Thursday, December 15, 2011

Reading Nook

The weather is really gross today- heavy winds, heavy rain, and dark skies at three in the afternoon. On days like this, I love staying inside with a good book and a hot drink. Here are some reading nooks that are to die for. People, if you have an awkward/small space and you don't know what to do with it.....please PLEASE make it into an awesome reading nook. Then invite me over.
Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas is in the House

Life has certainly picked up here with the holiday season, as I'm sure it has with you. This year, I'm trying to set aside time to be more crafty with our Christmas decorating. I like the idea of making one thing for our home each Christmas, and I chose making ornaments and snow globes this year. I love Christmas time. (Ps. I apologize in advance for my poor quality iphone pics.)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We all know about the RIBBA frames from Ikea, right? If you haven't- they are simple modern frames at an affordable price. They are quite possibly my favorite thing to buy at Ikea. So that said, instead of paying for expensive custom framing I always buy Ikea frames. This is not news, I know. What I wanted to talk about today though, is what to do when you have a piece of art whose size requires a custom frame. This happened to us recently when we brought back an art piece from Italy. It had odd dimensions, and even with coupons getting it custom framed was going to be very expensive. So instead, I bought my RIBBA frame (way larger than the actual art piece) and got it custom matted for $30 vs the $250 something dollars to get it custom framed. Red was happy, I was happy.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Catching Up

As you may have noticed, I took a little unannounced leave of absence the past few days. I'm still here! I just took a small break. Life was getting crazy between work, holiday things, a military ball, and a trip home for a friend's wedding, so I just decided to not make myself crazy by trying to do everything. Today, I'm leaving you with inspiration from this beautiful home. Go here to see more.