Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This & That

I'm off to do some work for a school office, but before I leave, I thought I'd share a few photos of life, as of late.

I found this cute rug at Homegoods recently, on clearance for only $10. It's probably 3.5 feet long or so... I was thinking of sewing it into a bolster pillow. Really, I could probably sew it as-is, and do no cutting, use it as a pillow, then when I get tired of it being used as a pillow, take the stitches out and use it as a rug again. We'll see. Still thinking on where I want it to go.

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it looks cute in my bedroom! I'm debating painting my walls back to white again. And you know what usually happens when I start thinking about something for more than five minutes.... it happens.

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in other news and other rooms in my house, I hung this teeny tiny embroidery piece that I found at a thrift store. 

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it's in the powder bathroom, and you can see if in this photo:

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it's probably only 2 inches by 2 inches. cute! it adds such whimsy.

I took some photos of a favorite spot that Jordan and I used it eat at all the time. We used to live in Grant Park (we still live really closeby now, though) and ate at Dakota Blue on a weekly basis.

They recently did a renovation and it's so cute:

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love it.

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love the light fixtures and the black/wood.

back to my house..

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my "caroline" painting is hanging out in my bedroom now. I love this little vignette! 
(painting is for sale, still)

have a great wednesday!


  1. The rug it's gorgeous, love the geometric pattern and the color ;)

  2. Hi Kristen,
    I love your blog! I know you have said you have used SW Pro Classic paints on your cabinets. What sheen do you use? Satin? Semi-gloss? Thanks so much! I am going to give painting my cabinets a go and follow your lead!

    1. thank you! i use satin. i like it because it's shiny, and cleanable, but not TOO shiny. good luck!

  3. Thanks so much Kristen - one last stupid question - did you use latex or oil based paints on your cabinets? Just want to make sure I don't messed it up before I even start painting!

    1. I use latex because it's easier for cleaning, but oil base is great as well, if you are up for dealing with oil base paint (can just be a pain to deal with :) )