October 31, 2016

the house

Ohmahgosh, I bought a house! It's the cutest little craftsman bungalow.

See?
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I was driving to look at some other houses and came to the stop sign by this gem. My realtor was behind me and saw me stop and point. By the time we pulled up to the house we were scheduled to see, we had an appointment to head back to this one.

It's not huge. It's not fancy. It's not perfect. And, I fell in love.

I went through all the steps to make it mine. [And it actually worked out which feels a bit like a miracle because there are a lot of steps involved.] The former homeowners were so kind when we met at closing and wrote me a letter about how they loved the house and they hope I have a great experience living there as well.
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I think I will.

So, now I have a house--a whole house!

That means many things:
1. I get to decorate all the things the way I want to do it.
2. MONEY. Why does everything cost all the dollars?
3. I HAVE A REAL KITCHEN. Holy cow, what will I even do with myself?
4. Laundry...I don't even have to put quarters in the washer and dryer!
5. A yard to take care of. Hold me I'm scared.
6. Neighbors, perhaps I'll be social. Maybe?
7. A KITCHEN!! eep.
8. Room for company and guests and fun.
9. This is going to become somewhat of a home blog...maybe? Will I blog more?
10. KITCHEN KITCHEN KITCHEN!

First, I'm getting my old hardwood floors refinished, so I've got to get some rugs. Why is it so hard to decide?

Give me all your opinions, yo.
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I'm so excited to be at this part of my life where I'm putting down some roots. [It's also terrifying, but that's another story. (-;]
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September 30, 2016

faves

AAA
Yup. TRIPLE-A. If we're fb friends, you may have been witness to my late night/early morning fb posting while my car broke down on the side of I-70. If we're not fb friends, my car broke down on the side of I-70 around 1:00 am. It was not my favorite time. [Depending on my mood, I may write more about this mis-adventure.] AAA was baller through. I pulled out my phone, signed up for AAA and called them. They were immediately available to help me through the 5 hour saga of getting me to a hotel.

jesi
Goodness, these sweet little paintings are adorable. ADORABLE I SAY. 
I really want this little gem. Jesi (jesiiii) is on Etsy and instagram

Instagram Stories
YES. I KNOW. It's basically a ripoff of snapchat, but I don't snapchat; I IG story. Feel free to take a gander at my bad selfies and cat pictures. 

Pusheen
I got myself a Pusheen backpack. I know, I'm way too old to be carrying a backpack, but it has chubby cats and coffee and cupcakes on it. IT WAS BASICALLY MADE FOR ME. Is this not the cutest thing ever? 


beginninginthemiddle
I can't remember how I stumbled upon these instagrammers, but oh, how I love their work. Catherine and Bryan also have a blog and it's right up my alley. 
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decent underwear
I've said it many many many times: ONLY COTTON UNDIES! But, I've been buying mine in the multipack at Target [sexy? no. functional? yes.] for the value of 5 pairs for $9.89. I recently picked up some pricier panties [alliteration alert!] at Lane Bryant. I still only choose cotton though, a lady has to have standards.
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ALL THE HEART EYE EMOJIS FROM ME AND MY WEDGIE FREE BUM.

Ingrid Michaelson
Ingrid has a new album out!!!! AHHHHHH!!!! It Doesn't Have to Make Sense
It's so, so good. Fave song today: Miss America

crazy eyes glasses
We had so much fun with these silly glasses at my parent's a few weeks ago. They're hilarious.
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I picked up my set at World Market, but these ones on Amazon seem similar.



July 11, 2016

succulents!

You know how people with tiny humans share pictures of their precious little moments? I totally do that with my succulents.

I'm pretty sure it's normal. 

I've been a fan of the succulents for awhile, but I recently went into succulent overdrive. I purchased a few at IKEA in January [people go to IKEA to buy plants and not just furniture, right?] and then I've just been filling in the gaps when I pop into Home Depot and exhibit my little to no self-control in the plant section.

ALL THE HEART EYES. 

Last summer my Grandpa was doing some cleaning and was debating if he wanted to keep this old tool box that had been sitting around his garage. It was made by my Great Grandpa and I snatched that baby up in an instant and said NOTHING to my mother because she'd totally be jelly. She is. I did that weird photo-showing thing I was talking about earlier and it didn't go so well.  
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When I first planted the box it was a little sad, but these babies have been thriving and LOVING summer.
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I've been asked a couple of times on IG about their success and it's mostly just luck. I keep most of my succulents in the window so they get lots of sunshine, water 1-2 times a week, and I talk to them all the time. I'm trying to balance talking to Pawblo with talking to the plants. I've mostly shared the succulent loves on IG, but I'll do a quick rundown here of all my pretties.
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My royal pig just makes me happy.
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Over the summer this one has been growing a looooooong stem and then it made this pretty little frilly thing on the end. After I recently got back from 2 weeks away it starting blossoming! It's SO PRETTY!
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I should start learning the names of these so that I can propagate and share them...I'll just propagate without the names I guess. 

I did get some new containers while I was in Kansas that need to be filled up soon! 
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I hadn't heard of slag glass before, but I think it's so pretty! I'll do a quick tutorial of potting a succulent soon.
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A PIG FRIEND! Isn't he the cutest?

Have you boarded the succulent train? Has anyone ordered starts online?

love,
amy the crazy plant lady