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Oh Mickey You So Fine
- Published on Tuesday, 28 February 2012
I mentioned last week our haul from Ikea. Most of it was for our living room improvements, but I did snag a Micke desk from Ikea while there. It was actually a huge hassle. I decided that I wanted the all white lacquered looking one, rather than dark wood tone + white + stainless steel or white + pale birch wood (which looked...
Make Your Own DIY Drum Pendant Light
- Published on Friday, 24 February 2012
Authors:Whoa we had some serious mojo going this weekend with the extra day on Monday to work! I've got about 3 weeks of posts backed up so I'm considering rolling in more than 3 posts a week (which is what I normally strive for). Anyways, as a warning, this tutorial is extremely picture heavy!
I just want to give a shout out to my man Rob. When...
Living Room Lighting Revamped. Oh Yeah.
- Published on Thursday, 23 February 2012
Authors:I found some old pictures on my harddrive from when we first moved in.
I really hate that fan. It cast such a harsh yellow light. Anyways, with the addition of our new flokati rug, the ikea 365+ track system and Rob's handmade pendant....
I LOVE the new rug. The cats love it too -- not in a litter box kinda way (yay) but in a "this...
Softness, No More Nakieness, and Lightness.
- Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2012
In 2012 we took a little trip to the mighty mississipp Ikea. We didn't take any bacon either... or beans. And we were no where near New Orleans. Anyways, we decided to relegate a small corner of our income tax money to help the house. So of course we went to Ikea, our favorite place on earth. Here is what we got:
Ikea Flokati 4.7' x...
- Published on Monday, 20 February 2012
Authors:I've got a secret. For the past month we've been trying to find Loki a friend to play with during the day while we're gone. We fostered a little white girl kitten for two weeks but she was too skittish. Last week though, the Lexington Humane Society put all their 6 months+ cats on sale for $5 each.
What can I say? We like bargains......
- Published on Friday, 17 February 2012
I didn't have last weekend to wrap up any projects thanks to our impromptu trip to Chicago, so today you get a peek at all the unfinished projects that are lurking around our house. Woo!!
Okay so this isn't exactly a project, but my dead mums from this fall are alive! My dad cut them down to nubs and now they are green and fluffy!.. well...
Chicago Trip Pictures
- Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Aside from all the excitement concerning my ring, I really loved our trip to Chicago. City breaks are so much fun when you're stuck in the dull of winter.
Awesome Pizza place.
We didn't bring a marker so we couldn't put our name on the walls :(
Anyways, awesome fun!
I am Engaged!
- Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Sorry for the delay in posting... Rob took me on a surprise secret trip to Chicago this weekend and I'm still recovering!
Early Saturday morning he dragged me out of bed and had me pack "warm" clothes. Then he gave me an envelope marked #1 and we hit the road! The envelope had a few lines of driving instructions, stay on...
No More Lights, Help!
- Published on Friday, 10 February 2012
Where have all the good lights gone?!
We're trying to replace the ugly ugly ceiling fan in the living room but we can't find a single thing we agree on.
This picture is (obviously) from Christmas and before the Hutch. I drew it in to remind you ;)
The only thing we've vaguely liked (okay I've liked) is the Eden pendent from CB2.
(Ugly) Curb Finds
- Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2012
My neighbors are all home improve-ing right now. No snow = buy new furniture time? I don't know. Either way, I've snagged two cool (to me) pieces of furniture this last week from the curb.
The first is this little oak nightstand. Nothing wrong with it, the finish is a bit dry is all. Well, that and it's ugly. I can fix that though. I...