shopping in my closet

by lizzie & isaiah on April 11, 2011 · 21 comments

I’m not into shopping. I’m really not, I swear. I do like browsing on Etsy. I love gifts. I like shopping thrifty. Who doesn’t lose their minds over free stuff? I hope I’m not alone in that, at least? I’ve only made a few purchases recently (besides Vinny and his ridiculously expensive needs so far) and most have been new-house-related.

So I have been digging through forgotten things I own (as I always do when I move) and reviving a few year+ old purchases to make myself feel like I’m going shopping in my closet. You know…you do that too, right? Right.

My mah got me this ring for Christmas. She did good, right?

She also bought me this purse from Kohl’s for my birthday. I was pretty stoked to find it all rockstarred out despite my pretty deep hatred for clothes (besides basics) from Kohl’s.

Isaiah got me these notebooks a while ago and I adore them. The size, shape (and that’s what she said) and designs on the covers keep my brain-juices flowing while I’m jotting down ideas and what not.

We got together this weekend with my little cousins (in from out of town) and did crafties. I mainly helped them with their projects, but we had a little time to throw together an Easter decoration for the new place (we’re not big on holiday decor outside of Christmas).

If you want to shop, however, be my guest. I’ve been curatin’ all kinds of treasuries up in this joint and I wasn’t planning on stopping…on account of how FUH-REAKING fun it is. This one is called Neutral Eclectic and it’s up now, everything’s still for sale, yo, so get buying (including those geo earrings from A Merry Mishap we brought up before, you know you still want a pair).

Lastly, this week has been mostly about Vinny and how adorable and squishy and playful and fun he is. But we haven’t forgotten about Wishbone. He’s still getting as much playtime and attention as ever.

It’s really comforting to trust Isaiah and have everything come together well. He assured me that our life would grow and make room for Vinny. That I would fall in love him and he would be my little dude. That we would have enough time and attention for him. He was right.


the ghost of new years past

by lizzie & isaiah on January 1, 2011 · 7 comments

This was how we started 2010.

Last year, after a homeless man attacked the conductor of the train we were riding to the city, we witnessed a slap-bet of epic proportions.

This year, we drank some sparkling grape soda and finished our Christmas marathon of “Damages.” Went to see a movie. Huddled close with family. More cookies.

Hope you are enjoying your fresh start.
You have a lot to live up to, 2011.


Geek Out: Home Edition

by lizzie & isaiah on November 10, 2010 · 28 comments

Our bleeding hearts really screw us sometimes. We won’t get our cats declawed because of what we’ve heard it does to their personalities, demeanor and that it can aggravate biting habits. Also, when they were kittens, we couldn’t afford it, and it seems cruel to do it when they’re a year and a half old because of how much they weigh (Tupac at a stalwart 18.6 lbs and Biggie Smalls at an ironic 8 lbs – they’re on diets).

Therefore, until they’re out of their scratchy phases (with the help of a couple of spray-bottles and Isaiah’s “scary voice”), we’re doomed to watch our Craigslist-find-of-a-couch get ripped to shreds. Luckily, they haven’t moved on to anything else and are slowly winding down from that habit.

When they stop/we cave and get their front claws removed, we’re looking forward to new, undestroyed furniture. We furnished our apartment on $400 and a whole lot of time hunting on Craigslist and browsing Pier 1 sales. It definitely feels like home, it looks lived in and eclectic and we finally have a space that says “Us.” If nothing else, we have soft mood lighting down to a science.

Every once in a while, I get on a decor kick and rack up a bunch of bookmarks for the future. This is for those of you in a different phase, who are ready to start gathering up inspiration.

Isaiah and I, just like our wedding style conflict, have two separate “pulls” for our decor affections. We love minimalistic, monochromatic decor (but this could never be a viable option for us of the people-who-spill-regularly-tribe).

Something like this from Fresh Home would be beautiful and excellent for us if we could swap out the white couch.

I love this workspace from A Merry Mishap, the chalkboard wall won me over immediately and Apple goes with everything, doesn’t it? The hanging pencil cups had me from “hello” I think.

I love this tutorial from Apartment Therapy on separating rooms with curtains for $40.00 and the eclectic vibe of the room leads me to the next half of our split style personality.

We have this other, completely eclectic and comfortable vibe with punchy colors and world-inspired or mid-century modern furniture and conflicting patterns side of us. Rooms like this, in a shoot from Feather Love, come to mind.

feather love photography eclectic home decor

Our apartment is most closely decorated currently like the jealous baby sibling version of this freaking beautiful home of interior designer Wary Meyers. Holy cow, I love her style.

We’ve established a couple of musts. We need colored walls, because white walls get dirty with our kid fingers…despite having no actual children. We cannot have a white couch. We have to mix these two styles.

Isaiah so sweetly painted the accent wall in our apartment an earthy but punchy mustard yellow while I was on my trip this summer. He’s a winner, eh?

What style is your home decorated in? Tell me all about it.