Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beautiful Glamping Princesses

This weekend we went camping in West Virginia with some friends. It was super fun! While the boys all went white water rafting Alyssa and I went and climbed on the rocks... and sunbathed. There were some crazy hippies taking over our campsite, hanging out at our tents and putting crap on our tables. We decided to go  into hiding until the boys got back because the invasion of our space was freaking us out. We got nail polish and painted our nails. So I guess we were glamping. (Glamorous camping). I actually really like the nail polish I got.

I am pretty sure it is impossible for me to paint my nails without messing them up somehow.
Tomorrow I turn 24. Zach has class so I won't really see him at all. He is taking me out tonight and apparently working on some surprise that involves 3 phases. I have no clue what he is doing and I am excited!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fabric Resources

One of my favorite blogs: Design Sponge posted this about a week ago: Fabric Resources. I love fabric and personally feel like the selection locally is lacking. There is Joann's and Hancock. Which are convenient. But also chains that are very basic and limited with their selections. Fabric Hut off of Little Creek is good for bridal, and special occasion fabrics. They do have basics as well but it is expensive. Blaney's in Norfolk has upholstery and home decor fabrics. I need to check out The Second Yard, especially since I hear good things about it. It is close by on Laskin Road and my mom's friend works there.

 Still, in Hampton roads we have nothing even remotely comparable to Mood.
Image courtesy Mood

Which I drool over every time I watch Project Runway. I am in love with that white and grey print, third down from top on the far right. I am a bit weary about ordering fabric online though. You just can't see what it will look like in person through the Internet. Maybe some day Virginia Beach will get a giant fabric store with an endless selection of awesome fabrics. But for now I will have to settle for the ordinary or take a road trip.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Brandon Flowers

Zach loves The Killers, so of course he had to buy Brandon Flowers new CD Flamingo the day it came out. I've been listening to it a lot, and I can't get enough of the second song Only the Young. This is the best video I could come up with.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

alyssas painting

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The start of Alyssa's painting

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painting for sale

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Monday, September 13, 2010

In love

I am so in love with these two things. I want them more than anything. Why do they have to be so expensive?? :(

Janet just refinished this side table for me, a thrift store find for $6. It is going to go in the living room where my computer currently is.

Now the only thing left will be curtains.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Birthday wish list continues...

There are so many things I love, especially when I have no money to get them.
I really want an over the shoulder purse. Here are some beautys from Anthropologie, plus some cute shoes there.
I really looove this one.
I think this last pair is SO cute. Especially with tights! Too bad they are way pricey.
Here are some Nine West shoes
I would always love some of the Dunny 2010 series. I dont have any yet :(
Polaroid Film. Find it here.

Jersey Shore party!

My birthday is only 18 days away! Now I am extra excited because Bekah is throwing me a Jersey Shore theme birthday party! So friends get those fake tans ready to party! I have been craving a new theme party since my oh so fabulous 22nd birthday party which was and ABC or (Anything But Clothes) birthday party. The turnout was great.
Then there was Laura's holiday's birthday party. (I was Octoberfest)
Then we had a 70's party which got a bit out of control.
The annual Ugly sweater or fancy dress christmas party.
Then the white trash party!
Zachs awful crustache.

So this party is going to be fun, and I can't wait! Its on October 2nd!
Who will we be?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More Birthday Wants

And just lovely things in general...

For my vanity I want to get some cute knobs. These are from my favorite store of course, Anthropologie.
 I am thinking either these:
or these:

I also discovered that they got new colors of my coasters! I love them, and I really like all of these!

I saw this book and thought it looked awesome! It makes me think of one of my classes in college. The class took place over spring break in New York City. We got to visit 10 different artists studios, maybe more I can't remember. Some were very successful artists too. My favorite had to be Ryan McGinness, who's work I love. Plus even better that we went to the same High School!  I was extremely envious of their work spaces and I am sure that wouldn't change looking at the different studios showcased in this book. Maybe it will give me some more ideas for my dream studio.

Of course to have this comforter would be amazing but its way out of my budget.

Anyone who reads my blog is probably sick of seeing this.

Anthropologie also has doorknobs like the original knobs I wanted for the living room furniture!

These towels are cute too.

What would this post be without clothes?

Zach thinks he has my style down and could 100% shop for clothes for me now. Bummer I won't be getting any from him for my birthday. That's okay though because I am pretty excited about my present. We are going to see Muse and Metric play in Charlottesville in October. I am really stoked about it, but still a bit bummed I won't get to enjoy my birthday present until a month after my birthday. Plus I love clothes and am dying for some new things. I could list wants all day long though. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Oh blog, I am so sorry how neglected you have been lately. I promise to anyone who reads this I will start blogging more frequently.
My job has changed again for now, and I have been super busy. I now have no down time at work, and no internet access which means that I am surfing the web, home decor sites, and other blogs way less. Sadly my desk at home still has no top, so using the computer at home is a bit uncomfortable. It involves sitting cross legged sideways on my couch.
Yeah, not fun. Fingers crossed for a completed desk soon. Not only for practical reasons but also because that back room / future office looks like a tornado went through it.  Kyle is supposed to come over Friday and update my sad and very slow old Mac. My to-do list is endless, and I have been a bit worn down lately. Hopefully this is all due to my newly discovered thyroid problems, and will be fixed soon. However, some things have been done recently thanks to Janet.

I have just had 5 days off work and some of those days were spent relaxing on the beach in Nags Head. So I do feel somewhat rejuvenated. While we were away Janet got busy working. She has made us a headboard out of a door, refinished our night stands, painted our bedroom walls, and refinished a table for our garage entryway. She also refinished a small desk I am now using as a vanity in my dressing room.  

Here are some before and after pics:
The headboard before:



The Nightstands Before:


The Vanity Desk Before:


The Entry Table Before:


I love them all!!! Now here are some pictures of my bedroom after all the paint. 

Here is my dressing room with the vanity table and the Jewelry display I've been working on.

For the lamp I followed the same process as my teal lamps. I simply spray painted a brass lamp with primer and then a pearl spray paint. It has an iridescent look. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love iridescent things, this lamp is no exception.

The hooks I got from Thrift stores and spray painted. I still want to put some decorative paper behind the earrings I just haven't found the right one yet.  Zach thinks I went a bit overboard with the teal spray paint, but I already had it and I think it looks good.

I saw this at Target recently. I want my bedroom in these colors whenever I can afford to put some more work into it. 

I am thinking that I will do the back of the quilt I have been working on forever to look similar to this quilt at Anthropologie, only in creams, grays, and shades of teal.

This s probably going to be real hard, oh well. I think it will look really cute though. Plus anything reversible is always a plus. The other side is green, light blue and coral with a sort of parquet pattern.

Like this:

Lets hope I can finish it sooner rather than later.

Now that this post has taken me forever to write on my sad little mac, thats all I have for today. But I promise the posts will keep on coming. I have yet to put up pictures of my new couch!