As Cher Horowitz would say, "Not a total betty, but a vast improvement."
I still have so much I want to do. Curtains in a plum purple on either side of the fireplace, a comfy chair where the lamp is for a reading nook, figure out what I'm actually doing with the fireplace and put some stuff up there, etc.
Things I hate about our apartment:
1. ALUMINUM BLINDS. Seriously? Gag, gag, gag!
2. A fireplace with no mantle = boo.
3. Windows that don't open = double boo.
4. White walls and beige trim. (no contrast makes finding a paint color difficult)
So normally I wouldn't lie in bed at night and think, "Wow, I'd love to paint my apartment the weirdest color of purple ever seen," BUT, when your landlord gives you such strict criteria (beige or pastel), you've gotta roll with it. I would have simply done a beige, tan, or light grey wall but the trim is beige and that just doesn't work.
So there it is. I found a tutorial on Pinterest for a ruffled curtain. I'd love this one from Urban Outfitters, but I think given a few months and some painkillers I could bust out a sloppy version for half the price. I definitely want to go with a plum though. I'm obsessed with plum lately.
Speaking of plum, I have worn these everyday since my Mom gave them to me for my birthday.
They are so fab. I always tell Nick that I have three babies. Now I have four.
1. Evster (Duh! She is numero uno for a reason)
2. My red kitchen aid
3. My dijon-colored Le Creuset dutch oven
4. My rain boots.
That all sounds so vain of me (except for the first one), but I can't help but love 'em.
And what's a blogpost without my favorite baby of all time?
Suddenly my other babies seem so lame...