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i have a thing for foxes, red doors, and new friends. i also love to shop. a lot. i have nothing profound to say...but you should visit anyway (that rhymed!)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

it. is. finished.

i feel like my world is complete. it is the finale. nothing left to do, or work for. that's it. life. is. done.

ok..that may be a tad dramatic..but i'm allowed to be, this is my blog..where i get to vomit drama. (juuuust kidding)

but i do have something i'm pretty excited to announce...my wonderful chair. the one i envision lying around in and blogging my life away, where i sit and read posh magazines and sip chamomile tea and munching on macaroons.. where i sketch beautiful new clothing in my sketch book..(that is such a dream..if only i could draw...)

my chaise lounge has arrived...and so have i...

There is still soooo much to do to this room..but at least it has the chair. i love this chair.  i don't know why..i just do.

Friday, August 10, 2012

5 things

my daily must haves:

I put this in my coffee, i drink it plain, i use it in some recipes...i bathe in it..ok that one wasn't true...but i've thought about it!
wondering why i slide off of chairs? leave greasy impressions on anything i come in contact with? yeah..well i make be a greasy monkey....but i will age delicately! this stuff is better than lotion. it's great for your skin, makes you glow, prevents wrinkles..and makes me feel LUXURIOUS. seriously..just replace your lotion with this, and watch your skin transform!
I only discovered this a little over a year ago..i had heard about it..but $28 for a tube of primer?? what?? OH GURL. get it stat! I wear this every day, and my eye shadow stays on all day! i have also just worn it by itself, with some eye liner, and it keeps my eye lids non greasy and my liner from running.
around 2pm, i started dragging. but i don't want another cup of coffee, i usually have 1 cup of coffee only in the mornings. so this is my pick me up. it is so good! I love that it is hot tea, but leaves a refreshing taste in my mouth..no stank breath with this golden beverage!
this one right here...has literally revolutionized my life. getting ready never felt so breezy, and you know how i feel about being breezy! i am shocked when i come across someone who doesn't know how wonderful dry shampoo is. like seriously.. GO GET THIS NOW! there are so many brands, this one is my fav so far but hard to find. Suave makes one too that is like $3, it isn't as great for volume like Got2b is, but so cheap. Dry shampoo zaps up all the oil, has a great scent, and adds volume. what?! how is this now one of the world wonders??? i'm going to try the TIGI Rockholic one next, it is supposed to be the best.  Not washing your hair has never felt/smelt so good!

There you have it! My list of must haves. Please do share your must haves, i'm always looking for new ones!

Be You, Bisous!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

a room with a view

little by little. my house is coming together. my little room that i was given 100% control over...is being furnished..it only took a year to pick out fabric for my chaise lounge...but who is counting (besides my husband).

for those who haven't followed so faithfully...i have a room in my house that is totally mine. i decided last year to make it a tea room..sitting room...reading room...MY room.

First i cleared everything out of it...it sat empty...

then i painted it...wait for it....eggplant purple. yeah..then i Repainted it..comfort grey:

(yeah..much much better)
Then..i bought a couch:
(old iphone pic..bad quality)

Then..i literally fell apart.
i couldn't make up my mind on anything else for the room. the paint fiasco left me doubting my abilities to decorate. i knew i wanted a chaise lounge..and my sweet friend..who conveniently owns a furniture store..helped me find one...but then i had to decide a fabric?!? what? more decisions. it literally took 1 year. 1 YEAR to pick out a fabric. I would go into the store and pour over countless swatches...i would pick out 2 or 3 and then i was gonna decide. i would ask co workers/family/friends/strangers...which ones they liked...and then i would just end up putting it on a shelf..literally and figuratively. what if i made the wrong decision? so i ended up just not making any decision for a year. oh but i talked about it...all the time. i stared at my room..pictured this chair. i started to HATE the chair. the non existent one sitting un-fabric'ed in my house.. and then about 3 weeks ago..I DECIDED. i picked a fabric. i made a decision. i don't know what i got into me..but i did it.
i love this chair. i better love this chair. everyone better love this chair! ha. and ya know what? the fabric i picked for it..was the one i wanted from the very beginning..the one i let everyone talk me out of. sometimes you just gotta go back to your original thought. it had been my gut feeling. i gotta good gut!

i debated on my theme in the room...not big on themes, but i like a fun color combo to base my room around..so i chose cherry and mint.
the room will still take time to accessorize (curtains, tables, art, etc) and i will have to choose an accent chair..and...wait for it...a fabric for that....DEAR LORD HELP US ALL.

But for now, here is what the room looks like sans chaise (haven't gotten it in yet):

(ignore the HUGE black thing on the left...my husband has been storing work equipment in MY room)
It's a rough draft..but soon..all of our dreams for this room will come true!!!! ( i say our because you have been so supportive :)