My Friend Staci
Taking living spaces from disaster to delightful, and proving any home can be fabulous on the cheap.
- Published on Monday, 26 January 2015
There are two things I have found that quickly turn a house into a home: hanging art on the walls, and adding the finishing touch to windows by way of curtains.
Lucky for us, we had a plethora of curtain options at our disposal for f-r-e-e thanks to our many-windowed Kansas bungalow (seriously, that place had no less than fifteen...
Okay, Long Enough
- Published on Friday, 23 January 2015
I’m back. Not posting since October is pretty much unbelievable. If you were to tell me I’d go this long without updating I’d say you were crazy, but here we are.
This fall and winter there has been so much blogging about blogging. The state of blogging, what things used to be like, and where blogs are going in the...
That Target Lamp
- Published on Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Last Wednesday, I went ahead and spent some of my birthday on that Scandinavian-inspired floor lamp from Target that popped up in lots of blogs this summer (here, and here, for example). Overjoyed at my luck that they had one left, and stoked that it was now on clearance– $20 off! I nabbed it up and rushed home to assemble it.
Thrift Score Thursday!
- Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014
Okay, I finally know the secret to thrifting in Southern California. Get outta town! Seriously though, going to smaller suburban locales produces many more treasures than hitting the same old picked-over nearby places. I found some really cool stuff for my Etsy shop and some other cool stuff for my permanent collection.
Treat Yo Self
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014
September is here, and that means it’s my birthday month! I couldn’t come up with much for my birthday list because I’ve been getting in the habit of getting myself small treats here and there.
First up, I have to sing the praises of Mast Brothers chocolate. This chocolate is so dark and potent that a small piece,...
Portland, Part Two: The Ace Hotel
- Published on Friday, 29 August 2014
The Portland Ace! If you are an avid a follower of All The Blogs like I am, the Ace will be old hat to you by now. Of course, the Palm Springs Ace is (possibly) the most famous, but Portland was the first, and the minute I found out we were headed to Portland, I begged for a brief stay.
Staying at a good hotel has been a priority of...
Portland: Part One, Things to Do
- Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Time has been flying! Can’t believe I haven’t done a writeup on our quick Portland trip yet. In June we went up to the Portland area to attend the wedding of a good friend (Doug was an attendant). Friday and Saturday were spent in Washington about an hour away, doing wedding stuff. We picked up a rental car which was nice...
2-Second Tip: Hardware Swap
- Published on Monday, 25 August 2014
When we got married we used most of our Target gift cards to get two pretty nice bedside tables. Gotta have a place to put your charging phone, a lamp, and a glass of water while you snooze, right? Lately I have been giving them the side-eye because their traditional look did not fit in with the mid-century boho look I have been...
Chorizo Pesto Tortellini
- Published on Monday, 04 August 2014
I posted this pic on instagram and thought it was so pretty and the food was so delicious that I had to share the recipe with you guys, if you can even call it a recipe.
Raise your hand if it’s been hot and muggy where you live this summer. This weekend was especially humid, which for San Diego is a big deal. I didn’t want...
- Published on Friday, 25 July 2014
After a brief two days in Colorado Springs we spent two half-days in Denver (evening, then morning).
Hotels in the interesting part of Denver are expensive, y’all! Much more so than I expected. Therefore we made our first foray into airbnb territory. We stayed the night in the Mulberry Cottage; very cute! There were a couple of...