Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Living Room Progress

Sometimes I forget that I haven't shared things on this blog.  Our living room has come a long way since my original post about it, but its been little things here and there so I haven't done any of the

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Impending Autumn

It's time to don those rich colors and chocolate brown accessories and dive headfirst into all that is fall!  While its still a little warm around here, I'm all about the autumn these days!  The other day I

Friday, September 25, 2015

Renegade Craft Fair Finds 2015

I went to Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend to explore and find a bunch of new vendors to adore.  The weather was beautiful and the crafters and screen printers and jewelers abounded.  I found a

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Woodland Wanderings

There are some pieces in your closet that stay with you.  They change with your style, they mold to your latest interest, they stay with you timelessly.  This lace dress is one of those pieces for me.  I got it back in college, and it's always been a winner for me.  I can dress it up, dress it down, and it always

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Reupholstering the Couch

This project has been a long time coming, and it's technically not even finished yet.  But so much has changed in our living room that I feel like I need to at lease share how far we've gotten on this project.  I bought this couch originally when I moved into a house with some friends in college for $45 at Goodwill.  It's a pretty solid piece of wood furniture, and it has a great shape to it.  The only problem was when we moved to our current apartment, it got damaged in the move, i.e., giant gouges in the backrest portion. 

I needed to do something to fix it, and I also had envisioned a dark blue couch for our new apartment, so why not kill two birds with one stone?  I didn't have a whole lot of money to sink into this project, so I may have cut a few corners that I wouldn't recommend, but just bear with me. 

First of all, when you're looking to reupholster a piece of furniture, be sure to check into how many yards of fabric you'll actually need.  I found a cheat sheet at my local fabric store, but you can also

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Artist Feature: Christian Schloe

Christian Schloe is an artist that I came across whilst perusing Society Six for some pieces for a gallery wall.  I instantly fell in love with the image above, and can't wait to get a giant canvas wrap of

Friday, September 18, 2015

Three Summer Drinks to End Your Summer Right

To celebrate the end of summer, we decided to try out three different kinds of lemonade that I found on Pinterest.  All three were relatively easy to make, and full of fresh ingredients.  We had a little

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Style Inspiration: Clara Oswald of Doctor Who

Okay, so I have to admit that it's taken me quite some time to get over the loss of Matt Smith as the Doctor on Doctor Who.  I've only just recently finished the first season with Peter Capaldi as the

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mad About Plaid

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this explicitly on this blog, but you should know I'm madly in love with a good print.  Plaid is one of those great classic prints that is my Achilles heel — it looks like such a

Friday, September 11, 2015

Blue Apron: Our Weekly Meal Planning Miracle

Earlier this year my mom got my boyfriend a one week's worth delivery of Blue Apron for his birthday.  The concept is simple: they send you a box once a week full of all the ingredients you need to make three well balanced recipes.  You put all the ingredients in the fridge and then take out what

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How to Organize Your Closet for Styling Success

Let's start off by saying that I realize that my closet is probably different than other people's closets, so this may just serve as an example about how I do this, but it could also serve as inspiration to others if they find it helpful!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Grant Park Engagement

Back in May Chrissy and I shot engagement photos for a friend of mine from college.  We sent them to them quite a bit ago, but I am just getting them up on the blog now.  It was a lovely afternoon in May and the sun was shining brilliantly, flowers blooming, and the Buckingham Fountain was

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bedroom Wall Styling

This project has been a little bit in the making, so I'm thrilled to finally present it to you all.  Back in the spring I was feeling kinda bummed about the progress for some of the other projects in our house

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

You've Got Mail

I am always drawn to the quirky, the strange trend, the funky accessory, and sometimes they all come together and create something that I wasn't quite expecting to start with.  This outfit was one of those