All I Want for Christmas Is Coffee

2014 christmas wish list

Here's the thing about having a full schedule and constantly making a DIY mess in the house you live in: the holidays are less of a festive occasion for decorating, and more often a reminder of all the shit you haven't done yet. Does drywall dust count as fake snow? If so, I've been ready for the holidays all year. My family doesn't really have a lot of holiday traditions, but the ones we do have are pretty sacred to us. Most of it also involves booze. Case in point: If it's the … [Read more...]

Copper Charm for the Kitchen

moscow mule

For as long as I've been making design plans in the kitchen, there is one element (pun-intended) that has always been in the works:  copper accents.  And thanks to a recent sale of these popular mugs, I now have the beginnings of that collection in my possession: Aren't they gorgeous?  They're called Moscow Mule mugs - named after the drink they are supposedly made to hold (the copper is apparently what keeps the drink at the perfect cold temp).  I honestly didn't buy them for making … [Read more...]

Eyes Wide Open

Whenever my sister first sees something she's really excited about, her eyes get really wide, and you can read all over her face that it's made her day.  It cracks me up.  I'm sorry to say that I don't share her same enthusiasm quite as often, but when I do, it's usually about stuff for the house.  Or brightly colored food, like this: Yum.  It has summer snack written all over it. I mentioned before that I managed to book myself a vacation this month, and I'm really looking forward to … [Read more...]

Home Styling Ideas

Last night, I took a trip down to Atlantic Station (an outdoor shopping center in the heart of Midtown Atlanta) to do a little window shopping and pick up some light bulbs from Ikea (which is technically not in the shopping center, but I still refer to it as "going to Atlantic Station" because people who live here know it very well).  Why take a trip just for light bulbs?  Because I'm trying to keep my little lighting experiment as safe as possible with low-wattage bulbs that are still round … [Read more...]

Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

goodwill poppin tags

What what, what, what... From here. Have you ever actually strutted through a thrift shop?  As of yesterday... um, yeah, I have.  If I could have taken an exact picture like Macklemore's, I would have.  But I wasn't shopping with anyone, and this isn't really an asking-a-stranger kind of photograph. Poppin' tags! (This post is an attempt to spice up an otherwise boring post about shopping at a thrift store.  For it to make any sense at all, you need to … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Turns Master Suite

My master bedroom is where I spend most of my time at home.  And since part of my new years goals are to create more of a home for living in, the master bedroom has been getting a little spruced up lately.I started with an upgrade to the bed by getting a new mattress cover and foam top to make the bed more cozy (I bought them during a Black Friday sale on  It worked - I've been getting better sleep lately.  I have also been keeping a new comforter, duvet cover, and pillows in the … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Use Pinterest

We all know Pinterest is a place to pin inspirational photos, DIY projects, and recipes, right?  But that's not always what I use it for.  Sometimes if you're not finding what you really need through traditional search methods (especially if you prefer a visual search rather than looking through written articles), you can use Pinterest in other creative ways!(by the way, I'm not being paid by them to promote their site; I legitimately use it for these reasons and thought you might find some of … [Read more...]

Saturday on Six: Winter Shimmer

Winter Shimmer

I suppose that it's only natural for us to enjoy seeing a little sparkle when the weather turns cold.  Everything turns wet and gray; I can't help but want to dust a little glitter on everything around the house.  With that idea in mind, here are six picks with the perfect amount of shimmer. 1. sequin pillow/ 2. metallic tank/ 3. foiled glass jar candle/ 4. trinket bowls/ 5. sequin scarf/ 6. champagne beanie … [Read more...]