Living Room Updates

I’ve literally lost track of how many times I’ve updated our living room. It’s hard to believe that it used to be green, with a failed DIY coffee table, a busy bookshelf and an empty wall. Luckily for all of you, I have the pictures to prove it:


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Sometimes it can be fun taking a trip down memory lane, looking at all your poor style choices. But remember, just like Tina Fey here, there’s always hope. And with that said, here’s my most up to date tour of our living room:

I made the gray walls pop, with West Elm’s mustard, chevron print curtains. Then brought more color in with the bright blue World Market chair. At night this corner was very dark, but this Ikea lamp fixes that right up. Then to continue with my gold obsession, I picked up this new side table from Target and added a couple small accessories but made sure to have enough room for a coffee and a book.


I added a Bambi to an Urban Outfitter’s terrarium I made, and picked up another succulent in pink pot from Home Depot for the sole reason that it was pink. A few family mementos top off the rest of our mantle.

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Meet our replacement coffee table from Ikea! I keep my favorite home decor books and HGTV mags close at hand. The snake box (discontinued from Target) holds a couple ugly remotes and sits next to Anthropologie coasters, and a Target mister.


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I put up my Ikea Malma mirrors to one side of my World Market canvas. The art on its own wasn’t large enough and I feel like it balances out the wall out with the bookshelf to the side.


I’ve got a couple of pillows but would like to add many more! The ikat pattern is from Ikea and the orange pom pom pillow is from Anthropologie. I don’t have a great picture of the concrete laptop table from World Market but its served me well.

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And no room is complete without a pouf, this one is specifically from Land of Nod.


And there you have it, sources and all! I’d like to think I’m finally set with my latest version (stop laughing). The only improvement I want to make, is to replace the blinds with something like these. And maybe a new couch someday. But I’m not in any hurry to replace this big guy. I’ve had many glorious naps on it and I’d hate to be disloyal to something that brings me so much joy.


How often does your living room change?

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Happy Monday


I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Spring is finally here in Seattle (at least for a few days) and it made me very productive and outdoorsy.

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Saturday was the day to get rid of some furniture once and for all! I successfully sold our Ikea Hemnes cabinet on Craigslist, I didn’t get cheated out of money or murdered. So I chalk that up to a win. We also dropped off one of these for a cousin who will put it to better use. All of this helps lead us to our dream Nerderarium, which I can’t wait to finish and show you.

We also got outside for long walks with Rufio. Exploring trails and peeing on ALL the things, is his favorite. But by the end, he could barely keep up and often plopped himself down for mini naps in the shade. Eventually Alex carried him the rest of the way home, then up the stairs to finally set him down in front of his water dish. He lives the good life.

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And last but not least, I worked on this blog, that you’re currently enjoying, while procrastinating on work. I’ve updated our banner to reflect a brighter, happier CdK!




Then improved the About, Bloglovin, Home Tour and Contact pages. I highly suggest you check them out for more of your work procrastination needs.

And there you have it, I’m officially back.


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Hello Out There

If you’re a loyal reader (which I’m guessing could just be my mom – hi mom!), then you might have noticed some changes. I’ve removed all of my posts for a fresh start. I really took Spring Cleaning seriously this year!

You see, “Blogland” was getting a bit much. I was overwhelmed with all the people I followed and got a bit down by comparison. Then inspiration went out the door. I was phoning it in with posts about nothing and my hobby turned into a chore.

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Sometimes taking a step back is the best thing that you can do to get ideas flowing again. I’d like to start more themed posts of my DIY projects, knock offs of great stuff, wishlists and showcasing other amazing blogs.

I’m still working on some updates for the site and getting together great content. Thank you for your patience, I promise it will be worth it!




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