Friday, April 11, 2008

Fall Apart Again

So, I know I shouldn't expect to pull off some major event like a wedding without a few glitches, but seriously... I think I've had more than my fair share of bumps in the road. Things work out in the end, but come on! First with the dress being like 6 sizes too big, then with our honeymoon airline going bankrupt and completely halting service, and now with our printer shorting us 1/3 of our invitations. (Of course, we had to discover this one two days before they were supposed to go in the mail...) Hopefully this means that our dues are paid and the actual day will come off without a hitch. Needless to say, I'm starting to think that eloping is not such a bad idea.

-Brandi Carlile-

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Working To Work

So, lately I've been getting pretty excited about Spencer's (soon our) condo as a new project. I've scoured craigslist on a daily basis, memorized the Ikea catalog, and become familiar with Target's vast furniture line (who knew, right?). As per usual, I've also found inspiration from sources that are a little bit out of the budget for now (i.e. Pottery Barn) and the blogs and magazines that I try to keep up on regularly like Apartment Therapy and ReadyMade Magazine.

As I see it, our new abode's most important purpose is to feel like home. But then there's also an element of function that somehow needs to permeate what I now dream of as our tranquil and serene escape from the world. With one bedroom, this is somewhat of a challenge. Combining our sanctuary of a bedroom with a workspace, and somehow finding a place to store a bicycle while maintaining it in an easily accessible place (so as not to discourage riding it) with no garage is another challenge. Any ideas about either of these would be much appreciated.

There maybe hope for the workspace in the bedroom idea though. I can't quite remember how the closet situation is configured, but I think that there are two. Which means, that something like this just might work.
Wouldn't that be fab? Just take off the closet doors, hang a curtain and some shelves and voila! This not only saves space, but it puts the workspace out of sight whenever it needs to be. We could even put a filing cabinet on the floor. I guess the only question is, where do we put our clothes?

-Field Music-

Friday, April 04, 2008

Everything In Its Right Place

I realize I've used this song title like 18 times, but it's such a great song. Seriously. So great.
Anyway... in recent weeks, I've become obsessed with the idea of having a cute hutch/buffet in our dining area. Spencer's house - ahem - our (soon-to-be) house has a small kitchen, and not a lot of storage space. So, in an effort to create more storage and display my awesomely cute dishes, I've decided that we need a hutch. Whether or not we actually get one is another issue. Maybe it's one of those purchases I can squeeze into pre-married life so there's no debate about it.... We'll see.

I started writing this about a week ago, and have since found a hutch! Spencer and I are going to pick it up tonight. I found it on craigslist for $70 and it will be a great little project. It's got 3 shelves, three drawers and two cabinets on the bottom. It'll be perfect to hold linens and kitchen gadgets and display dishes. I'm hoping to refinish it and possibly paint it red or white. Yay!


Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Praise the spells and bless the charms,
I found April in my arms.
April golden, April cloudy,
Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy;
April soft in flowered languor,
April cold with sudden anger,
Ever changing, ever true --
I love April, I love you.

Poem By OGDEN NASH (1902 - 1971)

-Bishop Allen-
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