Sh!t or Get Off the Pot

Hello world!  I’m alive.  I’m well.  I’m here, BABY!

It’s been an interesting break, to say the least, and a lot of it had to do with some major life changes.  We’ll get into that later, but let’s just say that when you’re reevaluating your career, you start to challenge everything.  And I certainly went down that rabbit hole; Was blogging something that I wanted to keep doing?  Was it bringing me joy?

After some internal debates, I finally had a lightbulb moment last week.  YES!!  I miss taking bad photos and making y’all look at em.  I really do enjoy that.  Wink.  An you know what?  I’ve been a busy bee around here!!  And I was feeling the need to share.

But what to share first?  Well, how about getting back into the game by talking about this amazing piece of technology?!  I’m pretty sure ANYONE can appreciate a product with the words “self-cleaning” in the title.

A self-cleaning toilet. Wwwhhhaaaattt?!?

Meet the Acti-clean from American Standard.

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Sign me up!!  Did I mention that it’s only $350?!?  And sold at a place that you actually already go to??  (It’s currently a floor model in Lowes.)

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It’s pretty purdy too.  Wanna know how it cleans?  You. Push. A. Button.  BOOM.  Toilet, Cleaned.  (Well, the inside anyways.)

Wow.  Saying “self-clean” is kinda turning me on.  If only it cleaned the surrounding floor around it too.  Raaaarrrrr.

Can I just say that I really, really want one of these?  Is it wrong for a girl to long for a toilet?  We changed out the last two oldies in our house last year, and I’m so bummed this wasn’t out yet.  It seems like the perfect addition to a guest bath since you can push a button if people drop by and not look like the mess that you are.

Drool.

So, I guess this is little ol’ me saying that, er, I’m not getting off the pot.  I’m making decisions, and I’m feeling good y’all!  It’s like, I’m not constipated with indecision anymore… that was bad, I know.  But you guys, I live with 5 dudes and all they do is talk about dumps!  Forgive me?

It’s no wonder I’m fawning over thrones.

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Santa Baby – 2016

Happy Holidays!!

Ya going crazy yet?!  I can’t believe how good my shopping list is looking this early in the game.  Wow.  I think I might actually be learning from the frantic finish the last 10 years.  But truth be told, holiday shopping is SOOOOOOO hard for me.  Sadly, I just keep buying myself stuff.  And y’all know I have zero self control when it comes to a $10 sweater.  $10 DOLLA, HOLLA!  And yet, will all those fun goodies there are still plenty of things on my Santa list.

Check it out!

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Nike Running Shoes, Match Safe, Glass Water Bottle, Oscillating Tool Kit, Can’t Adult Today Sweatshirt, Flatware for 5, Pin Set

You guys, that match keeper!  I found one roaming an antique store with the hubs.  Mine is a bit older, but shoot, it’s super cute!!  And those Nike shoes are running shoes.  You can wear them to the gym?!  Not like I would, but hey, who can resist a two-fer?  I have been dreaming of new flatware for about 3 years now and I LOVE this set.

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Collared Peplum Top, Glass Dish with Lid, Dyson Air purifier, heater and fan, Copper KitchenAid, Nars Blush/Bronzer, Set of 6 Knobs, Persian Runner

The knobs are gorgeous – I may just need to pop those right into my cart – wink!  But the piece I’m drooling over?  That Dyson air purifier –  I WANT ONE.  You know how much I love Dyson stuff, so eventually my pretty, you will be mine.  The peplum looks perfect for that office holiday shindig and the glass dish make my party loving soul happy.

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Invisibobble Hair Ring, Shearling Clog, Coffee Card, Vortice Chandelier, Fondue Set, Apple Purse, Amazon Echo Dot

Are you judging my Birkenstock pick right now?  Let me explain… there was this mom (don’t all stories start like this?), who is very chic and very cool and would wear these clogs with jeans, a button up AND SOCKS ON to drop her son off at the baseball field.  Seriously, they looked so good.  I may not go to her country club (or any country club) but I can sure steal that look!!

If you check out nothing else, please see Shop Sapling Press for the coffee card!!  Their stuff is so good and guaranteed to make you LOFL!  It was hard to pick a favorite, but damn, if that coffee quote ain’t me, I don’t know what is!

I may need to frame it.

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Gender Neutral Nursery!

Guess what, chicken butt?!

Can you believe my luck that I have another bestie that’s literally giving birth any day now?  And the fun part (not sure for who, cause I’m DYING) is that no one knows if it’s going to be a girl or a boy!!  Or as I like to say, a taco or a noodle.  Yeah.  I’m gross.  Deal.

So just for giggles I put together a gender neutral nursery that I think she would love.  Here’s what I know about Julie’s design taste – she’s a big fan of gray in interiors, likes more muted colors, and is a beach girl; She’s from Venice, for gosh sakes!

Enjoy the virtual eye candy!!

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Want to know if it works for a little lady?  Just by swapping out the throw, it looks so different!  Imagine with peachy pink bedding!

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Those baby llamas very much tug at my heart.  It also happens that recently Julie and I fed llamas together.  See what else I found below?  MORE Llamas!  Ack!  They’re so freaking cute!!

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The table and chairs are super adorable and come in a bunch of colors.  I played around with the colors on my screen, to get this combo, but man, I really like the blue.  And the green.  And the orange.  Honestly, they’d all work here since the background is fairly neutral.

Anyhoo, I’m VERY excited about holding all these sweet smelling nuggets in the near future.  I know that my little guy will look like a giant next to them and I will feel a momentary pang of sadness that the baby in him is almost gone.  That should last approximately 30 seconds.

Say a little prayer for my girl!!  She’s going to do AWESOME and will probably be running marathons with a kid in each arm in no time.

*All sources below.

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Hahaha Print, Crib, Wallpaper, Rug, Light-up Moon, Sea Art Print, Llama Print, Fluff Pillow, Rocking Chair, Weathered White Dresser, Puzzle Table, Gray Throw, Plush Llamas, Malone Dresser, Kid’s table and chairs, Basket, Basket Boxes, Cactus,  Picture Ledge, Roman Shade,

Gender Neutral Playroom

Hi y’all!

Today I’m having a bit of fun designing a gender neutral playroom for one of my besties!  “She’s Pregnant!” and of course I just shouted it out like Oprah!!  Now check under your seats!  Um, that was disappointing.  The seat thing, not the pregnancy – duh.  I am OVER THE MOON, CRAZY ECSTATIC for her!!  And being that I’m all up in the beeswax, I get to reminisce about the lovely pregnancy parts and laugh my ass off at the sucky stuff.  Being pregnant is NO joke.  On the count of three, worst part about being pregnant….1. 2. 3. Getting dressed!!  Arg, I hated picking out clothes in the morning.  My friend was telling me how uncomfortable wearing a bra was becoming.  I’m like, Yo in month 9 that thing will feel like a freaking noose!  Amiright?!

Anyway, most of it is wonderful and fun and full of (my favorite) shopping!  She has a suite off the master bedroom that she’s going to dedicate to the baby, so planning a nursery isn’t really in the cards.  But a playroom?!  That can double as a guest room?  Oh yes, girl need that.

The room in question is right off the living room, which has this color palate.

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I wanted to keep the colors the same since the rooms are right next to each other.  So without further ado, here are some ideas for a super fun, gender neutral play room!  All that’s missing are the billions of toys!!

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This sofa is dope.  For $500 they will add in a bed, which is such a great deal.  And the size is customizable, and the cushions can be slip covered, and I’m totally buying my next sofa from them.  I adore the idea of a coffee table/kids table.  This one is 16″ high, with a marble top, so it’s basically indestructible and perfect for toddler Panton chairs to slip under.  The two side tables would easily adjust to bedside tables, and maybe a sconce or two over the sofa would be a great addition.  Cummon, that elephant stool!  Too cute!  The rug is large at 9×12 but it’s under $200.  The kids can spill spaghetti or barf all over it and you won’t have a heart attack.

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Toy storage!!  And a fun chair to spin around in.  Yes please.

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All that’s missing is a bit of book storage and some whimsy, which is where these pieces come in.  I’m 50-50 on the teepee idea, but that’s because I have 4 rambunctious hooligans; that teepee wouldn’t last 5 minutes in my house.  But one kid, maybe two and it should survive… a little longer at least!!  I think a mirror is a great addition, long enough for baby to check themselves out and possibly for dress-up later.

Of course, in all my searching I found some other stuff I liked too… I have been crushing hard on this rug from Nate Berkus.  It totally works and would add some softness…

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I also found so many chair options… I see them and I think, would I want to sit in that chair??  Does it beacon me??  This one does.  Bigly.

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My favorites though might be these…  They are definitely riskier, but they are so COOL.  And a steal for $200 bucks.  I could see kids doing some weird shit with these.

That’s it!!

I hope she has fun looking at these boards and maybe you’ve found something new to stare at!!  All sources below.

Abstract Art 2004, Article Sideboard, Clad Home Sofa, Tan Stripe Rug, Marble Side Table, Egg Coffee Table, Lambswool Pillow, Suede Pillow, Elephant Stool, Toddler Panton Chairs, Red Kilim Lumbar, PlanterNate Berkus Rug, Cream Vase, Kantha Tulip Chair, Wood Carved Side Table, Kilim Pillow, Hmong Batik Pillow, Carnival Photo, Giraffe, Gold Sculpture, Indigo Prints, Spoonbill Lamp, Cupa Leather Chair, Rocking Chair, Black and White Blocks, White Teepee, Bookcase, Pouf, Bone Inlay Mirror, Baskets, Red Sling Chairs

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Things I can’t get my mind off right now…

Hi Friends!

Can you believe that I wrote this totally gung-ho post about getting outta a rut and I’m still lagging SO much?!  Grr.  It’s hard, man.  I’ve been pretty busy at work, which is great, but also not – you know what I mean?  I love my day job actually, but after a stressful day, do I want to sew some curtains?  No.  I do not.

Alas, my struggle to get into the Madonna groove continues…with a teeny bit of progress here and there.  On the plus, I’m feeling a WHOLE LOT better.  Phew.

So, what’s up with me?  Well, I’m very happily drooling over some cool stuff.  Maybe you are into a few of these right now as well!!

COLLARS

Goddammit collars are cool.  Like all my shirts must now have a collar and I’ve got to button it all the way up.  Shirt, get in my cart NOW!!

THIS RED TRIM

Elle Decor’s cover photo has been whispering to me.  Nonstop.  And, you guys, it’s from June.

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I don’t care if every room in the world is white right now, I still love a fiery red!

THIS FIREPLACE

Deep breath.  It’s so good, right?!  Is it plaster?  Is it stone?  I NEED to know.  ASAP.  And the chairs – I’m obsessed with them.  In fact, I want to know more about this whole house, but where o’ where is this photo from???  Does any one know?  I found it here

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THIS SOFA

Is this the sofa I’ve been dreaming of?  It could be.

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MIRRORS WITH SHELVES

Like this one, from Nordstrom for only $113.

It’s so genius and versatile.  Imagine a lovely plant… it would really spice up a drab bathroom.

I think that’s it for now.  These are the fun things that have been occupying my mind when I’m not scrambling to get 4 boys out the door or making grocery lists… How can such little people eat so very much?

Talk to you soon!

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