big girl toys + links

  •  The destination was artsy-kitschy. And I think that we are almost there. Photos are of the living room.

  • We had shelves built for my books and knick-knacks.
  • Yes, I am a huge Dean Koontz fan.

  • I know what you must be thinking. You’re thinking, “You have that Keep Calm poster! Hahahaha! This IS kitschy!” Okay, stop laughing because that is not a poster. That is a cross-stitched piece that I made myself. So it’s NOT kitschy. Well… okay, it is but not in that poster kind of way. To which you might ask, “But wasn’t the destination kitschy, you said?” FIIIIINE. Leave me alone.
  • Funny story: A couple of weeks ago, while we were still painting the whole house, a neighbor peeked through the window and asked if we are transforming the place into a school. Ridiculous but, we realized, an understandable assumption considering he got a view of the books and that school paper painting the boyfriend did. But really, school? To think that I can’t stand kids (that I do not know).

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  •  Lookee, yummy bling! I’m starting to really love gold-toned accessories.
  •  Krystal went on a holiday in Barcelona and rented this place. Gorgeous, gorgeous. The place reminds me that we need a dining table. And chairs.
  • New obsession: Downton Abbey
  • This is one of the boyfriend’s new designs. Most of the time, I get graphic when I try to give him feedback. I have been known to say “That looks disgustingly smelly” or “The colors remind me of some gastrointestinal situation of epic proportions.” These are positive reviews, by the way. With this particular design, though, I got nothing but “whoa”.
Thanks for the input about my curtain question. I’m trying to warm up to short curtains because we have 4 cats that love to hang from things. We’ll see, we’ll see.

colored cappuccino

You would think that since the boyfriend and I are freelancers, our flat would be completely livable by now. That is not the case, sadly. I shall not consider this place livable until the water situation is fixed. I am looking at you, local water district.

Project New Flat was fun but if you ask me, I shall not be doing it again. Not in the next five years or so. You see, lifestyle or home decor blogs make it look like painting is the shiznit. It’s not. The only good thing about the whole process is that I got an alternative for sweating it out on the elliptical.

However, now that we’ve cleaned the mess off the floor and I have stored the extra paint in Starbucks bottles, I am willing to concede that all the sweating was worth it. I am not sure if I lost weight since I purposely left the weighing scale at the old place but it’s okay if I didn’t.

Off topic: what’s your opinion on curtains that reach only the window sills? Like, you know, SHORT curtains?