Thursday, January 15, 2009

Color Me Katie

This is my new favorite blog today.

Color Me Katie.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Victory Ford's Apartment

I only discovered Lipstick Jungle after it was announced it was canceled. This is, sadly, how I roll. And now I'm in love with something that will no longer exist. Drat. (If you are like me and somehow missed it completely, you should seriously search it out on iTunes or reruns or wherever it is you can find lost things.)

The show is definitely aesthetically pleasing. Completely lovely.

And Ilene Rosenzweig of Swell is a lead writer for the show, so it's smart. (She is married to Cad writer Rick Marin. Their apartment is amazing. Of course it is.)

And okay now I'm seeing that the show is maybe not going away. Not sure. But you can sign a petition to keep it here.
Also, Victory Ford's apartment is my new inspiration for our middle room. (Images here are from the Bandelle blog. Another fantastic discovery...)

Right now, I'm thinking about the walls. Blue. Definitely blue. While I was typing this, I just ordered five samples from Benjamin Moore to try out (oh how I love you Internet) I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Want a Simple Bed.

I want a simple low-to-the ground bed. Nothing fancy. Nothing expensive. Just a change. I'm thinking this Malm bed from Ikea might be worth a try. Link

Monday, January 12, 2009

If I Could Only Have One Treat, I'd Have It From Marie Belle.

So I've decided in 2009 I'm going to limit myself to one sweet treat a week. That's right. 52 a year. Not 52 a day like I normally have. Hopefully this will encourage me to be choosier.

And if I only got to choose one for the whole year, it would be chocolates from Marie Belle. Oh yes it would.

Friday, January 9, 2009

A Pot of Sunshine.

Okay, I realize I'm possibly going through a bit of a yellow phase. But how fun and cheery would it be to whip up some soup in this Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven?!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blurb Books

I've loved them from afar. But it's time I got closer.This year, I will make four of them. At least.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I'm not sure why but I think it would be even more fun to type on my keyboard if I were wearing this ring from Star of the East.How's that for justification?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The "Cool" Fanny Pack is Dead. Long Live the Hip Sack.

As I was walking this morning, I realized I had finally reached a point in my life when I found a reason to use a fanny pack. I also realize this is a not a good thing. At all. It means I'm approaching 80. But that said and in all honestly, it would help me quite a lot to have a place to put a phone and keys while moving around the university near my house.

So when I got back, I googled "Cool Fanny Packs." Sad. I know. The results were sad too. And then I remembered Etsy.And I found the hip sack by may.tree.ark. Sometimes it's all in the marketing. Because it's not a fanny pack. It's a hip pack. For the hip. So it's hip see? For the hipsters. And for the people that need a place to put their phone while they walk.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Reality Check. I need to read more.

Since my #2 resolution involves reading more (and drinking more hot green tea while I'm doing it), I'm making Reality Check my next book to finish. I started it before the holidays, and it's really just fantastic. Realistically inspirational. And a great gift for anyone starting a new venture or adventure. Plus. It's funny. So there's that.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Dream Workspace

Otherwise known as office porn (or my version of it anyway).

It's quite clear to me that if I had this lovely office, I could accomplish great things! I'd be happy doing them anyway. Everything you see is from West Elm. And it's joyous.