this a while ago and I still love it.

The rest are more eclectic. I generally like a good variety of things in a room. These are styles that I would like to live in. I'm not the type that is going to have a grand plan and stick to it (I rarely stick a plan...I keep things fluid and I relish in spontaneity). I like to be able to see something I love and put it in the room just because I love it. I don't want to have to leave something out just because it doesn't go with a specific theme or style. I love this wall display. I like how there is so much white in this room, but it is still so colorful.

I like the variety of color and texture here.

I love the teal with the yellow and those curtains are awesome (but discontinued at Ikea)! I like how this vintage chair is paired with something funky.

Again, white, but not bland.

I'm considering chairs like these to replace my shabby chic ones. I like the mixture of styles. It makes things more interesting to me.

And these last 3 are all of one room. I love this room, although I'm not a fan of that huge piece of art on the wall. I love how it is huge (I really want a huge piece of art for my white wall, but I wouldn't choose that one. I do, however, like the funky mixed with traditional.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Another busy week. I finished a few projects and started 3 others. :) I love how this challenges inspires me to be creative around my house. However, I'm starting to get depressed about clothing. I found a consignment store that is right by my future office (I'm starting work in March!) and I might find things there on occasion. I came really close to buying some $200 jeans for $65...gray straight which I have been wanting for a year...in my size. But when I went back on Monday the store was close and Tuesday started a spending fast. Spending fast...what...isn't that what I'm already doing. Oh, Cami, how do I let you drag me into this stuff. Kidding...in fact that is the sweet thing about Cami. She doesn't pressure you and really even try to persuade you, but she does make you want to be just like her. :) Really I need it...I still have that need to consume even if it is used things so this will be good for me.

The spending fast:
no purchases but food, gas, rent, etc...the bare necessities.

my exception because that is my specialty:
items under $10 needed to finish projects...no items to new projects...because if I actually do start working next month I'll have less time than I do now.

Here are my FOs for this week (that is an acronym for finished objects...UFO is unfinished..)

Pants for Simon with the help of Cami:

What my boys do while I make things:

Please, Jack, stay this age forever...can't get enough!

Hat for the We Love Jenny Auction of Valentine's Day...please support this auction! Information on how to donate and/or purchase is here:

Jeff's vday present to come...

And btw I am not blogging weekly anymore...I just used half an hour of precious time. Maybe biweekly, bimonthly or monthly (don't you love how biweekly is every 2 weeks, but bimonthly is twice a month...whatever)