Barristers Bookcase

Hi there!

Gah! Where is the time going? I can’t believe we’re already well into January and I’m just finishing up storing all the holiday stuff. I’m not sure what’s worse… hauling it all down or putting it all back? It sucks! And every year, I’m left wondering why we all do this. Well, that’s until December rolls around and I’m back at it again!! We really are a bunch of weirdos.

Of course, today I’m not even thinking about any of this. I’m thinking about barristers bookcases – which I LOVE!! Aren’t they so cool?! Very hip in the nerdiest of ways.

Or am I describing myself?

It’s funny, for years I’ve been scouring high and low to get my hands on one of them for my husband’s office. Yeah, I would spot one once in a blue moon only to find out it was $600 or $800 or $1,000 bucks. And even with that price tag, I was definitely tempted. I mean, wouldn’t his baseball card collection look SO, SO much better in one, than all over the freaking place?, I would rationalize to myself. Well, NO MORE!! I finally found one and now it’s in our home, happily filled with pictures of dudes. Ha. But then the most miraculous of things happened.

I found another one.

You guys?! Isn’t that insane? How did TWO of these creatures just fall into my lap? Right into my tight, little hoarding hands.

I literally just sent it on over to Chairish, so it’s not even listed with them yet. It’s freaking amazing!!

I was tempted to keep both, I’m not going to lie. But then I thought perhaps one of you is looking for one too!! And see all the fun ways you can style it out??

I once saw one filled with bugs and butterflies and old books – It was incredible. Of course, now that I went searching for it, I couldn’t find the photo. This one above, crammed to the brim with books is pretty spectacular though.

I think the one on the kitchen counter is probably my favorite! That’s just so creative. Second? I dunno, that shoe collection is off the chains.

If you happen to be interested in the one I’ve got listed, please let me know! I will definitely give y’all a better deal, wink wink!! And if you already have one, then yay, we are bookcase twins!!

FOR ALL THE LINKS TO THE PHOTOS –
Lauren Liess, Homefeed, Globe Wernicke, Lonny, 52Soul, Design Soda, Apartment Therapy

Happy New Year! Let’s Get Cleansing

Happy New Year My Peeps!!

I am feeling so… optimistic about this year. I REALLY want it to be a good one.

And I have to tell you that 2017 was a bit rough for our family – not in terrible ways or even really that bad. It just wasn’t GREAT, y’know? And honestly, it hasn’t started off that well so far because all 6 of us have been recovering from the WORST. COLD. IN. THE. UNIVERSE. It’s the sickness that doesn’t die.
Listen sickness. I’m going to kill you. It’s on.

So, in the spirit of get rid of bad germs/vibes/negative energy, I’m thinking I’ll start 2018 by doing a cleansing of the house. I’m not entirely sure I believe in it all, but hey, I DO believe in the placebo effect!! If I WILL it, IT WILL BE!! I found this easy to understand article here about burning sage or sandalwood. Yes. I can do that. Easily enough, I plopped over to Etsy and grabbed 3 bundles from Weekend Warrior TX for $3.75 for a 3″er. There is a 5″ option, but maybe that seems like a lot… or perhaps I needed a 10″ with these knuckleheads. Who knows? We’ll see how cleansed I feel after one, and the others should make a nice gift to my mom and friend. (Hi Mom!)

So that’s fun.

I’m not sure how crazy I’m going to get with resolutions, but I definitely need to get my butt back into the powder room with some drywall and I’d love to grow my following on Chairish. Selling has been a surprising new hobby, that has certainly taken me away from home stuff, but I’m having fun for now and I’m all about letting my heart roam where it wants. One day, fix up a vintage piece… the next sew up a cushion. I’m happy with that.

Of course, if I had to nail down a few improvements I’m looking to make this year, it’s to keep the house tidier and to drink more water and to HAVE MORE FUN!! My boys have been slowly coming around to helping me more with chores and that’s going to continue (much to their dismay, I’m sure). In the past, I held on for dear life and was just happy if there were clean socks in the morning. But it’s the future now and it’d be nice if I didn’t say things like “dear life.” Or things like, “Did you flush?”, “What’s in that tissue on the floor?”, “How long has it been since we cleaned your ears?” I literally said all of these before 8am this morning. So, baby steps.

And progress is really all we can aim for. Be better humans. Period. And if you’re feeling damn extra, figure out why the lights keep making those weird noises.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
and

All I Want For Christmas is Yoooouuuuu!

Well Hello There!!

Holy Guacamole, Batman. I just finished putting in the links to my holiday wish list and shit. got. cray. I can’t believe how many things my little heart wants. It’s pretty absurd considering the fact that I’ve already purchased this and this for myself. I may need help… Retail Therapy Help?? Wink, wink.

So here goes nuthin’ Santa.

*STUFF FOR THE HOUSE*

Brass Wireless Speaker, Hearth Mug, Large Frying Pan, Bell Flush Mount Lights, Makan Chairs, Furniture Bible
I’m pretty obsessed with those mugs from the Magnolia line and I’m 100% certain they’ll be making an appearance in my kitchen soon. The flush mounts too… I’m dying to change out the can lights in the hallway into something prettier. The chair and brass speaker are definitely wish items, but the pan – yeah, I kinda need a ginormous pan to feed my little litter.

Bentwood Rounded Mirror, Cricut Shirt Press, Tumalo Front Door Hardware, Turtle Hamper, Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Everyone is dying over the sous vide tech and I’m certainly curious… The hardware? OMG, so beautiful and my current set is killing me softly – it’s like not straight anymore (WTF?). A wood mirror is in my future – could this one be it?
*STUFF FOR MY BODY AND FACE*

Tie Neck Flannel, ED Slippers, Kompari Coconut Cream, Newsboy Hat, Bow Earrings, Jessa Mule
The desire for plaid is strong here, and I’m loving this shirt with the bow! I’ve lusted after Kompari for SO LONG, I don’t know why I’m being such a cheapo, and should just buy it right now. (I didn’t.) I’m strangely into hats and pins and bows – and apparently mules – which my friends say are all grandma things. Just call me GRANNY!!
*STUFF JUST FOR FUN*

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Banana Phone Case, Cactus Pin Cushion, Erasable Markers, iPhone Karaoke Microphone, Babe with the Power
Are you dying right now? This may be my favorite set – the karaoke phone thing I want real bad, but I don’t know why. The cactus!!! Pitter patter. And if you don’t know where the quote on the shirt is from, YOU NEED TO FIND OUT IMMEDIATELY.

Anything fabulous on your list?!? Shopaholics need to know.

Happy Holidays and