February 2013 Finish Line

This month I:


1. Season One of 30 Rock
2. Season Two of 30 Rock


1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? -Mindy Kaling
2. Divergent- Veronica Roth


1. A scarf for Kim (Miss Daisy)
2. Miss Daisy's dishcloth, created with holes on stage by Kim, and putting back together by me, backstage.
3. A fresh living room space with room for my desk and a much more open feeling.



Office desires.

In my last post, I revealed what is the messiest room in our house- and it's all mine to own up to.  I have some specific things that I want for the office.

First up, I want a rug like the one seen in this picture:

It is a drop cloth cut out like a cow hide rug- I'm in love.  You can see the rest of her studio here!  I'm going to end up using the room when I paint and sew and craft to my heart's content, so the rug will need to be something that is extremely economical and that I don't have an attachment to.  

Next, I want to redo my sewing table and make it funky. Here it is now.   

I would love to paint it and make a new cover for my sewing machine.  I love this color: 

I also want to rearrange and change the seating.  Right now I have this papasan.  

I really want an Indonesian daybed from World Market.

Hopefully I can make this happen! 


Begin at square one.

Michael and I moved into a new house two months ago.  We are loving it! We are renting from a wonderful couple who totally renovated it before we moved in- new cabinets in the kitchen, textured walls, refinished hardwood floors throughout the house... it's great.  We also gained an extra bedroom, which we don't currently need (anytime guests stay over, they request to sleep on our huge comfy couches anyways.)  So Michael and I each got an office, a space of our own.  

Michael made his office his priority and has it mostly how he wants it.  I'm letting him take control and not telling him how he "should" do a single thing! I think he's liked this system.  My office, however, has been pushed to the back burner.  From graduating college, to starting a new job, to family being in, and finding approximately 3 million costumes for Grease, I just haven't gotten around to my own space.  

So, I took some high quality iPhone taken and edited photos of the space for you to see in all its embarrassing glory.  

First off, I have some great pieces in here. I have a huge desk that I custom made from Ikea and a large Ikea Expedit shelving unit.  I also have an antique corner cabinet that I painted with chalkboard paint to modernize it.  

Beyond that, the rest is chaos.  I haven't really even unpacked.  And what I have unpacked, I've just thrown wherever it lands...  

...as is obvious.  (By the way- anyone who gave me anything for graduation or my birthday? Yeah your thank you note is on this desk. It will be written and sent shortly.) 

I have things that belong in the trash, things that belong in a different room, and things that don't belong to me and need to be returned to their owner.  

I also have a closet in this room that is not being used to its potential.  

So, what do I want for this space? 

1. An inspirational, multi-use room mainly to be used as an office and craft space.  
2. An organized space where everything has a place.  
3. To someday have a daybed to be used as a couch for the room.  
4. A new filing cabinet (that actually works) so that I can be organized in running our home.  
5. A space that I will want to come to instead of working from bed! 

There will be a complete change coming soon!!! 



What keeps me up at night.

We all have that thing. You know the one.  That whole category of thoughts that keeps you up at night.   For most people these are deep thoughts like what to do with the rest of their life, how to save the world from hunger, financial issues, you know, really serious stuff.  For me though, I think its scarier than any of those.  What keeps me up at night is how to decorate my house. YEAH. Scary stuff, right?

Seriously though.  I lay awake trying to figure out how I can arrange a room and make it better, where to hang pictures, if it's okay that my house doesn't really have a color scheme.  Then I rearrange and I lay awake debating if I really like it.  If Michael is still mad at me for forcing him to trade sides of the bed because my bedside table looks better on the right side of the bed instead of the left and I am not trading bedside tables!

Sources: here, here, and here

It's ridiculous, I know.  Now I'm off to switch some throw pillows and move the couch one inch to the right.



Happy 5.

Another Monday, another 5 reasons to be happy. 

1. Kitty snuggles, hugs, and kisses. 
2. The smell of lavender. 
3. A rearranged room. 
4. Progress on a project. 
5. A new book.  




I always have a continuous stream of things that I want running through my head.  I guess it's the American consumerist in me.  So, I thought it would be appropriate to make a post every so often for ALL of you who want to buy me a gift for just being awake by 9 on a Tuesday.

1. This lamp.  Because DO YOU EVEN KNOW ME DUH. 

2. This print by Artsyville.  I just discovered her on Instagram and I'm obsessed. 

3. This, this, and this from the Container Store.  Yeah, I am serious about that battery organizer. 


4. A Buddha butter dish.  I need a butter dish and I might as well have a fun one.  

5. The Violight Zapi.  I've wanted one of these for a while! 

6. This Over-the-Door Makeup Station.  This whole one bathroom thing + no natural light is one of the few things that can cause tension in our relationship.  

So go ahead, get your credit cards out.  I've provided links for easy purchasing.  I can provide my mailing address if I need to? 



Favorite Reads. 2.

A continuing dedication to the blogs I love.

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess is a blog written by two sisters who own a vintage store called Red Velvet and have written one book and are working on another now! They are really fun and diversified- which is why I love their blog.

They post great recipes... 

...the best DIYs...

...and my favorite, the decor posts

They also have fun fashion and beauty advice! I really enjoy the big mix of subjects and voices in this blog.  They are so fun and make me wish I had a sister! 



Encore, Encore!

Driving Miss Daisy has been extremely successful in its six performances! So much so that one more show has been added for this Saturday, February 23, at 7:30! Seating is very limited and filling up quickly- we want you to be there! Call Henderson Civic Theater at 903-657-2968 to reserve your tickets.  

Setting up Kim's microphone has made us very close, very quickly.  
She also hates that I always have cold hands! ha! 

 Holk, Daisy, and Boolie during curtain call.  

Two of the funniest men I know! 

I am so lucky to have worked with this amazing group of people.  The cast works together so well, and that is mirrored with all of the crew back stage.  I truly hope you can come see what a truly wonderful local performance looks like! 

Thank you so much to Rick Zullo for taking all of the pictures for Miss Daisy! This is the second post I have used them for- so good to have all of these funny memories captured! 





Happy Five

Source: here.

1. change.
2. good news.
3. rainy days.
4. being productive.
5. great dessert.

Comment with your happy five for this week!