Saturday, July 31, 2010

painted furniture

I just moved into a new apartment and with that I needed some new furniture to fill it. I need end tables, a dresser, random other little things. But, as you know I am a poor college student so, I am trying to find some second hand things. I have found a few that I feel are great pieces of furniture, well made, in good shape, yet are ugly as sin. They need a paint job and some fun new knobs. I also own a desk that I love but I have wanted to paint for years. I'm nervous though, what color do I paint it? What technique can I use to spice things up? Should I do something fun with a sponge? Paint it one solid, bold color, antique it, paint it in great contrasting shades? These are a few pictures I found for some inspiration. What do you think?

Thursday, July 29, 2010


For those who are finding themselves bored with spending free time in front of the computer or television screen and feel like they need to spice things up, pick up this book. 52 Projects Random Acts of Everyday Creativity by Jeffery Yamaguchi is full of ideas to get you off the couch and into a more creative life (or at least a more creative couple of hours.) Some of his ideas include making a key lime pie, then make a box full of things to make a key lime pie, a recipe and mail it off to your friend, wake up, call in sick and use the day to do whatever it is you WANT to do. This does not include vacuuming, laundry, etc. this is a day for pure pleasure. Write some letters (your Grandmother will appreciate it!) Make a list of all the books you own and figure out which ones you haven't read. (my list would be really long.)  Check out the website first Another great website for creative ways to spend your time is this website by Keri Smith 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Speaking of Crispy Fall Bike Rides

The grocery store is less than a mile from my new apartment and once I decide on one of these truly amazing baskets from Adeline Adeline , I will be riding there daily for fresh produce and wine. Adeline Adeline is one of those unique shops you only find once in a while. Beautiful designs that you are excited to buy, use, wear, and show off.  This beautiful Klassic Klara three speed with fat tires screams to be rode all over town while jingling this brass Crane Bell . I am especially excited about the baskets though. These two baskets are both detachable, so you can hook them to your bike, bring them into the store to fill with baguettes, tomatoes, crusty bread, olive oil, and Pinot Noir, then reattach to your bike and ride home. All while staying safe in these too stylin' to call helmets helmets . With their polished brim, they look less like helmets and more like chic caps.They even offer these great helmet covers that mask the helmet look. Check out their website , pump up your tires, and ride your bike all over town.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

perfect fall clothes

Here in Kansas City it has been like, 180 degrees during the day for the past two weeks. It is awful and I am dreaming of fall. Golden leaves, pumpkins on front stoops, cripsy bike rides, and my favorite of all sweaters, boots, and scarves. So here are my picks for the perfect fall outfit. Loving this plaid shirt and olive green cardigan by j. crew , a pair of perfect jeans with these amazing tall tabacco boots by Ugg, and this great carry everything bag by Fossil . Now if it would only drop 50 degrees so I can rock it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Well, I've never been much into sports but watching The World Cup this year for the first time was pretty exciting. The United States needs to get with it when it comes to "futbol," cause American Football has nothin' on these guys. That final game between The Netherlands and Spain was pretty intense, but I have to say Sergio Ramos made it even more interesting. Cause he's such a babe. Can't wait to watch more of this guy!