Wednesday, August 3, 2011

like list

West Elm White/Feather Gray stripe sheets
1. brown loafers
2. easy returns at Walmart
3. the pool at our new apartment complex
4. when BW gets a fresh haircut
5. these sheets, in grey & white
6. the crazy things on public television
7. 40% off coupons
8. being able to drive home for lunch
9. a 4 mile commute, instead of driving 40 miles each day
10. small shell pasta

Friday, July 22, 2011

friday thoughts

Hugs Keep Us Alive by Lim Heng Swee.
This weekend BW & I are packing up our things and getting ready for the big (ok, not so big) move on Monday. It's been a crazy week at home & at work, & I'm so ready for the weekend. When things are going badly (& let's face it, even when they're not), there's nothing I want more than a good hug. That's why I'm in love with this awesome print by Lim Heng Swee. Isn't this exactly right? Sometimes it feels like BW's hugs are the only thing keeping me going. 

That, & my guts holding onto each other for dear life.

I also spotted this design as a T-shirt. Check it out... if you like to wear art, the shirt's cheaper than the print!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

like list

1. soft leather sectionals
2. smaller fees than expected
3. new restaurants to explore
4. Pinterest, if I haven't said so before. Love it.
5. muenster and turkey with crackers
6. having too many boxes for moving, vs. not enough
7. gold foil stars
8. making birthday wishlists
9. my truck's speedy and effective air conditioning
10. having the office to myself 

Friday, July 8, 2011

something small: phrenology bust

Phrenology Head Jewelry Stand from UO.

I had to share this wonderfully-odd phrenology bust from Urban Outfitters. I've always thought one of these would be perfect for my bookcase. Some of my favorite old-school authors were way into phrenology and I love how this piece has a statement from L.N. Fowler on the back (check it out!).

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

mini adventures

Time You Enjoy Wasting print by Ross Moody
The past few weeks have been pretty crazy around our place. BW somewhat-suddenly decided he wants to go back to school this fall, and so we're moving to be closer to my work and his campus. I'm now an expert on the town's apartment housing options, and after exploring all the options we found a beautiful but simple apartment that was just built in a quiet section of town. We'd be the first to live there, which is a huge bonus, and it's a definite upgrade from our current quadplex. We find out today if we've been approved (fingers crossed!).

It took us a long time to get to a place where we felt confident making the next step and submitting an application. Fortunately, we got there before the holiday weekend, so we had four days together to just relax without housing options floating in our heads. This weekend was awesome. We saw our town's fireworks in the middle of an intense lightning storm. We went to the neighborhood's new drive-in and BW kept topping off my root beer (he knows it's a favorite; I realized afterward I drank half a gallon myself). We went for a walk on a nearby hidden path we'd never noticed in the year we've been living here, and which wound along the river and past an abandoned factory and overgrown rose garden. And because we couldn't quite banish all house-related thoughts this weekend, we went to Walmart at 4 in the morning to look at paint chips when neither of us could sleep.

If approval goes through, we'll be moving in just two weeks, which means packing and organizing will kick into high gear soon. Meanwhile, it was nice to have a very quiet weekend together with nothing special on the to-do list and time to "waste." How was your weekend? 

Monday, June 27, 2011

sunny days

Praia Piquinia by Christian Chaize.

This weekend I was able to get some sun for the first time since my honeymoon last September (on a beach very like this one). Of course, this means that this morning my arms and shoulders are a tender, unlovely red, but I have faith they'll mellow out into a light tan that'll get me closer to BW's naturally dark(er) skin. I kind of knew what was happening and went for a burn anyway, since I'm probably not going to be pool-side again any time soon. I'm just happy to have spent the day in an innertube. And yes, I know I'll be wrinkly when I'm old.

Have you been getting any sun where you're at?  

Thursday, June 23, 2011

like list

1. buttery Pizza King breadsticks
2. apartment hunting
3. making (small-town) waterpark plans for the weekend
4. pulling back the curtains and letting in the summer sunshine
5. Katie's Pencil Box. Seriously, start following her.
6. Culver's Cheddar ButterBurger with Bacon
7. "Pure Michigan" radio ads
8. staff meetings sans drama
9. wearing an outfit with an inappropriate amount of ruffles

What's on your like list today?