Hello world, again

Dear reader, Happy 2016! With a new year comes new resolutions, goals, and other countless ways we let ourselves down by mid-February. Well, that’s a pretty freaking negative way to start the year. Let’s try this again… Happy 2016! I’m so excited to kick off a new year with freshly defined goals and ambitions –…

Garage sale or Goodwill

You may already have picked up on this from other places on the site, but I am a thrifty up-cycler to the very core. Whenever someone visits our house for the first time, we almost always end up playing a game I like to call “Garage sale or Goodwill.” It starts by the visitor complimenting…

Considerations for an accent wall

This post initially was focused on the master bedroom, but since the new headboard purchase, I’m focusing on an accent wall for Eliza’s room. I moved our old headboard into the guest room, and now it clashes with the wall pretty badly. As you can tell, I am working with browns and turquoise. I’m a…

Our Visa Super Bowl commercial apartment

Its a good thing that my then boyfriend, now husband is a fan of talking to strangers. Well, sort of, in this particular instance… At the time we were living in a super cute apartment in Irvington, Indiana. Tyler, said boyfriend / husband, encountered a stranger in the parking lot as he was leaving for…

Happy birthday to me

My birthday was on October 24th. And I love my birthday! I usually celebrate all month, but slacked in my celebration this year. I did take the 23rd off from work, and my mom and I went shopping.   We ended up at HomeGoods – so dangerous! Last time I was there I dropped $200…

Upcoming staycation

My husband, Tyler, and I first started talking about taking a staycation back in June. The end of August seemed so far away – but it’s almost here! Once our vacation days were approved, I proceeded with spreadsheets of projects, supplies, timelines, etc. The Type A in me was in heaven! We planned on: Re-finishing…

Home office progress

A cabinet catastrophe is turning into a work in progress! Things are happening (no thanks to me). I’m dealing with a bit of a health issue (darn you, sciatic nerve!), and my husband, parents, and pup came to the rescue! I have been traveling a bit this month – driving and flying – and my…

Oh Henry

This isn’t my first time staying at The Henry, and its probably not my last. My work HQ isĀ in the area, so I choose to stay here when I can. Its a Marriott (so I get reward points), and I really like the decor. The lobby is equipped with rather large chandeliers. Can’t go wrong…

Picture perfect

I was recently in Seattle for a work trip. My manager suggested spending some time at Pike Place Market – who am I to object?! We had a great time! After indulging in street tacos and fresh clam chowder, we swung by Kerry Park. The view was amazing! There were also some pretty spectacular houses…

Finding my focus

I’ve “had a blog” for at least 4 years – bouncing around from topic to topic with no consistency in publishing frequency. I started with more of a fashion or beauty focus, then moved on to talking about my favorite TV shows. With both of these areas of interest, I felt like I was forcing…