Sunday, January 15, 2012

heeeey dude

watch out for that killer cacti.... at ikea.

this post is not exciting. Enter: nostalgic video

Cacti (cactuses? cactusis? Cactusis sounds like a disease. like you ate a cactus and now you have cactusis of the stomach) at ikea are $2.99 a pop

gloves are dope for pulling out a cactus

and then you put them in mint julep cups your great grandmother won at dog shows.
they will be up on the bookshelves, son.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


is written by my co-worker, Crystalyn. She's fantastic and we have the exact same taste. Like oddly exact. If we were to design a home together the following would be involved, no questions asked: animal, lots of pink, hip old lady stylin', ikea, target, and glossy paint.

the blog is neat-o. she writes about things she loves. like this. Check it:




Wednesday, January 11, 2012

target coffee table WTF

I was shopping for this and...

YO. target has AMAZING coffee tables. I love love. who knew??
(ordered 2 of these to go side by side. welcome to mirror city, batman.)

the goods:


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

this is a very exciting development:


Also, Otter was tired. This is what he looked like:

Monday, January 9, 2012

kitchen before and after

I finally got the cojones to post this before and after picture. What it came down to was that awful yellow fake tiffany lamp above nothing in the before pic. Only took a year and a half (and 20 minutes thanks to a handy-not-freaked-out-by-wires father in law). Procrastinators, unite! Tomorrow.

June 2010

January 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012


sicka than your average... raw denim company. Or jean company. Or just pants. Sicker than your average pants. Everyone should be wearing these:


the Del Torros are pretty sick too. Buy the shoes, by the jeans, and like them on facebook.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

apparently I wasn't the only one with this idea..

pinterest is a great place to figure out that like, 500 people had the same idea as you. Some of these ideas rock way harder than what I had originally pictured, so.. It's a great source for inspiration. if you aren't already on pinterest, you should join and pin pin pin. but you probably are. so nevermind. if you're not, ask me for an invite. I might give you one.

I am referring to the expedit bookshelves from ikea


Side by side and stacked
ikea bookcased

these might be 3 1/2 billies
ikea bookcased2

also billy

tradish. gotta love tangerine

from Elle Decor... maybe not ikea. but copyable


how do you have that many books?? Love that curvy top thing! also, I think this is from Little Green Notebook. which is an awesome blog.

Monday, January 2, 2012

ish is gettin done round here.

this is loooong. sowey.

I'd like to take you back to May 2010 when Trev and I bought this place. The entire house was covered in green carpet. Floor, walls, ceiling, roof... not really but that's what it felt like. 

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It wasn't even livable green carpet, it was more like crack den green carpet. Had to go.

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This was not one of those "omigosh we just bought our very first home, ripped up all the carpet and there were gorgeous hardwood floors underneath omigoooosh we had no idea how crazy" stories. This was like oh, wow, more crack den decor. Cool.

So we bought some sick floors and played some sick air guitar.

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Now for the fun part!!

We finally have furniture. 90% of which came from my great-grandmother, who had fantastic taste.

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This is beyond a work in progress. However, these fun items will be added in the next few weeks:

A couple of these behind that pink sofa, which will be recovered in something else....

this bad boy

and one or two of these