My Friend Staci
Taking living spaces from disaster to delightful, and proving any home can be fabulous on the cheap.
My Own Best Friend
- Published on Friday, 22 November 2013
It’s not something I do normally, get deep and philosophical on this blog. Sure, sometimes I agonize over sort-of-big decisions (like, “should I get a new apartment?“) but things like that don’t mean much in the long run.
Yesterday’s pot on Girl’s Gone Child entitled “Be Your Own Best Friend...
- Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2013
I have felt really antsy lately with the decor choices in the bedroom. When we moved in, we plunked down the black dresser and bedside tables, then hung brown curtains to add some warmth to the white box with black accents. Our DIYed plywood headboard helps add texture, color, and interest. Here’s a pretty old photo. The...
Brunch at Great Maple
- Published on Friday, 01 November 2013
Brunch has become so trendy lately, hasn’t it? Every weekend I see a few instagram or facebook friends tagging each other in brunch pics. For good reason, too–brunch is an amazing way to spend a Saturday or Sunday off (rare as that may be in my case) and have delicious pancakes or other breakfasty foods at an hour that...
- Published on Friday, 25 October 2013
This was such a simple project, and I’m in love.
A few weeks ago I realized that I hadn’t ordered any prints of my instagram photos in over a year, so I took advantage of a fall sale and ordered 60+ prints through the Postal Pix app.
The stack sat in my kitchen and I flipped through the pictures many times, but wanted to...
Plants on the Patio
- Published on Monday, 21 October 2013
I never knew it until living in our rental house in Kansas, but it’s actually really easy to grow plants, if you do so outdoors. Turns out, nature knows what to do to make the magic happen.
Take this jade plant, for example…
About six months ago, it was literally a stem broken off of our neighbor’s larger jade plant....
- Published on Friday, 18 October 2013
Thanks for all the supportive comment on last Friday’s post, you guys. I’m glad I’m not the only one still working on “figuring it out.” I hope some people got a little encouragement out of it, too!
Today, some pumpkins, because it’s already halfway through October, for crying out loud.
Introspection on a Friday
- Published on Friday, 11 October 2013
Has it been two weeks since I last posted? Work has been keeping me very busy. It’s chilly days that make me more thoughtful… so here are some thoughts.
In late July I went from a schedule of 15-25 hours a week at work, to (suddenly) a solid 40 hours a week. 40 hours a week sounds like “the dream” to many who...
Friday Faves, 1
- Published on Friday, 27 September 2013
Just a couple things on my mind today…
I got a moleskine notebook from a industry training event I participated in a few months ago and now it lives on my bedside table amongst other bedside table-related things. Each night before bed, I try to record one thing I am thankful for. Just one sentence. It’s so easy to get...
- Published on Monday, 23 September 2013
Alas, yesterday was my birthday, and the first day of fall, which usually coincide. I’ve been drinking pumpkin spice lattes all September but now it’s official–summer has gone. I’ll pause to let you wipe away a tear.
We recently took Mosey to the dog beach for a few glamour shots to submit to an Italian...
Some Thoughts on DVD Storage
- Published on Friday, 20 September 2013
Months and months ago, Libby asked me for some tips on inexpensive and attractive ways to store DVDs and I came up with exactly zero ideas.
At first thought, it would seem that with Netflix and Redbox the age of buying DVDs is over. Shout it from the rooftops! Movies on your computer! …That is, until you get the very strong...