Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In my imaginary closet

I've always been a little weary of color. I'm more of a muted, earth tones kind of person. But this spring has been a colorblock smorgasbord and I can't help but pretend to be on board.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sick day

I have a whole bunch of sick days that I should use up before I leave working life for graduate school. So I told my boss that come beautiful summer days and slow work days, I may come down with some unexpected illnesses.

Even though this week has been pretty gloomy weather-wise, I decided to come down sick tomorrow and take a trip to Provincetown with a friend. I've been to the Cape before, but never to Ptown so I'm pretty excited. It's not going to be warm and beach weather, so I thought I'd pull together a warm nautical look for the occasion

Let the day trips commence!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome Home Wilbur!

Finally, after blogging and blogging about it, I got my hedgie!

Welcome Wilbur T-Rex Poop-monster, Senior.

Wilbur (2)

When I first picked him up he was such a bundle of fun (and poop).  But before I could take him home we had to do some shopping first.

He had temporary lodging in a cardboard box so obviously our first stop was the pet store. Everyone wanted to take a peak at him!

Wilbur (1)

But he didn’t have to live in a cardboard box for very long, here he is surveying his new digs

Wilbur (3)

Actually, he didn’t like his igloo very much, so he’s been sleeping in an old tshirt of mine. Awww.

I also introduced him to some of my hedgehog memorabilia and he didn’t really care.

Wilbur uninterested

For a seriously adorable video of him, I suggest you check out my tumblr,

Also the teal color is from his breeder to mark him. It will probably dissolve after a while, but I do like that color so I’m not complaining.

I love my hedgie.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Break

I cleaned out my closet a little bit this past weekend. Mostly dresses that each year I say I’ll wear, then after I put them on, I take them off immediately. Hopefully they’ll go to a nice home to someone who appreciates them.

In the meantime, however, I wouldn’t mind having this ensemble with a weekend destination in mind. I do need to visit Provincetown before I leave New England…

Spring leads to sprung

The weather doesn’t seem to show it, but it is, indeed, springtime.

Which means it’s time to plant herbs for summer consumption!

I was going to follow THIS fantastic tutorial by I Spy DIY but I couldn’t find any chalk board paint that wasn’t in quart size. Since I’ll be moving in August, I didn’t want to worry about transporting paint so that idea will have to wait until I’m a little more settled.

Fortunately, I remembered THESE planters that I purchased from ikea last fall.


They were the perfect pots for my succulent cacti. And since I managed to kill them all (I blame it on sitting them on the radiator), I decided to re-touch the planters for my herbs.

All this required was a white colored pencil and a little design work to get these:

 herbs herbs (1) herbs (2)

For the garland patterns, I looked to Shanna Murray’s beautiful decals.

I think they turned out rather cute. Let’s just hope they grow nicely.

I also need a nice planter for my lavendar seeds. When I was looking for my planter at ikea, they seemed to have some cute ones online. I think a trip to ikea needs to occur soon.