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Showing posts from January, 2013

little details

Here are a few details I've added to our place to make our apartment feel a little more like home. A little while ago I added some art around our amazing Nest Thermostat.

Recognize the images? I know my ID girls will. They're sample pieces of Maharam wallpaper.

But this wasn't my first time making the thermostat into a work of art.  Here's the one that came with our before we switched it out. It's crazy what a simple frame can do.

I also got tired of these basic builder's grade knobs on our laundry room doors,

so I replaced them with some gold vintage-y knobs from Anthropologie.

And I flipped one upside down because I'm cool like that.

 I also added some shelves to our bedroom, you know,  just to have something sweet to look at while in bed. Aren't we cute?

I also managed to buy my very first orchid.  I was holding out for one on super sale, and I finally found one for $4 at Kroger. Hi-five!

Of course, Kroger always has the cheapest fresh flowers arou…

happy holiday

I hope 2013 is treating all of you very well. I just wanted to drop in and share some tidbits from my holiday. First, I did a twist on this year's tree in honor of our movie sofa.

This year I went quite simple with the tree and only used the blue ornaments from our collection. I was also inspired by the feather ornaments I saw at West elm that happened to retail for $9 each! If you know me, then you know that I'm a frugal gal! I opted to make not one, but TWELVE similar ornaments of my own for only a dollar each by purchasing clear glass ornaments and filling them with white feathers from Michael's. To add some sparkle, I added some leftover chandelier crystals that I was given during my internship.  

Oh, I also got quite creative with gift wrapping this year - i.e. I got lazy on Christmas Eve and decided to use my fabric samples in combination with a piece of ribbon. Honestly, it was the easiest gift wrapping technique I've ever used, and I can't believe that it…