Me Oh My Oh

Office Time is Upon Us
January 11, 2010, 11:06 am
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This weekend was office weekend. On Sunday we (stupidly) did an Ikea run. Oops, I didn’t think about the fact that EVERY COLLEGE KID IN THE WORLD WAS COMING BACK TO SCHOOL FOR SPRING SEMESTER. Thus they were all there with their parents, attempting to furnish their apartments and dorm rooms in one day. We got in and out as fast as we could but DAMN! You’da thunk it was half-price hooker day. I gots me some bookcases with glass doors that you can put fabric in (read: change the look of). Nifty!

Yesterday I spent the day sorting through my piles of art supplies, fabric, shipping materials and paper goods. Now, not only can you SEE the floor, but it looks like a usable room! Photos coming soon.

In the meantime, check out my inspiration. I’m going for sophisticated girlie with a graphic, flash tattoo feel. Much like this first photo. Please PLEASE tell me that one of you knows either who designed* or where to find this poster. I need it.:

Via Cafe Cartolina

Via Style Room – Pink Friday

Via I Suwannee

Via Ink & Peat

Via Patty Young

Via Sprout Home

Via Domino

Via Anthropologie

Apologies for the photos I don’t have sources for, I have been collecting them since before this blog was a just twinkle in my eye. If you recognize any of them, drop me a line as I’d love to give credit where credit is due :]

*I don’t think it’s Ed Hardy because his name isn’t plastered all over it. But I could be wrong. I hope it’s not, just on principle :]


Off-Topic Sundays: Pure Awesomness in the Shape of a Ukulele
January 10, 2010, 10:47 am
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The most amazing ukulele I have ever heard. Plus it’s The Beatles. You have to love The Beatles. I’m not joking, if you don’t love The Beatles then I think we should see other people.

Watch through ’till the end, you’ll be glad you did :]

It’s A Matter of National Security.
January 8, 2010, 10:50 am
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See that fantastic Moroccan lantern there? The one from HomeGoods that is of course gone now? WHERE DO I FIND ANOTHER?!

Help pleeeease. I may even have a rad surprise that I will HAND DELIVER RIGHT TO well I’ll mail it to you. If you can find one for me. Ok? Deal? PLEASE?! It’s for the children.

Now wouldn’t this look much better?

Update: I went to HomeGoods and they had them again! …But in green and purple, not my precious shiny silver. Wanna check yours? I WILL PAY YOU CASH MONIES.

Self-Sacrifice: Revisited
January 7, 2010, 10:40 am
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Once upon a time I had hopes and dreams. Perhaps unfounded hopes and dreams, but hopes and dreams nonetheless.

They were squashed. The Wal-Mart “velvet” blackout curtains I so bravely ordered turned out to be COMPLETE CRAP. I don’t know what the people who reviewed them were thinking, because they are COMPLETE CRAP. I’d be willing to bet that Wal-Mart filters the reviews. I would just like to emphasize the COMPLETE part of the crap.

They were basically vinyl, with flocking sprayed on them. Don’t know what flocking is? Remember those greeting cards you used to get when you were just a kid with a kitten on it that was a tiny bit fuzzy? That is flocking. THAT IS NOT VELVET.

Oh well, I guess I got what I deserved. I certainly learned MY lesson!

Good For Nothing
January 5, 2010, 11:17 am
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This post brought to you by: the flu.

I’m feeling pretty useless, I’ve been sick for a few days and I am SO. BORED. But I’m all fatigued and you know, HEALING and shit so I can’t really do anything. I know you know the feeling. But I decided I could muster up the strength to get one thing done today.

Oh hai. It’s my living room! Remember those glass globes I hung for sexy-swanky-rad candle light? We LOVE them. We have people over about every weekend so we get a lot of chances to use them. It’s definitely a chill place to hang out, everyone loves them. I’m quite proud. You know what I DIDN’T think of, however?

They get dusty… really dusty. Just like everything else in Arizona! Oops. Do you see how filthy they were?! I cannot even begin to explain my dusting woes living in this state, it’s pretty much insanity. I can only imagine how much of it we’re breathing in. I maintain that the desert was never meant to hold life en masse.

But you know it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It definitely helps that I am a very small person (5’1″… yeah bring it.) so my hands fit right inside there, if I am really careful.

So if you were thinking of hanging some, my conclusion: not that hard to clean. I was kind of putting it off because I was afraid, to be honest. They seem pretty fragile but as long as you don’t drop or put a death grip on one, they seem to be sturdy enough!

In other news…

Tango LOVES sleeping in the little cupped edges of the sheepskin. Like her mama (read: me), she loves soft, fuzzy places to sleep. She won’t even SIT on the travertine. I call this the progression of cute:

Einstein doesn’t need a fluffy rug because he already IS a fluffy rug. He desperately needs a haircut, but I love it. Freaking homeless little ragamuffin!

Oh my god did I just write a post about my dogs and shining balls? I claim fever delirium! It’s good to be back :]

Tap Tap Tap
January 3, 2010, 5:43 pm
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…Is this thing on?

OK OK so I’ve been gone! I’m sorry! Please come back? I know I was not really there for you when you needed me most. I’ve been so bad, not giving so much as a phone call or hello… but I still care. I really do. And I promise things will be better this time around and I’ll bring you flowers and hold your hand and stroke your hair. It will be a golden existence, you and I… take me back? We belong together.

Hi guys! Did you have some good holidays? I sure did but now I’m SICK! Shaf and I went to Florida and then Vegas… but got sick in Vegas for New Years Eve. Shitty. But my plants survived our 14 day vacation! My plant experiment (read: keeping them alive) has gone quite well, I thought, until seeing this today:

Dammit. Well anyways – I’m back! Hullo!

Off-Topic Sundays: Go Shorty…
December 6, 2009, 11:16 am
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It’s yo’ birfday :]

Happy (belated) birthday to the wittiest, prettiest, loveliest, REAL-est, lady around. You know who I’m talkin’ ’bout. This lady rocks my socks on the daily, all the way from Georgia. She’s never misses a beat and has FAB design sense to boot.

I’m talkin’ ’bout all-around-badass JENNY from My Favorite and My Best of course! Happy (a tad late) birthday miss, you are TRULY loved!

Oh and that husband of yours who organized the whole movement? I’m swooning over here. Literally swooning. He just earned some serious brownie points. Let’s not beat around the bush here, I’m talking “yes you can put it there” points. (see what I did there for you Mike? OH YEAH)