Sunday, March 17, 2013

Life according to a small white box (with bunny ears).

last week my mom and I and a friend took a fun little adventure down to ikea land and had ever so much fun wandering those lovely displays. I was more than in love with the new black and white textiles including this lovely fabric. The little fake plant in my living room makes me so happy so I picked up another one for our windowless bathroom (because hey, I can’t kill it!!).

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My cute mum is always up for sampling a little POANG chair. Equally adorable are the little tiny rattan AGEN chairs for the kiddos…the kind of cute that makes you go Squeeee!! in the store and prance about it, thinking of an entire mini front porch. It’s like the puppy of chairs.

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IKEA only has a jillion lights that are awesome, but the rattan pendant is particularly lovely and I loved these space-age surface illuminating crazies.


I considered getting this 15 dollar shelf for plants to hang out on. Also considered getting these trestle legs to put a wood top on for extra desk space.

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Since Charley has  a lovey dovey thing for stainless steel, I sent him pictures while he was at work of all the pretty stainless countertops and kitchens. He virtually swooned over those gorgeous vents and the induction cooktop (which he has apparently replaced as his desire in daydream-kitchen-world…Before he always wanted a gas range). And those swirly brown & black countertops, I’d never be able to have a kitchen with them because they’d make me crave extreme moose tracks ice-cream ALL THE TIME.

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We had Swedish meatballs of course:

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Meanwhile the baby/kid section tried to convince me it was time for a nursery….but then I remembered what it was like to be a nanny and decided to relish in the place of life where I’m at (footloose and fancy free for the moment).

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Close to the end, I celebrated the sheepskin section ( I heart my sheepskin) and decided they'd make a great dress for the Carolina cup. so preppy, yes. Lastly, as mentioned on instagram, those acrylic chairs are still my favorite ikea chair….I’d rather like a couple, six, ALLL OF THEEEEMMM in the WOOOORLLLD!! (it was the coffee).


For the rest of the week I worked and took the normal number of selfies with dog….because we know the world never gets tired of seeing that right? of course.

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Sometimes this resulted in selfy without dog in which I look like a grouch. Thanks to my desk job work attire, I make a very convincing librarian cat lady. Thanks to my new haircut with layers,I’ve been wearing it natural and curly a lot more. If I wears it curly too often it just turns in to a gnarly mass of knots. ( You should take the liberty of saying gnarly knots outloud right now…fun words!).

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Other times I can even convince the husband into the picture but accidentally look like the human thumb guy.


We actually went out to eat in an actual restaurant with an actual husband wearing civilian clothes and not a chef jacket (at our favorite: Baan Sawan).  We also accidentally dressed in black and grey striped shirts and dark pants one day…I guess the theory that you start to look alike is true. After our dates we usually just like to loaf on the couch and play video games and watch movies…we’re so interesting like that.

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Some other things that have made me happy:

1. time to do art last week when work was slow

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2. seven oaks plant shop ….perusing through trees/bushes because I super duper-dee want something hard to kill to hang out in my living room.


3.  Sneaking Juneau inside so I can take her picture while she lounges in the sunbeam.

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4.  walking home from work and enjoying spring’s nearness (and booing the fact that it’s still cold.)

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5.  putting a slice of bread on Juneau's face


6.  scoring some pretty pallet boards


7. celebrating mom’s birthday with my family

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8.  Eating dinner that Charley made for the first time in two months (he cooks at work and not so much at home).

9.  Finishing it with java chip icecream

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10. Finding a box of old cards I’d made for charley.

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11.  Enjoying the wonderful house that we are blessed to be renting.

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1 comment:

  1. oh my GOSH your home is so freaking cute. i love it!! and yeay for all the fun stuff!!!! : )


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