Thursday, March 20, 2014

i picked up a few pieces from oh joy for target...


spring is finally here, 
at least that's what the calendar says (#sidseye) so i snagged a few pieces from the oh joy line @ target.

the colors are so pretty!


Monday, March 10, 2014

oh joy for target...

pretty tables capes and decorations? 

i'm in.


available 3/16/14 at Target!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

organizing: apartment therapy january cure - project list

one of my biggest goals for this year is to create a home space that is relaxed aka clutter free and perfect for entertaining, so i am giving the apartment therapy january cure a go.

for one, i downsized from a 2 bedroom apt that i lived in by myself to a 1 bedroom apt that i share with, so one of the biggest challenges is where to put my stuff. mind you 90% of it is in storage but who wants to live in a place that doesn't have some of their personality aka doesn't feel like home.

so, i did bring some things with me but a lot of them are still in the boxes that I have to go in from time to time when i need things...


apartment therapy released the first task of the cure, which is to create a project list of the areas that you want to address.

of course this wall is a MAJOR one and i know that part of the solution will have to be to take some of my things to storage (boo hoo) but i am hoping to be able to just organize some of the things, so that i have them because nothing is more annoying to me than needing something and knowing that i own it but not having access to it.

so, creating my project lit is what I will be doing at some point today or probably more likely at various moments during the day...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

organizing: with the container store

of course the new year is a great time to start getting more organized and who better to offer solutions than the container store...

they have videos on everything from choosing the right hangers to maximizing your doors for storage.

p.s. I will also be doing the Apartment January Cure this year...deets to come.

Monday, December 2, 2013

decor: wood and brass bar cart

if i didn't already own & love the thrifted bar that i have,
i would so be buying this baby!

the wood and brass bar cart is awesome and it is so hard to find a good,
affordable one which is why i was so over the moon when i found the one i did at the thrift.


the price point is so doable and it looks just as fab in person
as it does in the pics i had seen of it online

i also love this iron table/stool. the only reason why i didn't snag it is because it was 
too heavy for me to carry by my dang self...but it is pretty awesome.




Tuesday, May 14, 2013

delish: chocolate...chocolate...cheesecake

one of the best things about living with a chef is of course the good eats...

Joe whipped up this beauty a few weeks ago and i still can't get it out of my mind...



i will try and get the recipe but these things are usually well guarded secrets around these parts...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

home cookin...

one of the things that i have planned for my life is to do a lot more cooking at home.

don't get me wrong, i will still be hitting up the restaurants, cafes and food trucks but i have so many cookbooks and recipes that i have bookmarked over the years that i want to start exploring.

today i slept in a bit then got up and made a simple shrimp & tofu egg scramble.


I mixed in this delicious sundried tomato seasoning from Lesley Elizabeth and it was soooo gooodddd!!! I can't wait to use it in other things.


Friday, April 12, 2013

breaking the dryness cycle...

having been sick for weeks plus the non stop days & nights prepping for the move really took a toll on my skin and this warm and then cold and then warm and then cold again "Spring" weather has not helped the situation.

needless to say,  i am doing everything that i can to try and combat the dryness and get mama back on supple, so i purchased this very pretty Crane Fashionable Drop Ultrasonic Humidifier.



it comes in several other colors but the orange just makes me happy...


p.s, i am crossing my fingers that it will help ease some of Joe's snoring as well (lort!!)





Tuesday, April 9, 2013

storage...

I am slowing unpacking and i do mean slowly. Mainly because Joe's apartment is small & well ok, i own a lot of stuff! LOL

In an effort to contain some of my cosmetetries, we snagged this cute over the toilet cabinet at Target
on Sunday.



It is just small enough to fit the space without overwhelming it and has helped me find a home for some of my things. Some of the reviews online are not that great but we had the boy put it together and with the exception of putting that front panel on in what appears to be backwards (note the holes near the toilet) it is steady and doing what I need it to do. I am going to spackle those holes and be done with it for now.

This is about 30% of the bath/beauty stuff that I need to find a spot for. I have more in the cabinet over the sink and I am going to buy a couple of these sliding baskets for the under the sink cabinet to maximize it's space and keep things organized.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

moving...

i have tweeted about it but i haven't really given my pending move much space on my blog homes, so here ya go.

the owner of my building had been sick for some time and finally got an offer for the building that would free him up to hopefully live out the rest of his days in comfort.

while i am not happy to have to move from the neighborhood that i love, i really felt bad for him the last time he came over...he seemed so sad....his parents lived their last days here...

the new owners said that they were planning to remodel the apartments and raise the rent at least $500 because of what they paid for the place. i am not sure if this was either a ruse to clear the building or what but even if it wasn't and even if they were not raising the rent, i would not want to stay because there has already been so much noise and annoyance around here since they took over.

anyway, i got my little 30 day notice and truth be told, since I lost "the beast" here, this place just hadn't felt much like a home anyway, so it will almost be a relief to leave.

so far my box/bin count is 80 and we are not finished!!!

this is after purging and chuckin so much good stuff (lots brand new, tags attached, etc which i wish i had time to give away but i don't) and a bunch of junk.

instead of dealing with apartment hunting, Joe offered me shelter and I am going to take it.  the great part about this, besides saving money, is that I get to decorate a whole new space because Joe lives a serious spartan bachelor like life and of course i will be highlighting it via my social platforms and this blog, so stay tuned.