Sunday, March 2, 2014

DIY Modern Monitor Stand

In order to spruce up my new office space, I wanted modern and clean monitor stands for my computer monitors. I was formerly using two dictionaries to the do the trick and it just wasn't jiving with the high-design look I was going for. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

we got...

Click below to see some of our favorite wedding photographs by incredibly talented and all-around wonderful photographer Angela Cox.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scavenged treasures: a local antique mall hunt

I've been a thrifter for awhile now. I go in and out of stages of obsession- sometimes going months without stepping foot inside a thrift or antique shop, and sometimes daydreaming daily about what my local Salvation Army has on its shelves. It's safe to say that I'm in an obsession phase right now. And I just cannot get enough of the hunt for scavenged treasures. Miller's Antique Mall in Verona, PA is giving me my FIX. 

Now, for the disclaimer...if you hate clutter and the TV show Hoarders is your worst nightmare, do NOT click ahead. And definitely don't go into Miller's. Oh man, just please don't. As for my thick-skinned, take-no-prisoners, thrifting friends, read on...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Design Crush: White, Walnut, and Kilim

from left to right: Threshold Walnut Frame, TOLSBY Ikea frame, Mid-century Modern furniture feet, Herman Miller Eames chair, HRUSKAA hanging planter, pillowme Kilim pillows

Classic white with walnut accents and pops of colorful Kilim patterns make me swoon. Add a touch of greenery in the form of succulents cradled in a gorgeous handmade hanging planter and I am SOLD. I'll take all of it. No thanks, I don't need a bag, I'll carry it to my car. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DIY Reclaimed Wood Dining Table

I really dig the reclaimed wood table look. I browsed a bit at Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware, but couldn't stomach the idea of dishing out upwards of $1,500 for a table. So Rich and I decided we would make our own this past weekend. With the right tools, this is easily a one day project. And for those of you that are drowning in long term home renovations, it's a breath of fresh air to start and finish a project in one day. The best part? It cost under $60 to make.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Lately I'm Loving: Summer Beauty Edition

From left to right: Kiehl's Shampoo, Retin-A Micro Pump, laura mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder, YSL Lip Stain, laura mercier Shimmer Bloc, St. Tropez Mousse, NARS Long-wear Eyeliner
I won't even start with excuses. Let's just pick up where we left off. 

Scratch that. Let's pick up somewhere else. Life isn't allowing time for baking or cooking these days. I am lucky if I eat something other than cereal for dinner. Planning a wedding, buying a first home, and living in the same city as my family makes me want to do anything but quarantine myself in the kitchen for hours on end perfecting a flognarde. It just ain't happenin.

Part of my wedding planning process has involved trying to figure out what makeup to wear on my wedding day and how to get my skin into great shape before it all goes down. Everyone's skin is different and what works for me may not work for someone else, but here is what I'm loving lately as I delve into the world of beauty products this summer. Now, please dish, what are your summer favorites? 

Friday, November 9, 2012

smell the roses

I really should not be buying bouquets of flowers right now. The temperature outside is freezing, it's dark the majority of the time, and I'm hardly ever home in my apartment to stare at them.